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Posted 01/13/2018   08:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add audetnelson1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
How docyou store and protect valuable item like 10k$ stamp ? Big sport cards 1" lucite screw holder ? Only in your stamp book ?
Share with me your protection and storage method for you verry high dollar item
With pic if its possible mthx
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Posted 01/13/2018   09:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add audetnelson1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I see this protection method like in this video
Anyone know where buy case like that ?

https://youtube.com/watch?v=VsIH5QS8Zos
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Posted 01/13/2018   09:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Phil_Atelic to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Have been keeping mine in mounts and 102b display cards, which are then stored in heavy duty clear plastic zip bags.
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Posted 01/13/2018   09:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Climber Steve to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Come on guys. Give him a break. I use standard Showguard mounts for my higher value stamps. They are mounted in the albums along with the rest of specific country collections. It's not a good idea to "slab" stamps, as putting them in plexiglass like coins. Stamps are made of paper; obviously; and paper needs to breath.
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Posted 01/13/2018   09:35 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I keep high value stamps stored in quality pages/albums. The albums are stored on open air shelves and are removed at least once a month and are looked through. They are located in an separate room which is a dry and stable storage environment (held at a constant 70F with a relative humidity held between 30% and 50%).

I am a big believer in good air circulation around the stamps I own and prefer to avoid anything that traps stamps inside anything which largely restricts circulation. This seems to me to be the approach which is most time proven and one where I do not feel like I am experimenting.
Don
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Posted 01/13/2018   09:38 am  Show Profile Check Petert4522's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Steve, for the common sense approach. The Original Poster needs to realize that the stamps shown in the documentary are not only rare, they are famous and are shown almost constantly at stamp shows. They have to be in something a bit more reliable than a mount or an envelope.

Peter
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Posted 01/13/2018   09:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BlackJag to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the forum and feel free to ask any question that is important to you. One or usually more members will provide their answer to the question. Of course, you should first attempt to research the forum in case it has been addressed previously.

I've used mounts for all stamps without any damage to any over the past 40+ years. The mounts are glued onto 80 pound pages for insertion into albums. As a mint no hinge (MNH) collector, I have very few used stamps, but even those are mounted and inserted onto album pages the same as the MNH stamps.

To most of us, a $10.00 stamp is just another stamp, and does not require special care.

In my opinion, there is no need for more expensive protection methods unless the stamp has been professionally graded and valued at many thousands of dollars.


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Posted 01/13/2018   09:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I do not get crazy about storing high dollar stamps. Just use common sense. Given that a MNH $5 Columbian for example has survived since 1893 through numerous collectors and for many decades before climate controlled environments were available to most people it is not that difficult to keep it in good shape. Do not store it in a storage locker, in the bathroom, in the basement, in the attic, on the desk by the Southern exposure window in Florida for a year or ten...... Theft and fire are my greatest concerns. Keeping stamps in a safe however should be done with extreme caution since humidity will be a major problem if the safe itself is not in a conditioned environment. And whatever you do make certain that your cat does not get its paws on them.



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Posted 01/13/2018   09:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome audetnelson1

Please don't be discouraged by the teasing of the senior members. . It might be the moon phase.

Your question raises some good issues for those lucky enough to have "high value" stamps, although it's unlikely anyone here has need for the type of protection in that video.

A couple of thoughts based on your question:
* I suspect some collectors keep their high-value material in a bank safety-deposit.
* There are in-home safes, but fire-proof is not the same as heat-proof and water-proof (either of which will damage stamps)
* In addition to protecting the stamps, remember there insurance policies designed especially for stamps.

KirkS
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Posted 01/13/2018   10:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add audetnelson1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ok thx
I keep in a safe but the safe is open each day of the year so I dont have concerns with humidity. My question was for big p'astic like on the video
Thx everyone
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Posted 01/13/2018   1:21 pm  Show Profile Check chris2015's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chris2015 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Please don't be discouraged by the teasing of the senior members. . It might be the moon phase.


Sorry if I offend anyone
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Posted 01/13/2018   1:39 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm sure you didn't. Don't understand why a handful of innocuous posts were summarily deleted.
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Posted 01/13/2018   9:49 pm  Show Profile Check stallzer's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just use vario pages and vario binders with slip cases and they sit on a shelf. Now I don't have any million dollar stamps put I do have pieces that would fetch several hundred each.
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Posted 01/13/2018   10:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rhett to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
BlackJag said: "To most of us, a $10.00 stamp is just another stamp, and does not require special care." True, but the OP was asking about the care and storage of $10,000 stamps.
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Posted 01/14/2018   06:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have a set of Zepps that I never did mount. They are still on the dealer card they came in and not decided how to mount.
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Posted 01/14/2018   06:24 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think the crew lets down a little set of metal steps from the side.
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