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: email@example.com
Practice with artifacts as you learn how stamps of the Washington-Franklin series are commonly altered and/or faked. Identify “look fors” most often used when determining authenticity (or not). Recognize the most common alterations and fakes. Spend two-days becoming more comfortable using a computer and other resources during the examination process.
Collectors who are interested in the expertizing process, in general, and Washington-Franklin fakery, in particular
***This course can be taken as a continuation of Washington-Franklins: Part 1 - Identification, or as a stand-alone for those individuals wishing to develop their expertizing skills and already possessing the skills necessary for identifying the stamps in this series.
A West Point graduate and career Army man, Guy Gasser, retired after 30 years of service to his country. He has collected stamps on and off for over 40 years and enjoys helping others learn about and enjoy philately. Guy has been a member of the APS since 2004 and also holds memberships in the U.S. Philatelic Classic Society, the U.S. Stamp Society, the Collector’s Club of NY and two St. Louis area stamp clubs.
There are 16 spaces left in this course
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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