APS Virtual Stamp Show speakers unveiled

The American Philatelic Society (APS) has unveiled a dozen speakers who will lead online presentations during the Virtual Stamp Show on Aug. 17-22.

Held in conjunction with the American Topical Association and American First Day Cover Society, the show will also feature an interactive bourse to buy and sell stamps, two first-day-of-issue celebrations, exhibits, awards, meetings and more.

The speakers series includes:

  • David Beech, the former curator of the British Library Philatelic Collections and past president and Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London, speaking on “Philatelic Research and the British Library”;
  • Charles Oppenheim, a visiting professor at Scotland’s Robert Gordon University, speaking on “Copyright and Philately”;
  • Chris King, a signatory of the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists, speaking on “Moving House – A New Home for the Royal Philatelic Society London”;
  • Alan Dunne, an illustrator and author based in Ireland, speaking on “Christmas Stamp Design Process”;
  • Lisa Foster, president of Women Exhibitors, speaking on “Women in Philately”;
  • Cheryl Ganz, the former chief curator of philately at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, speaking on “Hometown Collecting: People and Places via Postcards and Postmarks”;
  • Robert Rose, the chair of the board for the Philatelic Foundation, member of the board of the Collectors Club and governor of the United States Stamp Society, speaking on “United States Mails: Its First 80 Years Without Stamps”;
  • James Gates, the library director at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, speaking on “Baseball and Stamp Collecting: Covering all the Bases”;
  • Warachal Faison, a geriatric psychiatrist, medical director and president of the Ebony Society for Philatelic Events and Reflections (ESPER), speaking on “ESPER: The Art of Philatelic Inclusivity”;
  • Nirlay Kundu, a distinguished engineer at Verizon Innovation Labs, speaking on “Cachet Making”;
  • Richard Morel, the curator of the philatelic collections at the British Library, speaking on “Women Stamp Designers and Engravers”; and
  • Mary Love, an adjunct professor of Christian education at Hood Theological Seminary, speaking on “African American Suffragists and the Vote.”

The virtual show is free for anyone to attend.

Registration is now open at stamps.org/events/virtual-stamp-show.

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