Philately | 0 minsDick Eassom, CF APMP Fellow, Philately: The Wonderful World of Stamp Collecting
In this course:
Dick Eassom, SMA’s Vice President of Corporate Support, shows his passion for stamp collecting
Episode 1: Overview | 0 mins
Dick looks at the early history of postage stamps, some famous errors, and the three most valuable stamps in the world.
Episode 2: American Football on Stamps | 0 mins
Part of our Super Bowl LV special Town Hall, Dick looks at American football on stamps
Episode 3: Horse Racing on Stamps | 0 mins
For the Kentucky Derby, Dick looks at US stamps featuring the Derby, horse racing, and horses in general, as well as stamps from Great Britain and Australia, and the first stamps to feature horse racing, from Germany in 1936.
Episode 4. Stamp News! | 0 mins
Dick discusses the rare stamps that were recently auctioned by Sotheby’s in New York: the 1856 British Guiana 1c magenta, and a plate block of 1918 inverted 24c “Jennies”
Episode 5. Olympic Stamps | 0 mins
From our 22 July 2021 Town Hall celebrating the Olympic Games, Dick looks at stamps issued for the Olympics, from the 1896 Greek issue for the first modern Olympic Games in Athens onwards.
Episode 6. Olympic Stamp Update! | 0 mins
Inspired by his previous presentation, Dick shows 100-year-old stamps from 1ht 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, and stamps from the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and describes their design and issue. Click the green icon to the right to see the actual pages from Dick’s stamp collection.
Episode 6. James Bond on Stamps | 0 mins
From our October 7 town hall to mark the U.S. release of the latest James Bond movie, “No Time To Die,” Dick looks at the Great Britain stamps issued to coincide with the original, pre-COVID, U.K. release of the movie, and issues to commemorate the books and life of the author Ian Fleming (1908–1964).
Episode 7. Veterans' Day Stamps | 0 mins
For our 11 November Veterans’ Day Town Hall, Dick shows just a few U.S. stamps that honor veterans.
Episode 8. Seasonal Stamps | 0 mins
When did the first Christmas stamps appear? What is the controversy with US Christmas stamps? How many holidays does the US issue stamps for? Dick Eassom, our VP Corporate Support and resident philatelist answered all those questions and more during our 9 December 2021 Town Hall!
Episode 9. James Bond: The Finished Album | 0 mins
Based on his October 7 town hall presentation of Great Britain stamps issued to commemorate the books and life of Ian Fleming and the James Bond movies, in this Town Hall pre-show, Dick shows pages from the finished James Bond album he created and shares his creative process for the album pages.