||Encyclopedia of U.S. Postage Stamps
|| (Win95/98/Me/2000/XP/Mac) (Just the CD) (STAMPZCIDJ)
"Does the Job" from New Media
History of the American Postage
The Encyclopedia of U.S. Postage Stamps is more than
just a stamp catalog. It is a multimedia experience that presents full-color
images of every face-different U.S. postage stamp design dating from the first
stamp issued in 1847 up to those issued in 1993 - that's over 2,400
This knowledge base is a necessary resource for any novice
or expert philatelist or anyone interested in the rich American history that is
illustrated by stamp designs. The Encyclopedia of U.S. Postage Stamps
includes more than 2,400 full-color stamp designs which were issued over 147
years, depicting prominent political, sports and entertainment figures, native
flora and fauna, impressive artworks, and architectural structures. With a
click of your mouse you can see how these designs provide an enthralling
panoramic survey of American history.
There is also a fascinating section with detailed full-color
images of unique postage stamps, including postal service misprints and
inverted designs that add even more interest to this intriguing hobby. The
Encyclopedia of U.S. Postage Stamps was produced with renowned expert
Richard L. Sine, former New York Times stamp columnist, former editor of
The American Philatelist, and former editorial director of Scott
Publishing, the nation's largest philatelic publisher.
Windows - 386/33 with Windows 3.1 or Higher, 4 MB RAM
(8 MB Recommended), CD-ROM drive (double speed recommended), VGA (SVGA 640x480,
256 colors recommended), mouse and sound card recommended.
Tested OK on Windows XP.
Macintosh - 68030+ Mac (256 colors recommended),
System 7+, CD-ROM drive (double speed recommended), 8 MB RAM.
CD-ROM Today, November 1994
"Don't let the title fool you. ZCI Publishing's latest
PowerCD won't tell you everything you want to know about stamps, but it will
tell you enough to start a basic collection.
"The disc focuses on three areas: how to identify stamps by
the binding process, printing process, and their physical characteristics; what
tools you need to start a collection; and what organizations and publications
"Stamps also offers you a mini-history lesson on subjects
depicted on the stamps as well as an overview of stamp history."
Home PC, November 1994
"Especially intriguing are the stories of errors and
misprints that turn run-of-the-mill stamps into instant collectibles. In 1918,
for example, William T. Robey bought a page of stamps for $25 only to discover
later that the "Jenny" airplane on each stamp was upside down. Individual
stamps from that page have since sold for as much as $150,000. Just try getting
that kind of return from your e-mail."
New Media, April 11, 1996
"History buffs will enjoy the commentary of Encyclopedia
of U.S. Postage Stamps, but philatelists will find it extremely
frustrating...Stamps does an excellent job of providing beautiful
scanned color images of every U.S. postal stamp release, but each stamp is
depicted individually - the disc doesn't show attached stamp blocks, complete
booklet panes, souvenir sheets or full sheets."
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