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.
Precancel collecting is a field large enough to suit the fancy of any collector whether you choose bureau prints or some of the 42,502 types listed in the Precancel Stamp Society’s Town & Type Catalogue of the United States and Territories.
The idea of precanceling stamps dates back to the very beginning of using stamps as prepayment of postage, with the earliest documented U.S. precancel produced in 1844 by Hale & Co. As you study U.S. precancels under the instruction of T.G., you’ll live their history and discover their many facets. Enjoy examining their many types: U.S. bureaus, locals, classics, electrotypes, printed dateds, handstamp dateds, silents, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover a new collecting specialty.
T.G. was introduced to stamp collecting sixty years ago by his grandmother, who started him on a worldwide stamp collection. He has been a member of the Precancel Stamp Society since 1982 and is currently the secretary, as well as a past president and vice-president. Additionally, T.G. is the Precancel Society’s database manager. He is also the publisher of the 8th edition of the Town and Type Catalog that was released in March 2019 and the Catalog of United States Bureau Precancels that was released in April 2020. Rehkop is a veteran precancel instructor, having taught at the APS Summer Seminar several times.
Sign up on C3a here for this course, held Wednesdays June 9, 16 and 23 from 1:00 PM-2:15 PM EDT