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Use clues hidden in plain sight to decipher a cover’s secrets and tell its story. Explore rates, routes, and modes of transportation as you discover the fascinating world of United States postal history. Aspects of study include; marcophily, aerophilately, RPOs, military mail, censorship, and much more.
Jeffrey Shapiro has been a collector since age 6 with philatelic interests in US Twentieth Century postal history. He is a 30+ year member of the APS and has served on the APS Board of Vice Presidents since 2017. Jeff is a member of four Boston area stamp clubs as well as the Collectors Club of New York and the Collectors Club of Chicago.
A gold medal winning exhibitor and writer, Jeff became a nationally accredited APS judge in 2000. Jeff is the Vice President of the United States Stamp Society, Board Member of the Spellman Philatelic Museum and for more than 24 years, Chair of Philatelic Show, an APS WSP national show held annually in Boxborough, Massachusetts.
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Building Blocks of Stamp Production
Introduction to U.S. Postal History
The British Machins – Their Origins, Technical Aspects & Varieties
U.S. Stamp Design, Engraving and Printing: 1894-1950
Series of 1917 Documentary Stamps and Their Overprints
Introduction to Competitive Philatelic Exhibiting
Discover Circuit Sales & StampStore with Carol Hoffman, Director of Sales
How to Write Philatelic Articles That Get Published with Gary Loew, Editor in Chief and Susanna Mills, Associate Editor
Linking Past, Present & Future with Scott English, Executive Director and Directors
Membership in a Nutshell! with Wendy Masorti, Director of Membership
Remotely Speaking: Getting the Most Out of the APRL’s New Online Catalog and Digital Collection Database with Scott Tiffney, Director of Information Services
Researching Postal History in Washington, DC with Susan Smith, Winton M. Blount Research Chair