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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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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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Lick Stamps No More

The web site 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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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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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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Enjoyment of Stamp Collecting Has Scientific Foundation

The 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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Beyond the Perf

The website Beyond the Perf and mobile app from the USPS features the postage stamp issues of the years 2009 through 2013. Each issue has information on the background of the stamp and series, date of issue, designer, etc. Quite

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Digital Color Postmark Guidelines

The USPS Guidelines on Digital Color Postmarks Envelopes must be a #6 or #10 size constructed of paper rated as Laser safe. If you wish to submit stock for us to test you may send them to: Cancellation Services DCP Test

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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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Selling the Air Mail Service

The British Postal Museum & Archive has a new posting – Selling the Air Mail Service. With the rapid development of Air Mail services from the 1920s onwards, the Post Office was faced with the challenge of marketing the concept

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