ICL: INTRODUCTION TO STAMP COLLECTING - 5 Sessions
INTRODUCTION TO STAMP COLLECTING by Joe Ruf, 5 Sessions
The world of stamp collecting can open a whole new world of friendship, history, and geography. One of the ultimate goals of this class is to have a group of collectors that would be interested in starting a stamp collecting club in our area.
The main goal of this course is to acquaint a potential hobbyist with the rewards, costs, fundamentals, and terminology of Philately (Stamp Collecting). Philately is a word with Greek roots and is the formal name of the hobby.
This course will be taught with a mixture of hands-on training using state of the art hobby materials and lecture. The hands-on training portion will be done with stamps and materials supplied by the instructor. The attendees will keep the final products. Each attendee will be given about 150 to 200 stamps to work with. Each lecture will be documented with handouts and exhibits.
No addition fees will be required. No products or supplies will be sold. Questions will be encouraged. There will be some group discussion.
The last meeting will be a field trip to see a collection of over 100,000 unique stamps. The collection also contains every US stamp from 1935 till the present.
Joe has over thirty years of experience in the Information Technology field, and retired as Vice President of BellSouth Information Systems. Prior to BellSouth, Joe served four years in the United States Air Force. Currently, Joe is a Mentor with the Gainesville Chapter of SCORE responsible for Towns County. Joe has been with SCORE for 19 years. Joe and his wife Liz have visited 42 countries. Joe received a B.A. from Georgia State University and graduated with honors.