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 presentations given at the Second International Symposium are below:
Retrospective of Technical Research in Philately
The Use of X-ray Fluorescence in Detecting Philatelic Forgeries
A New Technique for Analyzing the Optical Spectrum of Stamp Inks
China's "Workers and Soldiers Definitive Set of 1955-61"
The Coupling of Reflectance and XRF Spectroscopies in the Shade Determinations of the Carmine Admiral Sssue of Canada (Scott 106)
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.
Analytical Philately Tools and Possibilities
Ink Composition, U.S. Three-Cent Issues of 1870-1881
(John H. Barwis and Harry G. Brittain)
Computerized Image Analysis Applied to Fingerprinting Stamp Perforations
High Resolution Image Differencing of Stamps
Shade Verifications Using Tonal Histogram Analyses
Using XRD and IR-ATR to Determine Pigment Composition of the US 5-cent 1847 Issue
Microscopic analysis of Paper Content of the "Rosette Eagles," Mystery Mexican Stamps, Confirms Origin and Date.
Modeling Postal Historywith Postal Numbers
(Diane DeBlois and Robert Harris)
Canada 1868 Large Queen issue - Two Cent Possibly on Laid Paper
Fakes, Forgeries and Experts "Purpose" and "Responsibility"