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Showgard Mount For Scott 2724-30 Strip?

 
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Posted 10/02/2021   9:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add BrownstownSoul to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So I'd like to mount Scott 2724-30 in a White Ace album with a Showgard mount. This is a long strip of stamps, 41 mm wide and longer than a standard Showgard mount. Unfortunately, I don't think Showgard sells an oversized 41 mount.

What's the best solution here? An oversized 46 is a bit big for the space provided. If I trim a few millimeters from the 46 so it better fits the space, it may look crooked. (I use black backgrounds, which aren't forgiving.)

Showgard's size guide isn't much help. They say "41" with an asterisk.

Anyway: I welcome suggestions for how to handle this.
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Posted 10/02/2021   9:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Won't a 215mm long 41mm strip work?

https://www.wizardcoinsupply.com/sh...86226_u_c___
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Edited by rogdcam - 10/02/2021 9:45 pm
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If you use a mount cutter it should not be or look crooked. Before mounting, use your straightedge to the bottom of the mount, check it for square; and when you stick mount to page it should not be crooked.
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Edited by No1philatelist - 10/02/2021 9:50 pm
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The issue with not having the perfect size mount is why I use clear mounts for most everything. It is far more forgiving in appearance for less than perfect mount size and cutting.
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Posted 10/03/2021   9:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Angore, The clear mounts are forgiving, but I personally like them for printed album pages using a box outline as well as allowing the printed image to show if the stamps are removed from their positions.
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Edited by No1philatelist - 10/03/2021 9:47 pm
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Posted 10/04/2021   2:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BrownstownSoul to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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If you use a mount cutter it should not be or look crooked. Before mounting, use your straightedge to the bottom of the mount, check it for square; and when you stick mount to page it should not be crooked.


My mount cutter is not as long as this piece, so it may take me a few tries to get this right. Or, perhaps I could (for this piece) shift to a clear mount.

To rogdcam's question, the piece I have in mind is an eight-stamp vertical strip (a booklet pane, I guess). Like this:



So it's definitely longer than 215 mm.

Thanks for the advice, everyone.

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Posted 10/04/2021   2:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Showgard makes long 265mm strips in the size you need. Just Google it or go to Wizard.

https://www.globalstamps.com/scott
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Edited by rogdcam - 10/04/2021 2:54 pm
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Posted 07/05/2022   09:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BrownstownSoul to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An update on this. I found that the Showgard 260 x 40 mount -- originally created for the 1973 postal workers strips, I believe -- worked for this piece.

Thanks for the thoughts and tips, everyone.
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