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Posted 01/15/2020   4:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add stampwolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Sorry no pictures. Just taking into consideration that you have unlimited funds, what world/US you buy? Thanks!

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Posted 01/15/2020   5:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rdavid to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Unlimited funds sot of takes the fun out, don't you think?
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Posted 01/15/2020   6:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jr. Ratfish to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I personally don't like anything pre-made. I have always kept my stamps in binders with home made pages. I use acid-free paper and sheet protectors and mount my stamps on sheets with minimal printing. It makes for a clean appearance and I can change anything at any time.
With US stamps, when I went from collecting singles to plate blocks, then to booklet panes or small sheets, It was easy to update one or two pages at a time. I can have several to many varieties of a particular stamp or pane without my albums appearing cluttered or sparse looking.
But that's not for everyone, I'm sure. Stamps are a wonderful hobby because you can organize your collection any way you like. For me, fewer restrictions are better. I don't have limitless funds, but if I did, I can't imagine doing it another way.
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Posted 01/15/2020   6:33 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Unlimited funds...I would hire the world's foremost calligraphy expert to hand make pages on true archival, 100% rag based paper. I would then hire the worlds best book binder use the very best leather cover adorn it with 24 kt. gold lettering.
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Posted 01/16/2020   01:24 am  Show Profile Check pascoe's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add pascoe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don! You've hit on my retirement project! Someday I plan on learning calligraphy and my ultimate project is some album pages. Have you ever seen any actual hang calligraphed stamp album pages?
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Posted 01/16/2020   12:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Germania to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don's suggestion is good but it will be a while before you can start mounting stamps. With this you can get started faster:

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Posted 01/16/2020   12:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chipg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you wanted to start with binders with quadrilled pages, you could get the Frank Godden DeLuxe albums, though I'n not sure that Stanley Gibbons is still making them (not on their website).

If you wanted to stick to generic pages and have a nice three-ring binder, I'd probably pick something like this from Exposures:
https://www.exposuresonline.com/sho...tinum-albums
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Posted 01/16/2020   12:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ringo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My biggest barrier is not money for stamps or albums, so much as time and energy! I would probably buy some more handsome albums, but that would be a relatvely small part of what I would do if I could. I'd like to do more research, writing up, cataloguing and generally broaden out my areas of interest.
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Posted 01/16/2020   1:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Walkman82 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Even with unlimited funds, I wouldn't change a thing. I would continue using what I currently have. Lighthouse binders with pages that I design myself. My collection is a bit eclectic in some areas and pre-printed pages would never work as I constantly change and evolve as to what appeals to me. I always found ready-made albums to be too limiting and the pages too thin. My 2.
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Posted 01/16/2020   1:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coastwatcher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If funds weren't an issue, I would buy the complete line of Palo albums in the hingeless versions. I would then have the world covered in albums based on the Scott catalog. It might take awhile to get them all, though, as they print the pages and add the mounts on demand. I'm sure that such an order would backlog them for quite some time and other collectors wishing to purchase their albums may have a few choice words for me.
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Posted 01/16/2020   4:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StatesmanStamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If money were no issue, I'd get Amos to make all of the Minkus Global supplements available again.

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Posted 01/16/2020   7:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jkelley01938 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For US, I still say Mystic is the best buy for the buck.

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Posted 01/17/2020   3:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mestephil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If unlimited funds, I'd ditch the day job and spend all the time I wanted designing my own pages with all the right apps and tools. Maybe nice padded album binders. To be honest, it is more about time than money - I just can't think that expensive.
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