FullAdvantages: * Tin Boxes keep packets from damage by ants and humidity. * Shallow Trays are ideal to display sugar lumps. * Plastic cabinets with drawers make packets easy to find and keep them undamaged. Disadvantages: * You cannot read the label or identification number on a lump. * Storage becomes a problem with quantity. * It is not easy to add to, or arrange the collection. * Viewing them is not easy. * Tin boxes make it difficult to see packets and keep them flat. * Has to be kept in a dry area as moisture affects sugar and discolours wrappers. * Sugar is combustible.(Remember the amateur rocket fuelled with sugar.)
EmptyAdvantages: * Both sides of the packet can be seen. * Different size pockets are available to accommodate most packets. * Pages and packets can be moved around easily. * Lump wrappers can be filed back to back or with a backing insert, using both sides of the pocket. * New pages can be added where necessary. * Packets and wrappers are protected by plastic pockets and do not get knocked or damaged by constant turning of the pages. * Cigarette card album pages come in a variety of pocket sizes. They are less deep and wasteful of space than A4 pockets. (Cigarette card albums are available from stamp shops.) * WH Smith phonecard pages fit almost perfectly, 20 or more to a page. Disadvantages: * Lump wrappers - the original design concept of a 3 dimensional object is lost. * Sugar sticks are an awkard size. (They can be stored in Collecta/WH Smith/Flash Foto or Country Yarns.) * Price of plastic pages varies. * Be careful which pages you use, some are not designed for long term storage of packets, and can cause discolouration. * Phonecard album pockets are not always big enough.