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Albums and Supplies: Stamp Mounts - New Old Stock: Split-Back - Black  
As I buy collections, I also buy unopened packages of perfectly good stamp mounts which I am happy to offer at very low prices. However, due to the many questions that get asked about stamp mounts, the unvarying answers, and the very low prices, I must clearly state the "rules" lest I be swamped in inquiries.

I do NOT currently regularly stock new mounts and thus I can only offer what you see here. If it is not listed, I do not have it. PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR STAMP MOUNTS THAT ARE NOT LISTED!

These offerings are unopened (to my knowledge) packages, thus they are "new". However, the original purchasers obtained them at various points in time and the packaging (package style, package color, etc.) can and will vary from one package to another. They may have a variety of old price markings on the packages. Also, over time, some manufacturers have changed the number of mounts in a package. My price list states how many strips/mounts are in the package; when comparing prices, be sure to compare quantities too. Furthermore, the appearance of the same brand of mounts has ALWAYS varied slightly from one batch to another; new mounts bought in 2007 will probably look ever so slightly different from the "same" new mounts bought in 2008. If this concerns you or if you have any questions about this aspect, THEN THESE MOUNTS ARE NOT FOR YOU. I do not wish to be rude or uncaring, but the general rule with this offering is: "If you have questions or concerns, then these mounts are not for you."

As mentioned, these packages are, to my knowledge, unopened. However, some brands/styles of packages have, at various points in time, been a resealable package style. Scott and Prinz, and maybe others, are in this category. I believe the packages to contain the full quantity, but if one has slipped by me, I will give MERCHANDISE CREDIT ONLY for shortage. These are so cheap that neither you nor I should fuss with the details.

I have heard it said that all modern stamp mounts come out of one or two (or maybe three?) factories, regardless of brand. I do not know the truth of this, but the reality is that, FOR MOST PEOPLE, they all look enough alike to be interchangable. Again, if this is a concern to you, THEN THESE MOUNTS ARE NOT FOR YOU.
MOUNT STYLES - Split-Back vs Full-Back:There are only two types of modern stamp mounts. Split-back mounts (i.e. Showgard, Scott, etc.) are sealed at top and bottom, and have a split down the center of the backside. For some reason which I do not comprehend, this has become the the most common type used by collectors who install their own mounts. However, for people with unsure hands, this style can result in damaging stamps. Even properly when stamps are properly installed in a split-back mount, if the mount is a tiny bit too small/short, the perforations can be blunted. Full-back mounts (i.e. Hawid) are sealed on only one side. Full-back mounts are the most common type used in albums sold with the mounts already installed (except perhaps for very large items such as souvenir sheets). They are the easiest style in which to place the stamps and are the most prefered by stamp dealers when dealers are buying collections. Full-back is what I use in my own collection. Despite a common worry, stamps do not easily fall out of full-back mounts. Full-back mounts are really just the top or bottom half of a large split-back mount. To use a full-back mount, the collector trims as necessary on three sides to acheive the desired size. This means that you only need to keep on hand a few sizes of full-back mounts because you can make any smaller size from any larger piece. (As mentioned, you can cut a larger split-back mount down the split to obtain two pieces of smaller full-back mount.)

MOUNT COLOR: Black or clear, that is the question. Unless you are installing mounts for which you do not yet have the stamps, color is an entirely personal decision. The reason that ALL album manufacturers use clear mounts is because otherwise, the collector could not see through the mount to the picture printed on the page to know what stamp goes in which spot. If you prefer black, use black. If you prefer clear, use clear. If you do not care which you use but you wish to standardize, I will say that more dealers carry a broader range of sizes in black.

MOUNT SIZES: MY SIZE DESCRIPTION MAY BE THE REVERSE OF SOME OTHER SOURCE PRICE LISTS. (I maintain the logic that height is always the most important number; others switch back and forth.) All modern mounts use the same size system. The size number is the MILIMETER HEIGHT OF THE STAMP that will fit in the mount. If the size is "30", then a stamp 30 mm high will comfortably fit in the mount. If there is a second number, such as "50 x 70", I SAY the first number is alway the height and the second number the length. Split-back mounts (i.e. Showgard, Scott, Prinz, etc.) are constrained by the HEIGHT measurement -- you can ALWAYS cut a "50 x 70" down to "50 x 60". However, for a SPLIT-BACK mount, you can NEVER cut the first number -- cutting "50 x 70" down to "40 x 70" would essentially result in useless junk.
QUANTITIES AVAILABLE: Where I have more than one item/quantity available, this is noted near the price. In my current shopping cart system, you can only change the quantity from 1 to more than one when you are actually viewing the shopping cart. (This is on the list of needed improvements.) If the item states that 6 are available and you want to order 4, click the BuyIt button and then, at some point, when you wish to look at the shopping cart and/or checkout, you will have the opportunity to change the quantity in the shopping cart. As previously mentioned, if I do not say I have more, I do not have more; please do not ask. Thanks.

SHIPPING COST: Due to the low prices, variations in weight, and different mailing methods, distances, and destinations, shipping cost is additional for items in the Specials Albums and Supplies listings, including mounts, unless otherwise mentioned. The minimum shipping and handling cost for mounts, even for just a single pack, is $3.00. The more you order, the more economical it will be. When ordering please include a note in the shopping cart comments section indicating if you prefer faster/costlier or slower/cheaper delivery so that I may more quickly quote the shipping costs and options for you.
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733686
Showgard-Style (Split-Back) Stamp Mounts (BLACK) Very Large Group - Strips - Small Sizes: Very large group of opened/partial packages of Showgard (split-back style) black mounts, in excellent condition, with a tremendous range of the typical SMALLER SIZES (20-52 mm) needed for most "normal" stamps of all countries, including definitives and commemoratives. Additionally, not counted in price, there are several opened/partial packages of small sizes of pre-cut mounts. While all the packages of strips have been at least opened, the vast majority appear to still contain at least 50% of their mounts and in many cases 75-90% of their mounts, nearly all still in full-length strips. There are about 32 such strips packages with the following approximate contents (but this does not guarantee any particular quantity of mounts per package!!!). The Showgard size number is the size in mm of the stamps for which the mount is intended, allowing for appropriate spacing: #20, 22 x6, 24 x3, 25 x3, 27, 28 x2, 30, 31 x2, 33, 36, 39, 40, 41 x3, 44, 48 x2, 50, and 52 x2. The packages variously originally contained 10-22 strips (generally around 215 mm length per strip). No matter how you want to count them, this will mount up a LOT of stamps. While I have not examined the contents of every partial package, spot-checking did not find any problems. The current new retail if these were full, sealed packages would probably be around $250. These are just as good at a small fraction of the cost. This lot gives you tremendous flexibility in the sizes of stamps for which you can use the mounts.

SOLD

733687
Showgard-Style (Split-Back) Stamp Mounts (BLACK) Large Group - Strips - Small Sizes: Large group of opened/partial packages of Showgard (split-back style) black mounts (and a couple Scott brand), in excellent condition, with a tremendous range of the typical SMALLER SIZES (22-52 mm) needed for most "normal" stamps of all countries, including definitives and commemoratives. While all the packages of strips have been at least opened, the vast majority appear to still contain at least 50% of their mounts and in many cases 75-90% of their mounts, nearly all still in full-length strips. There are about 22 such strips packages with the following approximate contents (but this does not guarantee any particular quantity of mounts per package!!!). The Showgard size number is the size in mm of the stamps for which the mount is intended, allowing for appropriate spacing: #22 x5, 24 x2, 25 x3, 28 x2, 30, 31, 33, 36, 40, 41, 44, 48 x2, and 52. The packages variously originally contained 10-22 strips (generally around 215 mm length per strip). No matter how you want to count them, this will mount up a LOT of stamps. While I have not examined the contents of every partial package, spot-checking did not find any problems. The current new retail if these were full, sealed packages would probably be around $175. These are just as good at a small fraction of the cost. This lot gives you tremendous flexibility in the sizes of stamps for which you can use the mounts.

SOLD

733688
Showgard-Style (Split-Back) Stamp Mounts (BLACK) Very Large Group - Strips - Large Sizes: Very large group of opened/partial packages of Showgard (split-back style) black mounts, in excellent condition, with a tremendous range of the typical LARGER SIZES (55-127 mm) needed for most large stamps, blocks, souvenir sheets, etc., of all countries. Furthermore, it is important to know that these larger sizes can be cut lengthwise to make "Hawid-style" (open on 3 sides) mounts that many people prefer because there is less risk of damage when putting stamps in or taking them out of the mounts. One larger mount gives you great flexibility of what size stamp can be put in it in this manner. This is what we use. Thus, if so cut lengthwise, just divide the size number by two determine the approximate maximum height in mm of stamps that will fit in them (any smaller stamps will also fit with further cutting down). While all the packages of strips have been at least opened, the vast majority appear to still contain at least 50% of their mounts and in many cases 75-90% of their mounts, nearly all still in full-length strips. There are about 29 such strips packages with the following approximate contents (but this does not guarantee any particular quantity of mounts per package!!!). The Showgard size number is the size in mm of the stamps for which the mount is intended (if left as a split-back mount), allowing for appropriate spacing: #55 x2, 57 x3, 59, 63 x2, 66 x2, 68 x2, 70 x2, 74, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 94, 100, 105, 107, 111, 120, 127, and a couple packages of various sizes. The packages mostly originally contained 10 strips, generally around 240-265 mm length per strip, though a very few packages are special shorter strips for blocks or souvenir sheets). No matter how you want to count them, this will mount up a LOT number of stamps and double that quantity if you use open on 3 sides (Hawid style). While I have not examined the contents of every partial package, spot-checking did not find any problems. The current new retail if these were full, sealed packages would probably be around $275. These are just as good at a small fraction of the cost. This lot gives you tremendous flexibility in the sizes of stamps, blocks, and souvenir sheets for which you can use the mounts and almost unlimited flexibility if you use them open on 3 sides.

SOLD

733689
Showgard-Style (Split-Back) Stamp Mounts (BLACK) Large Group - Strips - Large Sizes: Large group of opened/partial packages of Showgard (split-back style) black mounts (and a couple Scott brand), in excellent condition, with a tremendous range of the typical LARGER SIZES (55-120 mm) needed for most large stamps, blocks, souvenir sheets, etc., of all countries. Furthermore, it is important to know that these larger sizes can be cut lengthwise to make "Hawid-style" (open on 3 sides) mounts that many people prefer because there is less risk of damage when putting stamps in or taking them out of the mounts. One larger mount gives you great flexibility of what size stamp can be put in it in this manner. This is what we use. Thus, if so cut lengthwise, just divide the size number by two determine the approximate maximum height in mm of stamps that will fit in them (any smaller stamps will also fit with further cutting down). While all the packages of strips have been at least opened, the vast majority appear to still contain at least 50% of their mounts and in many cases 75-90% of their mounts, nearly all still in full-length strips. There are about 19 such strips packages with the following approximate contents (but this does not guarantee any particular quantity of mounts per package!!!). The Showgard size number is the size in mm of the stamps for which the mount is intended (if left as a split-back mount), allowing for appropriate spacing: #55 x2, 57 x2, 59, 63, 66, 68, 70 x2, 74, 79, 82, 100, 105, 107 x2, 111, and 120. The packages mostly originally contained 10 strips, generally around 240-265 mm length per strip, though a few packages are special shorter strips for blocks or souvenir sheets). No matter how you want to count them, this will mount up a LOT number of stamps and double that quantity if you use open on 3 sides (Hawid style). While I have not examined the contents of every partial package, spot-checking did not find any problems. The current new retail if these were full, sealed packages would probably be around $160. These are just as good at a small fraction of the cost. This lot gives you tremendous flexibility in the sizes of stamps, blocks, and souvenir sheets for which you can use the mounts and almost unlimited flexibility if you use them open on 3 sides.

SOLD

733736
NEW
Showgard and Scott (Split-Back) Stamp Mounts (BLACK) Large Group -- Strips and Pre-Cut -- Small Sizes: Large group of opened/partial packages of Showgard and Scott (split-back style) black mounts, in excellent condition, with a tremendous range of the typical SMALLER SIZES (20-50 mm) needed for most "normal" stamps of all countries, including definitives and commemoratives. While all the packages of strips have been at least opened, the vast majority appear to still contain at least 50% of their mounts and in many cases 75-95% of their mounts, nearly all still in full-length strips. There are about 23 strip packages, 14 pre-cut packages, and 4 pre-packaged assortment packs. No matter how you count them, this will mount up a LOT of stamps. While I have not examined the contents of every partial package, spot-checking did not find any problems. The current new retail if these were full, sealed packages would probably be around $200-225. These are just as good at a small fraction of the cost. This lot gives you tremendous flexibility in the sizes of stamps for which you can use the mounts.

54.00

239251
Showgard Size 20 Black (22 strips; strip length 215 mm). Retail $9.75.

4.75

238943
Showgard Size #EH 22 high x 25 wide "25/22", U.S. regular issues, horizontal, Black (40 pieces). Retail $3.95.

1.95

16 Available

232380
Showgard Size #E 25 high x 22 wide "22/25", U.S. regular issues, vertical, Black (40 pieces). Retail $3.95.

1.95

10 Available

238946
Showgard Size #J "40/25 for U.S. horizontal commemoratives" Black (40 pieces). Retail $3.95.

1.95

17 Available

238944
Showgard Size #T "25/27" 27 high x 25 wide Black (40 pieces). Retail $3.95.

1.95

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240813
Showgard Size #U "33/27", 27 mm high, 33 mm wide. Black. 40 pieces. Retail $3.95.

1.95

240796
Showgard Size 28 Black (12 strips; strip length 215 mm). Retail approx $5.30 -- TWELVE STRIPS.

2.40

3 Available.

232367
Showgard Size 31 Black (22 strips; strip length 215 mm). Retail $9.75.

4.90

240814
Showgard Size #AH "41/31", 31 mm high, 41 mm wide. Black. 40 pieces. Retail $3.95.

1.95

2 Available.

240815
Showgard Size #C "50/31", 31 mm high, 50 mm wide. Black. 40 pieces. Retail $3.95.

1.95

2 Available.

240816
Showgard Size #C "50/31", 31 mm high, 50 mm wide. Black. 50 pieces. Retail approx $4.95 (50 pieces).

2.40

240818
Showgard Size #CV "31/50", 50 mm high, 31 mm wide. Black. 40 pieces. Retail approx $4.95 (50 pieces).

2.40

3 Available.

239574
Showgard Size 33 Black (22 strips; strip length 215 mm). Retail $9.75.

4.90

232368
Showgard Size 36 Black (15 strips; strip length 215 mm). Retail $9.75.

4.90

3 Available.

238521
Showgard Size 39 Black (15 strips; strip length 215 mm). Retail $9.75.

4.90

5 Available

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238947
Showgard Size #JV "25/40 for U.S. vertical commemoratives" Black (40 pieces). Retail $3.95.

1.95

6 Available

232370
Showgard Size 44 Black (15 strips; strip length 215 mm). Retail $9.75.

4.90

232371
Showgard Size 48 Black (15 strips; strip length 215 mm). Retail $9.75.

4.90

2 Available

240798
Showgard Size 48 Black (8 strips; strip length 215 mm). Retail approx $5.20 -- EIGHT STRIPS.

2.50

240799
Showgard Size 48 Black (6 strips; strip length 210 mm). Retail approx $3.60 -- SIX 210 mm STRIPS.

1.60

4 Available.

237908
Showgard Size 50 Black (15 strips; strip length 215 mm). Retail $9.75.

4.90

240817
Showgard Size #CV "31/50", 50 mm high, 31 mm wide. Black. 40 pieces. Retail $3.95.

1.95

232372
Showgard Size 52 Black (15 strips; strip length 215 mm). Retail $9.75.

4.90

2 Available

240812
Showgard Size "57/55" Black (25 strips; 55 high x up to 57 mm wide; U.S. regular plt blks). Retail $8.35.

4.10

9 Available.

232375
Showgard Size "106/55" Black (20 strips; 55 mm height, strip length 106 mm; U.S. plate blocks). Retail $8.35.

4.10

7 Available

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240788
Scott Size 55 x 706 "106/55" Black (20 strips; strip length 106 mm). Made Germany for Scott. Retail $6.25.

2.85

2 Available.

240811
Showgard Size "106/55" Black (15 strips; 55 high x up to 106 mm wide; U.S. plt blks). Retail app $6.25 -- 15 STRIPS.

2.90

232373
Showgard Size 57 Black (15 strips; strip length 215 mm). Retail $9.75.

4.90

238951
Showgard Size Black "105/57" (20 strips; for items 57 mm, high, strip length up to 105 mm; U.S. plt blks). Retail $8.35.

4.10

8 Available

232376
Showgard Size 68 Black (10 strips; strip length 240 mm). Retail $11.95.

5.75

2 Available

240805
Showgard Size 82 Black (10 strips; strip length 240 mm). Retail $11.95.

5.90

232378
Showgard Size 84 Black (10 strips; strip length 240 mm). Retail $11.95.

5.90

240807
Showgard Size "111/91" Black (6 strips; for items 91 high x up to 111 mm wide; Columbian s/s, blocks).

2.50

240789
Scott Size 100 Black (7 strips; strip length 240 mm). Made in Germany for Scott. Retail $9.25.

4.25

237914
Showgard Size 107 Black (10 strips; strip length 264 mm). Retail $16.25.

7.90

2 Available

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240809
Showgard Size "265/231" Black (5 strips; for items 231 mm high, strip length 265 mm; certain sheets). Retail $21.25.

9.90

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