Experienced stamps need a home too. I'd rather have an example that is imperfect than no example. I collect for enjoyment, not investment. APS Member #223433 Postmark Collectors Club Member #6333 Meter Stamp Society Member #1409
The tiny bit of the upper right floated off into the air. It simply could not be located.
The part on the left laminated itself to my fingertip and could not be separated.
Next time, if there is a next time, I am either going to use some sort of heat-activiated archival mending tissue or, as much as I dislike them, use a mount. Alternatively, I may go the safe route and just do nothing.
It's not the state of the stamp that hurts, but the money and the fact that I feel like I should have learned this lesson already!