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Software Makes Organizing Your Stamps Easier

Jul 9, 2008
New software is being produced to make it easier for stamp collectors to organize and keep track of their valuable collection with just a few clicks. Software has even been developed that will allow collectors to search the web for those hard to locate stamps easier and quicker.

With the advancement of technology you can move your stamp collection into the twenty-first century with newly developed software that will allow collectors to keep track of stamps they have and help them find any stamps they need. These softwares have complete databases with a variety of stamps and plate number coils. They also offer cross reference fills that can help you locate stamps into their correct type or variety.

The collector would have the capability to search for stamps by the year of issue, topic, key word, or by denomination. With visually search capacities the collector can search all databases, then if the collector would like the stamp added to their inventory list all they have to do is click upon the stamp. This action automatically exports the data into your very own database with even more flexibility. This decreases the time the collector would have to manually enter such information.

These types of software allows collectors to print comprehensive inventory lists, valuation reports, want lists, and sell lists in a spreadsheet format. Everything that the collector would need is on these different software programs like built in color guides and built in watermark detectors. Thumbnail viewers allow the collector to view stamps faster and built in magnifiers allow images to be enlarged in any given area up to ten times.

These programs give collectors the ability to keep track of any multiple copies of stamps in used and mint condition and well as plate blocks. Comment fields give the collector the ability to add information such as purchase price, date of purchase, location of purchase, and the name of the dealer or individual the stamp was purchased from. Detail screens allow values to be enter, conditions of the stamps, and quantities.

The cross reference sections will give the collector a chance to search other databases by number system or sort by number or by stamp. Collectors also have the ability to add stamps into the database and even create other countries that may not be in the database. The ability to track stamps from other countries is an effective and efficient tool to have at the click of a finger. These programs will allow collectors to gather current market values on their collection, which will be useful for insurance purposes to show images and current market values.

Software programs even gives the collector the ability to create their own catalogs with built in image editors that have auto-rotate, auto-crop, and even auto-separate imaging. The collector can scan their stamps, then correct the color, touch up lighting issues, and add special effects, which is great for resale stamps on web based auction sites. New software programs actually have gotten their images directly from the National Postal Museum.

With just a few keystrokes the collector can record their entire collection in detail as they wish to produce a variety of reports and valuations that can be sorted different ways. Special listings can be produced that include stamps in the collectors collection and those the collector needs.
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Victor Epand is an expert consultant about rare coins, stamp collections, and rare collectibles. Follow these links to find the best marketplace for: collections, stamp collecting software, and collectibles.
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