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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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Enjoyment of Stamp Collecting Has Scientific Foundation

The Ask.com 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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Get More out of Stamp Collecting with Philatelic Literature

The Ask.com web site has an article on philatelic literature – Get More out of Stamp Collecting with Philatelic Literature by John Finch which talks about digital publishing. Over the years philatelic publications have come and gone. The early newsletters that the likes

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Stamp of Disapproval (Stamp Collecting’s Fate in the Internet Age)

Article describing the demise of stamp collecting. Stamp collecting was once one of those phases every boy (and many girls) went through, along with a passion for dinosaurs (or horses) or an interest in space flight (I’m not sure what

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Philatelic (internet) News Groups

A list of internet news groups can be found on the PhilaGuide web site.

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Stamp Collecting in an E-Mail Age

An older New York Times article by Sandeep Junnarkar describes Stamp Collecting in an E-Mail Age. Many enthusiasts worry that the pastime may slowly fade in the blare of video games, satellite television and iPods. But for all its emphasis on

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The Emergence of Ebay

An article outlining the phenomenom of eBay. The emergence of Ebay has been nothing short of an international phenomena. It’s actually one of the few internet companies to survive the internet bubble implosion that wiped out billions of dollars and

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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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