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Old 04-13-2017, 05:08 PM
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Just got a significant baseball cardboard advertising piece that was rained on and the water soaked through the usps box before I got home. Regular postal lady always stands packages up close to the door or behind a chair. This was just placed flat in front of door and subsequently took a hit of rain. Bottom 3-4 inches of the piece itself soaked up some water with discoloration already setting in. This is a piece I'm absolutely sending in for restoration so do I just let them deal with the water issue then or is there anything I can do right now to lessen the damage. It's currently still wet!

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Old 04-13-2017, 07:57 PM
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That's a shame .. I would put white napkins or paper towel on both sides and put some weight on it- absorb as much as you can
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:06 PM
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Putting the piece in dry uncooked rice, it acts as a desiccant
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Old 04-13-2017, 09:03 PM
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Thanks guys! Pretty sure the damage has occurred at this point. The surface is no longer damp to the touch although the back of it is slightly. The worst of it I believe is a white area that darkened where the water crept up the sign. A good part of the stain is concealed in a multicolored area. I will post pictures before and after restoration of the piece. I say restoration because each corner of this sign was cleanly cut off and needs some help there. Super rich colors as the sign was found behind a framed picture. Will also have restoration company address the recent water stain as well.
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Old 07-08-2017, 08:12 AM
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This piece is currently being restored by Tom at the Art of Restoration in Chicago. Its the first piece Ive ever had worked on and Im really looking forward to posting the results.
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Old 07-08-2017, 08:25 AM
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Not the Victor Base Ball Supplies sign?
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Old 07-08-2017, 08:39 AM
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You are correct Mark. A paper Spalding sign is currently being worked on with the Victor scheduled to go next.
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Old 07-08-2017, 09:05 AM
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I'd go with the rice as well at least to minimize any further damage as well as dry it out. At least it was going to be restored anyway.

How did you choose the restoration company?
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Old 07-08-2017, 09:28 AM
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Primarily based on this thread

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Old 07-27-2017, 08:50 PM
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Extremely pleased with the way this turned out. Work was done by Tom at The Art of Restoration in Chicago. Tom is a true artist in every sense of the word. Super cool guy who is more passionate about his work than words can describe. I've always leaned towards keeping original original. Tom, along with his work that I can now see firsthand, has shown me that restoration can be a positive. Some pieces practically beg for it! This is one such piece and as far as I am aware, the only complete version of the sign
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