SOME IDEAS FOR DISLPAYING IN YOUR ALBUMS

WELCOME TO MY HOME PAGE Stamp stuff under construction SOME SPECIALTIES AND RARITIES MORE 'ANOMALIES' STAMPS OF GB AND CANADA  THINGS TO THINK ABOUT PLACES I HAVE BEEN Guest Book NEWEST FINDS 1 NEWEST FINDS 2 NEWEST FINDS 3

STAMP STUFF (SOME HELPFUL HINTS???)

I soon realised that the average album did not have the spaces for issues I wanted to collect.  So with the use of Word Perfect, Adobe Photoshop and a good scanner printer, I could customise my collections.  I did use commercial albums/pages for interest sake, i.e. to see what issues had been printed for mailing letters, etc.  One can purchase blank sheets on several qualities of stock, or, photo-copy card stock with your entries on them.  A few years back I had accumalated piles of stamps, on pages, on pieces, mint and used.  i opened an outlet and went to hobby shows and sold on eBay.

FRONTPIECE FOR A USA ALBUM

41 STATE FLAGS ARE PICTURED.  THESE ARE THE ONES I HAVE VISITED SINCE 1967.

FRONTPIECE FOR MY SPECIALTY CANADA

It seemed to me that if I had enough money I could buy just about any mint stamp I wanted.  However, to try and find a good used issue was a challenge.  The nice thing, too, was that a 'fine' stamp didn't look out of place and it was the acquisition of a 'very fine'  replacing it gave me the satisfaction.  The modern Postal Services were also a threat to my pocket book.  CTO's, uncut sheets, presentation packs have nothing to do with the mail/post.frown, so were the modern issues.  TRY TO FIND USED STAMPS FROM ABOUT 2000 ONWARDS!!!!!  Therefore, I chose dates that had some meaning for me.  GB - QEII -  Silver Jubilee, Canada - 1866 - 1996, (arrival in Canada), France - 1889 -1989, (Bastille Day),  USA - 1876 - 1976. (Bi-centennial).

BLANK COMMERCIAL PAGE

Commercial stock page from Canadian Wholesale Club www.collectorssupplyhouse.com

UNIQUE PAGE DESIGN.

For this page, I selected the issues from a catalogue, designed a frame, and placed on a chosen page, captioned it with the help of Word Perfect and printed it

USING 'SHAPES' FROM MENU FOR A FRAME

I just use Word Perfect as it was already installed on my first real PC (After Atari)

ALTERNATIVE TO HINGES AND PERSONALISED SHEETS

Using a stock book is also a method of displaying issues especially when you need to compare colours or postmarks, etc.

For many counntries one can find a CD for certain years, mostly at low cost. I have used iswwsc.org as a resource where you can also find pages to copy. Instead of using paper editions there are CD's. I have a Scotts 'g-i'

Feel free to download and use images.