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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 6:12 am 
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Ken's Fishy Friend

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Hi all,

a question to all the other physical magazine collectors out there - how do you store your magazines? ie: are these magazines going to be well and truly gone forever due to old age, insects etc. in the next 20 years or are there ways of storing them to help prevent further deterioration (within reason)?

do you lay them down flat or upright in folders/magazine boxes?
are they stored in bags or similar (eg: UV blocking comic storage bags)?

I'm interested to hear how everyone treats their 20 year magazines.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:25 pm 
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Due to current lack of space, mine are just piled up in two walk-in cupboards (though due to the amount of mags, I can barely get into the cupboards).

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:49 am 
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Even when attempting to look after mags, they seem to age and get poor. But when buying some copies off Ebay, they have been so looked after they look brand new off the shelf.

They must dip them in preserving fluid/oil of ulay or something.. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:01 pm 
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I use freezer bags as they are cheap and plentiful and seal them with sellotape and then put the mags in the boxes a4 paper gets delivered into the office in,which makes them easily stackable (basically the same as comic bags and boxes but for very little outlay). :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 4:36 pm 
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Thanks for the recommendation, Mort. My father managed to find some A3 pockets about 10 years ago that I used to seal several magazines in a single pouch. Unfortunately, I could not find anywhere that sold these pockets. The nearest I could find were A3 polypropylene punched pockets that retailed at £13.69 for 25. Food bags are a cheap way of sealing the magazines and, unlike the new shopping bags, they shouldn't deteriate after a year (hopefully). I doubt they would handle heat well, though.

Quick question. Do you store the magazines horizontally or vertically?


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 5:25 pm 
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Store mine mags horizontally making sure they are tight in the box (no chance of creasing them :-)

Have checked the 2000ad`s before moving and as far as I can tell they are in the same condition as they were 15 years ago when I stored them using this method :-)

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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 2:07 pm 
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Mort wrote:
Have checked the 2000ad`s before moving and as far as I can tell they are in the same condition as they were 15 years ago when I stored them using this method :-)

So the paper still looks like toilet paper, then? :)

By the way, if you're a 2000 AD fan, you might want to check out the rather groovy range of graphic novels that Rebellion's selling.

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