Philatelic Foreword by Jay Bigalke
Big things are coming soon for Scott Catalogs digitally. As Catalog Editor, I wanted to give Great American Stamp Show attendees something special at an event on Friday, August 13.
Scott Catalogs will have a new digital option starting this fall where collectors can subscribe to their favorite edition(s). For example, if you subscribe to Vol. 1, you will have access to a library of the countries contained in this volume. See preliminary image nearby.
When you click on a country, its listings will open in a new window. They are formatted in a 6 inch by 9 inch size with two columns of lists. This will allow for better viewing on an iPad or mobile device. You can even zoom in closer to see the details of the stamps displayed.
One of the highlights of the new digital option is an improved search capability. I’ll save the details of this for a future column after the website goes live.
And another improvement is imaging, but this one will take some time. We will have the ability to show more stamp images in this digital version.
Those who purchased the current version of the catalogs on scottonline.com will continue to have access to those purchases, but new editions will no longer be offered as before.
As an avid collector, although I am biased in promoting this, I believe we are about to have something very special available to the stamp collecting community very soon. And I look forward to hearing your feedback on how it’s improved once it’s live.
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