Main Database Program


The World Collector program is the mainstay of the series and holds simplified data on over 190,000 stamps from around the world. Still a lot more to add but I will be stopping at 1999.

Stamp Detail Display

MainWindow

This is the  main form of the program and displays data from selected stamps. This is used to display the data from the simplified database supplied. 

The form is divided into several areas each with it's own function. The text at the top of each division indicates the function of that division. For example the catalog section displays catalog data on the currently selected stamp. The catalog can be changed any time by selecting a defined catalog from the drop down box.

My Collection allows you to indicate to the database which stamps are in your collection.

The image area displays any image assigned to the current stamp and allows you remove the image or assign a new one. You can scan in your own images and assign to the stamps.

The Detail area shows details of the current stamp.

Themes allows you to assign the current stamp to any defined theme. 

Selecting Stamps

Search Criteria window

Clicking the magnifying glass button will display the search criteria form. Simply enter the selection criteria for the stamps you require and the program selects the stamps for you. You search on country, theme year of issue and even catalog and number once that information is entered. Partial text searches are enabled on the set title and description fields.


Catalog Definitions

Add your favorite catalog to the system and then use this catalog for all database operations. If more than one catalog entered easily swap between them to check other catalog numbers and values for each stamp. Export the definition file for other users of the program and import catalog definitions from other users. Use the program features to mimic the order in which your favorite catalog displays stamps and even miss out stamps not in your catalog. Enter the catalog values in the catalog native currency without having to convert them as you type. 


Reports

The reports section allows you to report on the stamps selected producing Wants lists or valuation reports depending on your selections.  Reports can be Text or image based.

This is just a taster of the features why not download the manual and have a read?

Posted in March 2018 by William Atkin