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olfogey
06 Jun 2016
02:35:40pm
I am 65, newly interested in a modest collection of "Confederate" stamps, and I am seeking some specific advice about storage / display.

I had originally thought about a "Stockbook", but the different varieties, makers, and materials used left me with a headache over the daunting choices - lol

I have settled on using "Lindner Omnia" Stamp pages, and my specific question is this -

does one need to use mounts with this type of stock pages?, and if so, what is the best type for protection and ease of use? - (specifics PLEASE, I'm a "newbie" to this whole thing - lol)

Thanks....Jim J.


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HungaryForStamps
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06 Jun 2016
05:33:57pm
re: Seeking some advice about Stamp Storage / Display

You shouldn't need mounts when using stock pages that have plastic pockets. I use Lighthouse Vario stockpages. You might want to ensure the pockets are tall enough to fully cover the stamp (personally I don't like stock books that result in stamps peeking out partially above the pocket).

In addition, if you put your stock pages in a binder that also has a slipcase, then you are pretty well protected. The slipcase will help prevent dust from settling down into the pages and on the stamps or in the pockets.

Of course you should be concerned about other environmental conditions, such as high humidity.

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damichab
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06 Jun 2016
07:14:04pm
re: Seeking some advice about Stamp Storage / Display

As you are new to the hobby, you are very likely to be organising and reorganising your stamps until you settle on a format/style that suits both you and what you are collecting.

I do not know the "Lindner Omnia" pages you mention. But would recommend for you a stock book of some description to get started. I personally use 'Lighthouse' but I am sure there are plenty of others. Make sure you buy quality though, don't go buying those cheap chinese stockbooks of days past.

Even once you settle on a system, a spare stockbook will always be handy which is another good reason to buy one to start with. Also, err on getting a larger size. Like cupboards in a house, you can never have too much! And as 'HungaryForStamps' mentions, get a matching slipcase (for whatever album you get).


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06 Jun 2016
09:05:57pm
re: Seeking some advice about Stamp Storage / Display

Jim/olfogey,

Are you referring to the stamps released only by the Confederacy?

If so, you shouldn't need a very large stockbook or album, as there were only 14 total CSA (Confederate States of America) stamps made by the Confederacy.


Just curious!




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olfogey
06 Jun 2016
09:18:17pm
re: Seeking some advice about Stamp Storage / Display

"Musicman"..........yes, I'm planning on a modest collection of C.S.A. stamps (regular issue), and "Postmaster's Provisionals".

I am a disabled veteran on a disability pension, so don't have a lot of disposable income, so small collection. Happy

Jim J.


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damichab
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07 Jun 2016
04:22:22am
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"14 total"



Only 14! Oh.

Well that changes things a bit.


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07 Jun 2016
06:45:21am
re: Seeking some advice about Stamp Storage / Display

Ah! With only `14 stamps you will want to collect them on cover too. Covers of this era can be very interesting, especially when they include letters describing the conditions during the war or battle itself!

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07 Jun 2016
08:23:27am
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... and try to include at least one Confederate Wallpaper letter.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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olfogey
07 Jun 2016
09:28:56am
re: Seeking some advice about Stamp Storage / Display

Quote - Ah! With only `14 stamps you will want to collect them on cover too. Covers of this era can be very interesting, especially when they include letters describing the conditions during the war or battle itself! - End Quote

I won't be doing any covers........they are beyond my collecting budget by a good margin.

You guys did see the part about disability pension, did you not??



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stampmankeith
07 Jun 2016
12:14:03pm
re: Seeking some advice about Stamp Storage / Display

The pages you want to use are fine. They are pvc and chemical free. I use Vario which is similar. BUT be aware when using these pages, once you put a stamp in a spot on the page, to really keep that stamp as bought, don't take it out of that spot to put another stamp in its place. Use a new page. This is especially true for mint stamps but I still change pages even with used stamps (which if you are on a budget is what you'll be collecting for Confederates). Over time small traces of ink / postmark can transfer from the stamp to the plastic, then from the plastic to the next stamp. This has the potential to downgrade a stamp. Again, this is less important on used stamps to most collectors, but i feel it should be noted.
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olfogey
07 Jun 2016
02:27:44pm
re: Seeking some advice about Stamp Storage / Display

"stampmankeith".............

Thank You for the response - would it be "overkill" to use mounts with these pages?

I had originally thought about using "6 pocket" pages, which are 43mm tall, and then using a mount strip as long as the page is wide, and put several stamps to a strip to separate the varieties........(if this is a workable idea, which mounts would you recommend?)

Since there aren't a lot of varieties in the CSA stamps, 3 or 4 pages should be plenty if my idea is workable(?) - Happy

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07 Jun 2016
09:35:41pm
re: Seeking some advice about Stamp Storage / Display

This sounds like a decent plan you have.....

....at least for now.


I'm envisioning this for the future;

One stamp per page - design your own individual page for each individual stamp, with a full background write-up on that stamp's history.

You could make each page design anything you like.

You would ideally have a 14 page album.

The stamp for each page would be centered in a nice black mount.

And the binder would be black as well, with a front cover insert page designed by - YOU.


I have 2 interests where I have done exactly this;

I collect cheetahs on stamps and #1's of the world.
Here is a scan of my album's cover page for my #1's;


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And here is a scan of one of the pages;

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I bought the paper for the pages at a printing shop - it cost me $14 for 100 pages, so 14 pages would be cheap.
You could use any kind of paper you like, as the mounts will protect your stamps on the page.

Nevertheless, this is just a suggestion/idea - you can display/store them any way that pleases YOU.

Happy HappyHappy

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damichab
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07 Jun 2016
09:49:28pm
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"And here is a scan of one of the pages;"



Nice. Simple. I like it.
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olfogey
08 Jun 2016
08:52:05am
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Quote:

"This sounds like a decent plan you have.....

....at least for now.

I'm envisioning this for the future;

One stamp per page - design your own individual page for each individual stamp, with a full background write-up on that stamp's history.

You could make each page design anything you like.

You would ideally have a 14 page album.

The stamp for each page would be centered in a nice black mount.

And the binder would be black as well, with a front cover insert page designed by - YOU.

"



This is an intriguing idea...........the only issue I currently have is that I know NOTHING about "mounts" - which is the best kind to use??

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08 Jun 2016
07:03:31pm

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I use these...

http://www.hawid.de/hawid_engl./index_e.html

But there are others, Similar and just as good.



Steve.

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