Summer Seminar Online is a month-long series of seminars that members can enjoy from the comfort of their own homes. From June 1 to June 30, these workshops feature a variety of topics taught by presenters who are all philatelic experts and accomplished writers, exhibitors, dealers, and specialized collectors. It's a time to dig deep into specific studies, research, and socialize with fellow collectors who understand the quirks of the hobby. Whether you are a beginner or advanced collector, all APS members can be sure to find a topic of interest. A full catalog and calendar of classes can be found at stamps.org/SummerSeminar.
Available to APS members only, registration is through our online learning platform, C3a. Workshops and courses can be added to a cart and purchased by credit card. The seminars require minimal technology equipment. Participants simply need an internet connection and a computer or device.
Introduction to U.S. Postal History
Jeff Shapiro will help you to learn what clues, hidden in plain sight, decipher a cover’s secrets, and tell its story. You will explore rates, routes, and modes of transportation as you discover the fascinating world of United States postal history. Aspects of study include; marcophily, aerophilately, RPOs, military mail, censorship, and much more.
Jeffrey Shapiro has been a collector since age 6 with philatelic interests in US Twentieth Century postal history. He is a 30+ year member of the APS and has served on the APS Board of Vice Presidents since 2017. Jeff is a member of four Boston area stamp clubs as well as the Collectors Club of New York and the Collectors Club of Chicago.
A gold medal-winning exhibitor and writer, Jeff became a nationally accredited APS judge in 2000. Jeff is the Vice President of the United States Stamp Society, Board Member of the Spellman Philatelic Museum and for more than 24 years, Chair of Philatelic Show, an APS WSP national show held annually in Boxborough, Massachusetts.
Sign up on C3a here for this course, held Monday, June 7, 14, and 21 from 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM EDT