Paper Based Collection Preservation Care Tip 4 | Avoid Use of Harmful Plastic Mounts
Use stamp care tip 4 below as a summary of how you can protect your philatelic stamps, comics, and baseball cards from exposure to harmful (P)lastic.
Care Tip 4. Mount, display and archive yours stamps using only boPET polyester archival grade plastic sleeves and mounts. Do not use plastic holder or plastic mounts that use UV inhibitors or UV coatings to protect your paper based collections. All types of plastic, other than boPET polyester archival grade plastics expose your paper collectibles to future, if not immediate damage. The image of the sleeve and it’s browned adhesive that goes with this tip, shows just one kind of damage that use of harmful improper plastic storage products and sleeves can cause. Future posts will go into greater detail as to what constitutes a “safe” plastic storage product – stay tuned.
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