Sunday, July 31, 2005

Preserving your stamp collection

Don Williams, senior furniture conservator at the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education says the two most dangerous places in the house to store stamp collections and other family heirlooms are the attic and the basement where heat, humidity, water, insects and mildew can wreak havoc on them.

Williams has co-authored a new book, "Saving Stuff: How to Care for and Preserve Your Collectibles, Heirlooms, and Other Prized Possessions."

According to an article that appears on the Washington Post website, the book idea began when Williams friend, District of Columbia area writer Louisa Jaggar, had a devastating flood in her basement. Williams helped her reclaim her life's memories which were submerged in more than two feet of water.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM