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Back in the hobby after far too many years, and currently collecting what most would consider 'space fillers' at best. I've bought some job lot collections at auction so far, almost exclusively common stamps that we've all seen before.

I have been astounded by the knowledge levels on this board, covering variations that I'd never have considered - I'll be happy to get 'one of each design' for any of the sets in my 'hoard'. But I do have a question...

I've been using stock books to hold my stamps thus far, trying to leave some spaces for sets that I might have some hope of finally obtaining. But, most of the spaces I leave are too small when the next auction win comes in. I then find myself 'shuffling' the stamps around to make space in the correct timeframe - using SG Simplified as a reference - for the newcomers.

Apart from leaving larger gaps (and spending a small fortune on half filled stock books with gaps that I may/will never fill in the process!) how do others here deal with this problem? I should say, I also have a few boxes of sorted stamps in glassine envelopes, waiting for a space in the stockbooks.

Am I doomed to forever be 'shuffling my collection?
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If you're going to be using stockbooks, you're going to be doing a fair bit of shuffling.

The upside is that it works out as the cheapest method of storing your stamps -- and even cheaper if you can pick up some good stockbook lots at auction.

Shuffle away -- as your collection expands you will get more idea as to what stamps you're likely to get in the future and how much space you need to leave for them.
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I use stockbooks and Vario sheets for my collections when I need to wait to save up for my preferred hingeless albums. There's no good way to avoid the shuffling, but that can be fun sometimes--it means you spend a little more time with each stamp!

The key is to make sure you're using a quality stockbook. It saves no one any money to use a cheap stockbook that will acidify the stamps or otherwise ruin the gum.
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One practical tip to avoid shuffling. Use thin stockbooks for those countries where you have lots of gaps and thicker stockbooks for those countries you have less gaps. With thin stockbooks you can insert a new stockbook between two stockbooks and avoid some shuffling.
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One option.

Leave a fair amount of space. How much is your call on a country-by-country basis.

Fill spaces as new material comes in.

Accept that you're going to end up with stamps overlapping.

Adopt a "large shuffle, occasionally" policy when the overlapping/crowding reaches a certain level, rather than endlessly tinkering.

Also, if you ever plan to use second-hand stockbooks, be rigorous in what you use - good-quality books in absolutely clean condition only.
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It will depend on your intention. I collect worldwide and only use stockbooks. Shuffling is inevitable but I’ve reached a point where I plan the space required in alignment with catalogs, so in theory there is room for every stamp, even those I’ll never obtain.

Like you I’ve amassed quite a bit so I’m approaching it one country at a time. It’s time consuming and requires lots of space - but it will put an end to the reshuffling. Until it’s time to move everything to a new album. Even collections stored in high quality stockbooks will need to be moved eventually. Glen and others here have mentioned the optimal durations, but I don’t recall off hand what those were.
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For keepers I use stock pages, for example Hagners or Printz - Google the names to see what I am talking about. I find there is a lot less shuffling because you can just move the pages around. This also helps reduce the chance of damaging the stamps.

It is more expensive than regular albums though.

I do use regular stockbooks for things I am sorting for a temporary home.
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To give you some idea of how things might pan out, when I started off I was doing a lot of shuffling, because I didnt have that many stockbooks, so space was at a premium.

I now have well over a hundred stockbooks, and only need to reorganize a particular country about once per decade.

If you're near a stamp club, you might also find club auctions are a good source for cheap stockbooks.
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Hi Ocifant,

I use the same method as pirano does.
I only collect a few countries and have about 15 stockbooks. These are 64 black page Leuchtturm (Lighthouse) books.
Currently I only have Luxemburg organised, but plan to the same with Germany and Canada.

Luxemburg has 3 almost full albums. Per album approx. 800 stamps, 11-13 per page. I space series out and leave room for every stamp according to the catalogue I use.
This prevents shuffling and it is quite fulfilling putting new additions in the stockbook because I already had a space reserved for it. Each stamp has its printed label also, with (in this case) Michel catalogue number, year, denomination and catalogue value.

Planning how many stockbooks you need might be tricky. This depends on how many variations you collect and your catalogue. I have a specialised Luxemburg catalogue and especially in the earlier years there are some variations. For example: Luxemburg has a little more than 2300 stamps according to my catalogue which is 1 year old now. But with variations this might be a few hundred more. Not counting BOB (back of the book) stamps.

Additionally, I use stockcards for Germany and Canada for now until I have the stockbooks ready for them. Stockcards are really flexible. You only need a card for the stamp you have and if you aquire new stamps you can just insert them in the box with a new card.

I just prefer stockbooks because I like to look at my collection. Stcokcards are highly flexible though.

Hooe this helps. Good luck!
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I follow a similar approach to what has been described above. I use the smaller 32 page stock books and leave a fair amount of space to expand - adding more space as I acquire more stamps for a particular country (I collect worldwide). "Fair amount of space" is relative to the size of the country. Some amount of shuffling is inevitable. When it comes time to "shuffle", I only need to insert a new stock book to expand into, meaning about half the existing stock book gets moved and expanded into the new stock book and the remainder are also expanded. I organize my books by continent groupings (N. America, S. America, Europe, Africa, Asia & Oceania) and countries alphabetical within the groups.
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Many thanks for all the replies folks, from those replies it seems that the issues I've encountered are very common ones with no 'magic bullet' solution.

That's fine, I'm working through slowly - most of my GB collection is sorted now with appropriate spaces. I have a Scandinavia book, which is currently (or soon will be) overflowing with Swedish stamps. Likewise the Malaysian States and Eire. I've yet to make a start on places like USA, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Australia - mainly because I have so much sorting to do first!

I do use stock cards, but mainly for where I have complete sets of a particular issue. UK Mint, UK Used and RoW are my current splits but I'm sure more shuffling will ensue in due course :)

Oh, I should have said that I use only new LightHouse stockbooks - older stockbooks are used purely for sorting and sifting purposes.

Nice to know my approach is a common one though, thanks all!
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It's hard to go wrong with Lighthouse albums, they are among the best.
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I’d add that the stockbooks available from WHSmith are quality too. I believe these may well be Lighthouse products (or similar high quality manufacturer) sold under the WHSmith brand.

The £26.99 48 page ones I find are good value, particularly as they have black pages. Being on most high streets, it’s one of the few shops where philatelic supplies are still widely available.

It is even better value online on theirwebsite with the stockbooks being buy one get one half price so you get 2 for about £40 + free delivery to the U.K. (occasionally there is an even better BOGOF deal too).
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The Pom wrote: 28 Sep 2023 07:18
Adopt a "large shuffle, occasionally" policy when the overlapping/crowding reaches a certain level, rather than endlessly tinkering.

Chris is right - this is a good way to do it!

Lots of stockbooks with lots of space is a good way to start - that gives bigger gaps and a longer "occasionally" between large shuffles.

I need to do my once-a-decade shuffle with my Germany Soviet Zone Local Issues collection soon, I know this because I'm running out of gaps, have piles of unsorteds, and it's nearly 20 years since the last once-a-decade was performed.

It's going to be hard work and I'm not really looking forward to it, but once I get involved Mrs-H will see very little of me for a good few weeks while I'm lost in Thuringia in 1946. :mrgreen:
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gavin-h wrote: 29 Sep 2023 21:47
The Pom wrote: 28 Sep 2023 07:18
Adopt a "large shuffle, occasionally" policy when the overlapping/crowding reaches a certain level, rather than endlessly tinkering.
Lots of stockbooks with lots of space is a good way to start - that gives bigger gaps and a longer "occasionally" between large shuffles.

I need to do my once-a-decade shuffle with my Germany Soviet Zone Local Issues collection soon, I know this because I'm running out of gaps, have piles of unsorteds, and it's nearly 20 years since the last once-a-decade was performed.

It's going to be hard work and I'm not really looking forward to it, but once I get involved Mrs-H will see very little of me for a good few weeks while I'm lost in Thuringia in 1946. :mrgreen:
It is tedious. I made a mistake months ago missing some stamps, forget to reserve space for them. I was already a stockbook further and as of yet I still need to reorganize.

I try to postpone it, but every time I see that page I hate it, because it is so out of style with the other pages and how I have set up the stockbooks.

Like you, I have a lot of unsorted Germany stamps. I have 1 Germany stockbook and that of course is way too little to house all stamps. For example: for my Luxemburg collection I already have 3 stockbooks, and I consider Luxemburg as a small country when it comes to stamps (2400 or so without BOB).

The nice part is I have so many glassines with Germany that I will definitely come across some surprises.


Chris is right - this is a good way to do it!
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Stock books are a temporary measure to house stamps before they are put into proper albums.

Shuffle, shuffle, shuffle. It’s a freaking nightmare. Don’t do it. You have better things to do with your time.

I’m a WW collector. That gives me freedom how I display my stamps. Often it’s not by date.

It’s by topic: Animals, landscapes, etc.,often. You can mix covers with stamps so you don’t get row after row of nothing but stamps. Covers tell a story and provide context.

Now, albums are bulkier than stock books. I get it.

But what do you want to spend your time doing: collecting stamps or endlessly organizing them?

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britjag wrote: 06 Oct 2023 14:59
But what do you want to spend your time doing: collecting stamps or endlessly organizing them?

Up to you.
I suspect for many collectors, the answer to this is "a bit of both". :idea:

Very few would want to buy a stamp, consign it to storage and never look at it again. And reorganising is a nailed-on way of ensuring you periodically get the pleasure of looking at your stamps and "handling" or examining them.
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britjag wrote: 06 Oct 2023 14:59 But what do you want to spend your time doing: collecting stamps or endlessly organizing them?

Up to you.
I find that, with my tendency towards needing things to be perfect, the former ultimately ends up meaning the latter. :lol: I cannot tell you how many times I have taken out an album solely to ensure everything is perfectly centered.
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I am also a whole world collector. The way I collect stamps would mean reshuffling, even if I used albums. However, reshuffling in stockbook is much easier than in albums.
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Actually, it isn’t.

With a three-ring binder you add another page. Drop in some covers, etc. Done.

With a stock book, well, moving stamps around is a whole freaking production.
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Thanks for the advice- very helpful
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Reshuffling things around in a stockbook is a production.

However, for some reason we still do it. For me I get annoyed with ring binders because the pages don't seem to last quite so long, the rings get stuck or slowly break open over time whereas stockbooks are bound like a book and last longer.
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I prefer to spend my money on stamps and covers rather than albums and equipment. I never understood the motive behind subscribing to new stamp issues (with little prospect of rising in value or ever reselling them for more than a fraction of their face value) and placing them in tailored, expensive albums where each page may cost a few dollars.

As a result, all my stamps are in (bound, not loose-leaf) stock books. I collect all world and feel no pressure or desire to 'complete' any one country collection. Also, my collection does not contain any rarities, meaning single stamps with a price tag of four digits or more.

Finding a particular country can take a few minutes and re-organizing stamps is a periodic, tedious necessity. In an album, I usually alternate countries from which I have many stamps with those from which I only have a few. If I need space, one of the latter countries is moved elsewhere to free up a page or two.

All my stock books have glassine paper (not plastic) strips. The former are cheaper, but it could also be a subconscious choice rooted in philatelic culture and tradition in central Europe.

For my tens of thousands of covers I found an even more basic storage solution after experimenting with home-made albums and file folders: I just stack covers in archive boxes (glorified/oversized shoe boxes), upright, like index cards. Items whose edges should not be manipulated too often (postal stationery, flimsy covers) go in a protective glassine bag, and then in the box. And two boxes fit perfectly in each cubicle of the iconic Ikea 'Expedit'/'Kallax' shelves.
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So much useful info and helpful information in this thread, thanks again everyone!

I wish this forum had a 'Like' button for individual replies.

Oh, and staying on topic, I've just ordered even more bound stock books. Like others have mentioned, whilst loose-leaf have advantages when re-organising and shuffling, I find they don't seem to last as long, and the pages tend to 'droop' on the rings.
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ocifant wrote: 09 Oct 2023 06:23 So much useful info and helpful information in this thread, thanks again everyone!

I wish this forum had a 'Like' button for individual replies.
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Just tossing in one more vote for stock pages in a 3-ring binder. The convenience and flexibility is hard to beat. The pages can alternate in spacing to fit the stamp sizes and can easily move around without re doing so much of the stock book. A few of my stock books have also come apart over the years. So they’re not immortal.
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Four ringed binders are better. But, I believe you can't source them in America ?
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Not really. Three-ring is the standard over here — and not A4 either…
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With everyone moving to digital, 3-ring binders are being retired by the truck loads. You can't give them away fast enough. So I might as well put some to use. The stock pages come in all different row spacings. So it's easy to buy a bunch of mixed pages and insert them into the binder wherever I need. One thing I cannot vouch for is how long term storage will be in these pages (decades).
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How many stamps can be placed in a standard size book of 64 pages (from the Lighthouse)? For example, stamps of France from the 1950s-1970s. The main condition: do not put stamps too tightly! Very important, I would be grateful for the information!
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How many stamps can be placed in a standard size book of 64 pages (from the Lighthouse)? For example, stamps of France from the 1950s-1970s. The main condition: do not put stamps too tightly! Very important, I would be grateful for the information!
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Depends very much on stamp size. Small size stamps up to 60 per page (assumes 10 rows). Mix of horizontal and vertical normal size pictorials 20-25 per page.

I always leave about quarter of the row empty for future expansion. If you make the row full, then there fits more.
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How many stamps can be placed in a standard size book of 64 pages (from the Lighthouse)? For example, stamps of France from the 1950s-1970s. The main condition: do not put stamps too tightly! Very important, I would be grateful for the information!
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kuikka wrote: 22 Mar 2024 00:39 Depends very much on stamp size. Small size stamps up to 60 per page (assumes 10 rows). Mix of horizontal and vertical normal size pictorials 20-25 per page.
Thank you very much for your quick response! 25 stamps will fit on a page, if there are vertical stamps, skip one line (not put on every line so as not to overlap), then how many stamps will fit?
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audiolover70s wrote: 22 Mar 2024 00:45
kuikka wrote: 22 Mar 2024 00:39 Depends very much on stamp size. Small size stamps up to 60 per page (assumes 10 rows). Mix of horizontal and vertical normal size pictorials 20-25 per page.
Thank you very much for your quick response! 25 stamps will fit on a page, what if there are vertical stamps, and put them on one line (not on each line, so as not to overlap)?
Mix of horizontal and vertical stamps assumes every line has at least one vertical stamp, leaving every second line empty. That will likely happen, if your criteria is not to maximize the number of stamps in the stockbook but organize it with some philatelic logic. If you put all horizontal stamps on the lines of their own and vertical ones on their own line, then you will likely to get more stamps. If horizontal stamps don't need two lines, then you would propably fit about 40-50 large stamps per page.
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kuikka wrote: 22 Mar 2024 00:51
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kuikka wrote: 22 Mar 2024 00:39 Depends very much on stamp size. Small size stamps up to 60 per page (assumes 10 rows). Mix of horizontal and vertical normal size pictorials 20-25 per page.
Thank you very much for your quick response! 25 stamps will fit on a page, what if there are vertical stamps, and put them on one line (not on each line, so as not to overlap)?
Mix of horizontal and vertical stamps assumes every line has at least one vertical stamp, leaving every second line empty. That will likely happen, if your criteria is not to maximize the number of stamps in the stockbook but organize it with some philatelic logic. If you put all horizontal stamps on the lines of their own and vertical ones on their own line, then you will likely to get more stamps. If horizontal stamps don't need two lines, then you would propably fit about 40-50 large stamps per page.
Thanks for the complete answer! One more question: what is the length of the transparent strips in the stockbook, and what is the distance between the transparent strips?
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Re: Where to buy Lindner or Lighthouse stockbooks in the UK?

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audiolover70s wrote: 22 Mar 2024 00:40 How many stamps can be placed in a standard size book of 64 pages (from the Lighthouse)? For example, stamps of France from the 1950s-1970s. The main condition: do not put stamps too tightly! Very important, I would be grateful for the information!
That is a difficult question to answer. It would depend on the mix of the various sizes of commemorative/special stamps and definitive stamps, as well as specifically what you mean by "do not put stamps too tightly".

Try putting as many stamps as you feel comfortable with on a regular stock sheet and multiply the number by 64 to get a rough idea. You are the only person who knows what would work for you.
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Thanks for the advice! I was asking in order to know approximately how many 64 page stock books I need to buy in order to post a chronology of some of the countries that I have already collected!
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Re: Where to buy Lindner or Lighthouse stockbooks in the UK?

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audiolover70s wrote: 22 Mar 2024 01:32 Thanks for the advice! I was asking in order to know approximately how many 64 page stock books I need to buy in order to post a chronology of some of the countries that I have already collected!
Something that is always difficult to assess. I tend to use Hagner style stock sheets for my stamps. Whenever I'm buying those I never seem to buy enough - and even before I run out I usually find that I have the wrong balance of strip sizes.
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lesbootman wrote: 22 Mar 2024 01:41
audiolover70s wrote: 22 Mar 2024 01:32 Thanks for the advice! I was asking in order to know approximately how many 64 page stock books I need to buy in order to post a chronology of some of the countries that I have already collected!
Something that is always difficult to assess. I tend to use Hagner style stock sheets for my stamps. Whenever I'm buying those I never seem to buy enough - and even before I run out I usually find that I have the wrong balance of strip sizes.
I use "vario" (or Chinese company MINGT/PCCB) pages in 4-ring Lighthouse albums. But now I prefer Lighthouse stockbooks (comfort de luxe) with 64 black pages!
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And yet, can anyone measure the length of the transparent strip in the standard Lighthouse stockbook, and if possible, the distance between the strips? I will be very grateful!
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Re: Any member tips on using stockbooks for organising your stamps?

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audiolover70s wrote: 22 Mar 2024 01:12
kuikka wrote: 22 Mar 2024 00:51
audiolover70s wrote: 22 Mar 2024 00:45
kuikka wrote: 22 Mar 2024 00:39 Depends very much on stamp size. Small size stamps up to 60 per page (assumes 10 rows). Mix of horizontal and vertical normal size pictorials 20-25 per page.
Thank you very much for your quick response! 25 stamps will fit on a page, what if there are vertical stamps, and put them on one line (not on each line, so as not to overlap)?
Mix of horizontal and vertical stamps assumes every line has at least one vertical stamp, leaving every second line empty. That will likely happen, if your criteria is not to maximize the number of stamps in the stockbook but organize it with some philatelic logic. If you put all horizontal stamps on the lines of their own and vertical ones on their own line, then you will likely to get more stamps. If horizontal stamps don't need two lines, then you would propably fit about 40-50 large stamps per page.
Thanks for the complete answer! One more question: what is the length of the transparent strips in the stockbook, and what is the distance between the transparent strips?
The length is roughly 20cm. The distance between the strips is irrelevant. The distance between bottom of two strips matters. That I cannot say because I am not with my stock books. But it is enough to house comfortably a small UK queen's portrate stamp.
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audiolover70s wrote: 22 Mar 2024 02:46 And yet, can anyone measure the length of the transparent strip in the standard Lighthouse stockbook, and if possible, the distance between the strips? I will be very grateful!
I also hope that someone will try it on and write the exact dimensions...
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Strip length is 193mm and distance between top of one strip and bottom of the row above it is 11mm.

In my experience, you’ll fit between 2800 and 3000 stamps in a 64-page stock book. I’m guessing though that your spacing requirements are different than mine. I collect the world so space —as in shelving for albums-- is at a premium.

A few examples from countries that I have reasonably well catalogued:
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I generally organize by catalogue numbers and leave space for every stamp —even those I’ll never own— so in theory, no reshuffling will be necessary. More specialized interests and collections that have resulted from trips down various rabbit holes are housed separately. 8-)
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pirano wrote: 22 Mar 2024 08:40 Strip length is 193mm and distance between top of one strip and bottom of the row above it is 11mm.
In my experience, you’ll fit between 2800 and 3000 stamps in a 64-page stock book. I’m guessing though that your spacing requirements are different than mine. I collect the world so space —as in shelving for albums-- is at a premium...
...I generally organize by catalogue numbers and leave space for every stamp —even those I’ll never own— so in theory, no reshuffling will be necessary. More specialized interests and collections that have resulted from trips down various rabbit holes are housed separately. 8-)
Thank you very much for the size and examples! I received my first two "Comfort Deluxe" stockbooks this morning! Excellent quality cover and pages! And immediately, I transferred my collection of San Marino stamps (1960-1970) into a new album! Looks great!
Yes, you are right, I will be less economical with the free space inside the stock books, for me the main thing is that the stamps do not overlap one another! I averaged 25-28 stamps per page, which adds up to about 1700-1800 stamps in these 64 page stock books! I'm happy... And I don't have to leave empty spaces for future additions, I buy the full annual set at once!
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