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Choosing a Scanner

Peter Aiken Many stamp collectors and dealers are interested in creating digital images of their stamps, covers, and other philatelic material. There are many uses for these images, including computerized databases, Web pages, and on-line auction listings. The process of

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Using a Scanner to Extract Postmarks

Peter Aiken, Compulatelist Have you ever been faced with a used stamp where you cannot quite make out the details of the postmark? Postal history collectors, who are interested in place names and dates, sometimes encounter this problem. If the

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