This is great information. I've been reading these forums for a couple of days and particularly heavily today. The information on hingeless albums here seems extensive (particularly one 27 page thread, although a bit dated). Looking to post specific questions about the 2 choices I was contemplating and now it seems I have a third. Thanks to the Oracle for the pictures.
Ok, so I was liking what I had read about Davo and Schaubek, and then I found that Schaubek had center-split mounts. Not a show-stopper, but a negative for me. Davo - top insert, but sample images ( eBay
) showed some stamps popping up some and slightly out of the mounts. Typical? Don't know - but this was someone's collection.
Reading about the Mystic pages, at least one owner was happy how well they hold the stamps in place. And top load to-boot.
One of other reservations with the Schaubek album was that I also saw some images of a used copy. Looked nice, except the airmail section didn't picture a page for C13-15. Did they not picture it because it didn't hold stamps? A concern, and one I was going to ask about here. Looking to make sure Davo, Schaubek and now Mystic Heirloom have slots for these particular issues. Anyone?
Looking at Mystic now more seriously. I do not require the descriptions to the left of the stamps, but seeing them in pictures, this is a relative plus. I like it. Another plus? Looks like a standard 3 ring binder pattern (yes??). That means some custom pages could be inserted if called for, but that also means (as someone else pointed out) that the description is now not on the immediate left of the stamps. Just saying; not a big deal for me.
Oh. Then I saw Mystic has a BOB album separate from the main. Airmails are still in Vol 1, right? And slots for C13-15 are included?
Thanks in advance.