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Posted 09/15/2019   6:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add apastuszak to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
If anyone owns any of the Mystic 215mm or longer strips, can you kindly post a picture of the packaging?
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Posted 09/16/2019   08:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here ya go Andy!



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Posted 09/16/2019   08:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add apastuszak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hmmm...

That's some very convenient packaging. I really HATE the way that Showguard packages their stamps.
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Posted 09/16/2019   09:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Andy,

The mounts are in a white, hard paper insert that makes them easy to slide in and out. I tried to scan an image but it doesn't show up well even on a dark background.

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Posted 09/16/2019   09:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add apastuszak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's still wait better than this mess:

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I agree. I find the Showgard and the larger size Scott mount packaging to be clumsy to work with. It's probably what you get used to. I don't know who makes Mystic Mounts but they work well for me. They are a few pennies more expensive if you don't consider the "rewards" program but since I mount all my stamps, I use a lot of mounts. I got my last order for the cost of postage.
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Posted 09/16/2019   10:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add apastuszak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Mystic mounts are made by Davo, if memory serves.
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Posted 09/16/2019   10:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add apastuszak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So, I decided to do some math. For shipping to me of ONE pack of 215mmx30mm mounts here is what I have:

Amos Advantage - $9.24 (22 mounts) (42 cents a mount)
Global Stamps - $9.94 (22 mounts) (45 cents a mount)
Mystic Stamp - $10.70 (25 mounts) (42 cents a mount)

I am lucky enough to have a stamp store very close to my house and he sells Showgard mounts. A 22 pack of 30mmx215mm is $7.95.

I just hate Showgard packaging.

If you order $35 worth of mounts from Global Stamps, shipping is free, so that's a plus in their favor if you're ordering multiple mounts. But I usually only need one size. And I am impatient. I usually want to mount a stamp right away.
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Posted 09/16/2019   11:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is easy to meet the $35 minimum for Global. Global ships fast (priority mail) so I always buy 6 or 7 mount packs at a time. I do not need to wait long if I run out.

I noticed that Amos has a lower minimum shipping than they did when I last checked and now free over $65.
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Posted 09/16/2019   11:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm impatient too. It was especially frustrating when I got an odd-sized S/S to mount. Over time, I've accumulated an inventory of mounts. I probably overshot on the number and types of mounts I have on hand, but I don't run out!
I live in Northern Michigan, up a tree and in a knot hole, so you learn to plan ahead - especially for the winter months.
If the Showgard packaging is so frustrating, maybe you can repackage them. Just a thought - buy some Mystic Mounts and reuse their packaging system?
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Posted 09/16/2019   12:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add apastuszak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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If the Showgard packaging is so frustrating, maybe you can repackage them. Just a thought - buy some Mystic Mounts and reuse their packaging system?


I emailed Mystic and asked if they would sell me just the packaging.
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Hmmmm. I've used Showguard strips for years and have not had any issues. I will occasionally move remaining strips from an opened package into an envelope and mark the size on the outside. But, like Dan, I have a lot of souvenir sheets to eventually mount and am running low on my supply of those Showguard sizes. So, I'll be looking.
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Posted 09/25/2019   11:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Andy,

Did you get your strip mount storage issues resolved? As the weather cools, I'll be doing more stamping. I'd be happy to send you my Mystic "empties" for reuse.

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Posted 09/28/2019   10:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add apastuszak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Andy,

Did you get your strip mount storage issues resolved? As the weather cools, I'll be doing more stamping. I'd be happy to send you my Mystic "empties" for reuse.

Dan


No. If you have spares you can send my way, I'll be happy to reimburse any costs.
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Posted 09/29/2019   05:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I keep my strips in a tray (since expanded to larger gray) and created more pockets using manila folder material that is stiffer and more durable. This setup covers sizes to 52.

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Posted 09/29/2019   12:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Andy,

You're in luck! I just stocked up for my winter stamping. I have about a dozen I can send you.

PM me with your address and I'll get them out to you.

No cost. It's payback for me using your Mystic hacks.

Dan


Here's how I keep my most used sizes handy:

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