How To Preserve Your Autographs

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Re: How To Preserve Your Autographs

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I also am a big fan of the clear plastic archival safe acid free "sleeves". I purchased a big box of them from Costco and have been using them for all sorts of things.

I have my organized in a binder by sections: Music, Movies, TV, Sports, Other

I also made up "dividers" on the computer to put in front of the autographs if there are multiple related autographs. For example, one divider is "Harry Potter Autographs", and another "Indiana Jones Autographs" , "Golfers", "Olympic Athletes".

OK, it sounds like I have too much time on my hands, but I really don't and it's easy to do. I just like being organized. Anyone can then sit down with the binder and have fun browsing thru it, without actually touching any photographs and smearing them, etc.

Hope that helps someone!
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Re: How To Preserve Your Autographs

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Hi everyone,

I have found an online company called KeepFiling.com that I think is a bit expensive but I think their overall quality for protective sleeves is pretty good. They range in different sizes and I now keep most of my autographs in these protective sleeves. They are top loading so I might look into re sealable ones, but so far I have not had a problem.

I have been keeping mine in a binder but due to the stacking, Im afraid the different sized papers will cause some to bend.

I have some in frames, but I can't remember the type of glass or matting that I used. I haven't noticed any issues with it, but I don't want to risk damage by removing them either.

I also wanted to ask for recommendations regarding DVD cases and CD case sized booklets, such as inserts. The DVD cases are quite thick and fall out of all of my sleeves. The CD booklets are a bit oddly shaped to me, or at least I havent seen sleeves made for their size.

Thanks!
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Re: How To Preserve Your Autographs

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You dont need to spend hundreds of dollars on sheet protectors. Just buy ACID FREE ones and they will be just fine !
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Re: How To Preserve Your Autographs

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I hate those gold signatures that smear if touched. How to protect the signature on the picture?

I'm thinking of just putting clear tape over it
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Clear tape will ruin any autograph.

Matte it, so nothing touches the signature. What I've done also - and this is not an optimal solution - is to put a piece of paper over the silver and gold signatures. That way, at least, it doesn't come off onto the sheet protector.
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Re: How To Preserve Your Autographs

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Hartster wrote:Clear tape will ruin any autograph.

Matte it, so nothing touches the signature. What I've done also - and this is not an optimal solution - is to put a piece of paper over the silver and gold signatures. That way, at least, it doesn't come off onto the sheet protector.

Man, these 2 autos are rubbing off daily just sitting around with no protection


I could really care about value, they are just my personal collection I want to hand so I might just try tape even though it will ruin it
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Re: How To Preserve Your Autographs

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A simple easy way to keep your autos safe is to put them in a frame in a room with low light not to fade them, and the should also be rather cool. Humidity will make your life harder (in other words - moisture sucks). ;-)
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