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From: Andover, MN
Registered: Dec 2013

posted 08-02-2014 12:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceyInMN   Click Here to Email SpaceyInMN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm considering using two signed covers in a framed piece, along with an official NASA litho and mission patch. I'm new to covers and don't have many, so before I proceed, I thought I should ask others if there is a reason that covers shouldn't be framed.

I'm not looking for personal preference; rather, I'm curious if covers will be damaged by matting and framing. I would be having it professionally done, with proper acid-free materials.

Thanks ahead of time for your feedback. I appreciate the knowledge and opinions of the fine folks on this forum. Thanks!


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From: Northville MI USA
Registered: Aug 2005

posted 08-04-2014 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yeknom-ecaps   Click Here to Email yeknom-ecaps     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Space covers are nothing more than paper thus as long as you follow the normal protection (archival as you said) you will be fine.


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From: Salzburg, Austria
Registered: Jun 2003

posted 08-04-2014 04:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cosmos-walter   Click Here to Email cosmos-walter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You should avoid too much light — especially direct sunlight.

If you have scarce space covers, you could choose acid-free plastic sleeves.


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From: Texas * Earth
Registered: Apr 2011

posted 08-04-2014 05:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would try to avoid having the cover actually touch the glass. A sufficiently thick matting should accomplish that.

Remember when stamps had glue on the back that was water activated? Sometimes when they were "licked" the glue spread a bit out from the edges of the stamp.

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