Special Stamp Albums

In addition to the ordinary albums and stock books mentioned, there are various albums designed for a special purpose. Such albums include those called "Mint Sheet albums" - a portfolio-style folder in which full sheets of stamps may be safely stored. Other special albums would be the so-called "cover albums." These are a series of transparent envelopes into which a single "cover" may be inserted. By turning the transparent pocket, you may study either side of the cover without ever taking it out of its container. Such albums are sometimes merely a series of strong transparent pockets fastened in a ring binder. Others have the pockets arranged so that they slightly overlap each other, revealing part of the cover in each pocket.

Sheet stamp
A de luxe sheet album. Sheets of stamps are kept in clear acetate pockets.