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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 15:32:14 pm 
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Grateful if someone can advise the best method of removing a single stamp from a page of mint specimen stamps. These stamps are on a specimen page as presented to members of Parliament. The stamps are stuck down by half of the glue on the back being wet(by licking perhaps?

I need to remove one stamp which is incorrect and replace it. I want to remove the stamp without damaging it or the page. Any suggestions gratefully received.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 15:50:58 pm 
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Personally I'd not mess with it. :)

How can it be "incorrect" if it is on the page as presented by the PO?

Those pages are highly sought after in ORIGINAL form, and fiddling with it will diminish value is my suggestion.

They licked the top half of stamp pretty vigorously, so whatever you do to get it off - a paint of water etc will be very evident on back of sheet. The paper is coarse and not that thick.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 18:17:24 pm 
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Thanks Glen, I am not happy to do this but the sheet is the one you show but someone sometime substituted a stamp and I want to restore to origonal. Can you use a damp cotton bud?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 18:28:57 pm 
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Ken .. you can try anything you like, but as I said I'd not touch it.

A tampered with sheet will be noticed down the track, trust me. They have great value these days if intact. FAR more than the stamps on it have.

And how on earth will you find a correct CTO stamp to add back?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 18:45:35 pm 
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Patience and a damp cotton tip, on the face of the stamp, holding the stamp with tweezers and let it seep until it reactivates the gum on the back and gently remove (tease) it off before the backing sheet becomes more than just damp.

The top portion of the stamp has no gum left anyway and it wont be wet enough, long enough, to cause much loss of colour if it's fugitive ink.

Let the sheet dry flat in a desert magic (or similar) book and then put the new stamp onto the sheet once the paper has dried to avoid wrinkling and back into the book to dry and flatten again.

Its a bit like perfoming surgery. :(

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Sandgroper,

Before you do anything else, I suggest you add a high-res image of your sheet here, and let others see what the problem is.

Glen may well be right about not touching it; or you may be right in saying the stamp needs to be replaced - but without that scan, it'll all be supposition :idea:


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