The APS has announced the return of the popular Stamp Chat series. The program, started in 2020, has brought more than 100 episodes of stamp programs to collectors around the world.
To explore Stamp Chats and other APS video content, visit the APS YouTube page.
Beginning in May 2023, Stamp Chats begin Season 1 with regular programming through December 2023. The first two episodes have been confirmed.
David S. Ball, President of the American Air Mail Society launched the new season Stamp Chat. Join David as he explores a variety of air mail topics, highlighting great aviators.
Join Charles Epting as he shares tales of westward expansion from the "Erivan" collection. This talk will introduce you to Erivan Haub and track his path to becoming one of the greatest collectors of United States postal history. We will explore the fascinating stories of gold miners, cowboys, and early entrepreneurs that Erivan Haub treasured and break down some of the most interesting covers from the upcoming ninth sale of the "Erivan" collection.
Collecting Auxiliary Markings - A Primer
We all see them everyday. They move, delay or accelerate the mail. Yet, many of us don't give auxiliary markings the attention that they deserve. In this session we will explore what auxiliary markings are and aren't, how one can collect and study them and the various typologies to bring order out of chaos. Join us for this interesting session on the ins and outs of collecting auxiliary markings and labels.
Topical and Thematic Collecting and Exhibiting
Join Dr. Jean Wang – APRL Trustee, Grand Award-winning exhibitor, and leukemia researcher – for a guided tour of the ins and outs of thematic and topical collecting and exhibiting. Whether you’re an emerging philatelist branching out into topical collecting or an established collector looking to learn more about exhibiting thematic philately (or anything in between), this Stamp Chat offers a wealth of information for collectors of every level.
Researching a Cover's Story
Join Dr. Frederick Lawrence FRPSL — international award-winning exhibitor, judge, consultant, columnist and all-around Scouting on Stamps expert — as he shares his perspective on the life of a cover. In Dr. Lawrence's own words: “every stamp, every cover in our collections and in our exhibits has a story, of how it came to be in our temporary possession, and who owned it before us, and where it has been, and when it was there." In this episode of Stamp Chat, Dr. Lawrence will explore a Mafeking siege cover to find its story — and discover the stories of the covers in your own collection.
Stamp Chats are made possible by the support of generous sponsors:
Gold Level ($1,000 +)
Mr. Michael S. Turrini
Silver Level ($501-$1,000)
Bronze Level (Up to $500)
Mr. Alexander B. "Xan" Chamberlain
Mr. Albert N. Gore, III
Interested in sponsoring Stamp Chats? Donate online or contact Scott English, Executive Director at [email protected].
Stay tuned for more Stamp Chat announcements.