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Posted 08/02/2017   10:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Chris,

I'm using the same binders, though not exclusively in 3". Avery makes them in 1", 1 1/2", 2", and 3", and I use a bit of all of them since some of the areas of my collection deserve their own binder, but don't fill a 3".

The binders have worked well for me. I've had bad luck with some of the name-brand stamp album binders in the past, specifically with the quality of the spine and the ease with which the rings get misaligned. Since I move a lot for work, this was a large source of frustration and $$$ down the drain. I haven't had that problem with the Avery binders. They're not designed to be especially pretty or fancy like some stamp albums, but they'll take a beating and still function properly. Plus, I like the ability to insert a custom cover and spine.

As to pages, it varies a little depending on what's on the pages. For my albums that are primarily stamps (not covers or postcards) in mounts on 67 lb paper, I can comfortably get about 200ish pages in a 3", though I could realistically get about 10-20 more without causing the pages to lay incorrectly in the album due to overstuffing.

I have 5 binders finished at the moment (4x3" and 1x1") and several more of varying sizes that are partially filled since I still have quite a ways to go in getting my entire collection mounted. I anticipate I'll end up with about 10 total, or maybe a few more since I think I'm going to have to split up a couple of the 3" binders into 2x2" -- I can't stop buying stamps...

Here's my Third Reich album with about 200 pages.





In the background is my WWII Occupations binder (approx. 230 pages), which I'm going to have to split because it's already too full, and I still have several occupied territories to go.
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Posted 08/03/2017   12:57 pm  Show Profile Check chris2015's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chris2015 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent! Thanks so much for your comments and the pictures were great. Exactly the kind of feedback I was looking for.

Thanks!
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Posted 09/13/2017   12:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another huge update -- the Independent State of Croatia (Nezavisna Država Hrvatska, or NDH), a German puppet state during WWII.

A few examples:

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Posted 09/13/2017   07:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They are definitely well done. They would make a great reference.
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Posted 09/13/2017   9:03 pm  Show Profile Check chris2015's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chris2015 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful pages!
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Posted 10/28/2017   10:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another huge update today -- Germany (1919-1932), a.k.a. the Weimar Republic.

A few samples:





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Posted 10/29/2017   01:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add YeaPolska to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They're works of art, put my humble Steiner pages to shame
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Posted 11/10/2017   4:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Finally finished Imperial Germany (1872-1918), both regular issues and officials. I now have pages done for all of Germany proper for the entire period of my collection, 1872-1945. I still have a lot of holes to fill and collateral areas (occupations, colonies, etc.) that still need pages, so lots of updates still to come.

Imperial Germany
Imperial German Officials

A few samples:

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Posted 11/10/2017   5:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Hard to find the words to express these pages,
If that is not perfection, I don't know what is.


Quote:
I can't stop buying stamps...


...at least that is one thing we share.

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Posted 11/10/2017   6:51 pm  Show Profile Check chris2015's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chris2015 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
A little detail on the physical albums:

Paper -- Neenah Exact Vellum Bristol, 67 lb, 8.5" x 11", Cream color


PostmasterGS,

I'm trying to settle on the "right" paper for printing my pages. I have a nice 70lb paper, but it feels too light when the page is full of mounts. Also, the back of the page appears "wavy" will all the mounts, which I really hate.

I thought about putting my pages in page protectors, but that adds extra bulk and cost.

Interestingly, my 70lb paper says it is 104 g/m3, whereas your 67lb paper is listed as 147 g/m3.

Are you happy with the thickness of your paper, especially when you have a full page of mounts? Maybe there's a difference in "Vellum" vs. "text" paper?
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Posted 11/10/2017   7:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm happy with the paper. I had previously used 100 lb, but it was just too thick. I haven't noticed any waviness with my current paper. My only semi-complaint is that the pages don't lay completely flat in the album, since I tend to place the mounts in the same spots on each page and the paper thickness isn't enough to lay flat under those conditions.

The Neenah Exact Vellum Bristol is about $15-$20/ream at Office Depot/Office Max or Amazon. If you'd like, you can send me your mailing address and I can send you a dozen sheets to test with.
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Posted 11/10/2017   7:46 pm  Show Profile Check chris2015's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chris2015 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks so much

Just sent you an e-mail.
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Posted 11/18/2017   5:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I finally got around to the one German colony I hadn't yet touched -- Kiauchau. I had held off because it's the most difficult to collect and I have tons of holes.

It's a small update, but here are a couple samples:



Also, I recently added dozens of new Marine Schiffspost cards to my Ship Post collection, so I've added those pages to the Ship Post section as well:



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Posted 11/18/2017   9:37 pm  Show Profile Check BeeSee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stunning, PMGS, STUNNING!
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Posted 11/19/2017   12:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Walkman82 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
PostmasterGS, amazing pages. It's obvious that you've put a lot of time in designing them, great job!
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