The stamps above were my collection of stamps to use. It looks like a lot but when sticking these gems to envelopes I could easily use 3 at one time per envelope, sometimes more which means that they run out so quickly that at least every 2 months I need to buy some more.
I knew already that I needed to buy some more lower value stamps but when looking on eBay I couldn't bring myself to spend 50p on a 20p stamp, even today when I looked there was a £1 stamp going for £5! Its great if you're a collector but I wanted some to use. Just by chance the other day I came across a listing for a bag of stamps selling for under their value so I bought them.
They are absolutely amazing and I spent some hours admiring each and everyone of them as well as sorting them out in to their sets. Its going to be so hard to use them when the time comes. However I started putting them in to little plastic wallets when I ran out. I ended up buying some more wallets but as I was puttng the rest in to them I just thought I could easily lose some and I wouldn't know about it.
About 2 weeks ago I purchased a stamp album for these stamps I received in this post and for some others that I received recently. I'd put those stamps in already but ended up taking those out to put these ones in.
I managed to put all my small value stamps in to the album but not the ones in the first photo. I really want all my stamps in one place and before I even purchased these ones I was already thinking that I need to find an alternative way to store the ones I have as they are all in an A4 envelope that Royal Mail sent with my first stamps a year ago so its starting to look a bit worse for ware. I've now ended up buying a 64 page album to put all my stamps in and hopefully that will arrive soon.
I've sorted all my stamps in to set, then small value to large... very OCD I know. I did consider putting all of the same price stamps together but I'm glad I didn't as it has the wow factor every time I open the album and I then can't help looking at every page. Once I get my bigger album it will be even better to have my main stamps in their too but I know already I'll have to put them in first as they are the ones I mainly use.
How do you store your stamps?