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Moving From Dry Climate To More Humid Climatr

 
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Posted 04/09/2020   7:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Ireland2018 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi everyone, I will be moving from the desert in southern California soon to oklahoma city. I know the environment of the 2 citiesare way different. What should I consider when storing my stamp collection in a different environment? Thanks in advance.
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Posted 04/09/2020   7:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Laurie 02 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If your cheap like me....Slip covers!
Or a humidity controlled stamp room
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Posted 04/09/2020   7:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Home air conditioning will definitely suffice- it does for me in Florida.
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Even with A/C and heating if you open the windows in the Spring or Fall on a humid day you can do damage. If you have stamps of significant value you may want to invest in a dry box of some sort. I use a safe that is warranted against moisture and I keep desiccant and a
Hygrometer in there (mine is similar to this one: https://www.amazon.com/LittleGood-H...p/B07LD3PBNK) to monitor humidity.
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I use small dehumidifiers in my stamp room(see Amazon) plus containers of dessicant that absorb moisture from the air. Even better would be a large dehumidifier, either one you empty regularly or one that drains to outside your house. Air conditioning reduces moisture in the air, too, but if the a/c stops working you may have a big problem for awhile. Hence my use of additional measures.
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