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The End Of Glassines? Say It Isn't So....

 
 
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Posted 10/17/2019   9:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Stampman2002 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I placed an order for a substantial number of Size 4 glassines with Subway Stamp Shop back in July. It was on back order all this time. I've spoken with the people at Subway every 2-3 weeks to check the status of the order. The delay was because the manufacturer was having equipment problems.

Yesterday, I received an email cancelling the order. The reason is the the manufacturer, MeadWestvaco, is no longer manufacturing glassine envelopes.

I've been able to find a supply which, hopefully, will fill my needs forever, at least that is the dream.

I'm unaware of any other manufacturer of glassine envelopes in the USA.

Has anyone else run into difficulties obtaining glassine envelopes?
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Posted 10/17/2019   9:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just search glassine stamp envelopes and you will have a very long list of dealers selling everything glassine. That is probably just one company not bothering with manufacturing them as demand may not be as great as it used to be. Used by many for much archival material preservation as well as stamps, photographs, negatives etc.
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Posted 10/18/2019   06:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
How many supply dealers have you contacted? When I ordered supplies from Subway, they always had items out of stock so stopped using them.
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Posted 10/18/2019   07:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rwarde to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Amazon has them, all sizes. Just do a search on there website.

www. Amazon.com
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Posted 10/18/2019   5:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just purchased a pack of 100 from my usual source.
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I buy a smaller size glassine in packs of 1,000 that come out of Germany.
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