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Old October 19th 11, 03:20 AM posted to rec.collecting.stamps.discuss
Don Levey
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Default solution for taking new stamps off paper

On 10/18/2011 21:28, Pierre COURTIADE wrote:

.... The flour adheres to the backs and makes them "un-sticky".

Terry Reedy :

Corn start (or any starch) should work as well. It is finer than most
flours (which also are mostly starch).

Don and Terry,

Even better is to use talc (talcum powder ?). One may find it here in
France in drugstores.
I do not know if this is true elsewhere.

It is difficult to find in the US, as some felt it leads to lung