Putting Together Your First Stamp Album

If you are starting out to collect stamps as a hobby you can find stamps for your collection from a nearby post office or from old letters or also ask your friends and relatives who live overseas to send you different kinds of stamps.

Once you collect the stamps you need to store them carefully to prevent them from getting lost or damaged. You can do this by putting them in a stamp album.

A stamp album serves many purposes. It provides a place where the stamps can be stored and displayed, so that you can look at them whenever you want to.

It also saves the stamps from natural elements like heat or moisture. It also gives a place to sort the stamp in an order that suits you.

Here are a few pointers that will help you to put together your first stamp album.

  • Buy a binder which has acid free paper to sort your stamps. There are many kinds of binders available in the market.
  • Buy mounts for stamps with plastic sheets which can be used to stick the stamps and prevent them from damage.
  • Keep a list of your stamp collection in your album.
  • You can also decorate the pages of your stamp album.
  • After preparing the stamp album, next step is to organize the stamps in the album.
  • Organizing the stamps is a personal choice. You can arrange them according to the countries they are from or according to the subject of the stamp like pictures of famous monarchs and presidents, pictures of butterflies, pictures of flowers and so on.
  •  Collect, organize and preserve your hard earned stamps well.

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