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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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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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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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Did the Internet Kill Stamp Collecting? Not a Chance!

An interesting opinion article by Peter Messerschmidt on the hobby of stamp collecting and the internet – Did the Internet Kill Stamp Collecting? Not a Chance! from Bubblews. Then came email, and the Internet. Many observers believed that electronic media would mean the certain

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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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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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Stephen Prigozy

Stephen Prigozy, of Averill Park NY, died after a short illness on September 25, at the age of 81. Steve’s undergraduate degree was from Cornell and he held a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from City University of New York. A

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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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You Just Can’t Stamp It Out

The Times of India has a new article – You Just Can’t Stamp It Out. From being a quaint hobby nurtured by being friends with the postman, asking relatives and pen pals to send stamps from abroad or by simply buying them

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Philately Stamped Out In Internet Age

The Times of India has a new article – Philately Stamped Out in Internet Age. Once considered the “king of hobbies”, fit for those who seek knowledge and aesthetic pleasure, stamp collection is no longer a thing of attraction for the

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Happy New Year 2010

Fran Adams Happy New Year!! Hope everyone has a healthy and successful 2010. We’re on vacation, so no article this time. We’ll be back next year.

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Don’t Forget StampExpo 400

An APS-Recognized National Show, StampExpo 400 is a signature international event of the 2009 Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial celebration.

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Virtual Stamp Campus – Basics

The American Philatelic Society is offering an online course Basic Stamp Collecting conducted by Ada Prill beginning in September. An Introduction to the Hobby covers all the basic hobby how-to’s: from where to get stamps, to how to store them,

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