Philately: The Art of Stamp Collecting
Stamp collecting is more than gathering stamps of a certain type. It is the way of organizing the collection, of sourcing material, of mounting and displaying the material and the acquisition of knowledge.
If one looks at philately one finds that, like everything else, it is not just a scrambled, irrational assortment of interests. The art of collecting is quite structured. In the ten sessions comprising this “Art of Collecting” course, the intent is to share the pleasures of philately enjoyed by stamp collectors of all levels from the neophyte collector (who knows very little about a lot of things) to the specialist (who knows alot about very little).
Lesson 1 Introduction to the different aspects of philately (pt 1) – with specific reference to adhesive stamps
Lesson 2 Introduction to the different aspects of philately (pt 2) – with specific reference to covers, cancels and pre-cancels, metered mail, permit mail and postal stationary
Lesson 3 Introduction to the different aspects of philately (pt 3) – with specific reference Back of the Book & Misc.
Lesson 4 Philatelic Publications
Lesson 5 Philatelic Catalogs
Lesson 6 Mounting, storing and displaying your collection
Lesson 7 Assessing condition – stamps & covers
Lesson 8 Where and how to obtain items for your collections
Lesson 9 Philatelic Tooks and accessories
Lesson 10 Valuing collections.