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Stamp Albums

Most collectors keep their stamps in a 'Stamp Album', which is one of the most important accessories used to help organize their collection and can serve as a basic stamp identifier.

There are many stamp collecting albums with most albums and pages being available through stamp accessory suppliers. Check the display and classified advertising sections of a current stamp magazine issues like Linn's Stamp News., Meekels & Stamps, Canadian Stamp News, Stamp & Coin Mart (UK), etc..

Stamp albums usually come in two basic formats: standard and hingeless. Standard albums display your stamps when you 'hinge' them directly to the page or by using a 'stamp mount'. Hingeless albums have the 'stamp mount' as part of the page so that there is no need to use a 'hinge' for mounting the stamp.


A 'Hingeless Stamp Mount'

Some albums have fixed pages that cannot be rearranged. These are usually the best albums for beginners. Once you learn the basics of stamp collecting, you are usually ready to use a larger album with movable pages. One of the most basic fixed-page albums is Scott's Pony Express Album, which comes as part of a kit that can be thought of as a project for a beginner. The album includes spaces for stamps of the United States covering the years 1847-1993 (c.1999). The kit includes a packet of U.S. stamps, some 'stamp hinges', 'stamp tongs', a 'magnifing glass', a 'perforation gauge' and a copy of Linn's booklet for beginners, Stamp Collecting Made Easy.

What follows is an alphabetical list of stamp albums by type & title and includes notes on the album's binding and arrangement. Most of the notes are from publishers' or agents' catalogs or advertisements around the year 2000.


Basic Worldwide Albums

Adventurer III : H.E. Harris. A soft bound version of the Traveler album of H.E. Harris; bound like a book; 288 pages are not movable and are printed on both sides; sold with a collector's kit.

The Courier Worldwide Postage Stamp Album : Harco. Bound so that pages are not movable; 68 illustrated pages printed on both sides; world map on back cover.

The Planet Earth World-Wide Postage Stamp Album : Harco. Slightly more advanced than the Courier Album; plastic spiral bound; 200 illustrated pages printed on both sides; includes more coverage of United States and Canada than Harco's Courier album.

Stamp Albums Web : Bill Steiner. His website (also available on CD Rom) provides album pages that you can download and print off on your own printer. Pages should be printable on letter sized paper with virtually all laser or ink-jet printers. You really need to download and print out some of the pages to see what they're like (or avail yourself of his 'licensed' printers who can do the job for you!) ... (note: his US supplements since 2001 are free as are his Blank pages!)

Traveler Album : H.E. Harris. Looseleaf; 10,000 spaces; 4,000 illustrations.


Basic United States Albums

The Eagle United States Postage Stamp Album : Harco. Plastic spiral bound; 70 fully illustrated pages printed on both sides.

Freedom III Album : H.E. Harris. Same basic contents as Independence Album; 212 bound pages; printed on both sides; cannot be expanded.

Independence Album : H.E. Harris. Similar content as the intermediate Harris Liberty album, except United Nations is not included; looseleaf; 272 pages are printed on both sides.

Minuteman Stamp Album : Scott. Two-post binder; pages printed on one side; spaces for more than 3,000 stamps include regular issues, commemoratives, airmails, special delivery issues, special handling, postage dues, Offices in China, Officials, parcel post and hunting permit stamps; annual supplements.

Old Glory United States Postage Stamp Album : Harco. Looseleaf in plastic channel binder; fits standard three-ring binder; 70 fully illustrated pages printed on both sides; annual supplements.

Pony Express Album : Scott. Similar to the Scott Stars & Stripes album; over 200 pages are printed on both sides; three-ring binder.

Stars & Stripes Stamp Album : Scott. Looseleaf in three-ring binder; pages printed on both sides; includes spaces for selected United States stamps from 1869 through 1996.

U.S. Allegiance Stamp Album : CWS. Three-ring binder format; over 240 illustrated pages; 9" x 12" page size; printed on one side; annual supplements.

See Also:

Bill Steiner's Stamp Albums Web (free US supplements since 2001)


Intermediate and Advanced United States Albums

The All-American Stamp Album : Minkus. More than 340 pages printed on one side; two-post binder; Minkus catalog numbers; spaces for regular issues, commemoratives, airmails, special deliveries, parcel post issues, special handling, postage dues, selected cut squares and stationery entires, booklet panes, and Confederate States; annual supplements through 1993.

American Heirloom U.S. Stamp Album : Mystic. Three-ring looseleaf design; two volumes; descriptive information on back of page facing stamp spaces; 870 illustrated pages with spaces for over 3,400 U.S. stamps and souvenir sheets; annual supplements.

Liberty Album : H.E. Harris. Three volumes includes U.S. regular issues, commemoratives, airmails, special delivery issues, postage dues, hunting permit stamps and selected cut squares; also includes pages for United Nations; pages printed on one side; separate pages and matching binders available for booklet panes, coil pairs or line pairs, U.S. possessions, postal stationery entires and plate blocks.

National Album : Scott. Standard pages printed on one side punched for rectangular-post or three-ring binder; includes spaces for provisionals, regular issues, commemoratives, airmails, special deliveries, parcel post issues, certified mail, special handling, postage dues, offices abroad, newspaper stamps, carrier stamps, hunting permit stamps and Confederate States; separate pages available for plate blocks, booklet panes, postal cards, cut squares, U.S. possessions, U.S. trust territories, plate number coils, U.S official joint issues, tagged varieties, small panes, gutter pairs and blocks, federal and state duck stamps, federal duck plate blocks, United Nations singles and postal stationery and U.N. imprint blocks.

Presidents United States Stamp Album : Harco. Looseleaf in plastic channel binder; approximately 140 pages printed on one side; pages fit standard three-ring binder; annual supplements.

United States of America Postage Stamp Album : Harco. Looseleaf, two-post album; approximately 140 pages printed on one side; screen printed; annual supplements.

Scott Schaubek U.S. Album : Scott. National Album format; spaces for all major U.S. stamps; chronological illustrations; uses Scott catalog numbers; hingeless format; numbered pages; padded multi-ring binder available.

Sentinel Album : CWS. Two volumes; full-color illustrations; three-ring binder; printed on one side; annual supplements.

White Ace Historical Album for the Stamps of the United States : The Washington Press. Pages have rounded corners and are housed in three-ring binders; historical text below each stamp illustration; pages printed on one side; pages for commemoratives, definitives, plate blocks, airmails, American bicentennial and revolution stamps, booklet panes, panels, souvenir sheets, Bureau souvenir cards, precancels, duck stamps, Canal Zone, Confederate States.


United States Revenue Albums

Combination Federal and State Duck Stamp Album : Scott. Looseleaf; 284 pages; rectangular-post or three-ring binder; extra space for future issues; blank pages for collateral material; regular supplements. See also Scott's National Album.

Federal Duck Stamp Album Pages : White Ace. Looseleaf, colored borders; three-hole punched; pages have rounded corners.

Hunter Type and Governors Edition State Duck Stamp Pages : Sam Houston Duck Co. Pages only; fit Scott binders.

Match and Medicine Revenue Stamp Album Pages : Michael Aldrich. Sixty pages for medicine stamps; 32 pages for match, perfume or playing card stamps; both sections available separately; three-hole punched for standard binder.

Scott Revenue Pages, Revenue Specialist : Standard Scott National Album pages for R, RB-RL, RV, RFV, RJA, RVB, RY, PN, PS, S, TS and WS numbers; 131 pages, available with or without binders.

U.S. Revenue Album Pages : Michael Aldrich. Spaces for Scott numbers R1-152 and RB1-19; 43 pages; three-hole punched for standard binder.


Canadian Stamp Albums

Canada Heirloom Album : H.E. Harris. Two-post binder; includes regular issues, commemoratives, airmails, special deliveries, Officials and provinces; annual supplements.

Master Canada Stamp Album : Scott. Two-post or three-ring binder; pages printed on one side and include Scott catalog numbers and descriptive text for each stamp or set; annual supplements.

Northstar Album : CWS. Three-ring binder format; over 285 pages in two volumes; full-color illustrations; printed on one side; annual supplements; slipcase available.

Stanley Gibbons Canada Album : Stanley Gibbons. Four-ring binder included; 22-ring binder available; standard format complete to 1990; hingeless format complete to 1995; annual supplements.

White Ace Canada Album Pages : The Washington Press. Three-post binder, pages printed on one side; uses Scott numbers; background information for all issues; separate pages for regular issues, commemoratives/airmails, Newfoundland.

(See also the section for single-country albums.)


Intermediate and Advanced Worldwide Albums

Brown International Pages : Scott. Six volumes through 1940; printed on one side; one country per page; pages fit Scott International binders; space for nearly all Scott listed stamps.

The Comprehensive World Wide Stamp Album : Minkus. Three-ring binding; over 1,300 pages printed on both sides; over 40,000 illustrations.

International Album Series : Scott. Two sizes of hinged post binders; through 1995, 31 parts housed in 52 binders; parts 1A1, 1A2, 1B1 and 1B2 cover 1840-1940; subsequent parts cover stamp issues for 10 years or fewer; beginning with 1978, one year's issues per part; pages printed both sides.

Olympian Stamp Album : Harco. Three-volume set; looseleaf; two-post binders; more than 1,000 pages; spaces for nearly 100,000 stamps; annual supplements.

Phoenix Worldwide Stamp Album : CWS. Three-ring looseleaf design; 500 illustrated pages; printed on two sides; separate title page for each of 200 countries; country locator map; annual supplements.

Statesman Album and Heirloom Statesman : H.E. Harris. Houses over 25,000 stamps; looseleaf; two-post binders with illustrated pages printed on both sides; collectors kit included; annual supplements.

Voyager Worldwide Stamp Album : Mystic. Three-ring looseleaf design; over 1,000 pages in two volumes; country names printed at top of pages; room for over 25,000 stamps; grid design for flexible arrangement.

World Deluxe Stamp Album : Harco. Looseleaf; two-post binder included; more than 360 pages printed on both sides; annual supplements.

World Senior Stamp Album : Harco. Looseleaf; two-post binder included; more than 490 pages printed on both sides; annual supplements.

World Travel Stamp Album : Harco. Looseleaf; two-post binder included; more than 200 pages printed on both sides; annual supplements.


Single Country Albums

D & O Trading : Their aim is to publish complete, specialized albums of China and its regions. As such projects are rather time-consuming, separate albums will be published for each region or historical period. The albums consist of 180 g/m² album sheets in A4-format (210 x 297 mm). These album sheets fit into plastic sleeves that can be stored in ring binders. Each album comes supplied with the necessary title pages and offers space for all varieties listed in the separate specialized catalogue for the area, including supplements and corrections published elsewhere. All sheets are produced individually by means of an inkjet printer. PLEASE NOTE: The ink is not water-resistant, so please take care when using HAWIT etc. The album sheets can be ordered as sets, but can also be ordered complete with plastic sleeves and ring binders.

Davo : Hingeless or standard pages; albums are two-post; binder and slipcase included; pages scored at left for flexibility; hingeless pages have clear mounts for individual stamps; annual supplements; pages available for most of the popularly collected countries of the world.

Ka-Be : Hingeless. Multi-ring or screw post binders; regular or hingeless format; pages are printed on one side and double-linen hinged; individual mounts for each stamp; annual supplements; pages available for most of the popularly collected countries of the world.

Lighthouse : Standard or Hingeless. Pages housed in two-post turn-bar binder or optional springback or 13-ring binders; stamps have individual mounts; pages have large perforations at left for flexibility; annual supplements; pages available for most of the popularly collected countries of the world.

Lindner : Hingeless. Albums use an 18-ring binder; color stamp illustrations are printed on one side of a page; a single clear, side-mounted tip-on with horizontal pockets holds stamps so that they can be viewed from both sides; no between-stamp vertical weld spots in pockets; annual supplements; pages available for most of the popularly collected countries of the world.

Minkus : Standard pages. Two-post or three-ring binders; pages printed on one side; spaces for all major varieties and some minor varieties through 1992; annual supplements.

MOM-Albums : Album with hingless pages (27cm x 29,5 cm) are printed on premium quality paper and include facsimile illustrations of each stamp; each set of album pages comes with a ring binder. MOM-Albums are printed in two languages, that of the particular country and English. Available for the following Middle East countries: Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria and United Arab Emirates. (c.2009)

Safe : Hingeless. Binders are 14-ring looseleaf; pages have stamp illustrations printed on one side; stamps are housed in a full-page clear interleaf and are viewable from the front and the back; interleaf has between-stamp vertical weld spots; used stamps may be attached with a hinge to the cardboard page; annual supplements; pages available for most of the popularly collected countries of the world.

Schaubek : Hingeless format; multi-ring binder sold separately; transparent mount affixed directly to album page; printed on one side; pages available for most of the popularly collected countries of the world.

Scott : Standard pages. Scott Specialty Series albums use either two rectangular posts or standard three-ring punches; pages printed on one side; pages include Scott catalog numbers; annual supplements; pages available for most of the popularly collected countries of the world.

Stanley Gibbons : Standard pages. Single-country albums use either four-ring or 22-ring looseleaf depending on the country; pages printed on one side; single-country albums are Great Britain, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The Great Britain Windsor Album is four volumes in springback binders; pages printed on both sides, with stamp illustrations and Gibbons catalog text on left-hand pages and space for mounting stamps on right-hand pages. Gibbons hingeless albums exist for Great Britain, Guernsey, Alderney, Australia, Canada, Falkland Islands, Falkland Islands Dependencies, British Antarctic Territory and New Zealand. Gibbons also makes the single-volume King George VI Stamp Album and the two-volume New Imperial Stamp Album for stamps of the British Commonwealth. The former covers British Commonwealth stamps issued during the reign of King George VI. The latter covers 1840 through the reign of King George V. The New Age Stamp Album is a 460-page volume housed in a springback binder for all British Commonwealth stamps issued 1953-62, including color and perforation varieties.

Universal : Pages only; standard or hingeless format; printed on one side; two styles of illustrations; annual supplements; pages available for most of the popularly collected countries of the world.

White-Ace : The Washington Press. Standard pages with rounded corners; decorative borders with historical text on each stamp; pages for Bahamas, Canada, Channel Islands, Europa, Faeroe Islands, Ghana, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Palau, Roman States, Ryukyu Islands, Togo Republic, United Nations, Vatican City.


Topical Albums

America in Space Album : Brookman, Barrett and Worthen. Spaces for all U.S. stamps depicting the U.S. space program; fully illustrated; pages printed on one side; annual supplements.

Black Heritage Album : Brookman, Barrett & Worthen. Spaces for all U.S. Black Heritage stamps, plate blocks and first-day covers; pages printed on one side; three-ring binder format; annual supplements.

The Brookman Disney World of Postage Stamp Album : Brookman, Barrett & Worthen. Spaces for all Disney stamps, sheetlets and souvenir sheets in four volumes; color illustrations feature original Disney art; printed on one side; two-post binder; annual supplements.

Christmas in America Album : Brookman, Barrett & Worthen. Spaces for all U.S. Christmas stamps in two volumes; pages printed on one side; three-ring binder format; annual supplements.

Diana, Princess of Wales Postage Stamp Album : Scott. Spaces for stamps from dozens of countries; 40 pages complete with binder; annual supplements expected.

The Disney World of Postage Stamps Album : Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corp. Spaces for Disney stamps and souvenir sheets; looseleaf in three-ring binder; printed on one side; blank pages available; annual supplements. (?)

The Stamp Album of World War II : J.V. Bond Company. Spaces for Allied and Axis wartime issues; 170 pages with color illustrations; three-ring binder.

Summer Games Series Album : Scott. Not fully released; spaces for Olympic stamps issued since 1896; contains checklist of all Olympic stamps issued; background stories accompany album spaces.

That's Entertainment Album : Brookman, Barrett and Worthen. Spaces for worldwide stamps depicting movies and movie stars; three-ring binder format; pages printed on one side; annual supplements.

White-Ace Topical Pages : The Washington Press. Standard pages with rounded corners; decorative borders with historical text on each stamp; pages for British omnibus sets, Winston Churchill Memorial, Europa, International Year of the Child, Moon Landing, Pope Paul VI, Rotary International, Universal Postal Union 100th Anniversary; other pages available with borders only for many popular topics.

World of Baseball Postage Stamp Album : Brookman, Barrett & Worthen. Spaces for worldwide baseball stamps through 1993; post hole binder format; pages printed on one side.

World War II 50th Anniversary Album : Scott. Spaces for stamps issued between 1989 and 1995 by over 200 countries; three volumes organized alphabetically.

See Also: Domfil Topical Catalogs : Subway Stamp Shop (exclusive U.S. dealer); too many to list!
(mainly North American)

Album Publishers and/or Agents

(& our older list)


J.V. Bond Company
2510 Calle Tres Lomas, Suite 77-L
San Diego, CA 92139-2202
Publishes '' The Stamp Album of World War II ''. Spaces for Allied and Axis wartime issues.
Brookman, Barrett & Worthen
10 Chestnut Drive
Bedford, NH 03110
And features the Brookman Price Guides.
CWS Stamp Albums (Canadian Wholesale Supply)
via it's retail division:
Collectors Supply House
Box 301, Paris, Ontario, Canada N3L 3G2
Tel.: 1-800-265-0720, 519-442-4441
D & O Trading
P. O. Box 345, 2800 AH Gouda, The Netherlands
Email: tvdoornen@dandotra.com
Specialty: China
Davo (DAVO B.V. Uitgeverij / DAVO Philatelic Publishers)
Hunneperkade 8, 7418 BT Deventer, Netherlands
In USA: Albums, Inc.
( Cyril Javurek, albums2003@aol.com )
404 Seabreeze Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Tel.: 800-537-7896, 386-252-0141
Fax: 1-386-239-0626
Harco
Harco International Inc. (LLC) (
Ref. URL)
33 Liberty St, Chester, CT 06412
Tel.: 800-526-7855, Fax: 860-526-4428
aka?: Collecting Supplies, LLC
Tel.: 860-526-3400, Fax: 860-526-2799
A story.
Ka-Be
aka: KABE Bfm.-Alben-Verlag Volkhardt GmbH / KABE-Verlag, Germany
In USA via:
Lighthouse Publications Inc. (Ref. URL)
274 Washington Ave.
Box 705
Hackensack, NJ 07602-0705
&?
Harry Edelman, Inc.
Gary & Neil Edelman
P. O. Box 200140
111-37 Lefferts Blvd.
South Ozone Park, NY 11420
Tel.: 888-333-6147, 716-641-2710
Fax.: 716-641-0737
edelmail@aol.com
Specialty: Wholesale Supplies: to the trade only.
Minkus
In USA via:
Internet Hobby Supply
P.O. Box 6502, Oceanside, CA 92052
Phone: 800.978.5333, 760.724.2332
FAX: 760-724-2308
&
Amos Press (Scott Publishing's owner)
Sydney, OH
&
Mystic Stamp Company

9700 Mill St.
Camden, NY 13316
Lighthouse Publications Inc.
274 Washington Ave.
Box 705
Hackensack, NJ 07602-0705
Featuring their own & Ka-Be (KABE) systems.
LINDNER Falzlos GmbH, Germany
USA distribution: Lindner Publications Inc.
Box 5056
Syracuse, NY 13220
Mittel-Ost-Marken (MOM) (2nd URL)
c/o: H. Farahbaksh
Kantstr. 124, D-10625 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 30-312 22 10,
Fax: +49 30 - 312 63 09, +49 30 - 31 50 42 19
E-Mails: info@momalbum.de, mail@momalbums.com
Tax ID No.: DE135530929
Specialty: Middle East albums
No distributor in USA?
SAFE Sammel-Systeme
In USA via: Safe Publications Inc.
Box 263, Southampton, PA 18966 e-mail: sales@safepub.com
(distriburors in Europe)
Sam Houston Duck Co.
Box 820087
Houston, TX 77282-0087
Specialty albums
Schaubek (
Schaubek Verlag Leipzig)
Gesellschaft für philatelistische
Geschäftsführer: Siegfried Fritz, Stefan Lutter
Am Gläschen 23, 04420 Markranstädt (OT Großlehna), Germany
Tel. : (+49) 034205 678-23
Fax. : (+49) 034205 678-29
E-Mail : jungnickel@schaubek.de
Schaubek Verlag is your specialist for preprinted album pages for various countries. We have been supporting the philately with quality, experience and tradition in publishing stamp albums since 1871.
Per Schaubek: In USA via: Scott Publishing Co. (as Amos Press)
&
Rolf A. Mandeau Professional Philatelist
P.O.Box 142, Teaneck, NJ, USA 07666
Tel.: 201-836-0284, Fax: 201-836-3807
a search at Google suggests he may be deceased c.2009.
Scott Publishing Co.

aka: Amos Press Inc. Scott Publishing Co
911 Vandemark Rd. / PO Box 828, Sidney, Ohio, US4 5365-0828
Tel.: 937-498-0802, Fax: 937-498-0807
EMail: cuserv@amospress.com
And the major U.S. stamp catalog maker: Scott Catalogs, and publishes Linn's Stamps News.
See also: Wikipedia: The Scott Catalogue
Stanley Gibbons
And a major European stamp catalog maker.
(In USA)
With every 'album' space is needed to store items until they are mounted. ...

Subway Stamp Shop, Inc.
Virginia Goldberg
2121 Beale Ave., Altoona, PA 16601-2010, USA
Tel.: 800-221-9960, 814-946-1000
Fax: 888-221-9960, 814-946-9997
wholesale@subwaystamp.com
orders@subwaystamp.com
custserv@subwaystamp.com

Supplier of all major brands of Philatelic supplies:
Domfil, Michel and Stanley Gibbons Catalogs, Harris, Lighthouse, Lindner, Scott, Showgard, and White Ace.
Manufacturer of G&K products such as:
"dealer sales pages, collection cards, manila stockpages and Blue Rose Stockbooks just to name a few."
(searching "Domfil" gets many "catalog" results on their website!)
Universal Stamp Albums Inc. (
Ref. URL)
Box 717, Columbia, MO 65205
1905 Kraemer Ct Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 447-1700
WESComp Systems
aka: Stamp Album Web Reference
c/o William E. Steiner (Bill) {and Morty (the Computer)}
APS #152763 and Dell Dimension 4100
5254 Faye Court, Carmel, Indiana 46033
Email: wsteiner@stampalbums.com
White Ace Albums
The Washington Press
2 Vreeland Road
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Whitman Publishing LLC
(Formerly: H.E. Harris & Co. Inc.)
Main Office:
3103 Clairmont Road - Suite B, Atlanta, Georgia 30329
Tel.: 800-546-2995
Featuring the 'Liberty Stamp Albums' etc..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  See Also: Album Selecting via Linn's Stamp News (online)


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