Thursday, 14 August 2008

Master the Machins

How would you like to learn all about the Machins from an expert collector, along with other interested collectors? Linn's columnist (and my good friend) David Alderfer is giving a two-day course called Collecting the British Machins under the auspices of the APS.

It will be held in Chicago on November 19 and 20, 2008, just before the Chicagopex exhibition.

The description of the class includes this:

The course will focus on the various characteristics that collectors must consider in order to appreciate all the varieties. Characteristics include colors, face values, numerals, papers, gums, phosphor band variations, perforations, regional issues, methods of printing, booklets, se-tenant combinations, and postal history.

A PowerPoint presentation illustrating key points and hands-on experience will be part of the workshop. There will be something of interest for beginner, intermediate, and advanced collectors alike.

Any questions please contact Gretchen Moody at or phone 814-933-3810. The formal announcement is at


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