I need some advice, please.
Since I'm collecting mostly used singles, I thought I would get actual albums (rather than stock books). I'm thinking of getting one for the US, one for Canada, and one for Japanese stamps.
I know there are a variety out there to choose from, so here are some of the issues I'm considering:
1. I don't want a "beginner's album" where there are very few spots to fill and I'd have to make my own spaces or add extra pages for anything other than the most common stamps.
2. On the other hand, my collection is mostly NOT rare stuff, so I don't need a pre-printed spot for absolutely every possible variation. (I'm not actually sure if this is an issue or not. Do albums ever include a spot for inverted Jennies?)
3. Would it be best to stick to a Japanese maker for the Japanese album? If so, does anyone know what the big names are in the Japanese stamp album world?
4. I've seen some "print your own" CD-ROMs, but they don't appear to have much detail. I don't need a full paragraph on each commemorative, but at least a title and catalog number would be good.
5. In this thread, http://goscf.com/t/56717
I saw some great album pages made by members of the forum. I wouldn't mind trying that myself (either for special issues that weren't included in the album, or for certain years before or after those included in the album). But I think it would be too difficult and time-consuming to make an entire album that way.
Anyway, what do you think are the best albums out there? All advice appreciated. Thanks.