Mondays during Summer Seminar offers two exceptional instructors on two popular topics.
Building Blocks of Stamp Production, instructor Wayne Youngblood
Inks, papers, adhesives, and other variables inherent in stamp production often create tangible differences in finished stamps. Under Wayne’s instruction, you will be able to identify basic production types and use this knowledge to identify stamp varieties. You will develop a deeper understanding of why there are certain collectible stamp varieties, as well as why some stamps are visibly different from others (even if they aren’t considered “varieties”), as you learn to distinguish between a variety of consequences and those that are within “acceptable margins” of normal.
This course is appropriate for collectors of all levels, ranging from semi-beginners to advanced specialists and is primarily U.S.-centric, although worldwide collectors will find the content applicable to them as well.
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 40 years and is the longest-term instructor at the APS Summer Seminar on Philately, having taught stamp technology courses for over 25 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 Unit, and Wisconsin Federation of Stamp Clubs Halls of Fame, and 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.
Youngblood currently spends his time writing, editing, dealing and exhibiting. He edits the American Stamp Dealer & Collector magazine, as well as society publications; Collectors Club Philatelist (N.Y.), Duck Tracks (a publication of the National Duck Stamp Collectors Society), Confederate Philatelist (Confederate Stamp Alliance) 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.
Sign up on C3a here for this course, held Monday June 7, 14 and 21 from 4:00 PM-5:15 PM EDT
Introduction to U.S. Postal History, instructor Jeff Shapiro
Jeff 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