It's always a pleasure to see how other collectors set out their stamps, especially when they take the trouble to create their own pages.
When I was young I bought Stanley Gibbons' book, How to Arrange and Write up a Stamp Collection
, and I remember being amazed by the photographs of so many careful arrangements of fine stamps along with beautiful calligraphy.
The author suggested trying using stencils or Letraset transfers if our handwriting wasn't all that neat (and mine certainly wasn't!)
I quickly gave up on the idea of writing up and I never have, apart from one time so far when I displayed some of my stamps at my society.
I started off using stockbooks, going from small handy ones to rows of large 64-sided Prinz and Lighthouse ones.
Over time I found this too restrictive and I settled a long time ago on setting out everything on black Prinz or Hagner stocksheets.
I still don't include any titles or explanations and I just rely on my catalogues to explain them.
However, when I see neat layouts such as Rod's Steiner pages, or these amazing versions by mic-8548 I have to admit they make such a good impact.
It's great to see the historical context brought to life as while I've always enjoyed seeing stamps, it's really their inspiration to find out more about their stories that has kept me entertained for so long.
Thanks again everyone here for sharing your pages.