APS Summer Seminar boasts two Canadians

Two Canadian philatelists are slated to speak at the five-day Summer Seminar on Philately this June.

Hosted by the American Philatelic Society (APS) each year, Summer Seminar offers two- and four-day courses from leading experts on a range of topics.

On June 22-23 as well as June 24-25, Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation Chair Garfield Portch will explore an “Introduction to Forensic Philately” with the Video Spectral Comparator (VSC)-6000. Used by the Greene Foundation, APS, Royal Philatelic Society London and U.S.-based National Postal Museum, the VSC-6000 is a powerful tool utilized to certify philatelic material through analytic and forensic analysis.

Leopold Beaudet will explore ‘Topics on Canadian Philately’ at the Summer Seminar on June 22-23.

Also on June 22-23, Leopold Beaudet – a member of the long-running Admiral Study Group, whose newsletter, The Admiral’s Log, he also edits – will highlight “Topics on Canadian Philately.” He will delve into two definitive issues – the 1911-28 Admirals and 1967-72 Centennials – that introduced major innovations in plate making, stamp production and postal usages.

The Summer Seminar will be held June 21-25 at APS headquarters in Bellefonte, Penn.

The Norris “Bob” Dyer Scholarship – a $1,000 scholarship to help defray the costs of attending the Summer Seminar – is sponsored by the British North American Philatelic Society. All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee and awarded on the basis of merit. The deadline to apply is April 1. To learn more, click here.

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