Robert Murray Stamp Shop, Edinburgh
Philatelic Supplies - Stamp Collectors' Albums and Accessories
Cosmic Collecting System

This system is an excellent method of storage, especially for people who collect mixed items, and various different formats of page can be mixed in one album, and still have a degree of uniformity.
The pages are made of clear polypropylene, and our suppliers tell us that they are "free of potentially harmful substances" (however, the materials should not be described as being of museum archival quality). The pockets are welded, and the pages are punched 11-hole, so that they can fit 2-ring, 3-ring, or 4-ring binders.
There are 12 formats, as listed here, and they all come at the same price.

Reference Number of pockets
(no. horizontally x
no. vertically)
Dimensions of pockets
(width x height)
Suggested uses
Cosmic 1 1 (1 x 1) 215 x 293mm large covers, certificates, sports programmes, letters and documents
Cosmic 2 2 (1 x 2) 215 x 143mm covers, large postcards, banknotes
Cosmic 3 3 (1 x 3) 215 x 95mm large stamp booklets, banknotes, miniature sheets
Cosmic 4 4 (2 x 2) 105 x 142mm postcards, small banknotes, photographs
Cosmic 5 4 (1 x 4) 215 x 75mm booklets/booklet panes, narrow banknotes, tickets
Cosmic 6 6 (2 x 3) 105 x 87mm beer mats, large cigarette cards, small banknotes, cloth badges
Cosmic 7 6 (3 x 2) 70 x 143mm stamp booklets, medals, open match books
Cosmic 8 8 (2 x 4) 105 x 71mm phonecards, parcel and railway labels, railway tickets
Cosmic 9 9 (3 x 3) 70 x 95mm playing cards, cigarette cards, baseball cards
Cosmic 12 12 (4 x 3) 52 x 95mm cigarette cards, matchbox labels, transport tickets
Cosmic 15 15 (5 x 3) 41 x 95mm cigarette cards, matchbox labels, transport tickets, postal labels
Cosmic 20 20 (4 x 5) 55 x 50mm thin coins, badges

Prices are very reasonable, and depend on the size of the purchase, and the mix of pages; [these prices include v.a.t. at 20%]
40p each for odd pages
£3.40 per ten (any mix)
£30.95 per hundred (mixed formats)
£31.50 per hundred (of one format)

We also stock binders that will fit these, but they will fit most standard A4-ish binders.

Ordering - see our "How to Order" page. Or, of course, come in to our shop !   See other pages about philatelic supplies.

Last updated Thursday 20 January 2011
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Robert Murray Stamp Shop
5 & 6 Inverleith Gardens
Scotland EH3 5PU
Tel. 0131 552 1220
Fax. 0131 478 7021
Email; [email protected]
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