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Posted 12/19/2008   9:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ratio411 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Okay, I have overlooked these stamps since being here.
I don't know that I have even mentioned them. Dad did
have a large holding of UN issue stamps and FDCs.

Most of the single stamps are mint. His old album from
his younger days had a UN section in the back, where he
put used UN stamps that he got by writing the UN and
taking the stamps from the letters he got in response.
Was something that he took pleasure in as a child.
Anyway, the old album and some of the covers he got
from writing the UN are not pictured here.

The FDC albums must have roughly 100 pages each, with 4
FDCs per page. I'd venture a guess that there are, at a
minimum, 600 different FDCs in these 3 albums. That would
be with 50 pages each. IMO 100 pages per is more like it,
making it possible there are 1200 FDCs here, maximum. I
don't intend to count.

The mint single album goes from 1951 and is solid filled
into the late 80s. Then it thins out. The pages end in 94.

There is a solid filled BOB section with air mails and such.

One other thing is a single collector's year set from 1961.
I assume there are many years of this set, but this is the
only one Dad ever got his hands on.

Thoughts?
Comments?
Suggestions?

Oh, here are the pics:





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Posted 12/19/2008   11:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ratio411 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Question:
These mounts for this album are different than the black
"Showgaurd" mounts the US stamps are in.

What mounts are these? Do they look like the mounts that
are reported to destroy stamps? I think the ones that
give problems are called "Crystal Clear"... ????

I'd just like to know if I should be replacing the
mounts. I don't want any of Dad's stamps to suffer.

Thanks!
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Posted 12/20/2008   10:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nr-notrare to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ratio.....

Check the Crystal mounts for signs of yellowing and curling. From what I can see on the 1951 page you show second from the bottom there does not appear to be any curling. If you notice any that are starting to curl, I would replace them as quick as possible, or remove the stamps to prevent damage until you get the time and replacement mounts.
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Posted 12/20/2008   11:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modern_who to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ratio,

I can't tell if those are Crystal Mounts in the photo, however...

Crystal Mounts are OPEN AT BOTH ENDS since they are
tubular and came in maybe foot long pieces of different
widths that were cut to length with scissors. Crystal
Mounts will also have a GUMMED STRIP about 5/16 of an
inch wide at the top for securing the mounts to the pages.

All other mounts of which I'm aware whether Showgard,
Scott, Prinz and even some pouch like mounts that seal
all around the stamp have gum on the entire back of the
mount.
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Posted 12/22/2008   05:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ratio411 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Okay. I feel better. I believe they have 'gum' over the entire back flap.

I am out of town for Christmas. I'll have to check when I get home.
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Posted 12/22/2008   10:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mkfarm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You have no worries the mounts used are not the Crystal Mounts. If they were they would have a very noticeable gum strip along the top. These look like clear Showguard or similar type of mount.

I have started to replace my old Crystal mounts because they are now starting to curl.

There should be some type of compensation for this product.
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