Best way to maintain a stamp collection?

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  1. 50548 Guest

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    I have amassed, since childhood, a considerable collection of stamps from all over the world, and am now considering a software solution to maintain/update it with all relevant philatelic information.

    What is the best way to do it? I've thought of Bento, but I am not sure whether it would be powerful enough. Are there any specific philatelic packages for Mac out there?

    Likewise for my large CD collection: is Delicious Library the best alternative in this case? Thanks!
     
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    Isn't there anyone who can help me with this?
     
  3. phoenixsan macrumors 65816

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    Maybe this is overkill, but.....

    I long ago made a catalog for a friend with some 1500 stamps or so. I put 20 stamps in a special plastic binder, locating one by one in a little space. Scanned every binder. Storage the pictures as JPGs and manage it througt iPhoto. Later we moved the library to Aperture, because my friend got a better computer. Maybe I dont understand you want to achieve, and if so, bear me with my solution.

    Again, sorry if my post is crazyness:( :):apple:
     
  4. phoenixsan macrumors 65816

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    But in second tought.....

    If you want to develop a database with data/images or only data or images, you can do nicely with FileMaker Pro, the elder sibling of Bento (Bento is like a spinoff):):apple:
     
  5. seniorgeek macrumors member

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    These are Windows programs but Microsoft Access would work and also the free SQl Compact Edition database from Microsoft. I run them on my iMac with VM Ware and Windows 7.
     
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    Fire

    Burn all the stamps in one sitting. Place the remains in a jar. Label the jar with a sticker called "stamps". Take a picture of the jar and email it to yourself. Can't think of an easier way to manage your collection.
     
  8. 50548 thread starter Guest

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    I thought of downvoting you but there is no such button available...so I am laughing instead :D

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    Thank you to all for the advice; perhaps I should consider Bento, then..!
     

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