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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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The Internet has Changed Philately – Forever!

The Stamp News Australasia – Market Matters article by Glen Stevens The Internet has changed Philately – Forever! presents an interesting view from the dealer’s perspective. Many readers do not realise this, but it is a fact the internet has changed forever,

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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 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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The Postman Doesn’t Ring at All

The blog Collateral Damage has an opinion article by Marianne Thamm – The Postman Doesn’t Ring at All: the Death of Snail Mail. Perhaps we will see some sort of hipster or steam punk revival in philately as postage stamps become increasingly

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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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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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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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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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