So you want to take good care of your precious stamp collection and ensure that it stays in top notch condition for a long time? Without a doubt, the best storage solution is a stamp album. With all the options on the market, it can be difficult to decide which one to get. For the serious collector of Canada stamps, Arpin Philately recommends the Lighthouse Hingeless Canada stamp album–a stamp album fit for the Queen herself!!
Winter has arrived and what a perfect time to organize our stamp albums. Arpin Philately is pleased to announce that the 2011 CWS stamp supplements for Canada stamps have arrived. These supplements contain the illustrated pages you will need to keep your stamp albums looking perfect and up-to-date. CWS offers supplements for the following Canada stamp albums: Unity, Uni (french), Dominion (english and french), Tradition/Constitution and Parliament.
In a previous article (To hinge or not to hinge), we discussed the merits of stamp hinges versus stamp mounts. All collectors know that stamp hinges can be an inexpensive way of mounting used stamps on an album page. But never, never use them for mint never hinged stamps!
One of the most attractive ways to store a stamp collection is in a stamp album, such as the Tradition Canada album at left. There are many on the market however. How can you know which one is the best value for your money? In this article we will attempt to help you make a good choice according to your needs. Obviously price is a major factor when deciding what to buy. As in all purchases however, you do have to think about what you are getting for your money in the long run.