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Krystal Harter β€” Expertizing Coordinator

β€œIt is an enjoyable experience working with both the experts in the hobby, and also with collectors who think they may have that one-in-a-million rarity ? and sometimes do!”

An employee since 1980, Krystal is one of the long-timers who has spent more than half her life working for the American Philatelic Society.

Krystal processes all incoming submissions for the American Philatelic Expertizing Service (APEX), logging information into the database and scanning each item. She then sends mailings containing the submitted items to selected individuals chosen for their expertise from the more than 150 members of the APEX Expert Committee for review. Other important duties include answering telephone and mail inquiries on such matters as submission status, service procedure, and form requests, along with assisting Director of Expertizing Mercer Bristow with the APS Estate Advisory Service, and assisting individuals who visit the American Philatelic Center to view the APS Reference Collection of Fakes & Forgeries.

Krystal and her husband Mark live in Zion, a suburb just east of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, with their 21-year-old daughter Heather, and their 18-year-old son Nick, who are both currently attending Lock Haven University. The Harters enjoy spending weekends at their family camp in Huntingdon County, which is about 30 miles south of Bellefonte, and just sharing time together with family and friends.

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