Webinar: Fads and Fashions in Philately


15 July 2021
Marcus Orsi and Devlan Kruck from the Museum of Philately presented this expert stamp collecting webinar and explained some of the many collecting trends and fads have influenced the hobby for today's collectors.

Stamp collecting trends and how they influenced the hobby

EXPERT STAMP COLLECTING WEBINAR (recording available for attendees)

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If you’re expecting postage with fashion articles depicted, or catwalk style commemoratives, think again. This webinar illustrates how stamp collectors have always been susceptible to fads and fashions in what they collect, from an obsession with soaking stamps off covers, to the mass production of covers with stamps on to satisfy the insatiable hunger of collectors.

What influences collectors and why do the 'classics' remain in vogue?

Also, find out what stamps were historically unfashionable and disregarded only to become popular and more valuable. Who were the top philatelists that refused to succumb to fads and what does this mean to stamp collectors today. 

How to detect a forgery

The webinar includes a practical section on ‘how to detect a forgery’. Following on from our first webinar on fakes and forgeries, here is your essential guide to avoiding the perils of buying fake stamps.

Discover how to spot a forgery from the subtle signs that something might not be as it seems, to the more technical clues that reveal the truth about a philatelic phoney. 

Session includes presentation, practical, and Q&A session. The webinar recording is now available to attendees and Season Pass holders.

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About the speakers

Marcus Orsi, Senior Philatelist at David Feldman SA
Marcus joined David Feldman in 1981, and has risen to become the company’s Head of Philately. In this role, Marcus has taken the lead in building upon David Feldman’s legacy by expanding the brand and its international exposure. Marcus has a leading role in business-getting, regularly travelling around the world to pick up new collections for auction. His philatelic specialities include the Middle East, Worldwide Classics and British Empire.

Devlan Kruck, Regional Representative UK at David Feldman SA
Devlan is based in the UK, currently living in Cambridgeshire, a professional philatelist and philatelic journalist for the last eleven years, who’s been studying stamps for over 30 years. He is a member of the Great Britain Philatelic Society (GBPS) and the Cambridge Philatelic Society and had literally hundreds of articles published in philatelic publications, and has been a regular face at all the main stamp shows and fairs in the UK for the last decade, where he has specialised in the supply of GB & Commonwealth material.