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Investigate the different designs, perforations, printing methods, and watermarks of the 1908-1922 series of U.S. Definitives known as the Washington-Franklins. Learn to identify different varieties with hands-on practice.
Learn how to:
Students should bring the basic tools needed to handle and identify stamps, as well as any W/F they wish to identify.
About the Instructor:
A West Point graduate and career Army man, Guy Gasser retired after 30 years of service for his country. He has been collecting stamps on and off for nearly 40 years and enjoys helping others learn about and enjoy philately. Guy has been a member of the APS since 2006 and also holds memberships in the ASDA, NSAD, MSDA, the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, the U.S. Stamp Society, the Collector’s Club of New York, and two St. Louis area stamp clubs.
Day of Course: Wed, 19 Aug 2020, 10am- 4pm
Taught by: Guy Gasser
Location: Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT - Prior to the Great American Stamp Show 2020
Cost: $45 for members, $95 for non-members
Registration Deadline: 07/31/20 11:59 p.m.