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Should I Move These Chinese Stamps?

 
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Posted 12/18/2019   11:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Mrita75 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,

I have a Chinese "stock or souvenir book" from the 1980s. I believe I read that these books might not be the best in terms of keeping stamps in good condition. As these are mint stamps, should I move to VARIO pages?

Thank you for your advice.


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Posted 12/18/2019   1:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rdavid to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would
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Posted 12/19/2019   03:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This looks to be one of the better made ones. If you live where humidity doesn't get too high and you can store the stockbook and its stamps in a relatively cool and dry place, it should be no problem. Humidity, heat and time may warp the pages and the pockets (blank row on last page?) and if/when that starts to get irritating, it's time to move the stamps.
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Posted 12/19/2019   07:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mrita75 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I decided to move them as I live in one of the most HUMID places in the world probably :) - they came from a less Humid place - so still look great.

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Posted 12/19/2019   10:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ringo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Personally, I'd never use a stockbook or similar which comes from an unknown manufacturer. I would always discard it and use one from a recognised philatelic brand. It's just not worth the risk - by the time you find out the book is unsuitable, it could be too late.
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Posted 12/19/2019   10:23 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I do not like the looks of the page edges, it appears to me to be some slight toning (acidification). This may only be caused by previously poor environmental conditions, but I would move them just in case.
You could check to see if the stock book is archival with this pen
https://www.amazon.com/Lineco-Testi...68894&sr=8-5
But note that the pen leaves a permanent mark, so check in a inconspicuous place.
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Posted 01/17/2020   6:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TangStamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These albums are typical in 1980's and 1990's in China. The quality isn't very good. Not many people are using them anymore.
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Posted 01/17/2020   8:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
You could check to see if the stock book is archival with this pen


Fascinating Don. Never come across that before.
Australia $15
https://bookbindingaustralia.com.au...testing-pen/
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Edited by rod222 - 01/17/2020 8:54 pm
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