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General Philatelic/Supplies, Literature & Software : Lindner plastic sleeves for covers and postcards

 

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Fatherauld

26 Sep 2010
07:16:03pm
Hi Everyone,
I recently bought a couple of packets of Lindner plastic sleeves for the covers and postcards I have been buying of late. I was working in my office today and started smelling a really nasty smell. It kind of smelt like a skunk. In working around the whole room I worked out that it was the Lindner sleeves that were smelling bad. My question for you all is, does anyone have a suggestion of how to get rid of the smell, short of throwing the sleeves away? I think they will work very well for the covers and postcards that I have.

Regards ... Tim.
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26 Sep 2010
07:27:41pm
re: Lindner plastic sleeves for covers and postcards

That's funny, I purchased a cover lot on ebay a while ago and when I received them, there was a very bad chemical smell when I opened the box. Each cover was in a sleeve. I thought maybe the seller was a smoker or something. I actually aired them out for a week a or 2 and then they were fine. Not sure what brand of sleeves they were.

Bob

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Liz

26 Sep 2010
08:31:45pm
re: Lindner plastic sleeves for covers and postcards

Tim; Even stamps stored in a sealed plastic, cardboard container or plastic bag will over time emit a bad smell when opened.

The plastic covers need to be aired out completely. Another trick that sometimes works is to put an open container of baking soda in the box and close the lid. The baking soda will absorb some of the smell. They also sell a solid 'puck' that absorbs smells.

If none of these suggestions work, I suggest putting outside once the temperature gets below freezing. I would suggest putting in your freezer but you don't want to contaminate your food ;)

I've had boxes of kiloware and off paper stamps come from Europe that smell like jet fuel when the box was opened. I have usually found that transferring to a clean container and leaving contents open to the air for several days resolves the 'smell' issue.

Last night I opened a sealed plastic container crammed full of off paper stamps. The smell was unbelievable. These had been stored unopened in a cupboard for 2-3 years.

Liz

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Fatherauld

26 Sep 2010
08:49:35pm
re: Lindner plastic sleeves for covers and postcards

Thanks Liz, I put them out in the fresh air this afternoon and I'm planning on giving the baking soda a try.

Regards ... Tim.

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29 Sep 2010
01:40:16pm
re: Lindner plastic sleeves for covers and postcards

Tim I just found out that if you place wood-coal and smelly items in an enclosed space for a few days it takes care of the bad smell. Maybe you can try this with a few of the sleeves.
I tried it with a roll of bad smelling paper gummed-tape (use it to strengthen book spines)and it worked.

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Purrfin

10 Oct 2010
12:55:03pm
re: Lindner plastic sleeves for covers and postcards

Interesting read, but it brings up a question in this old head... thinking along the lines of acid paper, how well do these sleeves protect their contents? Is there any damage transferred to, say the postcard?

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Fatherauld

26 Sep 2010
07:16:03pm

Hi Everyone,
I recently bought a couple of packets of Lindner plastic sleeves for the covers and postcards I have been buying of late. I was working in my office today and started smelling a really nasty smell. It kind of smelt like a skunk. In working around the whole room I worked out that it was the Lindner sleeves that were smelling bad. My question for you all is, does anyone have a suggestion of how to get rid of the smell, short of throwing the sleeves away? I think they will work very well for the covers and postcards that I have.

Regards ... Tim.

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Immediate Past President - West Essex Philatelic Society www.wepsonline.org
26 Sep 2010
07:27:41pm

re: Lindner plastic sleeves for covers and postcards

That's funny, I purchased a cover lot on ebay a while ago and when I received them, there was a very bad chemical smell when I opened the box. Each cover was in a sleeve. I thought maybe the seller was a smoker or something. I actually aired them out for a week a or 2 and then they were fine. Not sure what brand of sleeves they were.

Bob

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Liz

26 Sep 2010
08:31:45pm

re: Lindner plastic sleeves for covers and postcards

Tim; Even stamps stored in a sealed plastic, cardboard container or plastic bag will over time emit a bad smell when opened.

The plastic covers need to be aired out completely. Another trick that sometimes works is to put an open container of baking soda in the box and close the lid. The baking soda will absorb some of the smell. They also sell a solid 'puck' that absorbs smells.

If none of these suggestions work, I suggest putting outside once the temperature gets below freezing. I would suggest putting in your freezer but you don't want to contaminate your food ;)

I've had boxes of kiloware and off paper stamps come from Europe that smell like jet fuel when the box was opened. I have usually found that transferring to a clean container and leaving contents open to the air for several days resolves the 'smell' issue.

Last night I opened a sealed plastic container crammed full of off paper stamps. The smell was unbelievable. These had been stored unopened in a cupboard for 2-3 years.

Liz

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Fatherauld

26 Sep 2010
08:49:35pm

re: Lindner plastic sleeves for covers and postcards

Thanks Liz, I put them out in the fresh air this afternoon and I'm planning on giving the baking soda a try.

Regards ... Tim.

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29 Sep 2010
01:40:16pm

re: Lindner plastic sleeves for covers and postcards

Tim I just found out that if you place wood-coal and smelly items in an enclosed space for a few days it takes care of the bad smell. Maybe you can try this with a few of the sleeves.
I tried it with a roll of bad smelling paper gummed-tape (use it to strengthen book spines)and it worked.

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"Experience is the name you give to the mistakes you made yesterday."
Purrfin

10 Oct 2010
12:55:03pm

re: Lindner plastic sleeves for covers and postcards

Interesting read, but it brings up a question in this old head... thinking along the lines of acid paper, how well do these sleeves protect their contents? Is there any damage transferred to, say the postcard?

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