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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 72 pages of information about Stamp Collecting as a Pastime.

For affixing Stamps in Collections neatly and expeditiously.  Far superior to the old plan of gumming the Stamps, and inserting them so that it is only with great difficulty they can be withdrawn.  These Mounts are made of a thin strong white paper, and are ready gummed.  By their use, Stamps can be removed at any time without injuring them, or in any way disfiguring the Collection.  They are invaluable to those who collect watermarks.  They should be used on the hinge system; thus, Moisten the Stamp, attaching the back of it to one half of the mount, the other half being fastened to the Album.  The Stamp will then be facing the page; but do not turn it over until perfectly dry.  A Collection with the Stamps mounted in this manner is far more valuable, if at any time a sale is desired.  Three sizes are kept in stock:  No. 2, medium size, suitable for ordinary-sized adhesives; No. 1, smaller size; No. 3, large size—­for such Stamps as old Portuguese, or for cut Envelopes.  This size may also be used for Cards by using two mounts for each card.

PRICES: 

No. 1, 2, or 3 size, 3d. per 100; 1/6 per 1,000, post-free; 5,000, 6/6; 10,000, 12/-.

The Prepared Paper can be supplied in Large Sheets, ready Gummed, at 3d. per Sheet, post-free.

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[Illustration:  No. 4.  No. 5.  No. 6.]

NEW CHEAP MOUNTS.  At the request of many clients we have prepared a New Cheap Mount, made from a thicker paper; a gum is employed that permits the Mount to be removed from a book or sheet without damage to the paper, or tearing the Mount, which can thus be used several times over, such Mounts being particularly serviceable for exchange clubs, or for use in dealers’ stock books, &c.  The Mounts are put up in neat glazed card boxes, 1,000 of a size in a box, and are sold in sets of three sizes, viz., three boxes and 3,000 Mounts for 2/6; 9,000, price 6/6; or separately, any size, at 1/- per 1,000 post-free.

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NEW SPECIALITY.

FOR STAMP COLLECTORS.

SPECIAL POCKET BOOKS, PURSES,

AND

CARD CASES.

Each of the following New and Useful Specialities has separate compartments provided for Postage Stamps, consisting of strips of thin celluloid protecting the stamps, and enabling them to be seen at once, and arranged so that the stamps can be put in or withdrawn in an instant without damage.

70.—­TUCK CASE FOR THE WAISTCOAT.  Pocket size. s. d.
3-1/2 x 2-3/8.  Very thin, made in morocco leather, lined leather of a neutral colour, with transparent pockets through which stamps can be seen. 
                                         Price 2/6; post-free, 2 7

71.—­BEST MOROCCO GENTLEMAN’S CARD CASE, with usual pockets for
visiting cards, and special compartments for stamps secured by a tuck flap fastening. (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.)
                                         Price 4/6; post-free, 4 7

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