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Gillian Hutchinson20/02/2019 14:56:00
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Did you ever get that Sierra Leone stamp, Carmen? Have you seen this? I found it on a Google search.

Just wondering, would simple lemon juice work? Very interesting video, about why self adhesive stamps were invented and how you can recognize them, amongst other things, although I'm not really any the wiser about the latter. I must have a look sometime at self adhesive and lickable stamps to check it out.

Eric, I usually try soaking all my stamps and if the backing paper is stubborn/reluctant to separate, I just mount those stamps as they are.


Eric Franks20/02/2019 17:14:31
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Gillian, I watched the video, thanks for that. I have tried the pure citrus method before, perhaps 8 years ago. I didn't get great results from that product. It is supposed to be one of the safest ways though, other than luke-warm water. People tend to rush using very hot water, but that can also damage some stamps, or make the backing paper run.

I mostly collect either Sweden or recent USA stamps. The Sweden stamps soak easily, but the USA, I just trim those now.

ken mulford15/03/2019 17:19:38
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seem's a dumb way to lift a stamp off paper.

lemon juice = acid , not a good idea for paper.

whats wrong with the old way of using good old Ronson lighter fuel?

works for me every time , even saves the adhesive.

so you need to have a backing paper to store them on..

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