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American Philatelic Society/American Philatelic Research Library
at World Stamp Show-NY 2016

     The American Philatelic Society will have a major presence at World Stamp Show-NY 2016.
      The APS will have a booth at the show, as well as host a special Tiffany Dinner, and sponsor the youth and beginners area, the Reading Room, and offer seminars by APS staff directors.
      Staff members and volunteers will be on hand at the APS booth to answer questions and offer information about APS services, recruit new members, and sell merchandise, including books, DVDs, a new line of stamp-related neckties and scarves, and limited philatelic material. Members can sign the show register and will receive a handsome show-related commemorative pin.

     Circuit Sales will have items from donated sales books for sale. Single pages of stamps taken from these donated books will be placed in glassine envelopes. The price noted is for the contents of each envelope and will be at 15 percent to 25 percent of the catalog value. The funds received will benefit our youth and educational programs and the Campaign for Philately.
      The reservations-required Tiffany Dinner on May 29 will have a 1930s theme and feature Patrick Maselis, president of the prestigious Club de Monte Carlo, as its keynote speaker.
      At the Reading Room (schedule below), there will be more than two dozen presentations by APS members who have written articles, journals and books. Show patrons can review literature, discuss philately with authors, and have items autographed. No sales will be held at the Reading Room.
      The youth and beginners area, designed to reach new and potential collectors, will feature many activities in its 5,000-square-foot space near the U.S. Postal Service area. Mentors and youth educators will be on hand, and there will be a 32-seat theater showing stamp-collecting videos, youth activities, and high-technology demonstrations using microscopes and computers.

     Here is a rundown of seminars planned by APS directors. No registration is required for these events, except for the educational seminar, which encourages advance registration to ensure material for participants. All except the Postal History Symposium are scheduled for one hour:

May 29, 11 a.m. Author’s Talk: Mercer Bristow, APS director of expertizing, presents “CSI Philately.” Bristow will provide a brief history of expertizing, describe the process, and differentiate between opinions and guarantees.
May 30, 1 p.m. Author’s Talk: Jay Bigalke, editor of The American Philatelist, will present “Writing for The American Philatelist, Publication of the American Philatelic Society.”
May 30, 3 p.m. Megan Orient, APS manager of shows and exhibitions, will present “Planning for Stamp Shows: Tips for Show Planners and Committees.”
May 30, 4 p.m. Author’s Talk: Tara Murray, librarian of the APRL, will present “The Philatelic Literature Review Columnist, Putting Research to Work in Your Writing: How to Find, Use, and Cite Both Print and Online Sources.”
May 31, 2 p.m. Ken Martin, APS chief operating officer, will present “Estate Planning.”
May 31, 3 p.m. Jay Bigalke, editor of The American Philatelist, will present “Writing for The American Philatelist, Publication of the American Philatelic Society.”
June 1, 11 a.m. “Virtual Tour of the New American Philatelic Research Library.” Join librarian Tara Murray for a look at the newly completed world-class American Philatelic Research Library ahead of its October 29 grand opening in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.
June 1, 2 p.m. Ken Martin, APS chief operating officer, will present “Using the APS Website.”
June 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Postal History Symposium: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., “How Postal Treaties Influenced Post Office Reforms.” Several presentations planned.
June 3, 11 a.m. Thomas Horn, director of APS Circuit Sales, and Wendy Masorti, director of StampStore, present “APS StampStore and Circuit Sales.”
June 4, 11 a.m. Cathy Y. Brachbill, APS director of education, Presents “Using Philatelic Artifacts as Instructional Tools: Ideas & Resources for K-12 Educators.” (Registration not required, but encouraged to ensure sufficient materials for participants.) Participants will explore how K-12 instruction can be enhanced by using philatelic artifacts as instructional tools while maintaining alignment with the common core state standards and established student learning objectives.

Authors’ Talks in the APS/APRL Reading Room
      The American Philatelic Society plans to celebrate and showcase the talents of its authors during “Authors’ Talks” that are planned to occur at the World Stamp Show-NY 2016. APS members who have submitted a philatelic literature exhibit for WSS-NY 2016, have recently published philatelic works, and/or have had articles recently appear in The American Philatelist will be featured. All “Authors’ Talks” will take place in the APS/APRL Reading Room at the Javits Convention Center between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day of the show. “Authors’ Talks” will provide participants with opportunities for discovering a new author, asking questions of beloved writers, learning new things, and meeting other passionate philatelists. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet passionate writers and hear them talk about their philatelic works. There will be no book sales in the Reading Room, but visitors can bring copies of the book or journal and have them signed by the author.

Saturday, May 28 Author/EditorTopic
2:30–3:30 p.m.Ulf LindahlPostal History of Ethiopia 1895–1909
4–5 p.m. Rodney Juell and Lynn Batdorf Encyclopedia of U.S. Stamps and Stamp Collecting
Sunday, May 29   
11 a.m.–12 p.m. Mercer Bristow CSI Philately
2:30–3:30 p.m. Vincent Schouberechts 500 Years Post in 50 Documents
4–5 p.m. Donald Chafetz How to be a Published Author
Monday, May 30   
11 a.m.–12 p.m. Alex Gill Peace Through Understanding: The 1964–1965 World’s Fair Philatelic Souvenirs
1–2 p.m.Jay Bigalke Writing for The American Philatelist, Publication of the American Philatelic Society
2:30–3:30 p.m. Fred Gregory Hawaii Foreign Mail to 1870, The Backstory
4–5 p.m. Tara Murray Putting Research to Work in Your Writing: How to Find, Use, and Cite Both Print & Online Sources
Tuesday, May 31   
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. The Collectors Club of Chicago Publications, Leonard Hartmann, editorThe Role of the Collectors Club of Chicago in publishing
 1. David Skipton Soviet Clandestine Mail Surveillance, 1917–1991
 2. Hugh FeldmanResearching the Post Office Archives at NARA
 3. Guillermo Gallegos Prestamp Period of El Salvador (1525–1866)
 4. Yamil Kouri, Jr. The Spanish American War of 1898
 5. James Milgram Author’s Guide to Writing
1–2 p.m. Don Peterson Spanish Philippine Issues, Genuine Surcharge Types of 1881–1888: Illustrated Guide
2:30–3:30 p.m. Gary Granzow Line Engraved Security Printing: 10 Years of Research
4–5 p.m. Henry Scheuer Kansas-Nebraska Overprint Stamps (The American Philatelist, April 2016)
Wednesday, June 1   
11 a.m.–12 p.m. John Kimbrough Collector’s Guide to Confederate Philately/
1–2 p.m. Tom HornDo’s and Don’ts for Writing a Monthly Column
2:30–3:30 p.m. Charles Epting New York City in the 1930s: A Unique Time Reflected by the City’s Structures, Events, and Philately (The American Philatelist, May 2016)
4–5 p.m. Peter Elias Stamping Around & USA: Automated Postal Centers 2012–2014
Thursday, June 2   
11 a.m.–12 p.m. John Hotchner Writing for Philatelic Publications: Yes, You Can!
1–2 p.m. Cheryl GanzEvery Stamp Tells a Story: The National Philatelic Collection
2:30–3:30 p.m. Philip J. Hughes Research Supported by Modern Technology
4–5 p.m. David Ball /td>How Philatelic Literature Enriches Collecting & Exhibiting
Friday, June 3   
11 a.m.–12 p.m. Steven Zwillinger & Randy Neil How- & How not- to Write a Book Successfully
1–2 p.m. Donald A. Chafetz How to be a Philatelic Editor
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