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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.
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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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