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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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Posted 04/09/2020   8:28 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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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Posted 04/10/2020   9:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DrewM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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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Posted 07/27/2020   11:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Torin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting posts. Do you all generally avoid buying stamps from sellers who live in very humid locations, since there is no guarantee their dwelling is air conditioned?

What happens to a stamp sheet that has been in a USPS parchment paper type folder for 25 years in a humid non-air conditioned environment?
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Posted 07/28/2020   05:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sharksfan11 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I use this to monitor the humidity. I actually just move the exact opposite. I moved from humid to dry. :)

https://www.amazon.com/Wittime-Wire...p/B083HHLQQY
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Posted 07/28/2020   12:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add funcitypapa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What setting on the hygrometer are you searching to be below? By the way, in addition to central air I use dry rids
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Posted 07/28/2020   1:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Humidity is not as big of a problem as it can be made out to be given that a whole bunch of stamps were issued and collected before there was a/c. Be prudent but not c-r-a-z-y.
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Posted 07/31/2020   9:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Andyrich74 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Like Shermae, live in SW Florida. Air conditioning. I throw a few of those silicon desiccate packs in my safe as well both for firearms and the stamps.
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Posted 08/01/2020   8:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Walkman82 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I also did just the opposite a few years ago...moved from San Antonio, Texas to Denver, Colorado. While in Texas, I kept my stamp collection in Lighthouse binders with slip cases in a cool, dark, air conditioned room.

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