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What Are The Right Tweezers For Stamps?

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Posted 01/07/2021   08:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wkusau to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I fall into the long spade tip. I stabbed a stamp in my youth with pointy tips and have never recovered from the experience.
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Posted 01/07/2021   09:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Germania to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I use 902's. And forget the cost; it's irrelevant. A pair is only about $15 and they will last forever. However, you will lose them before that.
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Posted 01/07/2021   09:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add OzwaldO to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The 902, and it's a panic when I can't find them!
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Posted 01/07/2021   10:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As wkusau notes, tweezers are not a guarantee of stamp safety. Any printed ephemera can be damaged by slightly faulty tweezer-handling. Different from the damage from paws, but equally disressing.
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Posted 01/07/2021   12:18 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is anyone else triggered by the use of the word "tweezers"?

TONGS! Not TWEEZERS!!!!! TWEEZERS ARE FOR PLUCKING EYEBROWS NOT FOR STAMPS!!!! RARRRRRRRRGHHHHHH!!!!!

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Posted 01/07/2021   12:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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TONGS! Not TWEEZERS!!!!! TWEEZERS ARE FOR PLUCKING EYEBROWS NOT FOR STAMPS!!!! RARRRRRRRRGHHHHHH!!!!!


Tweezers are for pulling hair out of the shower drain and taking slivers out of your finger. Leave your eyebrows alone, you will miss them one day.
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Posted 01/07/2021   12:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
We use the term pincers, pronouncing it "pinceta".
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Posted 01/07/2021   12:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Is anyone else triggered by the use of the word "tweezers"?


YES!!!

Cringeworthy.
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Posted 01/07/2021   1:42 pm  Show Profile Check clivel's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add clivel to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Is anyone else triggered by the use of the word "tweezers"?
YES!!!

Cringeworthy.


I presume that is tongue-in-cheek because tweezers are the correct term in most of the English speaking world.

Tongs are used for cooking!

Clive

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Posted 01/07/2021   2:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Let us split the difference and call them twongs.
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Posted 01/07/2021   2:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Why stop there? Go all the way to thong. And if it goes where it shouldn't... use tweezers.
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Posted 01/07/2021   3:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chipg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You also need to get a pair of cover tongs:



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Posted 01/07/2021   7:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Clivel, my response was only partially tongue-in-check. My reality is based on living my entire life in the USA where the common term among most philatelists is "tongs."
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Posted 01/07/2021   7:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stanley Gibbons sells tweezers. Subway Stamp Shop sells tongs.
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