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2021 Summer Seminar Online June 7-25, 2021

Registration Opens May 1st

This year's Summer Seminar Online will offer eight 3-session courses exclusively for APS members. Six different "Free Friday" sessions will be open to both members and non-members. Click on the tiles below to learn more about each course and be sure to check back often for more details! For more details about registration and acitivities check out Your Complete Guide to Summer Seminar Online. Registration opens May 1st.


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Introduction to U.S. Postal History

A Course Presented by Jeff Shapiro

Mondays June 7, 14 and 21 from 1-2:15 p.m. EDT

Covers, like postage stamps, have stories to tell.

Course Description:

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.

Meet the Instructor

Jeff Shapiro

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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