Summer Seminar on Philately is a once-a-year opportunity to expand your philatelic knowledge and meet others who share your passion and interests. All courses are led by philatelic experts who are accomplished writers, exhibitors, experts, dealers, and specialized collectors.
June 21-25, 2020
The American Philatelic Center
Registration will open on January 1st 2020
Call: 814-933-3810 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As you trace the evolution of U.S. cancellation approaches from 1847 – 1900, you will learn how stamps were canceled and why postmasters used different practices over time. Major innovations will be highlighted. Attention will be given to cancels typical of each of the several time periods involved. Historical context will shed light on the decisions made by postmasters. Enjoy two days discussing the principal factors that resulted in the use of the various types of cancels. Through examination of representative cancels, you will gain a deeper understanding of this era and enhance your identification skills.
Those with a particular interest in U.S. cancellations. Those who collect 19th century U.S. stamps and/or covers. Those with an interest in U.S. postal history.
Roger Curran grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and lived there throughout a career with the Federal government. Beginning the hobby as a child, Curran returned years later by starting a basic U.S. collection. He noticed how cancels sometimes enhanced the appearance of stamps and this led to an interest in cancels that has lasted for 40 years. Roger is active in the U.S. Cancellation Club and served as the journal editor for 25 years.
There are 12 spaces left in this course
19th Century U.S. Cancellations
Alcohol and Food Products: United States Taxpaid Revenues
Intermediate/Advanced Philatelic Exhibiting
Introduction to Forensic Philately
Introduction to Russian Philately
Topics on Canadian Philately
Washington - Franklins: Part 1 - Identification
Essays & Proofs
Introduction to Competitive Philatelic Exhibiting
Introduction to U.S. Postal History
Manufactured Tobacco: United States Taxpaid Revenues
The Evolution of Experimental and Early Machines and Their Postmarks Worldwide: 1850s-1920s
Washington - Franklins: Part 2 - Expertizing