Can anyone help me use the Scott Catalog for stamp collecting?

Question by lindauerndc: Can anyone help me use the Scott Catalog for stamp collecting?
I bought the entire Scott Catalog on CD, and I’m new to stamp collecting. I’m trying to look up stamps in the catalog and I don’t really understand the different columns, classifications, prices, etc. Is there some sort of index or key to understanding how stamps are listed?
Thanks.

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Answer by cassandradl
It’s been a while since I used a Scott catalog, but I recall that there is an explanation in the front of the calalog that tells how to use the keys in the book. The entries show things like value for mint stamps and used, and much more. Have fun!

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One Response to “Can anyone help me use the Scott Catalog for stamp collecting?”

  1. CC says:

    I’ve never really used Scott, but I do know somewhat how it works. There are two price columns, one for how much a mint stamp would be and one for a used stamp. Every stamp has a Scott number, universally used to identify the stamps (For example the 1963 5 cent stamp of Eleanor Roosevelt is Scott #1236).
    Other than that I don’t really know much. http://askphil.org is a wonderful website full of philatelic info, qestions and answers, and other useful things. Happy collecting!

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