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Offline helwilon

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Cleaning Silk postcards from WW1 era
« on: Monday 01 June 15 11:55 BST (UK) »
Hi there
I've recently been given some silk postcards by my mother that were sent from the front during WW1. Does anyone have any advice about cleaning them? They're slightly off colour and I would like to freshen them up and preserve them for future generations without damaging or fading the colours. Helen

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Re: Cleaning Silk postcards from WW1 era
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 09 June 15 23:06 BST (UK) »
Hi Helen and welcome to Rootschat....as they are 100 Years old...I would brush them lightly and wrap them in acid free paper to prevent further deterioration....Ether scan them and print off copies or photograph them and they can be enjoyed without being handled.
Alternatively......You could google advice on conservation of silk postcards.
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Re: Cleaning Silk postcards from WW1 era
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 13 June 15 18:54 BST (UK) »
My strong advice about delicate of that age DON'T
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