Join this always-entertaining speaker as he takes us on his personal journey through time with two stamps: La Fortaleza in Puerto Rico and 150th Anniversary of Mississippi. Félix Pérez-Folch, Jr. will show how he became a stamp collector and how it has inspired him to share, teach and promote the best hobby in the world. The presentation will include creative ways to introduce stamp collecting and exhibiting ideas. Félix will also discuss the importance of attending stamp shows, joining philatelic organizations and local stamp clubs. Join us on this journey with the world's greatest traveler - The Stamp! We will learn, travel, connect, and - most importantly - we will have fun!
Félix Pérez-Folch, Jr. became a stamp collector in 1998 while serving in the U.S. Air Force; he later served in the U.S. Army, and in 2018 retired after 29 years of service. His topical stamp collections include Mississippi, Puerto Rico, Black Heritage, Native Americans, African Americans, Women, Penguins, Ships, Flags, Asian/Pacific Americans, Perú and birds. He is the owner of The Stamp Professor LLC and is a member of 21 philatelic organizations. Félix currently serves as one of the lead ambassadors for the ATA Adventure Hub. He is active in the Gulf Coast Stamp Club, Jackson Philatelic Society, Penguins on Stamps Study Unit and serves as ATA liaison and director for the Sociedad Filatélica de Puerto Rico. In 2021, he was presented the American Philatelic Society Nicholas G Carter volunteer recognition award for national service.