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Paper Based Collection Preservation Care Tips 7-9

May 15, 2014

Use the final care tips 7-9 to preserve, protect and maintain your art collections for you grand children to enjoy.

Care Tip 7. Store and display your comic, baseball card, art, philatelic, and stamp collections in as pollutant or pollution free environment as possible (i.e. sans smog, cigarette smoke, ozone, incense …)

Care Tip 8. For stamps, minimize, and preferably eliminate, exposure of your stamps to the residues of watermark fluids, cleaning fluids, tap water, watermark-fluidarchival sprays and other chemistry experiments you may be tempted to deliberately or inadvertently perform on them. Use of these common used stamp procedures WILL leave residues that cause degrading reactions that over time WILL build up and WILL damage your philatelic and stamp collections.  Did you know that for every sale of a valuable or rare stamp, the stamp will have been dipped in a water mark fluid by its prospective buyer (which can number in upwards of 10 soakings per auction). Over the life of such a stamp, the stamp will have been exposed to the chemicals in the watermarking fluid hundreds it not thousands of times !!!

Care Tip 9. Keep in mind that all paper based collections are fragile art; treat your stamps and philatelic collections as you would the Mona Lisa. Will failure to follow tips 1-9 affect the future value of your baseball card, comic book, stamp or art collection?  Sort our posts using the tags, “light”, “plastic”, “paper”, “humidity” to learn more.

 


Paper Based Collection Preservation Care Tips 5-6 | Avoid Exposure to High Humidity
Paper Based Collection Preservation Care Tips 5-6 | Avoid Exposure to High Humidity


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