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Philamercury Digital Rendezvous 2017

In a continuing effort to promote philatelic exhibiting, I am pleased to announce a one frame (16 pages) online philatelic competition – Philamercury Digital Rendezvous (PDR2017). – Richard Frajola

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Philamercury Digital Rendezvous 2016

In an effort to promote philatelic exhibiting, I am please to announce a one frame (16 pages) online philatelic competition – Philamercury Digital Rendezvous (PDR-2016). – Richard Frajola

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Digital Media and the Future of Philatelic Publishing – Part 3

Richard Drews These commercial approaches all recognize that world in general has migrated to the Internet and our most active hobbyists have followed. Publishing information on paper is static. The world is dynamic and interactive. The post baby boomer generations

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Stamp Collecting Stages Quiet Comeback in India’s Digital Era

An encouraging article on philately in the digital age by Sankalp Phartiyal – Stamp Collecting Stages Quiet Comeback in India’s Digital Era appears in Indian Insight. Though numbers are hard to come by, philately appears to be staging a revival in India,

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Digital Media and the Future of Philatelic Publishing – Part 2

Richard Drews John Hotchner and I have given two seminars on Challenges and Opportunities in Exhibiting and Judging Philatelic Publications. As a result of the participation and feedback we have been given the task of establishing ongoing colloquiums on philatelic

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Would You Use a Digital Synopsis – Poll

In this electronic age of philately and stamp exhibitions, we’ve moved from handwritten to computer generated pages. Our literature is now becoming available in digital format and who’s to say that we shouldn’t also start using a digital synopsis for

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New Tools For Stamp Collecting

A discussion of the latest analytical tools New Tools for Stamp Collecting by Gary Eggleston on BellaOnline is a good read and highlights the Institute of Analytical Philately. Most collectors are ignorant of how far scientific techniques have advanced that can advance

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Digital Media and the Future of Philatelic Publishing – Part 1

Richard Drews The pervasiveness of connectivity today has resulted in a revolution in publishing more profound than the introduction of moveable type by Gutenberg. Digital books already outsell hardbound books and will surpass sales of paperbacks in the next few

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QR Codes on Stamps Digitally Enhance Snail Mail

The Australian Post Office is linking digital files to physical mail through stamps as reported in the article QR Codes on Stamps Digitally Enhance Snail Mail by Julie Campbell. A very interesting article with a future trend being made available

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Would you use a Digital Synopsis – Poll

The synopsis for a philatelic exhibit has become invaluable for judges to properly evaluate an exhibit. Too much paper is always an issue for committees as it is cumbersome should the exhibitor fail to send one on time, not send

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Digital Philatelic Studies, Why Aren’t There More?

Digital philately grew into adolescence when Digital Philatelic Studies (DPS) became recognized in the hobby a few years ago. There were a few competitions, and it appeared digital studies were finally on their way to acceptance as another avenue to

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Lick Stamps No More

The web site sree.net has an opinion article by Sreenath Sreenivasan – Lick Stamps No More. I never gave postage stamps much thought. Aside from an abandoned childhood philately collection, my main relationship with stamps was scrambling for one to stick on

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Searching the Postal Bulletin Database

The American Philatelic Society is sponsoring two online seminars Searching the Postal Bulletin Database and Postal Laws and Regulations Database with Tony Wawrukiewicz on Saturday, March 1st and 8th using the GoToMeeting computer technology. Talk about getting the best information straight from the guru

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Philatelic Books on Kindle – Part 3

Amazon also offers philatelic books for free in digital format. These are classic texts which may not be the latest as far as publication dates go, but there is useful information in these pages and one cannot argue with the

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Philatelic Books on Kindle – Part 2

In addition to the general philatelic works listed in Kindle Part 1 of this post, a number of Kindle books can be found on specific philatelic subjects. This number will surely increase as philatelic publishers recognize the benefit of generating

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Philatelic Books on Kindle – Part 1

One of the best mobile software applications for digital philatelists is the Kindle Reader App available from Amazon. Although we normally associate Amazon e-books with handheld Kindles, versions of this app are available for any mobile phone, tablet, laptop or

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Basic Stamp Collecting – Online Course

The American Philatelic Society is offering an online Basic Stamp Collecting course lead by Ada Prill and Don Chenevert. Ada Prill and Don Chenevert present an introduction to the Hobby that covers all of the basic hobby how-to’s: from where

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Smile, You Could be on a Postage Stamp

The Chicago Tribune article by Tricia Bishop Smile, You Could be on a Postage Stamp discusses vanity images on postage stamps. In a report titled Embracing the Future, the President’s Commission on the United States Postal Service last year recommended letting

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