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Europe/Other : Modern stamps, modern problems

 

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Jansimon
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16 Sep 2021
07:50:36am

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Yesterday I got a box with a wild mix of materials. Stockbooks, cards and envelopes with a lot of stamps, mostly Netherlands.

There was a mint sheet of self adhesive stamps in this lot and here I saw something that worried me: the glue had completely diffused and made the stamps greasy and almost translucent. Needless to say they were ready for the bin.
Another sheet of self adhesive Christmas stamps had somehow changed as well: the stamps just fell off the sheet. This is something that I noticed before.

For me it was another justification of my choice not to collect mint. In the past mint stamps might stick to the book in case of high humidity, now there is this.

Any idea what causes this and has anyone else seen this as well?
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angore
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16 Sep 2021
08:01:16am
re: Modern stamps, modern problems

I have seen various issues with self-adhesives items after aging and this does not just apply to stamps.

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16 Sep 2021
09:21:59am
re: Modern stamps, modern problems

the US 10c weather vane discolored terribly

Avery labels (as a descriptor, not necessarily the brand name) often no longer stick when removed from old mint sheets and sometimes from the manila folders to which they had been affixed

modern US SAs seem to be fine, although I have very few in my collection

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Jansimon

collector, seller, MT member
16 Sep 2021
07:50:36am

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Yesterday I got a box with a wild mix of materials. Stockbooks, cards and envelopes with a lot of stamps, mostly Netherlands.

There was a mint sheet of self adhesive stamps in this lot and here I saw something that worried me: the glue had completely diffused and made the stamps greasy and almost translucent. Needless to say they were ready for the bin.
Another sheet of self adhesive Christmas stamps had somehow changed as well: the stamps just fell off the sheet. This is something that I noticed before.

For me it was another justification of my choice not to collect mint. In the past mint stamps might stick to the book in case of high humidity, now there is this.

Any idea what causes this and has anyone else seen this as well?

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www.etsy.com/nl/shop ...
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angore

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16 Sep 2021
08:01:16am

re: Modern stamps, modern problems

I have seen various issues with self-adhesives items after aging and this does not just apply to stamps.

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"Stamp Collecting is a many splendored thing"
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amsd

Editor, Seal News; contributor, JuicyHeads
16 Sep 2021
09:21:59am

re: Modern stamps, modern problems

the US 10c weather vane discolored terribly

Avery labels (as a descriptor, not necessarily the brand name) often no longer stick when removed from old mint sheets and sometimes from the manila folders to which they had been affixed

modern US SAs seem to be fine, although I have very few in my collection

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"Save the USPS, buy stamps; save the hobby, use commemoratives"

juicyheads.com/link. ...
        

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