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Questions of Storage

Postby Drayax » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:25 pm

Full of questions lately, I am.

As my stamp collection rapidly grows I find myself feeling that an old shoe box is a far inferior method of storing the less stampy parts of my collection, things like LBE envelopes and the thieves guild receipt courtesy cards. I have a stock book for the actual stamps but can anyone recommend something similar for the rest?
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Re: Questions of Storage

Postby Murgatroyd » Wed Jul 09, 2014 01:12 pm

I used a set of plastic storage drawers for years... you can find them cheaply on a well known auction site!
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Re: Questions of Storage

Postby Darren » Wed Jul 09, 2014 01:16 pm

Give it a little while and the container you'll need is called "your house"... :twisted:
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Re: Questions of Storage

Postby steeljam » Wed Jul 09, 2014 01:23 pm

I use Arrowfile for my storage.
These are great for the LBEs. You can get 8 per page.
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Re: Questions of Storage

Postby Drayax » Wed Jul 09, 2014 02:33 pm

Ah house is already designated bookshelf. Maybe I'll save them all up and use them for wallpaper.

All have a look into the arrowfile thanks
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Re: Questions of Storage

Postby phalarope » Wed Jul 09, 2014 07:02 pm

Don't forget the mailers that come from the Shop if they have DW stamps or labels on them. Far more interesting / valuable if left intact, say the tradithional philatelitht.
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Re: Questions of Storage

Postby Drayax » Wed Jul 09, 2014 07:42 pm

Yup yup I've been keeping all those too. All stashed in the shoebox
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Re: Questions of Storage

Postby Kelshandra » Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:38 pm

My unsorted stuff is still in a few boxes (hey, I've only had five years to work on organising stuff :mrgreen: ).
First Day Covers are in a plain photo album (the sort you need photo corners to place photos in) as this allows me to have the FDC and their contents displayed. While some would argue that this means they are no longer mint, it does mean I get to enjoy the contents as well in an easy way so I don't care :P

Another album does for the LBE (I have one of each release for the five years I collected) and my yearbooks for the first 2.5 years of collecting hold those, with the rest waiting in boxes (I really have to do some more work on #3). But they are nice boxes...
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Re: Questions of Storage

Postby Owlswicks Apprentice » Thu Jul 10, 2014 03:12 pm

Dryax wrote:

All stashed in the shoebox


THE shoebox, The shoebox! Come on man get your finger out how will Bernard keep the cats in the manner to which they have become accustomed with you only having THE shoebox. :lol:
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Re: Questions of Storage

Postby phalarope » Thu Jul 10, 2014 07:10 pm

Dare I suggest that the Shop begin production of decorative LBE storage 'shoeboxes', and other boxes of suitable size for covers and other ephemera? That come in flat-paks and made of archival pressboard (or whatever that thick stiff papery stuff is called).

*runs away and hides under a mountain of flately material threatening to form an avalance in the 'stamp room'
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Re: Questions of Storage

Postby Muba » Thu Jul 10, 2014 08:43 pm

Buy more shoes!
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Re: Questions of Storage

Postby phazedout » Thu Jul 10, 2014 08:52 pm

Darren wrote:Give it a little while and the container you'll need is called "your house"... :twisted:

your parents house, aspects of your friends houses.....

I myself have never collected the stamps, i just collected.... everything else
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