Medal Care

Discussion in 'General' started by SteveB, May 8, 2004.

  1. SteveB

    SteveB Member

    I bought some A4 plastic wallets off ebay awhile back, with pockets to contain medals.
    I was a bit worried because they have such a strong plastic smell about them. And today I was taking a look at some WW2 campaign stars, and they seem to have a greenish tinge about them, which they didn't used to.
    Anybody else had this, and have got got any better tips for storing them?

    Cheers
    SteveB
     
  2. Originally posted by SteveB@May 8 2004, 06:45 PM
    I bought some A4 plastic wallets off ebay awhile back, with pockets to contain medals.
    I was a bit worried because they have such a strong plastic smell about them. And today I was taking a look at some WW2 campaign stars, and they seem to have a greenish tinge about them, which they didn't used to.
    Anybody else had this, and have got got any better tips for storing them?

    Cheers
    SteveB
    Hi Steve,
    The trouble with these Envelopes & Pages is that they do tend to sweat & consequently they will cause medals to become Verdigris,or Stained.If you cannot mount up your medals for display in deep [1.5"/2"] Glazed display frame/cases,then single envelopes are better than nothing,but ensure they are of non reactive plastic,try to keep a couple of Silica Gel sachets in the storage box,to absorb any moisture around them,wrapping them in Non Acidic tissue is another method of keeping tarnish @ bay.
    Another problem with Pages is that if kept in a Ring Binder or such,they may well cause physical damage to the Medals Edges,surfaces etc if they are "smacked" together,as silver especially is a soft metal & doesnt take mistreatment @ all well.
    When using single Plastic Envelopes ensure that 1 is used for each medal{trios/Pairs & groups can then be kept together in a small Paper envelope by putting the Trio etc in seperate envelopes first}So often one sees a Trio or even a group of 4 or 5 Medals jammed into a Sleeve,{usually by those who should know better}On a dealers stall etc;Good Luck,Roger.
     

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  3. SteveB

    SteveB Member

    Thanks Roger, cheers for the advice.

    SteveB
     

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