Stamps (Philately)/Updates to Aristocrat Stamp Album Pages
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.
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