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
The VSC6000 is one of the most comprehensive forensic tools available outside scientific laboratories. Through a generous donation, the APS now has its own VSC6000 and students in this course will be able to use it. Develop your forensic philatelic observation abilities and strengthen your analytical skills while using illumination, magnification, overlay techniques, and spectral analysis. Through discussion and hands-on experiences, learn the expertizing techniques employed by the Expertizing Committee at the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation in Toronto for identifying genuine, altered, faked, and forged items.
***This course is being offered twice, once on Monday-Tuesday and once on Wednesday-Thursday
Advanced collectors, members of expert committees, and philatelic researchers who wish to expand their inspection processes to include scientific methodologies. Participants need not be concerned about the science or mathematics employed by the VSC6000 as all that is handled by the computer.
Garfield Portch is the Chairman of the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation and serves as the forensic examiner on the VGG Expert Committee. He has been an active philatelist for 50+ years and is a member of several societies including: The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (Fellow); British North America Philatelic Society (Emeritus); Canadian Philatelic Society of Great Britain; American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors; Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada and the West Toronto Stamp Club. This accomplished philatelic exhibitor, has earned Gold medals for various exhibits of the Small Queens of Canada (1870 to 1897) and for postal history in Toronto between 1793 and 1901. Portch has also been heavily involved in the management of several stamp shows, including STAMPEX 2003, 2004, 2005; Ameristamp Expo 2006; ROYAL * 2007* ROYALE and, most recently ROYAL * 2019 * ROYALE.
There are 8 spaces left in this course
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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