Sure, I'll accept mint in lieu of used. I kinda have the same situation here with mint versus used in the US. Early US mint can be very expensive and used early US is just expensive. Today's US stamps are easier to 'accumulate' in mint condition, and used (current) US are hard to come by unless you send letters to yourself just to obtain used copies. You'll pay almost face value thru dealers to obtain used copies of current US. It's not that I don't collect mint foreign or have some in my collection. It's just that I have so many foreign (approaching 75,000) at minimal catalog value that I don't want to spend 5 cents to mount a stamp with a 3 cents catalog value. The mounts also 'bulk up' the pages in the albums so then I'd have to buy new binders. I already have 25 Minkus Master Global binders (12 cm width across the back spine) filled with pages, and I fill another MG binder every other year with the yearly supplements. US mint (use mounts), US used (use hinges), US plate blocks (use mounts), US sheets (non-acid sheet holders), and Canadian (use mounts) are housed in another 24, albeit smaller albums.