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22 February 2014
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Thought some would find this advice from University of Delaware professor Debra Hess Norris useful:

Q. What’s your advice for preserving these treasures? 

A. In general:

  • Protect these materials from high and fluctuating temperature and humidity conditions. Do not store memorabilia in attics or basements. House them in a stable, low-relative humidity environment such as an interior closet. 
  • Use good-quality non-acidic paper materials and boxes for additional protection. House vintage magazines and cards in polyester, polypropylene or polyethylene plastic enclosures. Do not use PVC plastics. 
  • Protect collection materials from high light levels that will fade organic dyes and embrittle and discolor poor-quality papers. 
  • Moisture will cause magnetic tape to deteriorate. Ensure the playback device is clean. 
  • Handle vinyl records with care to protect from scratches and place in good-quality plastic sleeves. 
  • For CDs and DVDs, beware of dust that will scratch or abrade these fragile surfaces. High temperatures can lead to cracking or warping. 
  • Handle all memorabilia with clean hands and carefully as surfaces are easily abraded and damaged. 
  • Document the collection to preserve personal history and for insurance.

 

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

22 February 2014
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This is so funny, because only about 30% of my records are in sleeves.  My girls, who are 9 and 11 years old, have free-reign over the hundreds of CDs and stacks of vinyl in my living room.  

My collection is protected in the thoughts and memories of my children.  Their records are loved and played and obsessed over. 

E is for 'Ergent'.
22 February 2014
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My kids are my cats. They ain't gettin' free reign to play or obsess over anything.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

22 February 2014
7.54am
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Ooh what a coincidence

As I said before I was doing work experience in a local primary school this week and on Tuesday a lot of them groaned when I said 'One Direction are crap!' And they answered back 'Well who do you like then?'

"The Beatles" a-hard-days-night-john-1

"But The Beatles are crap, nobody listens to them!!"

Cue me going a-hard-days-night-ringo-6a-hard-days-night-ringo-6 'BLASPHEMERS!'

I also asked them could they name all of the members...they got John...and whoever the hell Rongo Starr isahdn_paul_02. Most of them had heard of Paul, nobody had heard of George (Poor George, the forgotten one a-hard-days-night-paul-10) Cue me frantically writing JOHN LENNON, PAUL MCCARTNEY, GEORGE HARRISON (in massive letters with the compulsory heart around it of course brian-epstein) and RINGO STARR. 

The only songs they got were Yellow Submarine and two of them knew 'Here Comes The Sun' from that 'Bee Movie' film. None of them had even heard of 'Let It Be' a-hard-days-night-paul-3 

I went home for lunch that day and I came back with my copies of 'AHDN' DVD, 'Help!' and 'Abbey Road'. Unfortunately we didn't get to listen to/watch any but I was determined to make them see that The Beatles were at least 'OK' in their eyes. Of course I also got the comments (from them looking at the booklet that's in Help! 'they're ugly...well Paul's alright' a-hard-days-night-ringo-2They also laughed at George on the cover of AB blue-meanie I wasn't amused! a-hard-days-night-george-10

How does this relate to the above topic: Well when I brought in the DVDs/CD they stormed the place basically grabbing the discs out of my hand as I frantically tried to save them from getting damaged covers or worse a broken disc a-hard-days-night-paul-7 Luckily I managed to save Help! just as a girl was ramming the case back into the cover, THE WRONG WAY a-hard-days-night-john-7 T'was an awful couple of minutes I tell ye.

I weep for the 11/12 year olds of today a-hard-days-night-paul-3 Or should I say my guitar does...

Yeah I'll get my coat then a-hard-days-night-george-3

Hell I knew 'Hey Jude' and 'Let It Be' when I was 11, probably more Beatles songs as well if my memory wasn't so hazy

 

 

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22 February 2014
11.48am
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Thanks for the link, parlance. I'll have a read of that.

It's not quite memorabilia in the way I tend to think of it, but I do worry about how to store my vinyl. I've got too much to fit in my record box now, so until I another one they're just sat in a cardboard box in my wardrobe. I don't like that one little bit, because I worry about them getting damaged. My mom has a few records which have somehow (somehow, despite it usually being freezing here) warped, and it's just such a shame.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

22 February 2014
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AppleScruffJunior said
I weep for the 11/12 year olds of today a-hard-days-night-paul-3 Or should I say my guitar does...

Yeah I'll get my coat then a-hard-days-night-george-3

*applauds*

 

fabfouremily said
Thanks for the link, parlance. I'll have a read of that.

It's not quite memorabilia in the way I tend to think of it, but I do worry about how to store my vinyl. I've got too much to fit in my record box now, so until I another one they're just sat in a cardboard box in my wardrobe. I don't like that one little bit, because I worry about them getting damaged. My mom has a few records which have somehow (somehow, despite it usually being freezing here) warped, and it's just such a shame.

Yes, a record box seems to be the way to go. I'm in the midst of a massive decluttering, and I sold much of the 12" vinyl I wanted to get rid of, but a few discs were warped and will either be donated or thrown out. The 7"'s, however, I had mini-record boxes for, and since all of that was well-protected, I managed to sell all of it.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

22 February 2014
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If you're a vinyl lover, IKEA has what you need.  It's changing, but for the better: http://gizmodo.com/heres-why-ikea-is-discontinuing-everyones-favorite-sh-1527126312

E is for 'Ergent'.
22 February 2014
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Mine are all lined up in a cupboard. Have been for years. Never given it much thought.

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22 February 2014
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SatanHimself said
If you're a vinyl lover, IKEA has what you need.  It's changing, but for the better: http://gizmodo.com/heres-why-ikea-is-discontinuing-everyones-favorite-sh-1527126312

I don't really see the big deal with them changing these shelves. The dimensions will be the same, it's only the amount of material they use that will decrease (or at least that's what I gather from the link). I never knew a set of shelves could have such a fanbase...

Anyway, back on topic. stay-on-topic

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

22 February 2014
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SatanHimself said
If you're a vinyl lover, IKEA has what you need.  It's changing, but for the better: http://gizmodo.com/heres-why-ikea-is-discontinuing-everyones-favorite-sh-1527126312

People are in a tizz over a shelf? 

I want off this planet.

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22 February 2014
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Record collectors like myself need this sort of thing.  I have something like 800 records, so storage and organizing is difficult.

E is for 'Ergent'.
22 February 2014
11.03pm
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I gave up being too precious when our dog for some strange reason took a liking (or is that a dislike) to my vinyl, I was especially peeved with the tooth marks he left in my Rupert picture disc.

Our eldest is getting into vinyl, and I've donated a few of my duplicate LP's to the cause. He's cleared some space on his Ikea Expedit shelving, upon which now reside 62-66, 67-70, Help, Rubber Soul, White Album, Band On The Run and Wings Over America.

I'm so proud (sob). 

Not that he'll play them, of course.....

" They should do Marmite flavour."

22 February 2014
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I get the storage thing but my understanding is that they have replaced the old shelf with a new one exact in every way except some material which makes it better for the environment. Why get in a strop over it and start a campaign to bring the old one back?

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23 February 2014
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Oh, yes, yes. These are pretty general tips for collecting anything, really (referring to first post).

 

I collect Coca-Cola advertising/bottles/etc., as well as vinyl, and, as such, I've heard each of these tips hundreds of times. le

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24 February 2014
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Ha, I'm too cheap to rely on *proper* shelves for my 2000-or-so CDs! I rely on simple planks of wood balanced on thick wooden blocks. (Too cheap to even get proper bricks!)

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
6 March 2014
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It break my heart to see vinyl in poor condition. 

In my free time, I like to go to Half Price Books and search for records. If I have plenty of time, I look in the shelf of 45's below the 33's. Quite often, the 45's are uncovered, scratched, and unorganized. However, I find a lot of great finds. One of the best things I found was a pirated, homemade pressing of Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out on orange vinyl. Then I go home and clean them up.

The best part is is that most of the 45's are 25 to 50 cents each. ahdn_ringo_09

 

 

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6 March 2014
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There's three really good antique stores near where we live and I keep hoping to stumble upon a vinyl Beatles 45/album. No luck yet. (Did see an original Elvis 45 of "I Want Need, I Need You, I Love You," but it was beyond what I was willing to pay for it.) I do have a clear vinyl copy of "This Boy" that was released in the mid-90s.

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10 March 2014
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Um, why is this pinned?

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10 March 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
Um, why is this pinned?

I'm guessing the moderator who pinned it found it useful. Which was the point of post.

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

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10 March 2014
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It was a useful post, but I think it was pinned in error. It's unpinned again now.

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