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Stamp Collecting Fundamentals - session 4

October 26, 2021


American Philatelic Society


Virtual Course via C3a





Stamp Collecting Fundamentals

This four-session seminar will meet October 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2021 (7:00-9:00 pm EDT)
Cost: $40 for APS Members/$80 for Non-members
Instructor: Daniel Piazza, Chief Curator of Philately, Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Stamp Collecting Fundaments will be a highly interactive, practical course designed to familiarize beginning adult collectors with the world’s most popular hobby. Demonstrations of tips and techniques for new collectors will be combined with rich images and stories drawn from the vast collections of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Postal Museum, making this a fun and engaging philatelic experience.

During this course you will learn to:

  1. Understand collecting terms
  2. Use simple collecting tools
  3. Find and identify stamps in order to build your philatelic collection
  4. Preserve your collection for future generations of philatelists
  5. Find resources online and in print to increase your philatelic knowledge
  6. Use appropriate methods and tools to study and document your collection
  • Session 1:  October 5, 2021 – Deciding What to Collect
  • Session 2:  October 12, 2021 – Building Your Collection
  • Session 3:  October 19, 2021 – Studying and Caring for Your Collection
  • Session 4:  October 26, 2021 – Beyond Stamps


To Advertise your Upcoming Event

As a service to APS chapters, affiliates, and our members, the APS publishes contact information for upcoming stamp shows. The listings are provided both on our website and on a space available basis in The American Philatelist. The listings are free to World Series of Philately and other shows that are sponsored by an APS chapter or affiliate. Shows that are not sponsored by APS chapters or affiliates may purchase listings for the month of the show and the month prior. Paid listings cost $25 per show per month


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