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Common sense in stamp preservation

some necessary stamp maintenance knowledge is necessary in stamp collection. Here is a brief introduction to the daily maintenance of stamps.

Avoid exposure to the sun

Stamps should be kept fresh for a long time and should not be exposed to the sun. Strong sunlight can fade stamps. It is not advisable for some philatelists to put stamps under glasses or desk glasses.

Avoid dampness

Stamps are prone to mildew and mildew when they are wet. Stamp albums should be placed in a ventilated and dry place. The stamp albums should be blown after the rainy season every year.

Avoid touching

To arrange stamps and make exhibits, we should form the habit of nipping tickets with tweezers. Stamps touched by hand, especially those brushed with gold or silver, are easy to leave fingerprints and affect the beauty of stamps. When tearing large stamps, you should wash your hands first and then tear them.

Avoid pollution

The stamps should be placed far away from the kitchen to prevent oil smoke pollution. The stamps polluted by ink, mud and dust should not be mixed with clean stamps. The letter sales tickets containing glue and paste should be cleaned in time. Do not smoke or talk when reading or appreciating the stamps.

Avoid acid and alkali

Acid and alkali materials can make stamps go bad, so stamps cannot be placed together with acid and alkali materials, let alone washed with acid and alkali materials.

Avoid closing

Attention should be paid to ventilation in stamp collection. Do not Pack stamps with airtight cellophane or film. The pouch should be open and should only be used for a short time during the exhibition. Long term storage is easy to damp and mildew stamps.

Avoid stacking

The album should be placed vertically on the bookcase or bookshelf, and should not be overlapped. Otherwise, the stamps and the album are easy to stick, and the overlapped album is easy to cause the abrasion and damage of the stamps and affect the product appearance.

Do not tear

The stamps on the envelopes shall be cut together with the letter paper. The stamps which are adhered to each other can only be separated slowly by dry or wet methods, and cannot be torn or uncoiled.

Avoid clutter

Stamps, postal products and Catalogues shall be arranged in an orderly manner. The newly purchased or exchanged stamps shall be cleared and put into the book in time, and shall be properly preserved to avoid the loss and defacement of stamps.

Avoid pests

Check the collection once or twice in a dry and suitable weather within one year, place several hygiene pills in the box or cabinet, and put several pieces of vanillin paper in the mail book, so as to prevent insects and rats.