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Posted 06/18/2018   6:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jkjoller to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello all-
I'm curious (as a fairly new stamp collector) the opinions of separating sheets of stamps. I collect pre-1940 US stamps but sometimes get bored and will then turn my attention to modern US stamps. How does everyone feel about buying a sheet of say "State Birds and Flowers" Scott #1953-2002 and then tearing them apart to add to your album?
I'm so anal rentitive about my albums being nice, neat and clean that I want (and usually do) tear apart the sheets into single stamps.
Any one against this? Does it really matter or as a whole you should keep sheets together? Just curious on other collectors habits. I know that modern stamps are not really investments, per se.
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Posted 06/18/2018   7:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add blcjr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some will tell you to just do whatever you want to do.

And others can correct me if I am wrong (since I don't collect these) but I believe that in commercial albums they are expected to be mounted individually.
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Posted 06/18/2018   8:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobeid to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Personally, I would not think twice about breaking up a modern sheet of stamps like State Birds and Flowers that you can find on eBay for below face value.
Once thing to consider is that displaying a full sheet increases the dimensions of your album page.
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Posted 06/18/2018   9:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I breakup sheets since you can get them near face.
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Posted 06/19/2018   08:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DaveG28 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have a hard time bringing myself to breaking up sheets. 99% of the time, I try to adhere to "do no harm"...something I was instilled with some time ago by other collectors. My U.S. album is mostly populated with mint/unused stamps, but for sheets like the one in question, I'll keep a sheet intact somewhere and fill the album with used singles, if the album is set up for singles. If the sheet fits in the album, I'll slide it in a protective sleeve and add it to the album. Otherwise, I have a separate place to keep them safe.
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Posted 06/19/2018   09:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modernstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Display them as you like, it is your collection.
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Posted 06/19/2018   12:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldtriguy1960 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The thing with full sheets (or partial sheets) is that you can see the Plate number. On some issues, some plate #s may have a higher catalog value than others. I might want to check that just to know what I have before I separate anything.

Dave N.
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