APRL Announces Partnership to Create Gateway to World’s Greatest Philatelic Research

April 4th, 2012 by Francis Leave a reply »

A centralized gateway to the greatest philatelic research in existence have been announced.

The founding partners in this initiative include the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum ((www.postalmuseum.si.edu/) and Smithsonian Libraries (www.sil.si.edu/), Washington, DC, the Royal Philatelic Society London (www.rpsl.org.uk), United Kingdom, and the American Philatelic Research Library (www.stamplibrary.org), Bellefonte, PA.

Philatelists around the world will be able to search, locate, and access philatelic research from partner libraries in real-time, from any computer. Major pre-1923 publications, including The Stamp-Collector’s Magazine, Illustrated, London, from 1865–1874, have been digitized and will be made available at no charge.

More details can be found here at the APS site.


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