Conversations with Philatelists
Ep. 49: Simon Martin-Redman: On Exhibiting Across the World

Ep. 49: Simon Martin-Redman: On Exhibiting Across the World

April 19, 2021

Simon Martin-Redman discusses his extensive exhibiting experience across the world, shares stories about the quirks of being a philatelist in modern times, and talks about his personal collecting interests, including the Malaysian state of Sarawak.

Ep. 48: Cameron Blevins: Paper Trails: The US Post and the Making of the American West

Ep. 48: Cameron Blevins: Paper Trails: The US Post and the Making of the American West

April 12, 2021

Cameron Blevins teaches American History and Digital Humanities at the University of Colorado Denver. His new book, Paper Trails: The US Post and the Making of the American West (Oxford University Press 2021) presents a spatial interpretation of the nineteenth century American State by mapping the sprawling infrastructure of the nation’s postal network.

Join us as we speak with Cameron about the inspiration behind the book, discuss several topics that the book covers, and how the research of past philatelists fueled some of the core datasets.

Ep. 47: Carol Bommarito: The Accessibility of Stamp Collecting

Ep. 47: Carol Bommarito: The Accessibility of Stamp Collecting

April 5, 2021

Carol Bommarito talks about how she got involved in philately later in life, and how flexible and accessible the hobby is for anyone to join at any age or stage in life. She also discusses her specific collecting interests, her role in the Classics Society, and her success as an exhibitor.

Ep. 46: Tobias Huylmans: The Science Behind Identifying Forgeries

Ep. 46: Tobias Huylmans: The Science Behind Identifying Forgeries

April 1, 2021

In this special episode, Tobias Huylmans discusses the rigorous testing measures that philatelists must go through to become a certified expertiser of the Bund Philatelistischer Prufer (BPP), and walks us through several in-depth visual examples of how to identify the finite discrepancies that give away forgeries. 

Ep. 45: Chris King: Diving into Organized Philately

Ep. 45: Chris King: Diving into Organized Philately

March 29, 2021

This week, Chris King discusses how participation with organized philately improves the overall experience, the details behind the relocation of the Royal Philatelic Society of London, and how he foresees the future of international philately.

Ep. 44: On Location: St. Louis Stamp Expo March 2021

Ep. 44: On Location: St. Louis Stamp Expo March 2021

March 22, 2021

In this special episode, Charles goes on location and films at the St. Louis Stamp Expo with a special appearance from Alex Haimann. We discuss both participant and dealer attendance, overall atmosphere, and what shows may look like in the future. 

Ep. 43: Marcus Orsi & Devlan Kruck: Exploring the Museum of Philately

Ep. 43: Marcus Orsi & Devlan Kruck: Exploring the Museum of Philately

March 18, 2021

In this bonus mini episode, Marcus Orsi and Devlan Kruck give us an inside look at the Museum of Philately, its purpose, its goals, and their plans for the Museum's future.

Ep. 42: Casey Jo White: Fueling Philatelic Passion Projects

Ep. 42: Casey Jo White: Fueling Philatelic Passion Projects

March 15, 2021

This week, Casey Jo White discusses her position as a collection curator, her involvement in the philatelic community, and effective research methods. Casey also talks about her current philatelic passion projects, the cats on stamps club, and shares with us the local post stamp she designed.

Ep. 41: Don Denman: Stamp Smarter and the Future of Online Philately

Ep. 41: Don Denman: Stamp Smarter and the Future of Online Philately

March 8, 2021

This week, Don Denman, owner and operator of Stampsmarter.org, discusses the idea behind Stamp Smarter, the future of philately on the internet, and the importance of sharing information throughout a community.

Ep. 40: John Scott: Former Keeper of the Queen’s Royal Collection

Ep. 40: John Scott: Former Keeper of the Queen’s Royal Collection

March 1, 2021

In this episode, Michael and Charles talk to John Scott, the former keeper of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's royal philatelic collection. Scott discusses the duties he held in his position, the debate of whether a collection should be fluid and adaptable over time or preserved in its original historical state, and how to get the greater community more engaged in philately.

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