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Posted 02/23/2022   2:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Dorset to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi,
I just received my first stockbook from Lighthouse. I'm impressed with the quality, however I had a question about how to best insert the stamps under the strip. I've done a few by lifting the plastic with the corner of an envelope, but was wondering how you collectors go about it. I'm afraid of crimping the perfs, as the strip is tightly against the card stock.
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Stephen
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Posted 02/23/2022   2:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Back in the 1950's I saw my 65 year old neighbor using stamp tongues


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Posted 02/23/2022   2:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PMStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For the first stamp in a row I usually use pointed stamp tongs to lift the strip in order to insert the stamp with another pair of tongs. After that there usually is enough space to insert the next stamp directly.
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Posted 02/23/2022   3:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A common issue. I do what the other posters suggest or lightly bend the page towards me which relieves the tension of the strip and allows easy placement. On a side note, the better stockbooks such as Lighthouse have "polished" strip edges so that you are less likely to catch stamp on it if you are gentle in placement.
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Posted 02/23/2022   3:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DavidR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I find a little light finger pressure on the bottom edge of the strip just eases the top open enough to insert the first stamp. After that the rest in the row are no problem.
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DavidR
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Posted 02/23/2022   3:09 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I use two tongs, one to hold up the strip and the other to insert/pull the stamp itself Removes almost all the risk of ripping a perf.


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Posted 02/23/2022   3:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dorset to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Gents. Great tips, all. I've actually employed them all for the past hour, and am getting used to it. Having fun!
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Posted 02/24/2022   11:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lifting the strip with an envelope or thin paper or unimportant duplicate stamp and sliding your stamp underneath can also be a safe way to place your stamps in the stock book.
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Posted 02/24/2022   11:43 am  Show Profile Check wheelman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add wheelman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice looking page Don!
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