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Question regarding repair of album covers

Like many, I have album covers with split seams. Some are just regular LPs, some are considered valuable collectible titles. What effect does repair of split seams have on value ?

For example, I have successfully used a very narrow strip of clear packing tape to fix a bad seam. The strip is just enough to cover the seam, with about a 1-2mm overlap onto the front and back sides of the cover. The result is almost invisible, and one generally has to look for the repair to see it. I have been told that my repair method is considered "bad" within collector circles.

What do people use to clean dirty covers, in a way that does not cause further deterioration or color bleeding ?

Anyone else have experience to share ?

Thanks.


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Topic - Question regarding repair of album covers - Ross 06:48:39 07/04/17 (23)

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