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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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Building Blocks of Stamp Production

A Course Presented by Wayne Youngblood

Mondays June 7, 14 and 21 from 4-5:15 p.m. EDT

What variables affect collectible stamp varieties?

Course Description:

Inks, papers, adhesives and other variables inherent in stamp production often create tangible differences in finished stamps. Master basic production types and use this knowledge to identify stamp varieties. Develop a deeper understanding of why there are certain collectible stamp varieties, as well as why some stamps are visibly different from others (even if they aren’t considered “varieties”), as you learn to distinguish between a variety of consequence and those that are within “acceptable margins” of normal.

This course is appropriate for collectors of all levels, ranging from semi-beginners to advanced specialists and is primarily U.S.-centric, although worldwide collectors will find the content applicable to them as well.

Meet the Instructor

Wayne Youngblood

Wayne is a lifelong stamp collector who began at age 8 and never stopped. He has been a member of the APS for more than 40 years and is the longest-term instructor at the APS Summer Seminar on Philately, having taught stamp technology courses for over 25 years. He is a past APS director, serves as an expertizer for the American Philatelic Society’s APEX, is an inducted member of the Writer’s Unit and Wisconsin Federation of Stamp Clubs Halls of Fame and the current president of the Errors, Freaks & Oddities Collectors Club. In August, 2018, Mr. Youngblood was awarded the Luff Award for Outstanding Service to the APS. Additionally, he was recognized as the 2019 Summer Seminar Distinguished Philatelist.
Youngblood currently spends his time writing, editing, dealing and exhibiting. He edits the American Stamp Dealer & Collector magazine, as well as society publications; Collectors Club Philatelist (N.Y.), Duck Tracks (a publication of the National Duck Stamp Collectors Society), Confederate Philatelist (Confederate Stamp Alliance) and Topical Time (the journal of the American Topical Association). Wayne is a prolific writer; the author of 10 books and is a regular columnist for The American Philatelist, Linn’s Stamp News, Philatelic Exporter and others.

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