Login My Account

Subscribe

About Us

Contact Us







Contact Forum Moderator GameUsedForum.com Archive

Go Back   Game Used Forums > Vintage Memorabilia Discussion
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Vintage Memorabilia Discussion Discussions of all types of vintage related memorabilia.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-18-2013, 04:07 AM
Misha's Avatar
Misha Misha is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 101
Default Advice needed. How to store flannel

So I just bought my first flannel jersey and I need to keep it in storage for a long time (years). What is the safest way to do this? I'm worried about things like silverfish, moths, etc nibbling at it. Is it ok to put in a ziploc? I have no idea. Thanks for any advice what to do or what not to do. (My modern jerseys are all in ziplocs. Is this okay?)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-18-2013, 05:11 AM
abstractheory abstractheory is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 207
Default Re: Advice needed. How to store flannel

the plastic used for ziplock type bags has less than 1 part per 1000 acid content........barely there. There are papers out there that have more than that and are considered acid free. Acid and sunlight are two major factors to consider when storing.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-18-2013, 06:48 AM
dcgreg25's Avatar
dcgreg25 dcgreg25 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,359
Default Re: Advice needed. How to store flannel

abstract is right about the acid content in bags, however I would be careful for long-term storage of a flannel in a sealed back as any moisture that gets trapped could be problematic. While it may be overkill depending on the collector's personal opinion, etc. below is a link to a post on jersey storage/preservation that focuses on higher-end items and long-term preservation.

http://www.gameuseduniverse.com/vb_f...t=34195&page=4
__________________
Always looking for 1980-present Cleveland Indians Notre Dame & Cleveland Browns GU Items.
E-Mail me at gregguy@hotmail.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-19-2013, 02:24 AM
Misha's Avatar
Misha Misha is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 101
Default Re: Advice needed. How to store flannel

Thanks for the advice! I read the long thread that was linked and found it very interesting. Moisture shouldn't be a problem, nor sunlight, now I'm worried about creasing since I folded the jerseys in individual ziplocs. The vacuum bags seem a good solution to lay them out flat without taking much space.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-21-2014, 06:46 PM
BVC's Avatar
BVC BVC is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 40
Default Re: Advice needed. How to store flannel

I have had them in my closet for over ten years, and never any problems - I put them in the zipper plastic garment bags, and with put a couple of cedar rings at the top, or stuff a few of the small anti-moth sachets up around the top. Moths have never touched them, even when I introduced them into my home with some old fedoras.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-23-2014, 02:48 AM
Misha's Avatar
Misha Misha is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 101
Default Re: Advice needed. How to store flannel

Quote:
Originally Posted by BVC View Post
I have had them in my closet for over ten years, and never any problems - I put them in the zipper plastic garment bags, and with put a couple of cedar rings at the top, or stuff a few of the small anti-moth sachets up around the top. Moths have never touched them, even when I introduced them into my home with some old fedoras.
Thank you for the advice. I'm going to the US in May, so I'll finally be able to see/deal with everything I've bought in the past 12 months and had shipped to my parents address.
__________________
Always looking for Oakland Athletics GU items
Plourde68 at gmail dot com
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:03 AM.
This forum was originally created by Eric Stangel as a way to bring game used collectors together and help hobbyists educate each other.


Copyright 2005 Game Used Universe, Inc. All rights reserved