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Posted 11/05/2018   7:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add davef to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I recently got a 2018 express mail stamp from an eBay transaction. The overzealous mail clerk used a sharpie across the stamp. Anyone ever been able to make a sharpie cancel more appealing so I can add the stamp to my collection?


I did do a google search on removing sharpie ink but the prognosis didn't look very promising. Thanks for any info available.
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Posted 11/05/2018   8:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Close your eyes, and think of England.

http://goscf.com/t/3853 ... Marker Monkeys and other Stamp Crimes

18 pages and running strong.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 11/06/2018   10:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jarnick to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've encountered the same situation. The only solution I founs was to cry a lot and throw it away.
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Posted 11/08/2018   11:18 am  Show Profile Check matttodd1's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add matttodd1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No guarantee that it will work, bit try a q-tip dipped in acetone (nail polish remover). Don't press hard, but just rub it gently over it. It may make it more presentable visually.
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Posted 11/08/2018   11:47 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A means of combining stamp collecting with a visit to the nail bar then ...
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Posted 11/08/2018   4:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lighter fluid is not as strong as acetone (which may remove stamp ink) and it is somewhat effective...especially if applied within a few days after the marker.
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