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Why Do Hinges Not Stick To Some Stamps?

 
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Posted 01/13/2021   2:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Ullinho to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I use Lighthouse hinges and they worked fine, but I have aquired a lot of 40-50 stamps and many can't be hinged. Simply drops off.
Whats wrong?
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Posted 01/13/2021   2:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Probably bad or maybe old hinges?

Peter
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Posted 01/13/2021   4:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tsmatx to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have had this problem also and some specific stamps don't take a hinge at all. I can't name an example off the top of my head though, but in my case it would mostly international early 20th century.

I use following workaround: take a full hinge (unfolded) and put it across whole back of stamp. Let it dry and then attach another regular (folded) hinge to hinge. I can't explain why this would work except surface attaching to stamp is much larger.
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Posted 01/13/2021   6:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PMStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Could the hinge have been folded the wrong way? I don't believe both sides have a water activated adhesive. I occasionally have had this happen, folded the hinge the other way and it stuck right away.

Regarding the previous post, if the hinge doesn't stick to the stamp why does the unfolded full hinge stick?
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Posted 01/13/2021   6:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm curious about that packet of 40-50 stamps. Do they have some kind of common thread? For example, country, era, issue, etc?
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