Upcoming Virtual Learning Events
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Stamp Collecting Fundamentals – October 2021 Virtual Learning Event
Registration is Closed
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:
- Understand collecting terms
- Use simple collecting tools
- Find and identify stamps in order to build your philatelic collection
- Preserve your collection for future generations of philatelists
- Find resources online and in print to increase your philatelic knowledge
- 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
47 Ways to Collect Airmail - November 2021 Virtual Learning Event
Time: Monday, November 8, 2021 from 8 - 9 p.m. ET Cost: Free for APS members/$10 for non-members Instructor - David S. Ball
In the 85 years since the American Air Mail Society begin publishing the Catalogue, there have been 47 different Sections. Some, like Government Flights or Contract Air Mail (CAMs) appear in most editions, while others, like Amelia Earhart burst on the scene and then mysteriously disappeared. See if you can list all of the 47 ways that there are to collect airmail and come away with new areas to collect.
Intro to Polar Aerophilately - November 2021 Virtual Learning Event
Time: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 8 - 9 p.m. ET Cost: Free for APS members/$10 for non-members Instructor - David S. Ball
Mix aviation, postal history, and the ends of the earth and you have Polar Aerophilately. The harshest, most remote regions, the excitement of exploration, and the technical limitations of flight converge as we explore documentation of pioneering adventures to the Poles and around the world.
The Christmas Philatelic Club: Where it is always Christmas - December 2021 Virtual Learning Event
Time: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 8 - 9 p.m. ET Cost: Free for APS members/10$ for non-members Instructor: Randy Bergstrom
There are an unlimited number of ways to enjoy the holiday season, one of which is the collecting of Christmas stamps, covers, postal markings, seals, and much more. Unwrap your holiday spirit as you discover that there is more to collecting than you have previously considered.