Saturday, January 02, 2010

Stamp Albums Web

Finland's Keijo Kortelainen writes a review of William.E. Steiner’s "Stamp Albums Web" on his newly redesigned Stamp Collecting Blog.

For those of you who are not familiar with the "Stamp Albums Web", for an affordable $30 annual subscription, the site provides U.S. and foreign stamp album pages that you can print out on your own computer. There are over 50,000 U.S. and foreign pages available, and a complete set of over 6,500 Classic Era pages, "with more pages being added all the time" according to Steiner.

Keijo says, "The good part of 'Stamp Albums Web' is the price. Single-country pre-printed album series from the likes of Davo, Lighthouse/Leuchtturm cost notably more than the entire Steiner’s offer. And instead of single countries, Steiner is providing worldwide album pages – a total of 71,000 pages."

However, he points out, "The catch is that the pages are very heavily based on Scott catalogues. And Scott is very likely the worst possible source for a European worldwide collector like me. It can lack complete issues/sets and details listed on Michel, Stanley Gibbons and Yvert (the most common catalogues used outside US). If the difference was just few random issues, I would not mind. But sadly it is in the range of tens of thousands listings, if not more."

To read the full review and reader comments, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM