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Posted 12/10/2010   4:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Saturn V to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was wondering what would be the best way to protect my covers and postcards. The majority of my covers are really old. I have some of them in Mylar sleeves. I was thinking of using PVC free soft sleeves for the lesser valued and rigid sleeves for more valuable. The sizes vary too since most are European. I am open to suggestions on how you store your covers and postcards. Do you store them in cardboard box, plastic bin, etc? I have too many for binder/pages.
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Posted 12/10/2010   5:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperdude to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would suggest an acid free, archival safe photo/video storage box and then use the non-PVC, acid free, archival safe cover sleeves. I would also place them upright and not stacked on top of each other to allow for "breathing room" and to minimize bowing in the covers themselves. You can then organize & reorganize them however & whenever you choose easily. Index cards or the alpha tab cards come in handy for quick access to different countries, topics, era's, or scott numbers.
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Posted 12/10/2010   6:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Edwin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I found this site when Spock was looking for some archival boxes and such.

it may help you decide what you might want, there is so much stuff out there good luck
http://www.archivalmethods.com/ NOTE this stuff is more expensive but higher end.

you might want to price stuff at a few online stamp stores.
like the New Orleans stamp shop, or subway stamps, ect...
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Edited by Edwin - 12/10/2010 6:21 pm
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