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Dig into the U.S. Classics with James Lee's Essays and Proofs Course

James Lee will be teaching Essays and Proofs - a deep dive into early U.S. postage stamp history and the ever-popular U.S. Classics philatelic era. Learn more about this upcoming On the Road Course, which will start the day before Chicagopex, on November 21.

Our Story: A great summer at the American Philatelic Center

We’ve had a very productive summer at the American Philatelic Center, from our historic 40th Summer Seminar to getting donated stamps back into circulation.

Help Us Rename the Annual APS Show

The APS needs your ideas and suggestions for a potential new name for the APS annual stamp show. Learn more inside and give us your suggestions.

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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