Much like the rest of the world, collectors have experienced their hobbies in a fast-changing environment for much of the 21st century. While the early 2000s saw widespread discontent among philatelists with the advent of the Internet and email, both of which were said to comprise the hobby’s so-called “death knell,” the following decade brought with it a chance of perspective. The same technology once assumed to mark the end of philately’s “good old days” has instead brought the hobby to new, unforeseen heights. One of Canada’s leading proponents of digital philately, Darin Cherniwchan spoke on that topic at CAPEX 22 on June 9, the show’s opening day. While defining digital philately through the lens of what he called “the 21st-century philatelist,” Cherniwchan offered a handful of tips for people interested in incorporating new technology and perspectives into their hobbies. Continue reading →
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