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What happens when you soak a stamp off a red envelope!

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Gillian Hutchinson25/09/2018 11:57:03
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I guess I'll need to be careful the next time I soak a stamp off a red envelope!



Trevor Bishop 125/09/2018 16:13:04
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Hi Gillian , Oh dear , lucky it wasn't a valuable one . I haven’t found a way to take off stamps from red envelopes safely .

A while back I soaked off quite a few German stamps all in one bowl , only to find that many of the envelopes had NON colourfast lining to them which I hardly noticed until a nice pink stain stained all the white bits of the stamps . I’m a lot more careful now.


Carmen26/09/2018 11:50:16
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Oh for sure folks... the only way to do that is individually and if the stamp has any kind of value... leave it alone... sigh. cheeky

Gillian Hutchinson14/10/2018 23:00:49
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Well, I've learned my lesson and I have at least a couple of other stamps the same as that one.


Carmen16/10/2018 10:55:03
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Indeed... I can just imagine some guy somewhere in his grave in Sweden thinking, "what's all this nonsense I hear about a rarity called a 'Treskilling Yellow'? All I did was soak it off that bright yellow envelope that card was sent to me in..."



Wait... maybe you should try to sell it for millions as a "rare South African 30c Pink"! laugh




Edited By Carmen on 16/10/2018 10:56:33

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