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The 1959 St. Lawrence Seaway Commemorative and its Famous Invert

Historian Charles Verge, is past-president of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada and the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors, curator of the Canadian National Stamp Collection, a prolific writer, exhibitor, and judge. He has written three books and over 200

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Fakes, Forgeries, and Counterfeits from the National Postal Museum

AmeriStamp Expo 2013 seminar – Fakes, Forgeries, and Counterfeits from the National Postal Museum Collection hosted by Daniel A. Piazza, Curator of Philately, Smithsonian National Postal Museum.

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Eric Gill: Sympathy for a Philatelic Devil

The type designer and sculptor Eric Gill had exacting and pointed opinions about postage stamps, their purpose, and their design. In spite of those opinions, he had a terrible time getting his stamp designs issued. This talk has been adapted from

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How it’s Made Postage Stamps

An interesting HowTheyMade video on the production of postage stamps – How it’s Made Postage Stamps. From computer screen to the final product, shrink-wrapped and boxed for shipment to post offices, the video also discusses measures to ensure errors do

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The Art of the Stamp

The Tenth Annual Maynard Sundman Lecture The Art of the Stamp, Saturday, November 10th, 2012, Smithsonian National Postal Museum.

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100 Greatest American Stamps

The 100 Greatest American Stamps presented by Janet Klug and Donald Sundman, The Sixth Annual Maynard Sundman Lecture, February 9, 2008, Smithsonian National Postal Museum. The museum’s Maynard Sundman Lecture Series was established in 2002 through a donation by his

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Stamp Software – How To Pick The Best Program To Suit Your Needs

A video describing many of the features stamp collecting software should have to make tracking of your collection easier.

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A-B-C’s of Stamp Collecting

Going beyond the basics of stamp collecting, Janet Klug, past president of the American Philatelic Society and member of the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, is your guide to topical stamp collecting in A-B-C’s of Stamp Collecting.

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Challenges in Literature Exhibiting and Judging

American Philatelic Society AmeriStamp Expo 2013 seminar video – Challenges in Literature Exhibiting and Judging by Richard Drews.

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How to Organize and Maintain your Personal Library

During the American Philatelic Society’s Summer Seminar 2013, Tara Murray presented an elective on organizing and maintaining personal libraries. It was recorded for YouTube, but you can watch “How to Organize and Maintain your Personal Library” right here.

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Electronics in Exhibits

Kristin Patterson, WE Expressions – Vol 6 No 4 When we hear the term electronics, we think of recent inventions such as the iPad and cell phone. These items that we cannot live without seem to have no connection with

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Video Used in an Exhibit

Kristin Patterson, WE Expressions – Vol 6 No 4 At StampShow 2012 held in Sacramento, a great example of the use of electronics was used in Anne Harris’ Display Division exhibit, The Horse in America During its Golden Age. This

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Tribute to Edith Piaf & Stamps of France

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Collect Movie Star Fan Mail

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Video Tour of the National Postal Museum Philatelic Galleries

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24-Cents Inverted Jenny Stamps

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Formula 1 in Postal Stamps

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Penny Black 1840

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Zeppelin Mail Drop over Flensburg, Germany, 1924

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How It’s Made – Postage Stamps

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Have You Seen My Teddy Bear?

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Singapore Philatelic Museum

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British Occupation of Iraq 1918-1920

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I Love Paris and Stamps

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Due to the Civil War

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