I retired about 9 months ago and am now tackling a job I have put off for years/deades. I have an accumulation of new issues from Australia that I mostly acquired from two pen pals I used to exchange new issues with from about the late 70's to the mid 90's. They're in glassine material (not envelopes), and I'm sorting them out and identifying by Scott/SG numbers with a very lowball price evaluation. I'm not really an Australia collector, and when I originally received them I recall enjoying the newsy letters from my penpals more than the stamps. Anyway, here's the rub. Some time ago I saw a nice Lighthouse hingeless album that covered the years 1966-86 for sale on eBay
and I picked it up. Considering the fact that I'm now a real Australia collector and probably wouldn't look it very often, would you put the stamps in the album, or leave as is. I should note that about 80% of the stamps are in blocks of four without any sort of inscriptions. I assume there is no added value to keeping them in blocks of four and if Australia is like the U.S. the album is probably worth more than the stamps therein.