How do you store your autographs?

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Re: How do you store your autographs?

Post by whitemandcw » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:39 am

Help Needed, im in the UK and wanted to check that these wallets are safe to use

They are Rexel Reinforced Pockets, Embossed Polyproylene, they say print will not lift of pages onto wallets

here is the weblink

http://www.officestationery.co.uk/offic ... ct/022462/

Thank you in advance
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Re: How do you store your autographs?

Post by cagneyfan » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:34 pm

I KNOW ALL ABOUT ACID FREE SLEEVES AND BINDERS FOR MY 8 X 10 PHOTOS BUT: WHEN I LAY THE BINDERS ON A SHELF STANDING UP AND PRESSED TOGETHER THEY KIND OF WANT TO WARP A LITTLE WHEN YOU (FOR WHATEVER REASON) TAKE THEM OUT OF THE SLEEVES. WHEN I STORE THE BINDERS FLAT ON A SHELF, A COUPLE ONE ON TOP OF THE OTHER, THEY CURL UP LENGTHWISE WHEN THEY ARE OUT OF THE SLEEVE. I KNOW ONE CAN SAY DON'T TAKE THEM OUT OF THE SLEEVES BUT WHICH WAY TO STORE THE BINDERS, FLAT OR STANDING UP? ALSO IF THEY ARE TO BE KEPT FLAT, SHOULD THERE BE WEIGHT ON THEM TO KEEP AIR OUT (LIKE WELL PRESERVED COMIC BOOKS) OR WOULD THE WEIGHT BE PRESSING THE AUTOGRAPH AGAINST THE PHOTO AND DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD?
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Re: How do you store your autographs?

Post by Moviefan2k4 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:06 pm

I keep all my signed 8x10s in a standard D-Ring binder with heavy-weight sheet protectors. So far, none of them seem to have faded, and the first ones I got are now ten years old.

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Re: How do you store your autographs?

Post by cagneyfan » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:20 pm

I'm in my 50s and have been collecting autographs for awhile. I keep mine in acid free clear sleeves with acid free white cardboards and have them in ringed binders.

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Should you store the binders standing up pressed closed on either side or laying down seperately so the autographs aren't pressed into the sleeve, or, weighted on top of each other to keep air out? As far as preservation goes - what is the best method?
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Re: How do you store your autographs?

Post by magicmanplc » Wed May 14, 2014 9:54 am

I use these in my binder: http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/4 ... /#firstTab

The description says this:
Provides premium page protection for your documents.
Top-loading design — no need to open and close binder pages.
Nonstick surface won't lift ink off the page.
Letter size, acid free and archival safe.
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Re: How do you store your autographs?

Post by kaleykitty87 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:17 pm

I usually keep them in a drawer or frame them.

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Re: How do you store your autographs?

Post by bensey » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:11 am

I use clear sheet protectors that I put into a binder.

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Re: How do you store your autographs?

Post by xAirKing » Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:20 am

90% of my collection so far is on index cards- I store these in some spare mylar comic bags... then store this in a short box a long with a few signed comics. Paper unfortunately, as has been mentioned, is prone to all kinds of damage. Its the nature of the beast but if you keep it in stable, low humidity/dry room at an even enough temp this should avoid warping etc. Obviously UV from sunlight will wipe that pretty autograph off pretty sharpish if you keep it in direct sunlight...

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Re: How do you store your autographs?

Post by knightfan1980 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:12 pm

Photo albums and in folders sometimes. Usually photo albums.

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Re: How do you store your autographs?

Post by Robinmiller » Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:03 am

some I keep in their original cd case, alot of them I have stuffed together in ziplock bags.
The 8X10's are in binders, encased in those clear folder-type sheets with the rings on them so they can be put in the three ring binders.

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