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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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Digital Philately and Parisian Bridges

Thomas Broadhead, Knoxville Philatelic Society News Philately is a visual hobby, but it is also a tactile one. Not only is it fascinating to see the many varieties of stamps and covers, but it is also amazing to hold pieces

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DPS Page Size and Layout

Fran Adams As is often said, but rarely practiced, “Planning is Everything.” In developing a DPS, that quote is an invaluable piece of advice. If suggestions in the preceding articles have borne fruit, you now have a reasonable subject, goal

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Do DPS Your Way

Fran Adams Perspective is your unique spin on your little piece of the wide, wide world of philately. It’s how you arrange your material and knowledge into the final presentation using a fresh angle only you can create. It’s the

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Structure and Content

Fran Adams Structure is good, but without logically aranged content, it’s nothing. Level 1 – ‘Splash’ (Title) Page The ‘splash’ page of the study is at the apex of the pyramid, the main entry point for the study. A ‘splash’

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Structure and Organization

Fran Adams After a successful week of note taking, let’s organize your dream. You do not have to, nor should you, immediately execute every minute detail you’ve written down. The Main Ideas Review your notes and pick out perhaps four

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A Dream + 3 Questions = The Goal

Fran Adams To realize a Digital Philatelic Study (DPS) you’ll need a dream and a few questions that result in a goal to achieve that dream. A Dream This part can be the most fun and picking your subject carefully

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A Few Key Points

Fran Adams The following are points I’ve come to recognize as being helpful in my efforts to produce digital philatelic presentations. Bear in mind that this list is not all inclusive, nor is every personal opinion included; but, it may

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Planning a Digital Study

Fran Adams Once a collector turns to exhibiting, the requirement to increase one’s philatelic knowledge expands exponentially, typically as a result of the need to display that knowledge to further an award level. Accumulating reference material is not the goal

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DPS Critique – Mega-Event 2007

Bob Odenweller, David Herendeen and Fran Adams The following is a general letter provided as feedback to the participants of the 2007 DPS Competition. “The jury for Digital Philatelic Studies (DPS) entered in the 2007 Mega-Event in New York reviewed

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DPS Competition

The Fall American Stamp Dealers Association Inc. (ASDA) Mega-Event includes a new form of philatelic competition. Participants may submit a Digital Philatelic Study (DPS). Such studies allow collectors to broaden the basis for the presentation of their research and knowledge

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Defining Digital Philately

Fran Adams My philatelic bookshelf is never wide enough for the number of reference books I aspire to. Binders with magazine cuttings don’t fit there and it never fails that some articles end up in the recesses of a bottom

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