Custom Postage Stamp Albums

Custom postage stamp albums describes just about any way you could display and personalize a stamp collection.

If you're looking for pages or formats different than a mass-produced adjustable stamp collecting album, hingeless stamp albums, or a vintage stamp album provides there are as many other options available as you can imagine.

With the accessibility of free album pages online you can find templates available for many collecting areas. If you're willing to pay a few dollars, you can find some very thorough and beautiful designs.

The drawback here is that you'll have to print out the pages so it will take some research and work to find the right stock of pages and print them to your satisfaction.

Of course, you can take it even further and go for completely homemade pages. Using any of the numerous and free picture editing programs it is possible to design some professional pages from the comfort of your computer!

More and more collectors are skipping the mass-marketed pages and making their own custom postage stamp albums. I've seen some incredible pages that are works of art in and of themselves.

I'd love to post any examples or stories you want to share - just use the Contact Me form!

Not all stamp collections need standard pages

Postage Stamp Albums often use Vario pages like this one of Classic US stamps

Using stock books or Vario pages in a 3-ring binder is another ppopular way to store a collection. The picture above shows some classic mid to late 1800s US issues on a 6-row Vario page.

Not all stamps need to be in order and mounted on a page. That's the great thing about stamp collecting - it's up to you.

Some of the neatest collections I've seen are just page after page of the same stamps. Or a jumble of a topical space collection, row after row of beautifully colored stamps from countless countries.

Vario pages is a term turned generic as it is now used to describe any form of the black plastic pages with rows for storing stamps. These come in single or double sided, and can have any number of rows from 1 to about 10 on a sheet.

New pages can be expensive but if you check with local stamp dealers you can frequently find some used, like-new pages.

Depending on the supply and demand in your local area, you may be able to accumulate these for virtually nothing or may have trouble finding them and pay a dollar or two for each page.

If you're patient and watch stamp auctions, you'll eventually find some box lots and custom postage stamp albums with inexpensive stamps mounted on clean Vario pages.

It can be worth the cost of the auction lot just for the pages and you get a nice bonus of a box of stamps to hunt through - you never know what treasure lies inside!

Check with your local stamp dealers if you don't want to buy new pages direct from the suppliers at retail prices.

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