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Old 02-11-2010, 01:40 PM   #1
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Question Storing stamps-rubber & acrylic

Hi. I have both the wood with rubber stamps and I have the clear stamps, I think they are acrylic. I only have top shelf of a closet left of storage in my art room (former bedroom.)

Do you know if it is safe to store the stamps in closed shoe boxes? (After they are dry of, course!) I heard that you are supposed to stand stamps upright so that air can circulate around them.

I want to put a stamped flower on the box with flower stamps. My Christmas stamps already have a beautiful box to go in, but I don't know if it is safe.

Thank you for any answers you can offer.

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Old 02-11-2010, 02:24 PM   #2
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I've been stamping for 23 years and never heard stamps needing the air to circulate. You don't want to stack stamps because it would squish them and you would lose a crisp impression.So that would be the reason to store them upright. You also don't want to store stamps in sunlight or very hot place. I think a closet is fine.

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Every stamp I own has been in closed boxes (upright) for years and years, and they're all just fine. I have rubber - mounted and unmounted - and acrylic/photopolymer, and I haven't seen any problems with any of them. I agree that heat/sunlight are the enemies.
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Old 02-14-2010, 03:45 AM   #4
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I LOVE these storage containers by Stampendous. The come in 3 thicknesses. One for wood mounts, cling mounts and clear. They are AWESOME!

http://www.stampendous.com/products/203203/Storage


http://www.stampendous.com/Tips+%26+Techniques/?c=3#5

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