Best Practices For Storing Vinyl Records

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Do you have a vinyl collection but don’t know how to take proper care of it? Considering they are making a comeback, storing vinyl records correctly may just be the single most important thing you can do to keep those memories alive and pass them onto the next generation.

As with most things, there’s a right and wrong way of storing things and vinyl records are no different. In this article, we will share some valuable tips on how to store and what not to do.

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Tips For Storing Photographs

storing photographs

The lockdown has brought about significant changes to our daily routines and homeschooling children is one of many. COVID-19 does present a unique challenge but it won’t last forever and you are not alone! Once schools reopen, kids will go back to ‘normal’ and get the help they need to catch up. That said, while they are at home, why not educate and interest them in different ways? One such idea involves organising and storing photographs which can be an exciting family project.

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Keeping your antiques and precious items safe

storing your antiques compassThe antiques roadshow came to Tewkesbury Abbey this month and thousands from around the region and wider enjoyed the sunshine while they had their prized possessions and heirlooms valued.

There were some interesting finds at Tewkesbury including a map of the 1879 Battle of Rorke’s Drift and a 1914 Triumph roadster. These are just 2 of the memorable ones, although for every financially valuable find, there are hundreds of items that have no real financial value at all. But that doesn’t mean they are not treasured. In fact, in many cases the sentimental value of an item far outweighs any financial assessment.

Whether it’s your financial investment you’re protecting or something far more precious, you need to store your items correctly to prevent damage.

Here are our tips for storing your antiques and precious items safely

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Top items to collect and how to store them

various antiques and items to collectMany people collect items over the years, either for sentimental reasons or because they are of high monetary value. The latter are often set aside as an investment for the future, either to be sold or to be passed on to the next generation. These may include pieces of art, furniture, jewellery, ornaments and records.

If you’re thinking of starting a collection either as a hobby or an investment, what are the top items to collect? Continue reading

Keeping Your Collectables and Memorabilia in Tip Top Condition

various antiquesPeople have always collected things; art, antiques, collectables and memorabilia. Some, because they trade in those areas, buying and selling and hoping to make a profit along the way. Others collect for their own enjoyment because they like a particular artist, ceramic factory or even just a certain animal. There are people who collect as investment with the long term future in mind and as people worry about the performance of their pensions, this is becoming an option being chosen by more people.

Whatever the reason you’re collecting, if you want to get the maximum financial benefit from your investment, short or long term, you need to make sure your collection stays in tip top condition. If on display, they need to be kept safe from harm and if packed away or stored, it needs to be done properly to avoid damage. Continue reading