I have a great liking for artistamps and keep any that come my way in a set of four albums.  Luckily the standard size spring-back album, although a little old fashioned, is just the right size to accommodate full sheets, as well as pages of individual stamps, cards and envelopes,  so the whole thing gets to look better and better with each passing month.

Amongst the pages is this one full, not of artistamps per say, but of imitation air mail labels.  I wish I could find more as they make for an interesting contrast with the (usually) more flamboyant stamps.  The few I have stumbled across are pictured here:

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Comment by Mary Anne on September 25, 2019 at 10:11pm

As far as I am aware most people do as you do and keep things as they arrived or, if they are especially keen on artistamps, they have a filing system of folders.  However, I am not much of an archivist and most things get recycled eventually except for the artistamps.  I use secondhand albums and secondhand pages and tend to treat each album as an art project in itself.  It is far more interesting than 'real' stamps and I highly recommend it if you have time enough to spend.  I have been meaning to 'blog' about my collection (if that is what it is) but so far . . .

Let me know how you get on and if you need any tips I am always here . . .

Comment by Jayne Barket Lyons on September 25, 2019 at 4:44pm

Hi Mary Anne!  I’m relatively new to the Eternal Network (Feb. 2018 is when I began), and up to this point any artistamps I received have been kept in the envelope they came in. The same goes for artist trading cards, zines, etc. For record keeping and organization purposes, I thought it best to keep everything intact. After reading this blog post  I am inspired to collect all my artistamps into albums and / or stock books. It will be great fun to see my collection grow! (I may do the same for the ATCs I get).

I started collecting postage stamps in my late teens. I am now 57, and I still have my stamp collection!  

I enjoy reading your blog posts! You are an inspiration and a breath of fresh air! xoxo

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