Two Courses in Reno; EFOs and Nevada Revenues

blog-reno-2016Two On the Road Course offerings, one before and one during, at the March 3–5 AmeriStamp Expo show in Reno, Nevada.

March 2 Course – EFOs and You

The American Philatelic Society will offer a one-day On the Road Course March 2 titled “EFOs and You: How Your Collection, Knowledge Base, and Exhibit Can All Benefit from Postal Blunders.” The course, taught by Wayne Youngblood, takes place March 2, just prior to AmeriStamp Expo at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada.

Among the many topics the course will cover are:

  • The basics of main types of printing, including processing, gumming and perforations.
  • Examine what EFOs (errors, freaks, and oddities) are, and how they are created.
  • Identify why philatelists collect material considered waste in many other disciplines.

The course runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (lunch on your own) and the registration deadline is February 17. Register early because class sizes are limited.

For the full course description, which costs $95 for APS Members and $145 for non-members, visit the APS website. Note that the registration fee does not include housing or meals.

March 4 Course – Nevada Revenue-Stamped Documents, 1863-1873

The American Philatelic Society will offer a one-day On the Road Course March 4 titled “Ghosts of the Glory: Nevada Revenue-Stamped Documents, 1863-1873, a Geographic Analysis.” The course, taught by Michael Mahler, takes place March 4, just prior to AmeriStamp Expo at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada.

Among the many topics will be:

  • S. documentary revenue documents of the Civil War era.
  • Exploration of Nevada documentary revenue stamps and their use.
  • Learn about mining documents created during Nevada’s “Silver Fever.”
  • Learn how to appraise revenue-stamped documents of the era.

The course runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (lunch on your own) and the registration deadline is February 17. Register early because class sizes are limited.

For the full course description, which costs $95 for APS Members and $145 for non-members, visit the APS website. Note that the registration fee does not include housing or meals.

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