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Album Review: United States Albums

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Posted 08/10/2011   11:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add apastuszak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bumping this in the hopes that other reviews will be added.
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Posted 08/10/2011   8:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add artlaunier to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I use the H.E. Harris "United States Classic Postage Stamp Album" through 1979, for my my airmails, special deliveries and postage dues. Its a two post album and the 1st few pages have torn out due to the way the album is constructed and it won't lay flat.

I use the Scott's "National Postage Stamp Album" for 1980 - 1999. Its a three ring binder and has similar issues as the Harris and it won't lay flat.

I found a few three ring binders from Minkus for "American Plate Blocks" and they work great for my revenues and I use the Scott's "National Album Revenue Pages". The album lays flat and I have no issues with them, at all.

The Scott's album was a gift from my wife, so I use it. I bought the Harris album pretty cheap with most of the Scott mounts already in it, which made it real attractive price wise.

So, my conclusion is to use the album pages that's right for you but the album binder that lays flat is what makes a great working album.

Go to an office supply store and purchase the album binder that lays flat, with D-Rings.

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Posted 08/30/2011   12:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ramanandn to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Has anyone here used the Liberty album for US stamps?
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Posted 08/30/2011   12:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampvirgin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
yes I have, they are fine...
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Posted 08/30/2011   1:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rileysan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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yes I have, they are fine...


Psh ... that's not a review!

As for me, I will get back to finishing these as soon as I finish moving and unpacking. In the mean time, I can dance if you'd like ...

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Posted 08/30/2011   2:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ramanandn to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rileys, I only put that question because I got one of those yesterday with some stamps hinged and mounted already in that album but the back of the pages with mounts on them are warped (in the mount area) quite a bit. Maybe the person licked a lot of the mount or just aging of the album; not sure.

Am planning to sell that album here somewhere down the line since I will keep the Heirloom 3 volume set that I got yesterday also; especially after reading it's review here.
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Posted 08/30/2011   3:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Riley


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Finding useful information about stamp albums is about as easy as getting the truth out of a politician.




Investing in a stamp album is a tough decision. Like many says "I prefer to buy stamps". Since I came back to collecting I never bought an album other than the ones I get buying collections. But when I start thinking about buying something and eventually the cash is there it just take me few minutes. For Europa, since I want to keep all the page I printed with my own descriptions of the stamps I would transfer all my mnh stamps into a brand new Davo Hingeless Europa Album and start collecting used Europa stamps in my original albums.

In my case I think it would take a Saving Plan to buy brand new albums. Something like $20 each week for one year. Believe me when you receive your brand new album you will be jumping to the ceiling.
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Posted 08/30/2011   3:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add apastuszak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Good to see someone got some use out of the Heirloom review.
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Posted 11/18/2011   8:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add panda.bear to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great informative post.

Keep up the good work!
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Posted 12/07/2011   10:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Badge56 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am really surprised that no one mentioned Lighthouse.They are expensive but very well made. I consider mine a investment. They should last forever if handled with care.
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Posted 12/07/2011   11:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add apastuszak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Take some pictures and write a review.
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Posted 12/08/2011   12:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rileysan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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am really surprised that no one mentioned Lighthouse


I own a lot of Lighthouse albums, and used to own the US albums, but sold them. I intend to write up a generic Lighthouse review with comments about their US albums, but haven't had the time. Hopefully, I can get to this before I retire (in 25 years)!
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Posted 12/29/2011   6:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add apastuszak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bump. It's after Christmas. Someone must have gotten a new album they want to talk about.
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Posted 01/13/2012   2:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ncbuckeye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Several months ago, I switched from lts of 1" 3-ring binders to 2" 3-ring binders. Now all of the 2" binders tend to lean to the right. Of course, the binders have over twice as many pages in them as the 1". I know that binder slip cases would help or alleviate the problem, but with 32 binders, that would be prohibitive. Have others experienced this behavior? If so, how did you resolve the problem? (The shelves are absolutely level, by the way).
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Posted 01/13/2012   2:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add apastuszak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Put them in between book ends. A stiffer binder might also be the answer. I think the Bindertek binder could deal with all those pages without leaning.
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