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I am the owner of An Aristocrat World Stamp Album published by the Grossman Stamp Company (Copyright 1959, Fourth Printing).  I have a stamp collection which I'm proud of, but haven't been an active collector since I was a teenager.  However, I never lost my interest in stamps and have made a practice of buying stamps from the various countries I have visited in my travels.  Consequently, I have a very large number of stamps from various countries , including the United States, that were issued long after my album was published, and I don't have pages to match.  I have a number of blank pages that came with the album, but it's no fun without the pictures.  As I ease into retirement, I think I will renew my active participation in stamp collecting.
My question is:  Can I get updated pages for these newer stamps that will fit into this album, and if so, where?  If not, what would you recommend?  I need a new world stamp album for stamps issued after 1960.

Robert G. Bush,

Welcome back to the hobby!  I'm not aware of supplements for the album you describe, so you have a decision to make:  1) Continue the collection using blank pages, 2) Create your own album pages using specialized software or a general graphic layout program, or 3) Upgrade to a new album series.

You may also want to consider concentrating on certain countries rather than the whole world, because comprehensive worldwide album pages can run up a significant bill.

If you are considering a serious investment in the stamp hobby, you may want to look at upgrading to a high quality hingeless album.  There are several excellent examples.  I personally recommend Scott's Schaubek albums or Lighthouse albums.

-Mark Leon

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I am a collector of United States postage stamps, and also a stamp dealer. I`m a member of the American Philatelic Society (APS). My principle area of interest and expertise is in United States Stamps.


I've been selling stamps on the internet since early 1996. I maintain a stamp web page that concentrates on mint US stamps issued generally between 1890 and 2009. I'm an active seller on since 1996, under the user id "mleon". You can find my web page at

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, 1984.

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