Volume 47 – #08

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Volume 47#08

August 2 – August 15, 2022

As philately gained popularity in the mid-20th century, young collectors began entering the hobby through stamp approval packs and comic book advertisements. Photos via Darin Cherniwchan.

Digital philately bolstered by technology’s ‘hidden virtues’

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 →

Features
AFAB Collection brings ‘very substantial result’
Page 1
Canada’s vintage carousels on new five-stamp set
Page 1
More ‘insider tips’ for auction bidders
Page 19

Regulars
Pick Our Brain
Do you have a collecting question?
Page 4
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Columns
Philatelic Commentary
Philatelic community united to ensure CAPEX 22’s success
Page 4
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
‘Tourist attractions’ range from nature’s glory to rugged do
Page 6

David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
Essential railway cancellations catalogue gets bigger, bette
Page 8
Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Stamps used as underworld currency, former officer says
Page 11

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Tomb of Egypt’s ‘boy king’ found a century ago
Page 14
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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