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When you chose what United States Stamp Album to purchase, you’re making a decision that will influence the direction of your stamp collecting for years to come. There are a lot of United States stamp albums, including the economical Minuteman from Scott and the Liberty Album from H.E. Harris. Other popular albums are the Scott National Album, and ‘hingeless’ albums from Schaubek, Lighthouse, Lindner, and SAFE. There are also albums for Revenues, Possessions and more.
Are you up to the challenge of collecting world stamps? Well, there are several stamp albums for you then! What about the H.E. Harris two-volume Statesman Album that offers a basis for a basic stamp collection of the world? The Scott International Album fills 47 Jumbo International Binders, did you know it? Do you want it? Also, there are blank albums from Lighthouse and DAVO. Last, but not least is the Scott International Golden Era Album that covers stamps from the first century of stamps; 1840-1940.
In the past, preserving stamps on albums was quite difficult. With stamp mounts, the nature of stamp collecting has changed in allowing for the true preservation of displayed stamps. Keeping them safe in an archival environment free of agents that might be harmful. This while permitting free passage of air around the stamp. You can buy Showgard and Scott/Prinz Mounts in dozens of sizes.
Philatelic or stamp collecting supplies makes the hobby easier and increases the joy as you explore your stamps for the interesting varieties and errors. You can begin with the basics of tongs, a watermark detection kit, perforation gauge, a magnifier, and a lamp for checking UV Tagging and Phosphorescent paper.
Stamp stock pages can be a relieving part of a collection. They can be the starting point of a collection of specialty items, or a way to safe and orderly inventory seconds and excess stock for trading at your stamp club. Chose between the traditional Hagner and Prinz pages of clear strips on card stock. The Supersafe and Lighthouse pages of polyvinyl with clear pockets on black or clear background and a stockpage for Scott Albums with National or Specialty Borders.
Collecting mint sheets is awesome! But protecting the value of your mint sheet collection while allowing for ease of viewing is essential! There are several mint sheet albums options, from Lighthouse, Lindner, White Ace and SAFE, plus the economical system from Scott/Showgard. The storage options include albums for easy viewing of your mint sheet collection. Also, the economical glassine files for long-term storage, and of course, the protective sleeves for maximum protection.
How do you know how many stamps are left to complete your collection? Do you know all the errors and varieties in the stamps you’re collecting? There is a really easy way to know it all: obviously with catalogs! Add a new element the enjoyment of collecting with knowledge about the treasures in your collection.
Stamp Stock and Approval Cards can used by the professional philatelist as well as the collector that’s getting organized or selling and trading duplicates at their neighborhood stamp club. Either you’re a collector trying to organize your collection or a dealer trying to make your stock look cooler, you can buy stock and approval cards from SAFE, Lindner, Lighthouse, G&K and many other suppliers. Whether you are preserving your collection or selling on eBay and stop shows.
Getting Started in Stamp Collecting…
You decided to jump into one of the coolest hobbies in the world! But, how’s stamp collecting in the XXI century? You will need the tools of the hobby, do you know which ones? We will give you these and more advices in our article Tips for Stamps Collecting in the XXI Century.