Registration open for 2018 APS Summer Seminar

Registration for the American Philatelic Society (APS) 2018 Summer Seminar on Philately is now open.

The annual event, which will be held June 24-29 at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, Pa., offers attendees the chance to “expand your philatelic knowledge and meet others who share your passion and interests,” according to the APS website. There will be three four-day courses as well as 10 two-day courses offered,  and all courses are led by philatelic experts in the fields of writing, exhibiting, expertizing, dealing and specialized collecting.


The four-day courses will be held Monday to Thursday and include the postal history of Great Britain (1510-1850); detecting damaged, altered and repaired stamps; and stamp technology.

Five two-day courses will be held Monday and Tuesday are include intermediate exhibiting; the Prohibition Movement; topical collecting; identifying “Washington-Franklins”; and Second World War postal history.

Lastly, an additional five two-day courses will be held Wednesday and Thursday and include advanced exhibiting; U.S. federal taxation of tobacco and related products; “Three Kings and Two Queens in New Zealand“; postal stationery; and expertizing Washington-Franklins.

Features of Summer Seminar 2018 include small group learning; daily general sessions and electives on a wide variety of topics; access to the American Philatelic Research Library, circuit sales, stamp and cover gift shop and the expertizing reference collection; a line-up of evening activities; and seven meals plus daily snacks. Participants have access to seven hours of learning opportunities each day, five of which immerse in their chosen subject.

Because class sizes are limited, early registration is highly recommended.

For more information, see the Summer Seminar brochure here.

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