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
Some collectors may identify a stamp as “Russian”. Another, more knowledgeable collector, will call the same stamp by the specific political entity that issued it. Which collector are you? During this odyssey that will span 300+ years, discover how historical events impacted “Russian” stamp issues from various eras; Russian Empire, Russian Civil War, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republic, and Russian Republic. Points of interest to be visited during your journey include; postal, back-of-the-book, occupation, local overprints, and foreign offices issues. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the historical and political stories behind Russian philately.
If you enjoy history as told by stamps, this course is for you. Anyone with a general interest in Russia and its history. A person who has never collected stamps from Russia will learn from and enjoy the material discussed.
*** This is NOT an expert level course in Russian philately. This course is meant to be an introduction.
John has been collecting stamps for 50 years. He is a member of the Rossica Society of Russian Philately and the Ukrainian Philatelic and Numismatic Society. He is also the President of the International Society of Worldwide Stamp Collectors and the President of the British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group. As an active participant in our hobby, John is a member or officer in dozens of local, national and international philatelic organizations, ranging from; The Royal Philatelic Society London to the Cobb County Stamp Club in Marietta, GA. His interest in stamps and postal history of Russia began as a child and continues to develop. He has been a member of the American Philatelic Society for 30+ years and has been attending the Summer Seminar for most of those 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