2015 Symposium

The 2nd International Symposium on Analytical Methods in Philately has come and gone. It was an incredible opportunity for philatelists to meet, hear papers on many interesting subjects and get hands-on experience..

The following are the presentations from the Symposium in PDF form:

The full “Symposium” is here: Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Analytical Methods in Philately

  1. Odenweller – Retrospective of Technical Research in Philately
  2. Lera – The Use of X-ray Fluorescence in Detecting Philatelic Forgeries
  3. Liston – A New Technique for Analyzing the Optical Spectrum of Stamp Inks
  4. McKee – China’s “Workers and Soldiers Definitive Set of 1955-61”
  5. Judge – The Coupling of Reflectance and XRF Spectroscopies in the Shade Determinations of the Carmine Admiral Sssue of Canada (Scott 106)
  6. Cibulskis – Stamp Colors – Towards a Stamp-Oriented Color Guide: Objectifying Classification by Color
    Appendices. There are six appendices in this paper. Five are found below and the sixth one on Scanner Calibration is found in the Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Analytical Methods Philately.

  7. Youseffi – Analytical Philately Tools and Possibilities
  8. Barwis – Ink Composition, U.S. Three-Cent Issues of 1870-1881
  9. Mustacich – Computerized Image Analysis Applied to Fingerprinting Stamp Perforations
  10. Mustacich – High Resolution Image Differencing of Stamps
  11. Lyerla – Shade Verifications Using Tonal Histogram Analyses
  12. Eubanks – Using XRD and IR-ATR to Determine Pigment Composition of the US 5-cent 1847 Issue
  13. Katz – Microscopic analysis of Paper Content of the “Rosette Eagles,” Mystery Mexican Stamps, Confirms Origin and Date.
  14. Deblois & Harris – Modeling Postal History with Postal Numbers
  15. Nixon – Canada 1868 Large Queen issue – Two Cent Possibly on Laid Paper
  16. Hallstrom – Fakes, Forgeries and Experts “Purpose” and “Responsibility”