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Storing question, please help!

Post by peterslawford » Mon May 07, 2018 9:35 am

Hi! I have a collection of about 22 classic film autographs, all brand new and TTM, so the paper is new as well. My family spotted an autograph at a fleamarket that they thought would fit well in my collection, so they bought it for me and I added it to the book. It's been a couple of weeks and I didn't even consider any adverse effects, but two nights ago I opened up my autograph book and the entire thing, including my new autographs, has the worst musty smell! I immediately removed the old autograph and have been airing out the book since, but it still smells awful. I looked up how to get the musty smell out of a book and I keep reading about putting it in cat litter or baking soda and sprinkling it throughout the pages, or leaving it out in the sun. This is a valuable collection that obviously means a lot to me, so I definitely don't want to do any of those things. Has anyone experienced something like this or have any suggestions? Thank you!
TTM: Ann Blyth, Eva Marie Saint, Debbie Reynolds, Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot, Shirley MacLaine, Mary Carlisle, Barbara Eden, Don Murray, Gena Rowlands, Doris Day, Jane Powell, Nehemiah Persoff, Kathryn Grant-Crosby, Betty White, Dewey Martin, Dick Van Dyke, Marsha Hunt
Purchased: Esther Williams, William Shatner (In Person), Russ Tamblyn, Julie Adams, Julie Newmar, Tyrone Power (Gift)
Waiting For: Sidney Poitier, Britt Ekland, Mia Farrow, Priscilla Presley, John Astin, Joanne Woodward, Fay McKenzie
Hoping For (TTM): Tippi Hedren, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, Robert Redford, Sue Lyon, Claudia Cardinale, Ann-Margret, Shirley Jones, Keir Dullea
Hoping For (Other): Grace Kelly, Rita Hayworth, Hedy Lamarr, Veronica Lake, Laurence Olivier, William Powell, Vivien Leigh, Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Paul Newman, Zsa Zsa Gabor

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