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Posted 05/15/2019   11:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wheatcent to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
All,

I've come to the realization that using stock books solely for storage is not how I want to keep my entire collection. I'm opposed to using hinges, however I think it's worth investing into some mounts to use in an album. Duplicates or stamps I'm not entirely devoted to making an album of (everything but U.S. and Canada at this time) I think I will keep in the stock books.

I've heard people mention Scott albums/pages and the option of self-printing pages. If one were to print their own, what kind of quality paper would you use? My search through of the forum didn't reveal an answer I was looking for.

Thanks.

Best,

-wheatcent

(Edit- I realized this should be in the supplies sub-forum, I apologize for the mistake.)
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Posted 05/15/2019   11:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cjpalermo1964 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is addressed at length here.

http://goscf.com/t/67174
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Edited by cjpalermo1964 - 05/15/2019 11:20 pm
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Posted 05/16/2019   06:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coastwatcher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
wheatcent....If you don't like using hinges, you might want to consider the Mystic American Heirloom hingeless albums for your US stamps. There's not a better value on the market for hingeless albums. I've had mine for about 6 months and couldn't be happier with them.
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Posted 05/16/2019   09:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wheatcent to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I appreciate the help. I must have missed those links when I searched up the forum.
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Posted 05/16/2019   09:30 am  Show Profile Check pascoe's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add pascoe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm enjoying my Mystic American Heirloom Hingeless albums for US Stamps. On a side note, I'd consider making my own hingeless pages IF I knew how to stick mounts on pages. Anyone know where these could be purchased?
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Posted 05/16/2019   10:24 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Er, any stamp shop. Here's a UK one.

https://www.dauwalders.co.uk/100-ha...102290-p.asp

Buy strips, cut to size, lick or apply glue stick. Done.
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Posted 05/16/2019   1:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StatesmanStamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I made a similar decision a while back. I like the look of stockbooks on a shelf, but the lack of any organization doesn't appeal. I'll be using them as a temporary way to organize stamps as I ready them for mounting, but that's about all I really want them for.

I decided to go the 'print my own' route and plan to use mounts primarily for stamps before 1940 and later mint issues if I have them. For stuff post-1940 my plan for now is to use hinges although that could easily change for certain countries.

Dale
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Posted 05/16/2019   2:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Roberto59 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi.
Now I have just over 5 L.
To ride half of what I have, but I'm too slow.
Neither I have so much.
Rrgards.

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Posted 05/16/2019   4:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wheatcent to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've decided I'm going to use the stock books as a place for temporary sorting/storage while I acquire albums. I'm still toying with the same idea as @StatesmanStamper (i.e. printing my own) for my Canadian stamps. As for U.S. stamps, I'm gonna go for Mystic's Hingeless albums that @Coastwatcher suggested. Too bad the price isn't the same as when they were released in 2012!
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Posted 05/16/2019   5:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coastwatcher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
wheatcent....I honestly don't think that you will regret purchasing the Mystic albums....I know that I haven't!
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Posted 05/16/2019   8:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wheatcent to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Coastwatcher, I'm thinking I'll start off with Volume I and then work my way up to the other albums one by one (that's code for "whenever I feel like dropping $100 on another album lol). Either that or I start off with Volume II cause Lord knows I can fill most of that one up pretty fast. What would you recommend?
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Posted 05/16/2019   9:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coastwatcher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
wheatcent.....I started out with the first three volumes and added volume four later. I would get the volume that holds the stamps that are of the most interest to you. In my case, that would have been volume one (1847-1934). While I'm sparse on 19th century issues, the stamps of the early 20th century have always interested me. It also gives me motivation, whenever I see an empty space, to want to fill it. Volumes two and three are complete and I haven't started on volume four yet. Whichever one you choose, I hope that you enjoy it as much as I have mine.
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Posted 05/16/2019   10:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wheatcent to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Coastwatcher, I appreciate the input. I think I'll go with Volume I first as planned. I'll update you as soon as it gets here!
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Posted 05/17/2019   12:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Timm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have over 200 albums and every stamp is in mounts.
Welcome to Mount-a-holics anonymous.
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Posted 05/17/2019   12:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I have over 200 albums and every stamp is in mounts.


A level of devotion and patience to which I could NEVER hope to aspire. But it must look amazing.
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