Sept. 10, 2009 - an
interview with postal history dealer and philatelic activist Richard Frajola
from The Collectors Weekly (link submitted by its author Maribeth Keane)
"... People collect stamps, and then they collect used stamps and they see that they got a cancel from some exotic place, so then they became interested in stamps on covers. ..."
c. 201104 - The Antonius Ra Collection
Over 225 countries for viewing and reference.
Sept. 1, 2009 - Dirk Spennemann's
Probably one of the most comprehensive philatelic and historical websites that ties stamps & stamp collecting into the fabric of history.
This appears to be a developing work but we suggest you especially see the Stamps and Postal History of the German Marshall Islands.
August, 2009 - Mission to get kids interested in stamps
(in New Zealand)
July, 2009 -
Philatelic Geography (new url C.201007
A developing work...
June 30, 2009 -
Could your post office be closing?
As mail volume declines, the US Postal Service could shutter up to 3,200 post offices and retail outlets. Most people say they understand -- unless it's their post office.
The NAZI Scourge:
Postal Evidence of the Holocaust and the Devastation of Europe
‘Mauritius’: Philately can be fatal
Al Harris of Alabama has some advise on soaking those pesky US self-adhesive stamps...
Found: Oct. 2008
The Current Best Yet!
inter.rs directory! "...about Philately (stamp collecting) Included in this category is information about the acquisition, display, identification, and conservation of these collections."
and who lists:
Allexperts - "Volunteer experts answer your questions about stamps for free."
Malte Aronsson's Collector's Target - loaded with resources! -&- his "The Fight Against Illegal Issues"
'June 30, 2006' (excerpt):
From: Wolfgang Maassen,
President of the AIJP
To: Mr. Manta (President of PWO)
"I am very excited that you – representing your organization – became a member of
AIJP given that there are a lot of
commonalities between our two groups. ...
We are once again at a turning point in time in which the words usually printed
on portable media can now be disseminated, saved, and used any time bodiless and digitally.
Thus, as of the last 25 years entirely new possibilities have opened to private users,
especially authors and journalists in philately. As the world organization of this target
group, recognized by all international organizations of collectors
and catalogue publishers
the AIJP represents the interests of authors and
journalists in the forum of the
World Association for the Development of Philately at the
Universal Postal Union."
(links added, ajw)
What's New in '08?
Well, it's now Nov./Dec. and I've been surveying