Chapter X: Preserving Your Collection
You have purchased an autograph because you enjoy owning it and
of course you will want to look at it from time to time. Do Not
Under Any Circumstance have anyone attach a label, sticker or
claim to affix to it some invisible secret ink or substance to
your autograph. Dont even consider it if they want to apply
it to the other side of your item. We dont really know
what affects these additions will have on your item in the years
to come. Untested inks, glue from a sticker could easily stain
or eat through the paper in a dozen years or more.
Autographs are best to be kept in an album with each autograph
inserted in a acid free type sheet. Storing your album in a clean,
dark, damp free place will help keep your items preserved for
many years. Some collectors prefer to have their items framed.
Acid free matting should ONLY be used and be extremely careful
where you hang the frame. Choose the place you want to hang the
frame on your day off. Inspect that wall at different times of
the day. You may find the wall gets no sun in the morning yet
in the afternoon it is in direct sunlight. Sunlight can start
fading your treasured signature within a week. Make sure you
hang your autographs on a wall that is dark all day long. Also
be aware of the lighting in the area of you frame. Dont
hang it too close to overhead direct lighting.
Chapter XI: Autograph Terminology (Continued)