You can print your own album pages on notebook sized blank paper by paying a small subscription fee to Stamp Albums [dot]com
. You can even have these pages printed for you fairly inexpensively by using one of the printers listed under "Need Already Printed Pages" on this same website.
If you print them yourself, I suggest using heavier weight paper around 50-60 "pounds" in weight. If you have them print the pages for you, they will print on 8.5 x 11" paper (like A4 paper) or on Minkus or Scott sized paper used often in the U.S. The pages will look very nice.
If you want to use blank or quadrille pages, since your'e in the Netherlands, it would be very easy to purchase some high quality blank album pages fairly easily. Davo
makes nice but expensive albums and even their blank pages are fairly expensive. The same for Lighthouse
which makes very high quality, but very expensive albums and blank pages. One publisher though does sell blank and quadrille pages fairly inexpensively, I've found, and that is Schaubek
. While other publishers' pages sell for between 0.50 to 1.00 Euros a page (!), Schaubek pages are generally only 0.30 Euros a page. That's a big savings. You will need to use Schaubek binders to hold them, though. Those cost about 35.00 Euros each. You may be able to buy some used binders at a stamp shop or on eBay
Or you can use blank albums sold by Prinz Publications
in Britain or from Dauwalders Stamp Shop
, also in Britain. Both have good websites. They will each sell you a fairly inexpensive binder (often with a slipcase) and including good quality blank or quadrille pages to put in it. Cost would be "about" 30-40 Euros for the whole album.
As for how to make the album, I'd follow a stamp catalogue and mount the stamps in that order. If you don't have a catalogue buy a used on (again at a stamp shop or on eBay
). For you, probably Michel
catalogues would be best -- or Stanley Gibbons, Yvert and Tellier, or Ceres
. Even a U.S. Scott
catalogue would be fine. Be sure you get a catalogue that covers the countries you're interested in collecting. A used catalogue is fine for now. I buy used catalogues, myself.
Mount the stamps in chronological order, following the catalogue. You can either put them into stamp mounts, but these are fairly expensive or use stamp hingers to mount the stamps.
Write the name of the country at the top of the blank pages, and perhaps write a brief identifying description above each group of stamps. There's no "right" way to do it. Whatever you like is best.
Hope this helps.