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iconnumber posted 10-02-2005 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
HI All!

I guess this may be the best place to pass some info on to all if it's right.

A friend notes that in the Kovels October 2005 newsletter there is a tip about silver preservation for those living near a body of water, perhaps someone can verify its accuracy. They recommend keeping silica gel near your stored coins or other metals & check it once or twice a year to be sure it does not need to be replaced.

I have no clue, so that's why the post. Has anyone heard of this & is it "a good thing"?


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iconnumber posted 10-02-2005 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for abesilverman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I keep a large packet of a desicant in not only my personal china hutch (which displays some of my finer silver & silverplate), but also in my glass display cases of silver.

Although I do not live near water, I DO live in a very humid area, and have very little tarnish build-up on my silver & silverplate stored & displayed this way.

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iconnumber posted 10-02-2005 10:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As with nearly everything thing Kovel, they are simply repeating what has been considered standard practice for several decades. That said, it is good advise, whatever the source.

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