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My Battle Strategy For Removing Mildew Smell

 
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Posted 04/21/2019   2:39 pm  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sometimes I get kiloware that has been sealed for many years and it get a lack of oxygen smell.

There is some great info here from other posters.

Have tackled it a bit differently.

1st I give them a couple of days in well ventilated spot with a bit of direct sunlight, Then used vanilla esscent in a bowl on top of the stamps and seal them up again for a day or so.

And then repeat until they do not smell.

The other is to soak them if they have ink that allows this to happen and your not dealing with a million stamps.
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Posted 05/11/2019   09:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wheatcent to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Update! After about three and a half weeks, I can proudly announce that the odors are gone. I highly recommend this method for anyone that has undesirable odors coming from their stamps. Baking soda works wonders. My advice is to forget about them while they are "baking", it makes the time go by much faster.

Thanks again to everyone for their input.
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Posted 05/13/2019   6:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's great news wheatcent!

Just for clarification, baking soda in Australia is known is bicarbonate of soda, or simply bicarb soda.

I used it to get the musty smell out of an old book. Worked wonders
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