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Oceania/Australia : TO UN FRAME OR LEAVE IN FRAME

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Horamakhet
13 Aug 2018
09:23:43pm
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Hi to all

I purchased this group of ten stamps in the opp shop for the princely sum of 50 cents.

The school it belonged to merged with another, and many of its archives were dumped in the opp shop.(Nothing else interesting unfortunately)

I contacted the new school but they did not want it back

Do I un-frame the stamps, or do I keep it intact

It is very professionally framed, and Australia Post would have spent a lot of our money framing it.

I wonder how many of these that Australia Post donated to schools?

Corner is not clipped, just the best photo I could take, with limited resources.

Regards

Horamakhet.

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ikeyPikey
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13 Aug 2018
11:22:27pm
re: TO UN FRAME OR LEAVE IN FRAME

Un-frame the stamps, and they go into an album, perhaps to be seen again.

Hang that frame on the wall (out of direct sunlight, please), and you get to look at the stamps until, some day, you un-frame them.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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Horamakhet
14 Aug 2018
12:09:51am
re: TO UN FRAME OR LEAVE IN FRAME

Hi IkeyPikey

Sounds like a great solution
Just have to make room on my library wall

Horamakhet

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51Studebaker
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14 Aug 2018
04:34:23am
re: TO UN FRAME OR LEAVE IN FRAME

I hate to disagree with my friend ikey, but I would unframe them unless you know for sure that they were framed with the proper anti-UV glass (which is costly and is called ‘conservation glass’ or ‘museum glass’).

Hanging them without anti-UV glass, even out of direct sunlight, will cause them to fade over time. Rare stamps should never be framed even with anti-UV glass since even the best quality glass can only reflect 99% of the UV rays.


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14 Aug 2018
09:05:25pm

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Unless the stamps are rare and valuable on their own, I'd keep it in the frame as presented. The unit is unique as a whole, but stamps are just stamps.

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fredcdobbs
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14 Aug 2018
10:17:36pm
re: TO UN FRAME OR LEAVE IN FRAME

Lick em and stick em, or peel and paste, use em for postageBig Grin

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malcolm197
24 Sep 2018
05:57:28am
re: TO UN FRAME OR LEAVE IN FRAME

Definitely don't use them for postage.


Even if of no monetary value as collectible stamps they are a little piece of local history. If you don't want them, I am sure the local museum would. How many of them will still be around in 20 years time - after everyone else has used them for postage !

Malcolm

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Horamakhet
24 Sep 2018
08:58:37am
re: TO UN FRAME OR LEAVE IN FRAME

Hi to all

I think that I will keep them as they are, Framed.

The framing is a professional job, so Australia Post has gone to some expense framing them.

It is such a pity, that when two schools merged, that they did not want to keep their past archives, (such as this)

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Horamakhet

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Bobstamp
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24 Sep 2018
02:48:18pm
re: TO UN FRAME OR LEAVE IN FRAME

51Studebaker quoted,

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"Hanging them without anti-UV glass, even out of direct sunlight, will cause them to fade over time."



I once read in a paper-conservator journal that any coloured ink will eventually fade, even if it's kept in absolute darkness in a humidity- and temperature-controlled environment. Fortunately, we don't live long enough to see our stamps into uselessness as long as we are reasonably careful to store them under reasonable conditions. Living in a moderate climate certainly helps.

Bob
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