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What Are The Right Tweezers For Stamps?

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Posted 01/07/2021   9:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stamp tongs. Stamp tweezers.
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Posted 01/07/2021   9:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StateRevs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Showgard 908 if you can find them.

Start with the non pointy version until you get used to working with stamps. Once you are comfortable and do it without thinking, move to 902 or 908.

Problem with 908s are they seem to have disappeared. Some $%^*(*&^%$%^&* lawyer probably told the company to stop making them in case there was a lawsuit.

I had to buy a gold plated 908 a few years ago because I couldn't find anything else. Stamp store had like 3 pairs left and that was it. Said he wasn't able to order them anymore.

The Showgard website no longer lists them either.
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Posted 01/17/2021   10:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Killamikep to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Post a pic of best examples pls.
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Posted 01/17/2021   4:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Timm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If tweezers are for tweezing are tongs for tonging?

Tweezing (Verb) To pluck, remove or handle with tweezers.

Tonging (Verb) The action of seizing, grabbing, holding or manipulating a given object with tongs.
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Posted 01/17/2021   6:27 pm  Show Profile Check docgfd's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add docgfd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Golden Valley has 902's for under $6 (with free freight) on eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Showgard-T...AOxyM89SclvH
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Posted 01/17/2021   6:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Always holster your tweezers unless you intend to use them.
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Posted 01/17/2021   9:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Timm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting how tong users blame the tool and not the user of the tool.

If I damage something it is because of my own inappropriate or misuse and not my tool.
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Posted 01/17/2021   9:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Over the years, I've damaged stamps through hinge removal, soaking, and other procedures...but never as a result of use of my 908 tongs.
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Posted 01/19/2021   12:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Walkman82 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Longtime user of Showgard 902 tongs, have never had an incident with them (knocks on wood) and hopefully never will.
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