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The great resources for philatelists on the Internet go well beyond sites that relate directly to stamp collecting. Because the serious stamp collector seeks information and help on important topics that span the entire scope of human knowledge, we have gathered together here a ever-growing number of very special links which can substantially aid you the pursuit of your hobby.

star.gif (1024 bytes) The Museum of United States Essays and Proofs. A true museum on the Web with a wonderful tour through the early design phases of 19th century U.S. stamps. Lots of interesting and important resources. Wonderful, high-resolution images. One of the top award-winning philatelic sites on the Internet.

star.gif (1024 bytes)DejaNews If you're a Usenet newsgroup user, this is the place you've been waiting for! Nothing short of the best international Newsgroup directory on the Web, including the rec.collectingstamps group. Think of a subject that you like, then search for the newsgroup devoted to it. It'll take you there where you can sign on and participate at will. Lots of friendly button click-thru's that make everything easy.

star.gif (1024 bytes)GeoCities If you're interested in putting up your own website here is the place to help you do it...and it can even be totally free. Not only that, but you can find out about all sorts of places to travel and even book reservations. A very friendly community!

star.gif (1024 bytes)CyberAtlas The way to get the perfect handle on how big the Internet truly is. How many people use it? How much commerce is flowing through it? A continually updated, understandable databank of facts useful to all philatelists.

star.gif (1024 bytes)BrowserWatch Whatever Web browser you use to access out site, is your version of it completely up to date? Here is the place to not only find out, but download the latest versions of every Web browser known to man.

star.gif (1024 bytes)THE LIST Getting frustrated with your Internet service provider. The List gives you more than 2,500 alternatives. A shoppers paradise for anyone thinking of making a switch!

star.gif (1024 bytes)AMAZON.COM BOOKS More than 3 million book titles are offered here, including stamp collecting publications. This site is the model for all Online sales operations. By far, the biggest bookstore in the world!

star.gif (1024 bytes)BIGBOOK Here is the place to look up te addresses and phone & e-mail addresses of over 11 million businesses in the United States. It has features you will NOT find in the Yellow Pages!

star.gif (1024 bytes)FOUR11 Ever become frustrated trying to find the address of a stamp collector you met at a show...or long ago at your local club? How about trying to locate anyone who's not been around for a while? This is the place to do it. Millions of names and street addresses from across America.

star.gif (1024 bytes)RealAudio If you've got Netscape 2.02 or newer (or MS Internet Explorer 3.0) and your system is capable of playing sound, it's time to bring the sounds of the Internet to your computer with RealAudio. This is audio without waiting for files to download (streaming audio).

star.gif (1024 bytes)ArchNet A branch of the WWW Virtual Library Project, this is THE site for individuals interested in archeology. It is an utterly amazingly colorful site...and full of background information that would be especially intriguing to philatelists whose collecting specialty relates to the ancient world.

star.gif (1024 bytes)BBC Multimedia Centre We are told that this is clearly the most popular website in Great Britain...and judging from its size---HUGE---and its giant wealth of information, it has to be a major place where British specialists can go for background information.

star.gif (1024 bytes)Electronic Journals The world of electronic magazines---like Stamps.Net---is growing by leaps on the World Wide Web. You will find e-zines on literally thousands of topics.

star.gif (1024 bytes)iTools Here you have a host of Internet tools in one convenient site. From finding software to download, to locating all sorts of useful aids---like a vast array of search engines, many of which you've never heard of, this is a key place at which to become familiar with the web.

star.gif (1024 bytes)The National Archives Whatever is part of America's past, it's stored here...from a part of JFK's skull to the storehouse of data available at all, but one, of the presidential libraries. (Nixon didn't want the NA to have any part of his Whittier, Calif., library.)

star.gif (1024 bytes)Learn About The Web If you're a newcomer to the World Wide Web on the Internet, here's the place to get up to speed on everything you need to know to access this amazing wonder for every possible use you can imagine.

star.gif (1024 bytes)Frontline Online There is no more powerful program on Public Television than the investigative FRONTLINE. Full of mystery and behind-the-scenes stories, this show has put it all on its excellent website.

star.gif (1024 bytes)Thomas This site helps you track bills as they move through Congress and monitor the entire Congressional Record for into the past. An extremely useful site for postal historians.

star.gif (1024 bytes)FedWorld A huge emporium of U.S. Government information servers on the Internet. An amazing variety of topics, searchable indexes, and publications.

star.gif (1024 bytes)Internet Public Library A huge collection of links to information sites on the Web. An emphasis on learning and education.

star.gif (1024 bytes)U.S. Weather Map The quick way to get text-based weather information about any place in America. We don't go to stamp shows without this.

star.gif (1024 bytes)CRAYON This amazing place will allow you to select your favorite newspapers, then build for you your own regular OnLine newspaper filled only with the type of news in which you're interested...even philatelic topics. It is a very good way to keep up with phiatelic topics that are covered in the national media.

star.gif (1024 bytes)Thomas This site helps you track bills as they move through Congress and monitor the entire Congressional Record for into the past. An extremely useful site for postal historians.

star.gif (1024 bytes)FedWorld A huge emporium of U.S. Government information servers on the Internet. An amazing variety of topics, searchable indexes, and publications.

star.gif (1024 bytes)Internet Public Library A huge collection of links to information sites on the Web. An emphasis on learning and education.

star.gif (1024 bytes)Genealogy Home Page The main place when it comes to searching for data on ancestors. A very helpful site if you're interested in U.S. postal history.

star.gif (1024 bytes)How Far Is It? Before you go to that stamp show, look here to find out how far away it is and get important travel information you will need for your trip.

star.gif (1024 bytes)TIGER Mapping Service Sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau, this service will create a detailed map from publicly available data of any area you choose.

star.gif (1024 bytes)U.S. Weather Map The quick way to get text-based weather information about any place in America. We don't go to stamp shows without this.

star.gif (1024 bytes)U.S. Postal Service Rates, stamps, history and all sorts of info from this large site...where stamp collectors are quite welcome, of course.

star.gif (1024 bytes)The Internet Book Shop Search for and choose from over 785,000 titles in this United Kingdom-based online bookseller site. Wow.

star.gif (1024 bytes)PBS Online Online headquarters for the Public Broadcasting System. Great monthly listings and previews and even a store. Wonderful place.

star.gif (1024 bytes)Download Shareware If you didn't know that you can actually download thousands of free software programs into your computer, here's the place to find out what's available. Talk about huge! Looking for different kinds of software to help you in your hobby? This is the place to find it.

star.gif (1024 bytes)Find E-Mail Addresses Quickly locate the e-mail addresses of fellow philatelists who have e-mail addreses on the Internet. More than eight million addresses.

star.gif (1024 bytes)Political Americana Get on this WebSite and see unusual and historical memorabilia on America's political past.

star.gif (1024 bytes)The Library of Congress Here is the essential resource of America with a wide and ultra deep range of every kind of information---from books and photographs to video, movie and audio history---available to the researcher. Even the casual visitor loves this place.

star.gif (1024 bytes)The New York Public Library Though these folks aren't too up to snuff on displaying to the public their incredible philatelic holdings---including the fabulous Miller collection of early U.S.---their resources come close to matching, and even bettering, the Library of Congress.

star.gif (1024 bytes)The Metropolitan Museum of Art One of the web's unbelievable sites...filled with the artifacts and history that only the Met can offer.

star.gif (1024 bytes)The Smithsonian Institution and from there, The National Postal Museum. Take an armchair tour of America's greatest historical repositories. And find out what the latest happenings are at the NPM.

star.gif (1024 bytes)The Mary Rose History and maritime buffs will be captivated by this new WebSite, which hosts information on the recently resurrected, 400-year old Mary Rose, the flagship of Britain's Henry VIII's fleet.

star.gif (1024 bytes)CRAYON This amazing place will allow you to select your favorite newspapers, then build for you your own regular OnLine newspaper filled only with the type of news in which you're interested...even philatelic topics. It is a very good way to keep up with phiatelic topics that are covered in the national media.

star.gif (1024 bytes)CapWeb Maintained by U.S. Senate staffers, here is a wealth of information about Congress and its members.

star.gif (1024 bytes)Genealogy Home Page The main place when it comes to searching for data on ancestors. A very helpful site if you're interested in U.S. postal history.

star.gif (1024 bytes)How Far Is It? Before you go to that stamp show, look here to find out how far away it is and get important travel information you will need for your trip.

star.gif (1024 bytes)TIGER Mapping Service Sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau, this service will create a detailed map from publicly available data of any area you choose.