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Posted 01/11/2019   08:47 am  Show Profile Check KRelyea's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add KRelyea to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
One of my customers asked me a question about their WW collection and I really don't have a good answer. Any ideas?

First Question: Some of my stamps in my Scott Int. I album are stuck to the page (from being in a humid climate years ago). How do I unstick the stamp without damaging the stamp or the album page? Carbon tet? Alcohol? Anything else?
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Posted 01/11/2019   10:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Joy Daschaudhuri to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 01/11/2019   2:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rwoodennickel to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As Don has mentioned many times, put page in freezer for a couple hours.
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Posted 01/22/2020   11:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have stamps stuck in a stock book.
The freezing method makes sense for paper pages, but does it work with thicker stock book pages?
I considered wettening the stamps, but won't that wrinkle and damage the cellophane strip that holds the stamp?
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Posted 01/24/2020   4:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To the moderators - if this is not the right place for this thread, can you move it to a more appropriate group? It seems it won't get a response here.
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Posted 01/24/2020   6:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You could try the microwave method.

1 - Place a couple of drops of water on the stamp on a cover, etc.
Start microwave foe 30-45 seconds.

Do not overheat,it could curl the stamp


2 - Damp paper towel over stamp and turn your iron to "cotton"
Steam removes bond..Should take 10-15 seconds.

3 - Hold stamp with tweezers over boiling kettle.

Just an idea,,,

Robert
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Edited by wert - 01/24/2020 6:56 pm
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Posted 01/25/2020   03:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the ideas. How tolerable are those strips of cellophane in the stock books to these methods?
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Posted 01/25/2020   08:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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How tolerable are those strips of cellophane in the stock books to these methods


Rob Roy...i have never tried it....You let us know.

Robert
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