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 Competitive Philatelic Exhibiting
The stamps and covers in your collection have stories to share. Ken will teach you how to reveal their tales in your next exhibit. You’ll start at the very beginning learning the basics for putting together a competitive philatelic exhibit and end up mastering the steps for preparing an exhibit. You’ll then discern the process for entering an exhibit into competition, you’ll 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.
sign up on C3a here for this course, held Thursday, June 10, 17, and 24 from 4:00 PM-5:15 PM EDT