Before you purchase your first stamp stock book, you should have an idea in your mind on the likely progress and eventual scope of your stamp collection.
One of the most important decisions when you start on the awesome world of stamp collecting is where to storage and showcase your stamps. Some prefer shoe boxes and glassine envelopes; other mount them on blank sheets. There’s no doubt that the most popular way to storage and showcase stamps is using stamp stock books.
As you might have researched already, there are a lot of variations when we talk about stamp stock books.but don’t worry, we’ll help you choose the best ones for you.
One of the first things you must consider is the quantity of stamps you want to store. This will determine first the pages your stamp stock book will have and also if you’ll need just one or several stamp stock books. Check these:
A very important factor to know and understand is humidity. If you live in a very humid place or if your house or office has humidity problems, you should look for plastic pages (which will protect better your stamps). Look at these plastic pages that can be used with this classy looking binder to protect better your stamps from humidity.
If you have checked the previous two factors now it’s time to see if you want a stamp stock book with acid free pages like this one.
After deciding about the previous characteristics, now is time to pick other factors more oriented to preferences and look of the stock books. For example: what you rather have, plastic or glassine inner sleeves?
Are you the kind of philatelist that buys stamps when traveling? Well, what about this awesome travel stock book? No more being afraid of your stamps getting damaged when traveling!
Last, but not least, if you’re like me, you want to protect your stamps as much as possible. That’s why I always protect my stamp stock books with binders. Even better, I buy them in combo like this one.
Make sure to review our tips for stamp collecting in the XXI century.
Also, don’t forget to visit the ultimate stamp collecting supplies list.