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Anchor Stock Pages - Any Good?

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Posted 01/06/2017   11:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ekbustad to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am seeing on eBay several vendors selling Anchor-brand stock pages. These appear to be similar to Vario pages, but a lot less expensive. Some of the listings include an image of the following info page, showing the different types of pages and saying that they are made in Japan. Do any of you have experience with these and are they any good? Safe for stamps? And any idea what they mean by "Pockets with 11 dimensions"?

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Posted 01/06/2017   3:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think "11 dimensions" simply means that there are eleven page designs with pockets of various kinds. Lots of companies make these stock pages - no need to stick with Lighthouse.
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Posted 01/06/2017   3:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have not seen these before -- so no experience or feedback.

But please do post a followup with your findings and experiences.

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Posted 01/07/2017   11:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ekbustad to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I think "11 dimensions" simply means that there are eleven page designs with pockets of various kinds. Lots of companies make these stock pages - no need to stick with Lighthouse.


That does make sense, there are 11 different pocket patterns, not including the sleeves with no pockets. Obviously the person who designed this page was not a native English speaker.
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Posted 09/09/2019   4:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add centerstage98 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Has anyone used this product? Thoughts and review??? If not these, what do folks prefer in this area of material?
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Posted 09/09/2019   5:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Anchors are certainly not a lot less expensive than Varios. Look at prices for 25 sheets and up where it makes it profitable for eBay sellers to sell at discount, and compare. If either was a lot cheaper, I'd question their quality and sturdiness.
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Posted 08/22/2020   5:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jr. Ratfish to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It has been a few years since this question was posted. I am wondering if anyone can recommend Anchor stock pages. I want to buy some 2V pages (black double sided with 2 vertical pockets on each side) that Vario does not offer.
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Posted 08/22/2020   6:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ratfish- curious how you'd use the 2 pocket vertical pages you mentioned. Booklets?
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Posted 08/22/2020   7:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jr. Ratfish to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Shermae,
They seem to be the best size for bank checks and stamped envelope entires.
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Posted 08/22/2020   9:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not to unduly worry members here,
Some info for thought...esp Lighthouse
Not carried out in Laboratory conditions
Hagners seem the way to go.
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Posted 08/23/2020   06:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I guess no one has used them yet. I have had bad luck with Hagners. The batch I bought around 2005 have had the strips separating from the cardboard backing. The second batch I bought in 2017 have been ok but noticed the strip does not hold the stamp as tightly against the backing as the original batch. I like the fact the sides are not sealed like Varios.

But then some of my Varios did an issue where the lowest pockets was not properly sealed.
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Posted 08/23/2020   07:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Germania to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have never heard of Anchor pages. Here is a link to a presentation about stamps and plastics, both in general terms and naming brands:

https://classic.stamps.org/userfile...Plastics.pdf

rod222, do you have a link to the website shown in your screenshot? Thanks.
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Posted 08/23/2020   07:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These stock pages are manufactured in Zhejiang China. Do they meet the same material and workmanship standards as a Vario or Lighthouse stock page? I do not know. I do know that the Chinese are not known for taking products that they emulate to a higher level but rather the opposite is true. Why support the chipping away of established companies market share for a few pennies by purchasing a product that may very well not perform well as it ages?
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Posted 08/23/2020   09:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Germania,
I have had this information since 2010

The link may have disappeared since then
It was www.Stampsrart.com

Good Luck

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Posted 08/23/2020   09:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

If I recall, Hagner uses "Mylar plastic", as far as I know, the best available.
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Posted 08/23/2020   09:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Germania,
maybe the same people on Twitter ?
https://twitter.com/stampsrart

You may ask there.
Let us know if a new site /link exists
(I do not belong to twitter)
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