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I like to use the above envelopes for temporary storage of full size medals, I have never had many and have run out of them. Does anyone know of a retail source for them in the USA. I have searched on line but have only seen them for sale in the UK.

Help appreciated

khaki

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Have you tried Amazon USA?

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Thanks to all for the replies,

I still haven't located the individual pockets yet, all the posts were very interesting to read, and I learned a lot. I have only ever used them as a temporary storage measure until I can make room for them on shelves in a wall cabinet. As a matter of interest my medals rest at an angle on small shelves under their own weight with the base resting on a small 'lip'. They display nicely without placing any stress on old ribbons.

khaki

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I prefer using small paper envelopes/wallets having had (victory medals) develop a nasty green slime in plastic wallets over time

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I prefer using small paper envelopes/wallets having had (victory medals) develop a nasty green slime in plastic wallets over time

Paper allows the contents to 'breathe.

Plastic won't 'breathe, and deteriorates over time. This can cause an undesirable reaction with the contents - as you describe.

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Always use a high quality grade of plasic and avoid the use of PVC plastics--they generate acids which can damage the surface of the medal over a period of time.

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Always use a high quality grade of plasic and avoid the use of PVC plastics--they generate acids which can damage the surface of the medal over a period of time.

Algy,

But it's still 'plastic' and will degrade over time. The residue will interfere with the contents and potentially damage them.

Paper will degrade, but will allow the contents to 'breathe' and will not interfere with the integrity of the contents.

Tom.

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