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Collecting & Connecting Central

C3a – Collecting and Connecting Central, is an on-demand, online learning tool containing videos, learning modules, and resources that cover a wide variety of topic and interest areas. APS members have special access to courses and videos as part of their membership. If you are a member be sure to log in to access these benefits.

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Monthly Virtual Courses Sneak Peak!

**Registration for Virtual Courses will begin one month prior to the scheduled event

 

December 2020 Virtual Learning Events

Celebrate the Season with Christmas Stamps
Monday, December 7, 2020 (7:30 – 8:30 p.m.)
There is no cost to attend this session – Happy Holidays from the APS Education Department!
Presenter:  Florence Wright
There is more to the holiday season than presents.  Christmas stamps bring beauty and joy to our cards and letters.  Spend an enjoyable time delving into this collecting specialty.
 
What are Christmas Seals?
Monday, December 14, 2020 (7:30 – 8:30 p.m.)
There is no cost to attend this session – Happy Holidays from the APS Education Department!
Presenter:  Florence Wright
Christmas and Kwanzaa Seals are labels, not usable for postage.  Seals first appeared in the United States in 1907 to raise money and awareness for tuberculosis.  Boost your holiday spirit as you learn more about these highly collectable Cinderellas and the many ways that Seals can be collected.
 

January 2021 Virtual Learning Event

Philatelic Research: Best Practices and Best Resources
This three-session course will meet - January 5, 12, 19, 2021 (3 - 4 p.m. Eastern Time)
Cost: $25 APS Members/$50 Non-Member
Instructor:  Scott Tiffney

Scott Tiffney, Library Director of the American Philatelic Research Library, will conduct three one-hour sessions covering the basics of philatelic research including how to go about starting your own research, research methodologies and practices, and finally, finding and evaluating available philatelic resources for research.

 

February 2021 Virtual Learning Event

Pressing Issues: An Introduction to Printing Types
This three-session course will meet - February 1 & 15 and March 1 (7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time)
Cost: $25 APS Members/$50 Non-Member
Instructor:  Wayne Youngblood

It is vital to proper stamp identification, as well as for rooting out fakes, to know how stamps are printed. This three-session course will cover the basics of stamp printing technology. This includes the four main types of printing used for virtually all stamps, as well as some design considerations and the use of color in multicolor printing (without going into color theory). Although useful for almost any collector, material is somewhat U.S.-centric.  A liberal amount of time will be spent on line engraving and lesser time on the other types of printing.

 

March 2021 Virtual Learning Event

Getting the Most Out of the Scott Catalogue
This two-session course will meet – March 8 & 15 (7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time)
Cost: $15 APS Members/$30 Non-Member
Instructor:  Ken Martin

C3a Online Learning

C3a – Collecting and Connecting Central, is an on-demand, online learning tool containing videos, learning modules, and resources that cover a wide variety of topic and interest areas.

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Building a First Exhibit Workshop

During this three-session course, first-timers to the world of exhibiting will learn to: digitize their material, prepare image captions, compose a title page, layout display pages, and formulate an effective synopsis. Presented by David S. Ball.

To enroll in this course, participants must have:

  • Sufficient philatelic material for creating a one-frame exhibit
  • Software/Hardware needed to digitize material
  • Software for fashioning exhibit pages (Publisher, InDesign, OpenOffice, QuarkXpress, etc)

November 9, 16, 23 (7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time)
Cost:  $25 (APS Members Only)

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