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Plastic Sleeves for Storing Stamps #472122 11/30/08 11:19 AM
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I am trying to take good care of my boyfriend's stamp collection, which he got from his grandfather. There were simply piles and piles of stamps in a box - mostly connected to the envelope. His grandfather had cut around the postmark for each one.

I found they fit quite nicely into acid-free plastic sleeves meant to hold business cards, in a 3 ring binder. I now have four large 3 ring binders full of these sleeves, with the stamps in them. Is there any danger in me doing this?


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Re: Plastic Sleeves for Storing Stamps [Re: Lisa LowCarb] #472124 11/30/08 11:21 AM
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Lisa, thats a great idea


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Re: Plastic Sleeves for Storing Stamps [Re: "Rosie"] #474871 12/11/08 04:55 PM
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I suppose as long as they don't get mildewy in there!


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Re: Plastic Sleeves for Storing Stamps [Re: Lisa LowCarb] #623297 09/02/10 05:10 AM
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I'm working on the Christmas stamps again and so far these binder sleeves have been *great*. They hold the stamps well and the stamps seem in good condition. I have to go buy some more sleeves!


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Re: Plastic Sleeves for Storing Stamps [Re: Lisa LowCarb] #623818 09/03/10 03:23 AM
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Your concern about using plastic sleeves to store stamps and its long term effects is a good question. Here is a link to a website that discusses this topic

Stamps and Plastics

I can't give you a definitive answer but I hope the article on this website can point you in the right direction.

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