Saturday, January 08, 2011

APS Offering Two 'On The Road" Courses This Spring

The American Philatelic Society (APS) is offering two 'On The Road' courses this springThey are...

Philatelic Marketplace

March 16-17, 2011 (prior to St. Louis Stamp Expo) with Clark Frazier
St. Louis Renaissance Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri
$195 for APS members and $295 for nonmembers
(Course discount of $15 if registered by Feb. 23)

Prepare to navigate the maze of valuing, buying, and selling stamps and philatelic material with Clark Frazier, APS Summer Seminar instructor since 2006. Learn how to determine the value of philatelic collectibles — from items already in your collection to material that you’re interested in buying or selling.

Students will engage in hands-on practice of information presented. U.S. material is primarily used with applications for the buying and selling of worldwide stamps. Whether you are a beginner, advanced collector, have aspirations of becoming a dealer, or you are a full time dealer already, this course is for you.

Exhibiting for the Prize

April 27-28 (prior to WESTPEX) with Rich Drews and Tony Wawrukiewicz
San Francisco Airport Marriott, San Francisco, California
$195 for APS Members and $295 for nonmembers
(Course discount of $15 if registered by Mar. 30)

Land the big one with this course! Starting with a quick review of the basics, this course will delve into intermediate and advanced level topics of exhibiting to help exhibitors who wish to win a Grand Award or beyond, or to compete at the challenging international levels.

Students will explore how judging takes place in all the various exhibiting divisions. They will discover what considerations ― including treatment, succinctly conveying knowledge and research, and difficulty of acquisition ― will affect award level, and gain insight into what is in the mind of judges as they make their decisions.

Students will learn what separates Silver and Vermeil from Gold, and what it takes to reach the sought-after Grand Award level. Exhibitors will be encouraged to bring their exhibits for assistance and comparison with a wide range of successful exhibits in all disciplines.
Click here to register for these and other classes offered by the APS. For more information contact Gretchen Moody, APS Director of Education, or call (814) 933-3810.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM