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BobbyBarnhart
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12 Feb 2013
03:34:53pm
Wikipedia has many very good articles on stamp collecting. YouTube has videos (both "how to" type and informative type). And do not forget about good ol' Google - just enter something in the search box (e.g., "how to detect watermarks on postage stamps"), you'll end up with a bushel of information !
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Logistical1
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12 Feb 2013
09:35:13pm
re: Information for New Collectors on the Internet

Bobby,
Yes there is a lot of information on the web. It used to be you had to make a trip to the library and hope you could find what you needed or buy the book. Now you can find almost any information without leaving home.


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Les
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26 Feb 2013
09:33:16pm
re: Information for New Collectors on the Internet

You can also find a lot of good information about collecting at the American Philtelic Society www.stamps.org
You don't have to be a member to view the information.


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26 Feb 2013
10:30:03pm
re: Information for New Collectors on the Internet

" ... It used to be you had to make a trip to the library ..."

For years I had a good dictionary, a thesaurus and several other books of facts on a shelf close to my desk, handy, as well as, easy access to an encyclopedia resting nearby.
Since the common availability of the internet and the ability to "Google" almost anything imaginable those books became a trap for dust. The encyclopedia set is gone, the dictionary and thesaurus are still nearby for comfort, but truthfully I haven't opened either in probably two or three years.

Want info about someone or someplace, just type the name, spelled as closely as possible to correct, tap the magic "enter" key and so much info comes up that it is a matter of choosing a source. Want to know who said some catchy phrase type in what even scrap you recall and presto-changeo not only is the source of your phrase presented but where that source copied it from originally. Song Lyrics work the same way
If you hear some political dipstick say that he, or she, never said "such and such" type as much of the statement in that you can recall and before you can " ecnednepednI fo noitaralceD " backwards there is the copy of the original statement in all its hypocritical glory, sometimes in a full range technicolor You Tube Clip.

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