Sunday, August 24, 2008

APS Tries Something New

According to a press release sent out by the American Philatelic Society (APS), a new service was introduced at last weekend's APS StampShow 2008 which took place in Hartford, Connecticut.

Under the direction of APS Circuit Manager Bill Dixon, circuit books from the APS Sales Division were made available to attendees.

Also known as "sales books," they contain stamps or covers from a specific category (country, topic, etc.) and are distributed to prospective buyers in "circuits" grouped by zip code number. You must be an APS member to receive them.

Many attendees at the show had never seen or used the circuit books before. More than 100 individuals took advantage of the opportunity to add to their collections saying it was a great idea and that they were able to purchase material that they couldn't’t find anywhere else.

Shown above, American Philatelic Society members search for stamps with the help of Circuit Manager Bill Dixon.

To join the APS, click here. Tell them you were referred by Don Schilling of The Stamp Collecting Roundup.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM