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gliderpilotuk
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posted 01-13-2011 07:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a number of Apollo Flight Plans that I'm gradually getting signed. Trouble is: they are heavy and therefore expensive to mail or transport.

I have de-stapled a couple of them - which turned out good because the staples were rusting anyway — but do people generally re-staple them (need an industrial stapler!) or put them in ring binders (not great presentationally)? Grateful for any opinions.

freshspot
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posted 01-13-2011 02:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for freshspot   Click Here to Email freshspot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I put mine into Heavyweight Polyethylene Storage Bags. One item per bag. Staples and rings can damage valuable artifacts. The bags I use are archival quality. I get the bags at Light Impressions (but there are probably other suppliers).

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-13-2011 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it helps, the National Archives maintains a guide on this subject: Preservation and Archives Professionals: Holdings Maintenance - Fastened Documents

gliderpilotuk
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posted 01-13-2011 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Helpful - thanks. I'm glad removing the staples seems a good thing.

freshspot
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posted 01-14-2011 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for freshspot   Click Here to Email freshspot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I have items (such as checklists) that are held together by rings, I remove the originals, save them, and use new ones in their place. The 40 year old rings are beginning to rust. But I have the originals for posterity (after all some are flown).

gliderpilotuk
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posted 04-23-2012 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have two or three flight plans that I intend to get signed (with help from Steve Gruber) at Spacefest. Trouble is that they are heavy - the Apollo 17 one in particular - and I'm wondering about trying to remove the staples to ship just the cover.

Does anyone have any experience or views on removing the staples and whether its feasible to replace them once the cover is signed?

Editor's note: Threads merged.

spaceman1953
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posted 04-26-2012 08:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman1953   Click Here to Email spaceman1953     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have always hated staples, but now there are stainless steel ones available... although I still would not use them on something of any value.

Worse (in my mind) are collectors who use rubber bands on bundles of covers (envelopes). Rubber bands seriously deteriorate in not-too-long of a time and they also can cause problems in cats when they eat them.

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