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


A Course Presented by Dr. Thomas Bieniosek

Wednesday-Thursday June 22 - 23, 2022

How will understanding common Spanish terms and phrases help me to make sense of Spanish reference literature and catalogs?

Course Description:

Explore Argentina with your very own tour guide as you expand your knowledge of international philately.  During this survey course, “The Cmplt Hstry of Argentina (abridged)”, you will learn about the land, people, and culture through the illustrations found on postage stamps.  Your odyssey will include provincial issues from Corrientes and Córdoba; philately of Buenos Aires, the Argentine Confederation and República Argentina.  Not to be forgotten on your tour:  the 1892 commemorative, watermarks, air mails, Zepplins, 1930 revolution, Evita, oficiales, Antarctica, topicals, and more.

When your trip concludes, you will be able to make sense of terms and phrases found on stamps issued by Spanish-speaking countries and in catalogs devoted to them.

Meet the Instructor

Dr. Thomas Bieniosek

Dr. Thomas Bieniosek has been collecting the stamps of Argentina for over 40 years.  Bieniosek expertises Argentine stamps for APEX, the American Philatelic Society expertising service.  Tom is president of the Medina County Stamp Club, and past president of the Collectors Club of Akron.  He has been a member of the American Philatelic Society for nearly 40 years and has been an active volunteer for just as long.  Additionally, Bieniosek is a member of the Board of Directors of Polonus, the Polish Philatelic Society, and heads the Publications Committee for that group.

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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