Thursday, September 04, 2008

Online Exhibiting and Collecting FDC Courses

The American Philatelic Society is celebrating Stamp Collecting Month in October with two revised StampCampus online courses.

Keys To Exhibiting with Janet Klug and Ann Triggle begins October 6, while Collecting First Day Covers by Marjorie Sente begins October 27.

The six-week course Keys To Exhibiting will lead you through the critical steps of building a successful exhibit. Five lessons cover everything you’ve always wanted to know about exhibiting — from the nuts and bolts of a successful exhibit, to understanding the intriguing new classes of exhibits.

Beginners, including those who have never previously exhibited, are welcome in the course, which will nonetheless have content to stimulate and interest advanced exhibitors as well.

The cost is $75 for APS members, which includes the Keys to Exhibiting workbook and the APS Manual of Philatelic Judging: How Exhibits are Judged are required. (The 150-page APS Manual of Philatelic Judging is available separately for $9.60 on the APS Market Place.

Presented over five weeks, the five lessons of Collecting First Day Covers Part I include an introduction to FDCs, the history of FDC collecting, history and types of cancellations, types of cachets, and care of your FDC collection.

The cost for is $65 for APS members, which includes the Collecting FDCs workbook.

Register for both courses online or by calling the APS at 814-933-3803.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM