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Subject: Water damage to postage stamps

Water damage to postage stamps

From: Mark Clarke <markey>
Date: Tuesday, May 23, 1995
As a first, relatively safe treatment, place the stamps face up on
damp blotting paper. When they flatten, you can place some weight on
top e.g. a glass sheet. Periodically replace the blotter. You will
see the discolouration bleed out onto the blotter. As the stamps
are face up, any problems will be obvious, and you can take them off
immediately. It is quite slow, which avoids nasty surprises. I am
assuming that you have written off the original adhesive at this
stage.  Dry them under blotters, ideally with silicone release paper
under the sticky side (it is the stuff you peel off the back of
sticky plastic). Good luck,

Mark Clarke
+44 181 678 0726

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:93
                  Distributed: Wednesday, May 24, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-8-93-010
Received on Tuesday, 23 May, 1995

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