Post by crazyquilter on May 29, 2016 11:25:55 GMT -5
I thought it might be a good idea if we had a thread for Hologram stamps. I am seeing more of these being made and collected and wanted to know how to take care of these delicate stamps. Here is a picture of the hologram stamps that I have. Just to show our members what they are.
I am a used World wide stamper. Always have been and always will bee.
Post by crazyquilter on May 29, 2016 11:41:22 GMT -5
I found a few websites about holograms and wanted to share them. But first I want to show this paragraph about USA hologram stamps.
A Specific Word of Caution. The hologram stamps issued by the United States during World Stamp Expo 2000 should NOT be soaked. These stamps were issued after those considered by Lawrence (1999a and 1999b), but Baadke (2000b) has reported that soaking the hologram stamps in water for about 30 minutes or more causes the holographic image to separate from the paper backing of the stamp. Baadke received confirmation of this danger directly from the U. S. postal authorities. In addition to the separation mentioned, water causes the holographic image to dull and appear less distinct than unsoaked stamps. Probably the safest way to deal with used holographic stamps is to leave them on the envelopes or packaging on which they originally came. If necessary, carefully and neatly trim around the stamps on a portion of the larger envelope or piece of packaging, leaving a small border of the envelop or original packaging around the stamps.
I have a collection of these as well, but I kind of dropped it. I look at the book every once and a while but don't really have a desire to add anything new. I'm happy to have it though, and I've got everything in mind to avoid the soaking dilemma!
Collecting Germany, Scandinavia, Austria, Ireland as well as casually accumulating mint Japan, finishing my Canadian collection and my topicals of owls and books on stamps.
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