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Binder Options For Minkus Pages?

 
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Posted 10/10/2019   11:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add canyoneer to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a Minkus Comprehensive Album that I would like to rehouse in a set of binders that would allow the pages to "lay flat". The current Minkus 2 post binders are pretty tight. The pages are 9.5" x 11.5" in size. I thought about lighthouse binders but those would only house 8.5 x 11.0 without sticking out. Anyone every tackle this? I'm not adverse to re-punching the pages. Thanks for any advice you might have!
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Posted 10/10/2019   11:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You may be looking at the wrong Lighthouse system. The Lighthouse Grande should be big enough

https://www.leuchtturm.com/ringbind...lipcase.html
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Posted 10/11/2019   09:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rmatossian to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just ordered a bunch of Lighthouse Grande binders to house my Russia pages, which are about 9.6"x11.2". I think your Minkus pages are close to this size, and should fit well. Keep in mind that these binders come in 3-hole (US) and 4-hole (rest of world?) configurations.
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Posted 10/13/2019   01:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DrewM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I own (actually "owned") a few Minkus albums filled with stamps. I also wanted to put the pages into better loose-leaf binders. I later gave up on the idea, choosing to transfer all the stamps to my Scott Specialty albums instead, but in my research, I looked at various 3-ring and multi-ring formats. I finally settled on the 22-ring European format as the best looking and sturdiest.

Buying 22-ring binders was easy enough from the UK and elsewhere. For punching the holes in the Minkus pages, though, obviously I needed an entirely different hole punch than the usual American 3-ring punch. I found one on eBay for not too much money. It worked fine. Hole punching Minkus pages was easy enough to do. And they looked good in the 22-ring looseleaf binders. Maybe too complicated for what you want, though?

If you want to look into this, however, the two best 22-ring binders I found were the Salisbury binder sold by Dauwalder's Stamp Shop online in the UK and the Marini-Yvert binder. The latter I found used on eBay in France, Italy or the UK. Subway Stamp Shop was clearing out some old stock Marini binders, so I bought them. I'm still using both brands of these 22-ring binders, but not for Minkus pages. The pages looked a lot better in those binders than in the usual 3-ring binders I tried. Check Dauwalders online for size of binders and prices. Shipping is no more difficult than shipping from the U.S., but will take a little extra time.
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