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Europe/Great Britain : GB Stamp Album

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Potter66
18 May 2015
01:45:15pm
I've a pretty large collection of mainly used GB stamps currently is stock books and would like to house them in non specialized albums, but the cost is enormous, hundreds of pounds. A lot of stamps could be bought for the price. Can I have some suggestions please.
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18 May 2015
03:44:49pm
re: GB Stamp Album

Check out the Steiner pages. The site is based in the USA, but you can print the pages right from the web site.

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18 May 2015
03:57:42pm
re: GB Stamp Album

HERE is a link to the website for the "Steiner Pages" frequently referred to on the DB.

The "Steiner Pages" were discussed in some depth in THIS thread.

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18 May 2015
05:00:52pm
re: GB Stamp Album

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I have a lot of Great Britain stamps, Queen Victoria thru King George VI, housed in Hagners and Vario stock sheets. As someone said, when I got another stamp I had to move them around.

I printed the Steiner Pages for GB, Victoria thru George VI, on 65 lb. paper. I purchased a variety Of Scott Clear mounts. I sized the stamp to the mount then cut the top of the mount where it came apart and carefully mounted it to the page.

There's only 18 pages and I purchased A 3 ring binder from Amos. I now have a Hingeless album for my Great Britain stamps.

I still use Hagner sheets for plate runs and varieties.
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19 May 2015
03:24:08pm
re: GB Stamp Album

The least expensive way to handle UK stamps is to make your own pages from 67# acid free paper.
Just use any good catalog to decide what should look nice on a page. Mount them evenly and add what ever info you think is necessary below the stamps.
There is no rule that you need a preprinted page with boxes to tell you what to put where, or to remind you on each page that you are looking at UK stamps.

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19 May 2015
04:30:27pm
re: GB Stamp Album

Hi Everyone;

@ tooler;

Hey that's a nice looking page. I like how you mounted those nice and neat and also very nice interesting
cancels by the way too. Thanks for posting those, I love 19th Century British & Colonies!!

Just Lurkin'....
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21 May 2015
02:14:15pm
re: GB Stamp Album

I have noted discussions about albums and on-line album pages in various philatelic sources and I note that the printed albums are quite expensive. However, aren't the computer generated pages expensive also? You have to buy paper and printer ink, plus the wear & tear in the printer and your time to produce the pages - all of that costs money. I really don't see a cost difference.

I use Vario or other brand vinyl stock pages - which cost $5 for 5, 2-sided pages and even that adds up to a lot of money over time.

Which ever way a collector choses to house their collection, it costs a lot of money.

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thebiggnome
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21 May 2015
04:11:29pm
re: GB Stamp Album

One advantage is that one doesn't have to print all the pages at once. If you don't have many stamps after say the 90s, you can just print the pages you need now, and print the rest later if ever.

As for expense, a ream of paper and a cartridge of ink can be bought for less than $25 if you shop around. It's tough to find a new album for that price. It's about a third the price of a Gibbons volume.

I've yet to wear out a printer. I still have an old IBM from the 80s that still works, though I haven't been able to find ink for it for a decade or more. I do own several because it is frequently cheaper to buy a new printer with two or three ink cartridges included than it is to buy the two or three ink cartridges to refill the old printer... Happy

Chris

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