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    Which are the best stamp albums to use for Canadian mint stamps and for Canadian used stamps?


    I have always enjoyed my Scott Specialty album for Canada. There may very well be other albums that are favourites as well, but the simple, clean format, and nice paper for the pages, with images and stamp numbers right on the page make it a great album. I have had mine for 45 years! It is a great album that has served me well for a long time.


    I have been told that I should be using Lighthouse or Lindner for the mint stamps but there were no suggestions for the used stamp album


    Lindner is the best album which can house both the mint and used stamps side by side. It is the DoubleT system from Lindner. They can be purchased directly from Lindner, from Germany, and they ship to Canada.


    For mint or used Canadian stamps, I loved the original Darnell Hingeless Albums. Albums that tell a story about a stamp and its purpose have an educational and social value. Lighthouse Albums, as expensive as they are, tell little about these little gems. Personally, I opt for the ‘Parliament Canada’ albums. Although descriptions are short, they give adequate detail to enhance further study. They do require adding ones own stamp mounts but the eventually display is uncrowded, organized and eye appealing.


    I gave up on commercial albums over 15 years ago. Albums for used stamp collections usually are deficient in descriptive items (numbering, comments, etc.), and if for mint collections (other than hinge-less types), as above, and with illustrated boxes which are too small to accommodate mounted stamps (i.e. the monts overlap the borders). I make my own album pages for all my different collections (either for used or mint) that include Scott or other numbers, dates, comments, special features, etc. AlbumGen and EzStamp are the perfect combination for quick, beautiful pages.

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