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Label removal
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Any ideas for effective and non-destructive metods of removing paper and/or foil bookseller labels from the paper end pages and paste-downs of books?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrea Switzer Mar 23, 2013.

 

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Jeff replied to Walter Newman's discussion Label removal
"Hello Walter!   I use Lindner Adhesive Removal Fluid, which you can obtain from most Coin and Stamp shops, or On-Line at EBay. It is specifically formulated to preserve the gum of postage stamps while being professionally removed from…"
Jun 26, 2011
Bill McBride replied to Walter Newman's discussion Label removal
"In over 35 years in bookselling, we have tried not to remove older labels like this as in many cases they add to the provenance, even helps proves the book was bought new in a bookstore. For price stickers on dust jackets or inside, we use rubber…"
Jun 26, 2011
Laura macaluso replied to Walter Newman's discussion Label removal
"It depends on the shape of the book itself and how long the label has been on it and what was actually used to adhere it to the page, but sometimes using a very low heat from a hair dryer will make the adhesive loosen enough for you to gently pull…"
Apr 7, 2011
Walter Newman replied to Walter Newman's discussion Label removal
"Thanks.  The labels are on the paper paste downs and front flyleaf of the books, not on the cover itself."
Apr 7, 2011
Walter Newman replied to Walter Newman's discussion Label removal
Apr 7, 2011
Laura macaluso replied to Walter Newman's discussion Label removal
"You can try using a small amount of lighter fluid. It will loosen the gum and leave no mark when the label is removed if it is on the cover...is it?"
Apr 7, 2011
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Label removal

Any ideas for effective and non-destructive metods of removing paper and/or foil bookseller labels from the paper end pages and paste-downs of books?See More
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Any ideas for effective and non-destructive metods of removing paper and/or foil bookseller labels from the paper end pages and paste-downs of books?See More
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