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Framing Stamps And Proofs, Is It Safe For The Condition?

 
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Posted 04/16/2021   08:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Dutch US Stamp Collector to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
hi all,

search forum and internet but could not find a clear answer.

i want to enjoy some of my stamps and/or proofs a bit more and consider framing some of them so I can hang in my office. it will be all pre 1900, no modern


what I am worries about is the potential condition and color change due to light and/or other materials used, and how to tie them to the back

anyone done this?
any tips?

thank you
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Posted 04/16/2021   08:13 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The short answer is, don't do it unless you're prepared for the material to be damaged, which, over time, it will be. Use cheap, decorative material, not anything you value.
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Posted 04/16/2021   08:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The only physical difference I can see between storing a given item in a binder on a bookshelf in your office and mounting it on the wall under glass in your office is light exposure and that can be very damaging over time. Fluorescent lighting is second to the sun when it comes to printed matter harming UV.

Rasdale sold some framed pieces once that Regency-Superior had framed and hung and the fading was remarkable. If memory serves they were Columbian proofs.
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Posted 04/16/2021   08:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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The only physical difference I can see between storing a given item in a binder on a bookshelf in your office and mounting it on the wall under glass in your office is light exposure

And that is all the difference in the world.
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Posted 04/16/2021   09:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Al E. Gator to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Scan them at high resolution and mount the scanned image.
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Posted 04/16/2021   09:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dutch US Stamp Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
AlEGator, thats a good idea
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Posted 04/16/2021   09:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dutch US Stamp Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Feel super stupid I didn't come up with that one myself, I can even blow up the image
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Posted 04/16/2021   10:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Scan them at high resolution and mount the scanned image


Exactly.

Years ago, before scanners, I would take close-up photos of material and frame those. No need for all of that now with scanners.

There are quite a few well known items that have been exhibited so much now, that they have faded, mostly due to time spent on exhibit floors and exposure to light.
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Posted 04/16/2021   12:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you check at a framing shop or glass company you can learn about UV reducing glass. The "good" stuff can reduce up to 99%, but that means discoloration is just slowed, not stopped. Edit: Let me be clear I am suggesting this glass to slow the fading on your scanned and printed images.
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Posted 04/16/2021   7:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Go with the scans. Sunlight and fluorescent lighting are still very powerful UV sources. There are also serious effects over time by changes in household heat and humidity.
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