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Our Story: Give "The American Philatelist" to our next new member!

It's National Stamp Collecting Month! APS Executive Director Scott English urges members to use this month's The American Philatelist to help recruit new members.

I love you, Big Bird: kids write letters to Sesame Street friends at WPSU celebration

The American Philatelic Society Education and Youth coordinators helped hundreds of kids learn How the Post Office Works in the space of a few short hours. Kids sorted through a pile of used stamps and paste them into their very own beginner albums. They also wrote and decorated "postcards" to their favorite Sesame Street friends.

"I would highly recommend YPLF to any young collector": Alex Gill on YPLF's impact

"It is up to us to make sure that our hobby and its merits are preserved and passed onto the next generation."

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About the APS - With members in more than 110 countries, the APS is the largest, non-profit organization for stamp collectors in the world. Founded in 1886, the APS serves collectors, educators, postal historians and the general public by providing a wide variety of programs and services. Our members enjoy access to the one of the world's largest philatelic libraries, a monthly award-winning magazine and safe avenues for buying and selling philatelic materials.

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About the American Philatelic Research Library - The APRL has one of the world's largest and most accessible collections of philatelic literature. Its nearly three miles of shelving contain more than 23,000 book titles and 5,700 journal titles. The APRL Digital Collections include digital versions of resources from the APRL collection, as well as born-digital resources we have permission to share, and contributed content from other sources. The APRL also provides traditional library resources.

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StampShow/NTSS 2019

Omaha, Nebraska | August 1-4, 2019