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frankenwall update

First coat of paint, looks like it will need two, the damn liner paper sucked it up. But I will do the white work 1st anyway. I can still see the bump but when it dries it should fade.. I ordered the folddown table for the bottom, and now I am wondering how a white […]

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Sticky Photo Album

These are the most ubiquitous photo albums in the US. And it seems that once our photos go in, they never come out again. But that ain’t necessarily so. Dear EG- As a kid I put all my autographed 8x10s in a photo album with the waxy “magnetic” pages – and now wish I hadn’t…. […]

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Dear Bibliobull: Rusty Clips

Dear Bibliobull: Do you have a product that would remove or diminish rust stains on paper from metal paperclips? Would one of your erasers help? If so, which one? Rusty Clipper Dear Clippy: Depends on what type of paper…how thick, what kind of finish etc… Generally rust doesn’t seep as far as ink, so you […]

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Dear Bibliobull: Dirty Duck

Dear Bibliobull: I’m normally a book collector, but recently succumbed to a temptation and purchased the first comic appearance of Donald Duck. This is a huge book for a comic (9 1/2 X 12 3/4), and has a fair amount of surface grime, made more obvious by a prior attempt by a prior owner to […]

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Dear Bibliobull – blood trail

Dear Bibliobull: I recently purchased a book off the net (one supposedly in “fine” condition . . . ha), and when it arrived, I discovered it had 3 splats of dried blood on the fore-edge. It’s gross, but I want to keep the book. Any suggestions? Bloody Shame Dear Shame: Go to the hardware store […]

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Dear Bibliobull – corroded contacts

Dear Bibliobull: I forgot to remove the batteries from toys that I had in storage. I can see that the batteries have leaked and the contact points have corroded. The toy doesn’t work. Can these toys be fixed or is it a waste of time to even think about it? Dead Batteries Dear Dead: Any corrosion […]

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Dear Bibliobull – library pocket in a new book?

Dear Bibliobull – I special ordered a title for customer from Amazon, new as stated and not cheap. It arrived with a library pocket neatly placed inside cover no other markings. Thankfully the customer was happy to get the book and didn’t care about the library pocket. But I am wondering why would the publisher […]

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Dear BiblioBull – Smelly Cards

This really wasn’t a letter TO me, it kinda came in over the transom. This was a write-in to someone else’s newsletter. A reader sent it to me and asked for my answer. So I have tweaked it a bit to keep from getting sued. Dear BiblioBull Have a customer with some oversized laminated postcards. […]

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Dear Bibliobull – unglossy surface

Dear Bibliobull – Those shiny dust jackets that have a coating are easy to clean. I use Windex wipes. But what about the jackets that have no coating? Those get the grimmest and could use cleaning but I am uncertain how to proceed. Thanks.High Gloss Dear High – To remove dirt from a matte finish […]

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