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Ye Olde Album pages- is discoloration (foxing?) a problem?  
 

 
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Posted 10/12/2017   1:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add BrotherSquint to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
I recently purchased a mostly complete collection of Czech stamps to 1950 on old Scott album pages. The edges of the pages show a tannish brown discoloration. I have a Minkus Master Global Album with similar issues. Is this a problem I should be concerned about enough to prompt immediate removal of all the stamps and remounting in a different album?
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Posted 10/12/2017   3:22 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This sounds more like shelf-storage marking than foxing, which is spotting on pages.
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Posted 10/12/2017   3:29 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Can you post some images?
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GeoffHa's got it. I assume its just affecting the page edges here, so it's just ageing and not-perfect storage. Part of it may be years of oil from fingers handling the pages.

Your stamps are okay. Just store your albums in a cool, dry place away from direct sun, working fireplaces, cooking smoke, etc.
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If the pages have become acidified (toned and brittle) then it might warrant getting the stamps off of them. A few images would be helpful to understand what is at work here.
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My old stamp albums are same , yellowing dis colored.
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This sounds more like shelf-storage marking than foxing, which is spotting on pages.


Is there any thing that can be done to remove or lighten the spotting?

Seems storing in slip cases would prevent this.
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I have several Scott albums purchased roughly 40 years ago.Paper appears to be archival quality;the albums are in good shape.My problem is that the lettering on the gold stamped titles on the spines of the albums has worn away and is largely illegible.
There is a chance that some well-meaning but ignorant person has
used some cleaner like Fantastik on the cloth in dusting the albums.
The well-meaning but ignorant person denies this.Has anyone else experienced this almost complete loss of the gold stamped titles on the spines of their albums? I guess there could be an age related failure of the glue attaching the gold leaf.
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