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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 Competitive Philatelic Exhibiting

A Course Presented by Ken Martin

Thursdays June 10, 17 and 24 from 4-5:15 p.m. EDT

The stamps and covers in your collection have stories to share. Reveal their tales in your next exhibit.

Course Description:

Let’s start at the very beginning, the basics for putting together a competitive philatelic exhibit. Define subject & scope. Identify material. Establish a story line with a beginning, middle and end. Design and layout pages. Prepare a title page and synopsis.  

Master the steps for preparing an exhibit. Discern the process for entering an exhibit into competition. Use jury feedback sessions, judges’ evaluation forms and “at frame” critiques to enhance the stories that your stamps and covers have to tell.

Meet the Instructor

Ken Martin

A stamp collector since 1975, Ken Martin joined the American Philatelic Society in 1980, began volunteering for the organization in 1982, and became a full time employee in 1995. He is currently the Director of Expertizing at the APS.

In his earlier years Ken was president of the Junior Philatelists of America and founded the Penn State Stamp Club. He has been a nationally accredited philatelic judge since 2003.

Outside of philately, Ken is a blood and platelet donor and serves on the board of the Mid-Central Chapter of the American Red Cross. He is also involved with the Happy Valley Adventure Bureau and his local Rotary club.

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