My friend, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer hosted an Organization Week on her blog last week to which I contributed a few articles. One of which was on how I organize my stamp collection. The specific post is here: http://balzerdesigns.typepad.com/balzer_designs/2012/01/organization-week-specific-solutions-part-1.html.
To whit, I've created a keywords categorization system for my stamp collection for which I've been receiving numerous e-mails. I figured I should share it here.
This document is in Microsoft Word. You could use it for reference in creating your own system.
This document is an XML file. You can import it into a blank catalog to start your own keywords categories based on mine.Download Keyword Tags.xml in a zip file
If you see that little green plus sign in the figure above, if you click on the little down triangle next to it, you'll see:
and that is how you select the file you've downloaded and get a jump start on organizing your stamp collection!