Adding stamps help

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Adding stamps
Adding to your collection
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Color
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Date
Denomination
Description
Design
Design type
Emboss
Function
Image
Issue
Issuer
Item
Looking at the catalogue
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Stamp
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There are several ways to add new types of stamps to the database.

Adding a single stamp

The first way to create a type is to make a clone of an existing type, using the Clone button. The clone's description page is opened in editing mode, so you can modify and save it.

Another way to create a new type is while editing an existing type; you can do a "Save as new" to record the current editing state as a different type.

Adding multiple stamps

The high-powered way to add lots of types all at once is the the "add multiple" form, which lets you add groups of related types, such as all stamps for a particular country's year set.

There are several ways to link to this form; you can start from a stamp page, or from the chart of stamps on the issuer page, or from the links in the year set format on the issuers list.

At the top of the form you will see the form fields that will have the same values for all the stamps you're going to add. Some, such as the issuer and year, will have been filled in already. You can change any of these at any time; they will be applied to any stamp you create from that point on.

Below that there is a section briefly summarizing the already-existing stamps that match the top form fields.

Next is several fields defining common properties for a set, which includes both multi-stamp issues and sets with a common design types. The fields include day/month, names for the issue and/or design type, and the number of stamps belonging to the set. The number defaults to 1, and if you want the set to have more, type in the set size and click on the "Check" button. (You can also reduce the number by typing in a smaller value.)

The final rows of fields include one for each stamp in the set. You set the denomination (which is the only required one of the fields), color, design, and catalog value.

Once you've entered data for all the fields, you can click "Save" to create all the stamps in the set. They will appear in the summary area above, with links to their so you can examine the result.

The form remains in place, but cleared, so it's ready for you to add the next set.

(The form includes Add buttons at top and bottom, which lets you create multiple sets and work on all of them before saving; but we don't recommend using it.)

The add-multiple form doesn't allow you to set every individual property of each stamp, but it is a faster and simpler way to set the most common properties. You can always go to the individual stamp pages to do final fixup.