Saving Stuff: How to Care for and Preserve Your Collectibles, Heirlooms, and Other Prized Possessions

Saving Stuff: How to Care for and Preserve Your Collectibles, Heirlooms, and Other Prized Possessions by Don Williams, Louisa Jaggar 0743264169 9780743264167
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The most comprehensive book on preserving every type of collectible -- from the sentimental to the valuable -- from the Smithsonians Senior Conservator.For both the serious collector and the sometimes sentimentalist,Saving Stuffexplains -- in plain language -- how you can use the techniques of museum professionals to keep your prized possessions in mint condition.You do not need deep pockets or oodles of time: using Don Williamss simple instructions, you can preserve anything quickly and inexpensively. InSaving Stuff,he demystifies preservation and presents easy, foolproof methods anyone can use to save nearly everything, including: Photographs -- in print and digital form Stuff only a parent could love -- from baby teeth to old blankets and first artworks Furniture -- whether its painted, varnished, or upholstered Family heirlooms -- from silver to rugs to wedding dresses Sports and political memorabilia -- trading cards, posters, equipment, buttons, stickers Attic leftovers -- scrapbooks, military uniforms, medals Musical instruments Fine art -- oil paintings, etchings, lithographs Printed matter -- comic books, magazines, old letters And much, much more With step-by-step instructions, detailed illustrations, tips for making the things you use every day last, and stories about how the Smithsonian takes care of our national treasures,Saving Stuffis the only book you need to take care of the stuff you love.

Author: Don Williams, Louisa Jaggar

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 368

Publisher: Touchstone

Publication Date: 2005-06-02

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