Registration for Summer Seminar begins on January 4, 2022 at 8 a.m. ET.

Intermediate/Advanced Philatelic Exhibiting

A Course Presented by Dr. Edwin J. Andrews

Wednesday-Thursday June 22-23, 2022

Got an exhibit? Take it to the next level by applying advanced techniques. Got questions about judging? Be privy to how scoring guidelines are interpreted by judges.

Course Description:

Whether you are an intermediate or experienced exhibitor, you will learn new techniques and ideas for starting an exhibit or improving what you already have.  Don’t miss a refresher on basic guidelines, including an in-depth discussion on how guidelines are interpreted by judges. Take home new ideas from in-class workshops on: preparing new exhibits/subject areas and advanced mounting techniques for odd-sized material. Not-to-be overlooked; emphasis on preparation of the title page, exhibit treatment and synopsis; plus, a detailed discussion on the differences between Display, Thematic and Topical exhibits.

Participants are encouraged to bring examples of their title pages, examples of various exhibit sections and their synopses for group review, discussion and critique.  Take your exhibit to the next level with the help of your classmates and a well-respected exhibitor and judge.

Meet the Instructor

Dr. Edwin J. Andrews

Lifelong collector, Dr. Edwin Andrews, has been a member of APS for over 44 years. Since 1972, Ed has exhibited 105 times, with 27 different exhibits, and has earned a myriad of gold/large gold medals and special awards; including multiple Grand and Reserve Grand awards.  His exhibits include a variety of treatments; display, thematic, aerophilately, revenue, fiscal revenue, postal history, military postal history, Cinderella, topical, picture post card, one frame, and traditional.

Andrews is an accredited Chief Philatelic Judge, a former member of CANEJ (2013-2019), Lead Editor for the current APS Manual of Philatelic Judging and Exhibiting (7th Ed. 2017), Former Board Member, Treasurer & Life Member of AAPE, and member of numerous philatelic societies.  Ed currently serves as Board Member and Immediate Past President of the Polonus Polish Philatelic Society.  Dr. Andrews has authored a number of books on the subject of exhibiting.

About Summer Seminar 2022

Important Information

Distinguished Philatelist

Distinguished Philatelist

Distinguished Philatelist

Dennis Gilson

The Summer Seminar Distinguished Philatelist award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated dedication, leadership, and commitment to the hobby. 

Dennis Gilson will be recognized as the 2022 Summer Seminar Distinguished Philatelist during a reception and dinner in his honor on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

Dennis Gilson has been a member of the American Philatelic Society since January 1977 and was recognized by the APS as the 2016 Luff Award winner for Outstanding Service to the Society. As a long-time member of the American Philatelic Expertizing Service (APEX), Dennis regularly puts his expertise in the U.S. Washington-Franklin issues to good use. Gilson also volunteers regularly at the American Philatelic Center and is an esteemed Summer Seminar Instructor. Gilson also holds memberships in the American First Day Cover Society, American Topical Association, and Mount Nittany Philatelic Society. He is especially proud to have received a Century Award Plaque for sponsoring more than 100 new APS members.

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