Well, I finally took the plunge and decided to move my current "Type" albums to a CAPS
1900s-2000s Type Album. This is step 1. I also purchased bulk Air-Tites in cent, nickel,
dime, quarter and half dollar sizes as well as the Type album, Eisenhower dollar
two Kennedy half
albums, Franklin half
album and 5 blank albums with "A" sized CAPS
pages. These are for my proof and mint sets.
So far the Air-Tites and CAPS albums are a joy to work with. Placing the coin in the two
piece Air-tite is simple. I made a mistake and had to remove several halves (I put them
in direct fit half dollar capsules when they needed to be put in a "H" sized capsule -
Dollar size with ring to accept the half dollar). It was not too difficult once you do
it several times and get the knack.
Placing the Air-Tite into the CAPS page is also fairly simple and straight forward. Some
take a little more pressure, but they eventually snap into place. I was able to remove
them by placing the page upside down on a short, round container bigger than the
capsule. I then apply pressure to the back of the page popping the capsule out.
I have researched, read and asked questions about different methods of storing my proof
sets; Danso albums, Whitman albums, Littleton albums, 2x2 flips, 2x2 snaplock holders,
Eagle 2x2 pages, polypropylene 210 pocket pages, and CAPS album for the past 2-1/2
years. I finally decided on the CAPS albums. It is probably the most expensive method,
but also, IMHO, the most stylish.
I am waiting for some special size Air-Tites (such as the "H" Air-Tite with ring to
accomodate a half-dollar) before I can finish the Type album. It also has several
additional opening my Littleton 1900s Type album lacked so I will need to shop for some
Will post more with photos as time and progress permit.