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.
U.S. Stamp Design, Engraving and Printing: 1894-1950
For over 100 years the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) was the most important designer, engraver and printer of American postage stamps. With Charles you will trace the evolution of the BEP and examine its involvement in the development, design and printing of U.S. postage stamps. He will pay attention to the advances in stamp production sparked by postal authority pressure and expectations. Historical and political context will shed light on decisions that affected stamp design during this time period.
Charles Posner of the University of London Institute of Education is the former director of IIDENAY (México). He researches postal history of the 1869 3¢ stamp, designers, and engravers of post 1894 American stamps and has written extensively about postage stamps issued in the USA during the 1950's and is the author of "Cataloging US Commemorative Stamps: 1950," published in 2016 by the American Philatelic Society.
Sign up on C3a here for this course, held Tuesday June 8, 15 and 22 from 1:00 PM-2:15 PM EDT