Jump to content

Entering Blocks of 4, Se-Tenant pairs & FDCs.


Recommended Posts

I recently purchased a copy of StampManage .... The program works great. I am not a stamp collector and the collect that I am cataloguing belongs to my father. Due to the fact that I am not a collector I have a few questions that I hope that you can either answer or direct me to another source. The questions are:

  1. I have been entering block of four stamps as “Blocks of Four” under “stamp type”. The question I have is, I am only able to value the stamps as singles. Is a block of four the same value as four singles? If they are more valuable how would I find the value of the block of fours?


For most modern and low value stamps multiplying the value by 4 is usually correct. But older and more rare stamps the value of a block of 4 could be much higher. It is usually best to consult the SCOTT catalog in such cases.

  1. I am unsure how to enter quantity when it comes to “se-tenant pairs” with either 2 or 4 separate types of stamps. Should they be entered as 2 pair (in the case of 2 stamp pairs) or 4 individual stamps?


You will notice that SCOTT has separate sub varieties for some se-tenant pairs. I would probably specify quantity 2 in the case of 2 se-tenant stamp pairs. 4 individual stamps sounds like quantity 1 and format would be a "strip of 4" You can enter your own formats in the stamp format dropdown if the one you want is not there.

  1. How do I enter 4 stamp first day of issue stamps? Are they entered as ‘1’ FDC or ‘4’ for each individual stamp with the price and type being FDCs?


4 different stamps on the same FDC? I would probably just enter the SCOTT numbers in the Scott number field and specify the format as FDC.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...