Wednesday, June 8, June 15, and June 22, 2022 from 1-2 p.m.
Course Description: When the imperforate Penny Black was released in 1840 (as well as a number of subsequent issues all over the world), no one had given much thought as to how stamps could be separated for use.
Now we have almost universal die-cut stamps, with nothing holding them together other than the backing paper. How did we get here and why? Don’t miss this glimpse into the history and methods of stamp separation, as well as a tour of related errors, freaks and oddities.
Intended Audience (who should attend): Collectors of all levels, ranging from semi-beginners to advanced specialists
Wayne Youngblood is a lifelong stamp collector, who began at age 8 and never stopped. He has been a member of the APS for more than 45 years and is the longestterm instructor at the APS Summer Seminar on Philately, having taught stamp technology courses for 30 years. He is a past APS director, serves as an expertizer for the American Philatelic Society’s APEX, is an inducted member of the Writer’s Unitand Wisconsin Federation of Stamp Clubs Halls of Fame and is the current president of the Errors, Freaks & Oddities Collectors Club. In August, 2018, Mr. Youngblood was awarded the Luff Award for Outstanding Service to the APS. Additionally, he was recognized as the 2019 Summer Seminar Distinguished Philatelist, and in 2020, was given the American Topical Association’s Distinguished Topical Philatelist award, the highest honor bestowed by that organization. Wayne currently spends his time writing, editing, dealing and exhibiting. He edits the American Stamp Collector & Dealer magazine, as well as society publications; Collectors Club Philatelist (N.Y.), Civil War Philatelist (Civil War Philatelic Society) and Topical Time (the journal of the American Topical Association). Wayne is a prolific writer; the author of 10 books and is a regular columnist for The American Philatelist, Linn’s Stamp News, Philatelic Exporter and others.
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