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Posted 05/23/2012   3:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add EricBismarck to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Does anyone have any recommendations on stock pages? (the 3 ring kind)

Manufacturers you like/don't like? Double Sided, single sided?

Also - for the majority of stamps, what sizes do you get... 8 row, 7 row, 6 row?? - Or in other words -

Would you buy like 50 7 row, 50 6 row, 10 5 rows, etc. etc. (distribution based worldwide collection)


Thanks in advance!

Eric
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Posted 05/23/2012   3:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I use 8 row Lindner pages. Vario pages are pretty much the same, too. 8 rows work best for definitives/regular issues and standard size horizontal commemoratives and maximize the number of stamps you can fit on a sheet.

If you want full protection for larger stamps (jumbo size) or vertical commemoratives, or plate blocks/strips or covers, etc., the pages are available in lesser number of rows, of course. In fact, this scan is taken from a package of the Lindner pages I have at hand and shows the various formats the pages are available in:



Most of the modern stock pages are pretty much the same in terms of quality; not like the ones of a decade or two ago that would curl up and tear apart very easily. I believe that most of them today also come as two-sided, so you can pick and choose whether or not to use them as single or double sided stock pages. Most are also cut with oversized holes to accommodate most of the common binder sizes.


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Posted 05/23/2012   4:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ramanandn to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I use the standard Vario pages for my duplicates and for the yet to be mounted stamps. Very sturdy, fit into the most 3-ring binders.

Ram
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Posted 05/23/2012   5:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trainwreck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I use Vario too. I tried the Showgard brand once because they were less expensive--not happy with the quality.

Cheers, Robert
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Posted 05/23/2012   7:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add davenumber40 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm very happy with my vario pages. I bought 7 row and 5 row to start with and I haven't had any stamps that didn't fit those pages.
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Posted 05/23/2012   8:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EricBismarck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks All - I was looking at Vario as well... I think I can get 100 double-sided vario sheets for 55 bucks or so. I recently got 2 of the Vario-G binders with the slip-cases....Man are they nice...

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Posted 05/23/2012   9:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sharksfan11 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I recently bought a set of 5 Blue and a set of 2 red of the Vario-G binders with the slip-cases. Mit63 on eBay. Outstanding binders.
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Posted 05/23/2012   10:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have Vario double sided black background because that's what was available here when I wanted some. Vario D-ring binder because I asked for it, I like the pages laying flat.

The one-sided Varios are stiffer I hear and cost more. The clear are good if you need to mount covers and also see the backs, or just want to see the backs of your stamps also.

There are cheap versions of Vario-type available. Look for the lighthouse in the bottom corner to make sure it is Vario.

I accidentally got some wet with water at one time and the backing curled and wrinkled like cardboard. Maybe it was plastic laminated or something. Should have kept them for future study.
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Posted 05/24/2012   12:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ramanandn to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
sharksfan,

Just curious; with those Vario-G binders, isn't it a pain to flip over pages because of the slightly taller and more oblong rings? I'm comparing it with the Vario-F binder (which hold lesser number of sheets than a G type); it has a more circular ring and flipping pages is easier with the included page lifters on either end.


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Posted 05/28/2012   2:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I love my vario sheet set-up and really enjoy the variety of divided pages they offer.

Slipcases are a must as dust and debris can accumulate pretty readily though due to the "static cling". That's the only negative thing I can think of about these. Great product. I prefer the clear for post cards and black for everything else.
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