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2021 Summer Seminar Online June 7-25, 2021

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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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U.S. Stamp Design, Engraving and Printing: 1894-1950

A Course Presented by Charles Posner

Tuesdays June 8, 15 and 22 from 1-2:15 p.m. EDT

The BEP Years – Progress and Innovation

Course Description:

For over 100 years the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) was the most important designer, engraver and printer of American postage stamps. Trace the evolution of the BEP and examine its involvement in the development, design and printing of U.S. postage stamps. Attention will be given to the advances in stamp production sparked by postal authority pressure and expectations. Historical and political context will shed light on decisions that affected stamp design during this time period.

Meet the Instructor

Charles Posner

Charles Posner of the University of London Institute of Education is the former director of IIDENAY (México). He researches postal history of the 1869 3¢ stamp, designers and engravers of post 1894 American stamps and has written extensively about postage stamps issued in the USA during the 1950's and is the author of "Cataloging US Commemorative Stamps: 1950," published in 2016 by the American Philatelic Society.

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