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

Harding to Hoover: Stamps in Context

A Course Presented by Rodney Juell

Wednesday-Thursday June 22 - 23, 2022

The stamps of the 1920s were produced during a period of rapid change within the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. There is much to be learned about the designs, printing processes, perforation sizes and varieties of these stamps.

Course Description:

During the years 1921 to 1933 the Post Office issued a new and novel series of definitive stamps (the Fourth Bureau Issue), as well as innovative commemoratives and other stamps and postal stationery.  Survey these stamps (and related postal history and ephemera) in the cultural, political, and technological context of their time.  Meet some of the power brokers behind the stamps and the skilled workers who produced them.   Follow the evolution of printing presses at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and experience the phenomenal growth of air mail service.  Throw in a wee bit of scandal, an event of deep national mourning, and a glorious patriotic celebration, and we will have the ingredients to appreciate these fun stamps from a new and deeper perspective!

Meet the Instructor

Rodney Juell

Rod Juell is a member of numerous philatelic organizations including the APS and the United States Stamp Society, of which he is the Executive Secretary.  He is a regular contributor to the United States Specialist and American Stamp Collector & Dealer.  Rod is co-editor of the Encyclopedia of United States Stamps and Stamp Collecting, Second edition.

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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