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Posted 06/28/2018   12:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Coconutjoe to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello members,

I have acquired hundreds of mostly US modern stamp blocks and I would like your recommendation on which album to display them.

There are multiple identical blocks of stamps, so I would like to display about 100 different blocks. There are some loose stamps too.

I used to collect stamps when I was a kid back in the days where my dream car was 68 Chevy Nova (SS 396 L78)


Thanks for you help..


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Posted 06/28/2018   12:48 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome,
I would recommend Vario pages. One source is this seller on eBay
https://www.ebay.com/sch/mit_63/m.h....m1543.l2654
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Posted 06/28/2018   1:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add blcjr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you opt for vario pages, 4S will be the most useful size:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Lighthou...251336493191

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Posted 06/28/2018   2:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add craigk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Vario stock pages would make a nice display for limited expense. Also,they are 2 sided so 25 pages covers 150 blocks (at minimum, probably many more). All you would need is some kind of binder.

If you want to get formal, then you could shop around for supplements or a full out modern plate block album from White Ace or Harris. They can get pricey.

Here is a video I remembered with a guy showing off a pb collection in stock pages,
which looks pretty decent.

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Posted 06/28/2018   2:54 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Doesn't have to be Lighthouse - there are lots of manufacturers of black stock-pages, eg Hagner, whose pages can be easier to manipulate.
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Posted 06/28/2018   4:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have not had good luck with Hagner. The mylar separates over time and they do not hold stamps as tight as older ones.
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Posted 06/28/2018   5:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add blcjr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Here is a video I remembered with a guy showing off a pb collection in stock pages, which looks pretty decent.


The pages in the album in that video look like vario pages inside sheet protectors. It starts with what look like Vario 4S pages for normal size blocks, but then uses other "S" sizes for larger blocks.
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Posted 06/28/2018   6:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add craigk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Right. He is using sheet protectors. Primarily for larger blocks that peek above the top edges of the dividers.
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Posted 06/28/2018   6:15 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just my opinion but I would avoid 'encasing' stamps and other paper materials. (I know of no archival library or other preservation proactive which uses sheet protectors of other methods which enclose the item.) The issue is that if you do have any damaging moisture, acids, out gassing, or other environmental issues you will accelerate the damage by trapping it. Let paper breathe.
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Posted 06/28/2018   6:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add blcjr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don,

Are you referring specifically to the sheet protectors? What about the Vario pages themselves, if the size is one that completely covers the stamp, or block. In my case, I have numerous albums full of covers in Vario 3S pages, with the covers in sleeves and then placed in the Vario slips. Does the concern about "let paper breath" apply there also?

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Posted 06/28/2018   7:14 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No, I think that a plain Vario or other stock page, being open on one side/top, has enough airflow has to not trap anything. I am just leery of using both.
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Posted 06/29/2018   04:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coconutjoe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow

Thanks all for your suggestions !!

Fantastic responses.. I will get Vario pages.

Thanks again!
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Posted 06/29/2018   04:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coconutjoe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just want to add that I'm pretty active in the coin forum, and you guys are as good as or better than CCF
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