My stamp storage has changed somewhat. Both in some of the products I use as well as the the furniture I store them in, as they have been upgraded. Mostly because (and since) stamp companies started producing the larger stamp sets (bigger than 4×6). I’ve found a solution that is not only pleasing to the eye but also protects my stamps from any light (sun light, daylight, light bulbs). There is nothing I hate more than a yellowed stamp!
If you are wondering how I organize (find) my stamps when I need them, click here.
This is currently how I store my stamps along with the storage products that I use.
Small Stamp Sets
I store my small stamps on these Stamp Storage Panels. They are like a laminated piece of thin chipboard. I remove the stamps from their packaging and apply them to these panels and then slide them into my Avery Elle Small Storage Pockets. They are the perfect size for my stamp panels and work great for me.
I store my small stamps out of the light, in 4 drawer cubes from Recollections.
Large Stamp Sets
For my large stamp sets, I store them in these Large Stamp & Die Pockets, which measure 5 1/2″ x 7 3/8″. I leave them on the acetate sheets them come on and just slide them into the pockets. I store them in a filing cabinet which I will share with you shortly.
X-Large Stamp Sets
I store my X-large stamp sets that won’t fit into my other pockets in these XL Storage Pockets from Avery Elle. They measure 6.75″ x 9.25″. I simply slide a sheet of white cardstock in the back so that the stamp set shows up easily.
My large and X-large stamp sets are stored out of the sun and light in a filing cabinet. This one to be exact:
Here is a look at the inside of the stamp cabinet.
This “stamp” cabinet is made very well and works perfectly for me and my always growing stamp collection. I store my large and x-large stamp sets in hanging file folders inside this cabinet. I currently have over 500 stamp sets and have plenty of room to grow between my 4 drawer cubes and this cabinet.
Do you have questions on anything in this blog post or about how I store my stamps? Please feel free to leave a comment and I will reply to your comment asap.
The products I use and discussed in this blog post are listed and linked below (where available) for your convenience.