Digital Philately – Leaving a Legacy for Future Philatelists
with Darin Cherniwchan
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October 10, 20237:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET
In an era where the digital realm dominates our daily lives, the timeless hobby of stamp collecting faces both challenges and opportunities. Darin Cherniwchan, a passionate philatelist, is at the forefront of bridging the gap between traditional philately and the digital age.
With a mission that resonates with every stamp enthusiast – “To keep the hobby alive, one collector at a time” – Darin is set to share his profound insights into the current state of philately and the transformative role technology can play in its future.
Having dedicated a significant portion of his life to the art of stamp collecting, Darin boasts an impressive collection, with a particular focus on the Canadian small queens. His passion doesn’t stop there. As a life member of the Rotary on Stamps Fellowship, Darin has also delved deep into collecting stamps that celebrate the global impact of Rotary. Beyond his personal collecting pursuits,
Darin is an active member of the philatelic community. He holds leadership positions in numerous philatelic organizations, a testament to his commitment and dedication to the craft.
This session promises to be an enlightening journey into the world of digital philately. Whether you’re a seasoned collector, a newbie, or someone intrigued by the fusion of tradition and technology, this talk is tailored for you. Join us to explore the future of stamp collecting and discover how we can ensure its legacy for generations to come.
Darin Cherniwchan, a foremost advocate for digital philately in Canada, presented on the subject at CAPEX 22 on its inaugural day, June 9. He characterized digital philately from the viewpoint of what he termed “the 21st-century philatelist,” providing several suggestions for enthusiasts keen on integrating modern technology and viewpoints into their pastimes.
Darin Cherniwchan began by tracing the evolution of philately, contrasting the stamp approval packs and comic book promotions of the mid-1900s with today’s online shops and virtual gatherings.
“Over the last 20 to 30 years, the world has changed,” said Cherniwchan, of Chilliwack, B.C., who chairs the British North America Philatelic Society’s Digital Philately Study Group, which also met at CAPEX 22. “We have so much power at our fingertips now that we never had before, and I think it can be overwhelming to almost everyone.” Source: CSN
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