And now to share some of my new storage and some of my obsessive collecting (the latter will be an ongoing series). The chest of drawers was a happy find in my mother-in-law's storage. It was a bit moldy from being poorly stored, but I cleaned it with bleach inside and out and have decided its functionality far outways any musty smell it may still have. The chest fits exactly under my studio windows so doesn't block the view or sunlight.
The drawers now house 85% of my rubber stamp collection. The other 15% are scattered in plastic drawers and one cardboard box I have yet to empty.
Do you love my clever use of shoebox lids as trays? haha The reason I don't use half of my stamps is because I can't see half of them. The "trays" help a little. These don't include my vintage alphabet stamps.
Believe it or not, I hardly paid anything for most of these stamps. I bought them on ebay in large or HUGE lots, sold off what I didn't want (individually or much smaller lots) and made back my money. I don't look on ebay anymore, because I think I have enough stamps. For now. And if I look, I buy. So I don't look. Obsessions have to be dealt with cold turkey. :)