Stamp Soaking and Drying Tools

To separate stamps from envelope paper, collectors soak them in water, which weakens the stamp glue and allows the stamp and paper to drift apart. In some situations, particularly with the new self-adhesive stamps, use of a Lindner stamp removal fluid is helpful.

Even if a stamp appears to be barely attached to the envelope, giving it a tug to remove it from the paper will probably damage it, either by creasing, or by creating a "thin" in the paper. A "thin" is a section on the back of the stamp where the paper has been partially peeled away.

Once the stamp is removed from the envelope or postal card, collectors can finish the process with a stamp drying book, or use a stamp press to assure an undamaged stamp ready for your collection.

Lindner Stamp Remover
Code: LN8060
Price: $16.99
Lindner Stamp Remover.... ....removes stamps without water! Gum and existing numbers on the back of ... more info
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Showgard Desert Magic II
Code: SG507
Price: $9.95
Desert Magic II Drying Book An economical alternative, the Desert Magic drying book will soak thou... more info
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SAFE Drying Press
Code: SA1040
Price: $39.99
SAFE Stamp Drying Press The old drying book has seen its day! Made of heavy fiberglass reinforced, sh... more info
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