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Posted 01/06/2017   09:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add edgarsrasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
Hello,
Is it possible to remove the hinges from these stamps?
Thank you!

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Posted 01/06/2017   09:13 am  Show Profile Check Petert4522's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Have you tried steaming? Do it with a cheaper stamp first.


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Posted 01/06/2017   09:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add edgarsrasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I started collecting a couple months ago so I am still learning.
Thank you for your advice I will look into steaming.
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Posted 01/06/2017   10:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Freibergs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sveiks! Welcome to the Forum. Hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of your collecting.
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Posted 01/06/2017   2:51 pm  Show Profile Check BeeSee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your top stamp is used, so I would just soak the gum (and hinge) off in warm water, you will then see the map portion better.

I have soaked the Latvia map stamps before without problems.
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Posted 01/06/2017   4:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tim H to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Edgar, welcome to the forum. Be careful not to hold the stamp too long in the steam, or you will start to lose some of the gum.

Why not leave the hinge on the stamp? It's not an expensive stamp and it would be a shame to damage it.
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Posted 01/09/2017   8:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tvorog to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There's that sticky stinking substance called "Stamp Lifting Fluid"; I hate its smell (and it dries out very slowly) but it is useful when you need to remove a hinge safely from a valuable stamp.
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