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Old February 15th 04, 02:15 AM
Steve
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I've received stamps in Kitchen "Zip-Loc" bags and store some
common used stamps in them.

How safe or how bad are Zip Loc bags for stamp storage of extras?

Thank you,
Steve



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Old February 15th 04, 02:24 AM
Rodney
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Good question,
I have recently been through I phossick box I bought
at auction, that has approval sheets in cellophane.
Presumably some had been sealed in the 60's
and have travelled extremely well, seemingly
pristine after all these years in a medium by all accounts
is not well advised.
I have most of my collections in glassine, yet just yesterday
found a site that advised, "under no circumstances" keep
stamps in these see through envelopes.

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| I've received stamps in Kitchen "Zip-Loc" bags and store some
| common used stamps in them.
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| How safe or how bad are Zip Loc bags for stamp storage of extras?
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| Thank you,
| Steve
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Old February 15th 04, 06:13 AM
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How safe or how bad are Zip Loc bags for stamp storage of extras?

Unless the bags are marked "archival quality" I suspect that plasticizers have
been used in the manufacture of the material. This is known to have deleterious
effects on stamps.
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Old February 16th 04, 01:15 AM
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RRoyPERFIN wrote:
How safe or how bad are Zip Loc bags for stamp storage of extras?

Unless the bags are marked "archival quality" I suspect that plasticizers have
been used in the manufacture of the material. This is known to have deleterious
effects on stamps.

I think this depends on
how common are the stamps? and
how long are you going to keep them.

I keep my collection of bulk mail and 37cent flags that I am checking
for varities differently than I keep my US C3a and my 1 cent magenta
British Guiana. g

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