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hinkler
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posted 10-18-2005 02:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hinkler   Click Here to Email hinkler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I was lucky enough to buy a GT 3 flown dollar bill and certificate recently.

The currency has come loose from the certificate.

Any suggestions as to how this should be reattached? Any general hints on conservation or preservation would also be greatly appreciated.

Thanks folks.

Regards, Ian from Oz

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collshubby
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posted 10-18-2005 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for collshubby   Click Here to Email collshubby     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are archival semi-rigid clear sleeves that hold dollar bills. Currency collectors use them. You could maybe place the dollar in one of those and then mount it on the certificate, maybe using photo corners??

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hinkler
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posted 10-19-2005 12:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hinkler   Click Here to Email hinkler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for your help, Brian.

It is appreciated very much.

Regards, Ian from Oz.

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posted 12-09-2005 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jhrich   Click Here to Email jhrich     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Hinkler,
I have a Dollar bill also that my father had. I have no idea what it is valued at. It is from the Apollo 7 flight but I do not have any back up showing that it did go into space. Can you tell me or send me info on how to find the value and also how to get info about it being real? See my posting on this message board and you can see a picture of it.
Thanks,
John

CJ
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posted 12-09-2005 08:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CJ   Click Here to Email CJ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you don't like the plastic sleeve look, here is what I'd sugest as an alternative to keep the original look of the certificate. (I have a similar certificate and opted not to use a sleeve.)

The adhesive on the certificate is probably not archival. You should purchase 100% archival buffer paper (thin like bond paper) and cover just the glue area. This will create a barrier between the glue and the bill since the glue cannot be removed. You can then purchase an archival adhesive and put a small amount in each corner to adhere bill. The adhesive comes in a small container and you simple roll on a small amount. The adhesive is sticky like rubber cement but is not a liquid and can be rubbed off with a finger. The link below is where I purchase all the many archival products I use.
http://www.lightimpressionsdirect.com/servlet/OnlineShopping?Dsp=2

Remember, use a metal frame, not wood, use OP3 museum acrylic, not glass, and 100% rag mat matt board if you mat it. You will then have a museum grade piece.

cklofas
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posted 12-09-2005 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cklofas   Click Here to Email cklofas     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is an archival supply company called Gaylord Brothers that provides preservation materials to museums and the like. They are also on the internet at Gaylord.com. I'm sure they would have what you would need.

hinkler
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posted 12-10-2005 07:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hinkler   Click Here to Email hinkler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the information.

I really appreciate the help.

I figure I am only a temporary custodian of a snall piece of space history and would like to make sure it survives so the next generation can enjoy it as well.

Regards,

Ian from Oz

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