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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 Learning Events Calendar

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

February 2021 Virtual Learning Event - Registration is Open Until January 31, 2021 on the C3a Learning Platform

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 – 8:15 p.m. Eastern Time)
Cost: $15 APS Members/$30 Non-Member
Instructor:  Ken Martin

Knowing how to use a stamp catalog effectively helps every collector make better informed buying and selling decisions.  During this two-session virtual learning course, you will explore the differences among the Scott Standard, the Scott U.S. Specialized, and the Scott Classic Specialized catalogues and how to get the most out of the resources found in each. Attendees will also learn to decipher catalog organization, examine country entries and interpret item listings. This course will help you to use a stamp catalog with more confidence and enhance your enjoyment of the hobby.

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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