I'm preparing for a house move so I'm 're-inventorying' (?) my collection(s) and when I get to my new place I'd like to have more accessibility to my collections. For example on display to have as part of the place rather than hidden in a box or draw. I know many things like autographs and even binders are fragile and susceptible to easy damage eg sunlight. Does any have tips on how I could display items like these on view but without being damaged by natural (or idiot human) means? Thanks.
Posts: 937 | Location: UK | Registered: December 21, 2005
Originally posted by wolfie: I have had the autograph disappear completely off modern cards that i have had on display in a photo frame in my room so i would be very careful about doing that.
This. I have a ballpoint pen signed baseball under protective glass that has just about vanished. I have a large pen drawn framed sketch that is discoloring. I have seen numerous signed cards that have faded or discolored ink. I never put my own autograph cards out.
Displays look great, but unless you are prepared to get museum quality light protection for your items I would advise collectors not to do it. The normal stuff that claims UV filtering is not reliable.
Posts: 10186 | Location: New York | Registered: November 20, 2007
I have some of my sketches displayed in a frame that has museum quality UV protective glass. I can remove the back of the frame to change the sketches around every now and them. Also make shower to get acid free mats in the frame.
Posts: 301 | Location: redcar,UK | Registered: January 31, 2007