|Robert Murray Stamp Shop,
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the cheapest, but the rings are more likely to wear the page. With any
of the ring binders, it is easy to add or move pages.
compromise between 2 and 22 ring - pages sit more evenly, wear is
spread, but slightly more expoensive than 2-ring.
(normally 22-ring in the UK)
expensive than the other ring types, but the pages site nicely and wear
at the holes in minimised.
|Springback (where there is a spring clip right down the binding edge)||Traditional
and maybe even old fashioned, some people like this type because it
feels like "a real stamp album", some because it can give you good flat
pages with a large mounting area. The main disadvantage is that you
really have to take the pages out of the binder in order to work at
("pegs") usually two posts, with a mechanism to secure the top of the
post to the binder.
secure method of holding the pages, and with virtually no wear at the
holes. Usually allows for large capacity of pages in a binder. More
difficult to move pages around, as you must remove all the pages from
their pegs in order to get other pages in.
style of page, normally with a faint quadrille design on one side
(small squares to help in the layout).
expensive, as cheap black paper tends to migrate colour or chemicals.
To be safe, better quality paper has to be used. Gives a striking
visual appearance, but is difficult to write up any details and
present with black pages, and sometimes available as an option on
white, this stops rubbing between the face of the stamp and the back of
the previous page. Not as much of a reason to be used now compared to
earlier years when more stamps had fugitive ink. No advantage if
plastic mounts are being used.
pages come with a linen hinge between the main body of the page and the
binding edge. This allows the page to lie more flat, but such pages are
much more expensive.
or plastic mounts.
biggest choice of methods of mounting stamps is between stamp hinges
(cheap, traditional, adds little bulk) or plastic mounts such as the
Hawid or Showgard brands (more expensive, adds more bulk to the pages,
but if properly used will give full protection to the stamp without
making any mark on it, and almost always used for mint stamps).
from pre-school to about 8 years.
starter is a fastbound album with country titles. A stockbook would be
easy to use, but might not give the full potential interest.
range roughly 8 to 11.
album very suitable, perhaps a slightly bigger one at the older age.
Loose leaf (printed or plain) suitable but maybe with some help.
range approx. 12 to 15.
fastbound might still be ok, but probably better with a loose leaf
probably best to look at this as if it were for an adult.
album systems are suitable for any age, but in the knowledge of the
pros and cons.
|Robert Murray Stamp
5 & 6 Inverleith Gardens
Scotland EH3 5PU
Tel. 0131 552 1220 or 0131 478 7021
or UK local rate number 0845 0500 886
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