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USPS Priority Mail Delivery Map

The U.S. Postal Service has an online – Priority Mail Delivery Map. Enter an origin ZIP Code™ to see 1, 2, or 3 day specific delivery times from that origin. Zoom in to see ZIP Code zones by first 3 digits. Exceptions apply

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Do You Prepare Your Exhibits on a Computer – Poll

Preparing a philatelic exhibit these days has become much easier through the use of a computer and printer. Although various software programs are available and can be used, hand lettered pages are still being prepared.

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Collected Works – Stamps in the Classroom

An older article ‘Collected Works‘ in the New York Times education section by Sierra Prasada Millman and Javaid Khan presents a lesson plan that might still prove of value to teachers in their classrooms. Very interesting approach in studying and

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Philatelic Books on Kindle – Part 5

Although Amazon is the easiest service to use, free philatelic book offerings are also available in various digital formats, including Kindle ebook format, through other sources. Project Gutenberg offers several titles for download and the Philatelic Digital Library Project offers one

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Enjoyment of Stamp Collecting Has Scientific Foundation

The Ask.com web site has an article on the science of stamp collecting – Enjoyment of Stamp Collecting Has Scientific Foundation by John Finch which also discusses specialty groups. “Stamp Collecting is More Than a Child’s Pastime.” While the quote is a cute

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Stamp Software – How To Pick The Best Program To Suit Your Needs

A video describing many of the features stamp collecting software should have to make tracking of your collection easier.

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Happy New Year Digital Philatelists!

A very Happy New Year greeting to all our readers and followers. We wish you a healthy and successful 2014!

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Page Layout Software – Poll

Page Layout software is the most valuable tool in most exhibitors’ toolboxes. The ability to arrange text and image blocks in a freestyle manner allows for great flexibility when accommodating odd sized pieces or fitting text between items.

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Happy Holidays 2013

We wish to extend our most sincere hopes to all our readers for a wonderful holiday season. Thank you all for reading or following the blog (we’ve now 60 followers which is fantastic) and we hope something we published this

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Wolf Collection of Irish Postage Stamps

The University of Notre Dame’s library has a special collection – The Charles Wolf Collection of Irish Postage Stamps. This is a nice introduction to the area and I found the information as well as the images, reasonably clear and

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A-B-C’s of Stamp Collecting

Going beyond the basics of stamp collecting, Janet Klug, past president of the American Philatelic Society and member of the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, is your guide to topical stamp collecting in A-B-C’s of Stamp Collecting.

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Optimize Google Search – Part 2

Janet Klug, WE Think – Vol 3 No 4 Using Google’s search for images will frequently lead you to one or more images that would be useful for your research. Most of the time you can save the images you

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Stamp Insider is a Fine Philatelic Publication

The Ask.com web site has an article on philatelic literature – Stamp Insider is a Fine Philatelic Publication by John Finch which publicizes the digital publication Stamp Insider. If you haven’t checked out Stamp Insider yet, do it now. This is simply a good stamp

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Optimize Google Search – Part 1

Janet Klug, WE Think – Vol 3 No 3 Google is more than just a search engine. It also contains: Web content Images Scholarly papers Book search (searches full text) Video More is being added all the time! Most Google

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Which Search Engines do You Use – Poll

When performing a search for information to use in our hobby, we all want relevant results that are simple to use. Which general purpose web search engine do you find valuable when using one?

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Get More out of Stamp Collecting with Philatelic Literature

The Ask.com web site has an article on philatelic literature – Get More out of Stamp Collecting with Philatelic Literature by John Finch which talks about digital publishing. Over the years philatelic publications have come and gone. The early newsletters that the likes

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Challenges in Literature Exhibiting and Judging

American Philatelic Society AmeriStamp Expo 2013 seminar video – Challenges in Literature Exhibiting and Judging by Richard Drews.

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Philatelic Books on Kindle – Part 4

Amazon has yielded several additions to our previous lists of philatelic books in Kindle ebook format and they follow. I’m sure the list can be updated again in the future and we look forward to comments on this post with

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Philatelic Information and Knowledge: Pass It on

The Ask.com web site has an article on philatelic literature – Philatelic Information and Knowledge: Pass It on by John Finch which publicizes the American Philatelic Research Library (APRL). The free exchange of information in the philatelic world is free only insofar

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Fotopedia App

The app Fotopedia Heritage is quite amazing. Built in cooperation with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, we have access to a myriad of images reflecting human culture. Highly recommended! This app was recently selected as one of the top 50 apps

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Word Processing Software – Poll

Word Processing software is a mainstay of exhibiting. Gathering notes into a single document for reference, accessing articles or even laying out exhibit pages if one does not have a page layout program are all possible with a word processor.

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Incorporating QR Codes in Exhibits

Kristin Patterson, WE Expressions – Vol 6 No 4 Quick Response Code or QR code for short is the trademark for a type of two-dimensional code which was first designed in Japan for the automotive industry. Recently, the system has

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How to Organize and Maintain your Personal Library

During the American Philatelic Society’s Summer Seminar 2013, Tara Murray presented an elective on organizing and maintaining personal libraries. It was recorded for YouTube, but you can watch “How to Organize and Maintain your Personal Library” right here.

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Electronics in Exhibits

Kristin Patterson, WE Expressions – Vol 6 No 4 When we hear the term electronics, we think of recent inventions such as the iPad and cell phone. These items that we cannot live without seem to have no connection with

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How the Internet Changed Philately

The World Stamp News has an opinion article – How the Internet Changed Philately. There were many in the 90s that predicted stamp collecting and stamp sales would become extinct no thanks to the internet. Unfortunately, for Post Offices around the world,

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