My Grandmother passed a few years ago, and I purchased her collection from the estate. She never had a lot of money, and she purchased mostly mint from the post office, and used from mystic. She also traded at her local stamp club. As she grew older and her mind started to go, she would often make a mess of her albums. Pulling stamps out, then dropping a pile on the floor by accident etc.
I sold off the newer mint stamps, and kept the 2 oldest US albums, and her back of book album. These were really her favorite, and also the stuff I seem to like. I have not touched them wondering what I wanted to do. I've decided to start working on the revenue/back of book album which is a mix of Scott pages and others.
I want to honor her, and what I am thinking of doing is purchasing a new Scott revenue album (unless you can recommend a better album), and moving the stamps over. I also have a bunch of revenue I have been hoarding in a stock book.
I have mixed feelings about messing with her album. Because it was hers. Its a mess as you can see from the picks. (Her other albums were in much better shape, she worked on this one toward the end) But I think it is unworkable as is. Maybe I can put a small mark next to her stamps in my new album so I know they came from her?
What would you all do?
The picks are to you what I am dealing with, not to highlight the stamps. I did not picture all the pages, just the revenue ones. I am sure there are stamps misidentified.
By the way she belonged to the Finger Lakes Stamp Club in Geneva NY if any of you are members.