Monday, April 10, 2006

The Virtual Stamp Club & Washington 2006 of Fort Lauderdale, FL reports that The Virtual Stamp Club (VSC) will operate a "Computers in Philately" booth at "Washington 2006," the World Philatelic Exhibition being held May 27-June 3.

During the eight-day event, VSC president Lloyd de Vries says, "We expect to offer Internet access, demonstrations of software and Web sites, and informal lectures by publishers."

De Vries is quoted in the write-up as saying, "Computers are such an integral part of stamp collecting now. We use them for communication, for cataloguing, for commerce, for exhibiting, for research. We hope to show all these facets at Washington 2006."

The article also says the VSC also plans a series of interviews, informal talks and demonstrations. An advance schedule will appear on the group's Web site -- -- as "a work in progress." Daily updates will be made at the booth and online.

Volunteers are also needed to staff the booth and to help out during the show.

For more information, contact de Vries by e-mail at or go to
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM