Issue Date: 01/06/2006
Issue Name: SAFE Red Luxury Album for Mint Sheets
Producer: Safe Albums
There's a real danger of causing irreversible damage to your stamp sheets by not storing them well.
First the obvious - water, damp, excessive handling (every time you hold a sheet, you risk damaging it).
Secondly, and perhaps less obviously, storage materials:
Danger! Envelopes/folders/mounts. These need to be made from acid free paper or card. Normal paper contains acid from the manufacturing process that will yellow and destroy the paper and print over time. Think of old newspapers that go yellow and disintegrate. Not what you want to happen to your covers!
Danger! Plastic leaves and holders. This is an even more hidden danger! Choose the wrong album leaves or plastic holders and the print and postmarks on your covers could be permanently degraded. The plasticisers and coatings on many plastics will react with inks in as short a time as a few years.
According to the Library of Congress website, which gives guidance on preservation, the ideal material for long term storage of items like covers is uncoated polyester film, although uncoated cellulose triacetate, polyethylene, and polypropylene are also suitable.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) which lots of cheap stationary items are made of is entirely unsuitable because of the plasticisers it contains.
The album leaves for our luxury album are made of uncoated polyester film - the material most highly recommended for safe archive quality storage.
With the popularity of the new Mint Stamp Sheets and Smilers sheets building all the time, we've been bombarded with collectors asking us how to store them.
We can now supply our luxury album with 11 full page large leaves, to take the complete mint sheets.
The 11 pages supplied allow you to store up to 22 sheets. Extra leaves are available at £1.50 each.
The album is available in red and comes with a high quality slip case for extra protection.
It is produced by leading brand, SAFE - arguably the world's best album producers. We've realised recently that the word "safe" is being used by many companies selling albums to describe any cheap leaves that do not damage covers or sheets. Some collectors are confusing this with SAFE, the German manufacturer of top class albums.
Don't be misled! This is the Real Thing. We have now sold hundreds of these quality albums and they are extremely popular. We find people keep coming back for more.
The leaves are not just SAFE, they are also genuinely "safe". They are made of uncoated polyester film - the material most highly recommended by the Library of Congress for safe archive quality storage.
That means that the leaves are acid free and protective - so they will not harm your covers and will protect their condition into the future.
The 11 ring mechanism is quality nickel-plated and it is so good, SAFE have patented the design! Why? Because it is allows the album to lie perfectly flat - and means album pages don't tear.
It's easy to use - and easy to turn the pages. You can remove and insert pages at any place of the album. And a light pressure on the levers at each end of the spine opens the 11 rings at once.
This album comes with:
Due to high postage costs, we also do not post albums overseas. Sorry.
Fancy treating yourself to a different colour? Click here to view our Blue luxury album. We believe it is the best you'll find anywhere in the world.