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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.
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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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