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Old 05-11-2013, 02:20 PM   #6310
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Originally Posted by Illinois Marge View Post
Have I told you that my brother's stamp and coin collection got soaked?

I think the stamps are a lost cause.

But have spent countless hours each evening for the past 2 weeks restoring order to the coin collection, Spent $100 on supplies (coin folders, those books that you put the coins in by date). I've finished migrating over 20 of the books from the water-damaged books to new one. In some cases I found more coins to add to fill missing spots (from my big pile of coins) so a slight expansion while I'm doing it.

Hope to finish up this weekend so that I can get the stuff off my DR table.

Some of the coins oxidized (?). Are they lost or can I clean them?
Marge you might be able to dry the stamps. Back when I was a kid, my grandfather, who collected stamps too, showed me how he soaked them to get them off the envelope.
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