Where to put all those wonderful stamps? On stamp album pages, of course!
Or at least that is how many stamp collections are built. Of course, I'm yet to meet a collector that doesn't also seem to accumulate boxes of other philatelic "stuff".
Where can you find pages? Well, that depends on if you want to use formatted pages or are looking to make your own.
Pre-printed, high quality archival pages are produced by many of the stamp collecting supplies companies. These are designed to fit in standard stamp collecting albums and are updated every year with modern postage stamp issues.
Scott, Harris, Heritage and Minkus are some of the firms that produce replaceable pages for their own branded albums - usually in 3-ring binder type format. You can purchase these direct from the companies or try and find them at a discount on the secondary market.
Many collectors find it better to buy album pages from their local stamp dealer. Because dealers buy stamp collections based on stamp collecting values, pages have little value to them.
If you're patient enough to find the right dealer with the right pages you can often buy them at a fraction of the original price.
Stamp dealers usually sell collections based on the value of the stamps, not the pages. So wait for the right collection to that you can buy based on stamp collecting values alone and you can basically get the stamp album pages for free!
The truth is that pages just aren't that valuable to stamp dealers so the dedicated page hunter can find just about anything...eventually.
You can also print out free pages online. Today a quick Google search will result in many free digital templates available for download and printing.
You will need to purchase your own paper stock of the right color, size and quality for your collection. What a fun way to build a stamp collection without having to do the design and computer work yourself..and you'll save some money, too!
For the ultimate do-it-your-selfer, you can make your own designs from scratch. This is a bit more advanced but with the photo editing applications available today, more and more collectors are making their own artistic display pages.