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Posted 05/27/2014   10:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add peddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have gotten back into my revenue collection and have gotten some of the narcotic Tax stamps. My question is what mounts are best for these stamps? I have RJA42, RJA43, 46 etc. Obviously the Scott mounts I have used for the rest of my collection won't work. Any help would be appreciated. thanks
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Posted 05/28/2014   12:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You can buy longer strips of Showgard mounts. Something around 22mm high should do the trick. Slice them down to the proper size for mounting.
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Posted 05/28/2014   09:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Terence Collins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes. Showgard do a nice line in those.
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Posted 06/08/2014   6:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add peddy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks I will look into the Showgard mounts. It is good to have a resource for those questions!
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Posted 07/18/2014   5:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add diane to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
what is the size of the stamp. I might have something for you.
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Posted 07/18/2014   5:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stock books. Then mounts can disappear, along with all the stamps they ruin.
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Posted 07/18/2014   5:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add diane to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
question: how do the mounts ruin the stamps?
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Posted 07/18/2014   6:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It depends on the mount. Some shrink over time, so if there is not enough room left the stamp gets damaged. Some have split backs, and over time in an album the split will ruin the gum. They add thickness to an album, so over time they sometimes cause uneven areas on pages that produce bends or even occasional creases. I have seen many nice stamps ruined by mounts. I hate mounts.
And except for my boyhood album which I keep for sentimental reasons and a 1930's era album that I picked up somewhere, I have no albums either.
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Posted 07/23/2014   7:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I know that this thread is a few months old, but I have an answer that wasn't covered. Have any of you heard of the Hawid Profiled ruler and glue stick? It is a kit to custom make mounts for odd sized stamps. With a little practice you can make perfect mounts for any odd shaped stamp. I got mine at a stamp shop many years ago, have no idea if they are still made, but it works so well I don't know why they wouldn't still be avaible. I've photographed the box and all that it conatins, and scaned the instructions ( just the English ones ) and the illustrations.




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Posted 07/24/2014   10:51 am  Show Profile Check paperhistory's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paperhistory to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I use Hawid mounts, but I find the glue stick (or otherwise sealing the top of the mount) to be unnecessary. Unless you plan to drop your album or otherwise treat it roughly, the stamps stay in the mounts just fine even if they are only sealed at the bottom.
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Posted 08/02/2014   10:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JesseL to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have made my own by cutting out from clear plastic sheet protectors & folding into a sleeve to fit. I make sure I get the acid free ones. Not sure if this is ok long term or not. The pack says it is PVC free too but not being very learned in chemistry I don't know what that has to do with it.
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Posted 07/20/2015   09:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dcaraz1949 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Until this year I had only used hinges. But when I began buying old albums most of the mounts used have been the black split back type. I suppose these work well enough for collectors who mount their mounts (pre-cut or self-trimmed) into standard albums. But when I opte3d for a hingeless album, I determined that sliding the stamps into the pre-mounted split-back mounts could easily damage some stamps. My first hingeless albums were Mystic American Heirloom Collection books for my classic US and BOB.

I became a proponent of the Howid-type top-loading clear mounts and after moving my classics into a new hingeless album, I also purchased a set of 3 out-of-print Scott Platinum Series hingeless albums produced in 1989 which also use the Howid-type mounts. Not sure why Scott stopped producing the Platinum Series. They're perfect for my needs (including Scott numbers). I guess too few were sold in the early 90's?

I have now moved over 80% of my US collection into hingeless books. And without any stamp damage.
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Posted 07/20/2015   10:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add filipo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply







Just joking... sorry!
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