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Using software to help with stamp collecting

Using Software To Help With Stamp Collecting

Stamp collecting has been a favorite among hobbyists worldwide. In fact, numerous associations and organizations like the American Philatelic Society and other philatelic societies online and in real life have been devoted to philately by serious hobbyists worldwide. This proves that people’s interest in stamp collecting has only been increasing with time thus, the need for databases and organization systems for those who take keen interest in stamp collecting.
A major point in stamp collecting is the rarity and value of the stamp, which is based on certain criteria like print, paper, design, perforation, postal watermarks, country of origin and year. Databases are used to compare a stamp to a collection of stamps to determine its rarity, value and even whether it is genuine. A wide array of information is only important to the practical philatelist to keep him from spending more than what the stamp is actually worth.
In the past, you would have needed a library of stamps and even opinion from postal authorities to determine the value of a stamp. Plus, your collection of stamps is in greater danger of being tampered with every time you check or even look at it because you practically have to haul the whole collection in. Now, thanks to digitalization, stamp collecting not only became more convenient but also fun.
Various stamp collecting software are now available to make stamp compilation and documentation easier. These programs include different stamp databases to compare your stamps with and to get information regarding them. All in just practically a push of a button. EzStamp, a stamp collecting software, includes databases from over a hundred countries. It can also provide SCOTT numbers for you stamps.
SCOTT numbers serve as serial numbers for the stamps. These numbers are based on a stamp catalog published by the Scott Publishing Company each year containing stamps from the US and other countries and the estimated values for each stamp. Every stamp issued by a country has its own unique corresponding Scott number that collectors use in buying selling or trading stamps and even putting some organization into their collections.
Aside from Scott numbers, stamp collecting software sometimes even provide colored images to the collection. The programs can even allow you to sort the stamps and view them according to various characteristics like year or country. It allows you greater control over the collection in no time and even lesser effort. Using these programs, sharing your collection with other enthusiasts is just a piece of cake.
In this time and age, stamp collecting software is something every stamp collector cannot do without.

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