Posts Tagged ‘cleaning

28
Aug
12

Tip for Auction: Handling coins and stamps

Michael Rosenberg, Coin and Stamp Specialist:

I completely agree with Harry (see previous Tip for Auction post) and apply this rule to coins and stamps.  Also, when you are dealing with proof coins, make sure to use gloves when handling them; never touch them with your bare hands or you risk leaving spots.  I also highly recommend using tweezers when handling mint, unhinged stamps.

Michael Rosenberg, Coin and Stamp Specialist

Michael Rosenberg, Coin and Stamp Specialist

16
Aug
12

Tip for Auction – Don’t clean your items

Harry Huang, Asian Art Specialist:

As a general rule, cleanliness is not next to Godliness in the auction business.  Leave your item in its original condition when you bring it to us; we can help you determine how to best present your piece. For example, some original patinas can become destroyed when you attempt to clean them.

Harry Huang, Asian Art Specialist

Harry Huang, Asian Art Specialist