The format of the Symposium will allow for about ten technical papers. Each paper must address the manner in which forensic analysis has been applied to solving a philatelic problem. Both studies of stamp characteristics (color, ink chemistry, paper, gum, etc.) and postal history items are welcome. Papers addressing methodology are preferred rather than a simple study or expertization of material that does not advance the state of the art in methods with broad applicability.
In addition to two days of technical presentations, there will be a half-day workshop, including hands-on experience with the NPM forensic equipment which includes a Foster & Freeman VSC 6000, a Bruker Tracer III-SD X-ray Fluorescence spectrometer, and a Bruker FT-IR (Fourier Transform Infrared) spectrometer.
Abstracts for 500 words or less must be submitted by April 1, 2012 electronically to Symposium@AnalyticalPhilately.org.
Institute for Analytical Philately, Inc.
Attn: Dave Herendeen
PO Box 751833
Las Vegas, NV 89136-1833
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