A few random shots from my US albums

Discussion in 'United States Stamps' started by ratio411, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. ratio411

    ratio411 Active Member

    My page 1 only has 2 stamps... a US 1, and a Penny Black.
    I don't intend to ever collect the reproductions (3 and 4), so I am going to mount a 'stampless' cover over that area.
    When the page is done, it is going to reflect the first stamp ever (Penny Black), US stampless, and the US 1&2.
    Basically a tribute to the beginning of stamps.

    Sorry for the poor quality pics.
    I don't have many early pages full, so scanning would be too in depth.

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  2. ratio411

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  3. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    Love it! I actually been contemplating doing an actual album. I really like the vario pages though. Yours looks great ratio!
     
  4. Steve Robinson

    Steve Robinson Well-Known Member Supporter

    Looking very smart :)
     
  5. kacyds

    kacyds New Member

    I see someone else has a Mystic album.:cool: Its a Great album, and its very inexpensive. Wish they made albums for other countries. lol :D
     
  6. steve logan

    steve logan Logie Bear

    nice looking pages, and that penny black looks great on the first page
     
  7. ratio411

    ratio411 Active Member

    Yes it does.
    Couldn't have done it without you.
     
  8. Sam B

    Sam B Active Member

    Looks great. wish I had some of the hunting "duck" stamps. I've always liked them, just haven't found any for a good price or trade yet. And the first page looks good.... maybe a cover with 1 of those stamps should be used;)
     
  9. ratio411

    ratio411 Active Member

    I'd love to finish this page, but the 2 remaining holes to fill look like they are going to be very expensive. View attachment 963
     
  10. ratio411

    ratio411 Active Member

    I threw some extras on this page.
    I am not doing a set of revenues, but I have 2 of the stamps on this page that were converted to revenues by the IR overprint...
    I figured this would be a good page to put those since they are a direct offshoot, and there is no where else to put them.
    Same goes for the "Puerto Rico" overprint.
    Then the 'Offically Sealed" I stuck down at the bottom for giggles.
    Eventually I'd like to see most of these (other than the overprints) upgraded to unused... One day.
    I have an extra T2 10c you can see protruding from behind the other there. It is up for trading material.
    The 1c is mint with BEP selvage, but isn't centered well at all.
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  11. ratio411

    ratio411 Active Member

    This is my favorite series.
    I can't wait to get them all upgraded to mint.
    Right now they are mostly used.
    I have the $1 Farrugat on the next page.
    It's a precancel, so I was able to get a used stamp with very good looks at a good price. View attachment 965
     
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  14. ratio411

    ratio411 Active Member

    More modern stuff...
    I have 2 sets of each, one on the Mystic pages, and one clear over black stock page preceeding each Mystic set in the album.
    Where Mystic takes 2 or 3 pages to do a set, 1 of the stock pages will hold a set. View attachment 977
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  15. ratio411

    ratio411 Active Member

    Anyone have the 2 impreforates to fill these holes?
    I'd take hole fillers, but would like unused to match what I have.
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  18. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Nice! Your collection is good and well kept.
     
  19. ratio411

    ratio411 Active Member

    Thank you!
    My father did it.
    I was putting extra stamps on the pages at one time, but now I have too many extras to do that.
    Some of the mounts are not straight... Dad did that, he couldn't see well.
    He was also color-blind, so I find stamps in the wrong place now and again.
    I added mounts that weren't the same brand, so they are slightly different in size, even though the packages say they were the same size.
    The variation is slight, but noticeable when they are mixed on a page.

    Anyway, most of the credit goes to Dad for keeping it nice.
    Many of his stamps came from Mystic, so even the 'mint' ones are way off center.
    I intend to upgrade those one day to more centered examples.
    (I have already upgraded quite a few of those even in these pages here, but have more to go.)
     
  20. steve logan

    steve logan Logie Bear

    it is a very nice collection, i have always prefered clear mounts they do not stand out as much as black ones
     
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