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  1. Catalog Number
    1. Separate stamp
      1. Plain Stamp
      2. Block stamp
    2. Stamp Series
      1. Plain stamps
      2. Block stamps
  2. Derived series
  3. State and period
  4. Tag
  5. Color
  6. Value
  7. Currency
  8. Serration type
  9. Airmail
  10. Block
  11. Postage stamp
  12. Overprint

Catalog number

The catalog number is a unique identifier within a particular state or historical territory. This catalog uses the Michel series numerical series.

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Single stamp

As a separate stamp, we only include individual stamps or blocks that do not belong to any series.

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Plain stamp

If the variant is both serrated and cut, it is necessary to distinguish the letter A for serrated, the letter B for the sheared, and to separate it from the number itself with a slash (123/A, 123/B).

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Block stamp

You need to type before catalog number letter B and separate it with a slash (B/123).

If the block is both serrated and sheared , it is necessary to distinguish the letter A for the serrated, the letter B for the sheared stamps, and the slash to separate the number (B/123/A, B/123/B).

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Stamp Series

If marks are series, we put them as a series of stamps, not individually.

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Plain Stamps

Is neccessary write only catalog number first stamps of the series.

If the series of stamps is both serrated and sheared, it must be distinguished by the letter A for the serrated, the letter B for the sheared series, and the slash (123/A , 123/B) to separate the number itself.

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Block stamps

You only need to write the first block of the series (please note to correctly write the block catalog number).

If the series of blocks is both serrated and sheared , it is necessary to distinguish the letter A for the serrated, the letter B for the sheared series, and the slash to separate the number (B/123/A, B/123/B).

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Derived Series

If belong to serie or stamp a block, select this series from the scrolling list when entering block .

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State and Period

You must select the correct period (time span) of that State. Based on this, you can select a specific currency for each stamp value.

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Tag

You can assign any number of labels. Multiple labels within a single box are selected by pressing ctrl. If a label is missing from the menu, then contact us. If the label is not obvious, do not fill it in or fill in only the labels valid for the whole series.

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Color

You must enter color as accurately as possible by catalog. If that color is not in the list, then contact us. For a series, the color must be selected for all grades (the triangle icon next to the column name is used for the same value).

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Value

If the stamp value is ratio (one and one third of pfound) 1'4 (one third of Pound are 4 pence). Some stamps have a composite value (eg 1 + 2). If the stamp is overprinted, we will enter the original value of stamp.

For the series, it is necessary to enter the value for all stamps (for the same value, use the triangle icon next to the column name).

For a block that is composed of multiple marks, we write all the values ​​that are separated by a slash (4/5/6/7/10 or 1'2/3/3'6) or 1+2/2+3/4/5+1). We must not forget to convert the values ​​to currency order, which is shown on the block (typically the highest that is found for the block).

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Currency

For the series, the currency must be selected for all stamps (the triangle icon next to the column name is used for the same value).

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Serration Type

In addition to the catalog number (if both the same stamp or series) must be distinguished by a checkbox about what type of stamping or series it is.

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Airmail

For the series, air mail must be checked only for those stamps that are actually air (the triangle icon next to the column name is used for the same value).

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Block Stamp

In addition to being distinguished in the catalog number (done automatically), distinguish by checkbox whether it is a block or an plain stamp.

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Postage Stamp

In addition to being distinguished in catalog number (done automatically) is must be distinguished by a checkbox to see if it's a postage or an plain stamp.

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Overprint

If there is an overprint on the stamp, it is necessary to check the appropriate. If the exact text is known, it must be completed. For values, you also need to write a currency (3 $).

For the series, it is necessary to check and include the overprint for all stamps (for the same value, use the triangle icon next to the column name).

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The origins of philately

The oldest collection of stamps originated before the advent of postage stamps.

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