This is the other box I store my UM stamps in. It is a clear stamps storage kit from My Sentiments Exactly. Normally this retails for $16 but some places sell it regularly for ~$4. The kit is sized to store MSE's sets of photopolymer stamps, and comes with ten coated cardboard dividers. I cut sheets of magnetic photo album pages down to be the same size as the dividers (minus the tabs) and store even non-MSE stamps in here.
I have a lot of single stamps as well as quite a few stamp sets. When I was deciding what category to put a set under, I generally kept the set together. For example, all four stamps in the set Nature's Wonders is filed under Nature/Floral even though there is a dragonfly stamp in that set which, if it was a single stamp, would be filed under Insects. But, a counterexample is a cheapie rubber foam-mounted set I got from Mikes that had some star shapes, a crown, some wiggly lines, etc. I put the crown under Objects with my other crowns (yes I have several crown stamps :D), the star shapes under Celestial, wiggly lines under Decorative Elements, etc.
I should also mention that in addition to EZ Mount, I have used Alene's Tack it Over and Over on bare rubber. It worked well enough, but I found it a bit of a hassle so I just splurged and got a pack of EZ Mount to put all my stamps on. I've also tried vinyl window cling material that cbet so kindly RAKed to me; I found the cling stuck well to the acrylic handle, but woudln't stick to CD cases or storage sheets.
Registered: January 14, 2005 Location: Vancouver Island Posts: 9574
Wed, Jul 18, 2007 @ 3:19 PM
Hi Maryam, thanks for stopping by my gallery! I'm sending you a PM also, but in case anyone else has this question, the link below has a nice summary of why some folks go UM.
And part of my reason is that if all the stamps in those two little boxes on 1/3 of one shelf were mounted on wood blocks, the stamps would pretty much fill this whole shelving unit by themselves and I would find it very unpleasant to browse through them.