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March Snap Shots
British Machins On the Road Course

“Collecting the British Machins,” held March 14–15 prior to the St. Louis Stamp Show, was taught by David Alderfer (2nd from left).

     

Students learn the twelve characteristics of Machin stamps to help them identify stamps in their collection.

 
Visitors/Volunteers

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American Helvetia Philatelic Society members Rudy Keller, Bruce Marsden (also current Treasurer of the APRL), and Ernie Bergman (50-year APS member and former APRL Trustee) visited at the APC.

     

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Rudy Keller took time to volunteer in the APRL.


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Steve Zwillinger visited the APC to do some planting along Mill Race.

     

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Steve pauses to smile for the camera.

 
Scouts Working for Merit Badge

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Gretchen Moody, APS Director of Education, helps scouts achieve their requirement for a scout badge.

     

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Gretchen explains how to hinge stamps.


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Gretchen reviews the requirements for their badge.

     

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Excited Girl Scouts decide what stamps they want to collect.

 
YPLF Field Trip

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The Young Philatelic Leaders Fellows visited the USPS Stamp Services.

     

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Helen Young, Preservation Department of the National Postal Museum (NPM), explains some stamp preservation methods with the Fellows.


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The Fellows take time to hang out with 1st Postmaster Ben Franklin in the NPM.

     

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Visiting with Former APS President John Hotchner in his Stamp Den.


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The Fellows visited the APC. Ken Martin, APS Executive Director, took them on a tour of the facility. Here Ken explains how Sales Division works.

     

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A photo shoot in front of Headsville Post Office.


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Abe was the lead “actor” in a YouTube video the Fellows made while at the APC.

 
St. Louis Stamp Show

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The crowd gathers on opening day.

     

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Jean Stout, ATA member, signed-up Bob Gibson, BALPEX General Chair.


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Boy Scouts took a tour of the bourse.

     

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At the awards banquet.


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Heinrick K. Heissinger, Grand Award Winner (left), and exhibitor Harold E. Peter (right).

     

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Exhibitors and members of the Polonus Philatelic Society.

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