[78-L] Sleeves for 78s

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Mon Jun 18 07:03:59 PDT 2012

The one thing I want to emphasize is NOT to put grubby records into new 
sleeves. The National Library of Canada did this..re-sleeving everything with 
new 6pt card windowless sleeves. Then a couple of years later when they were 
clearing out thousands of dupes, those of us who were looking at them ended up 
with paper cuts and records that still needed cleaning and sleeves that had to 
be tossed because the greasiness from the discs would have attached itself to 
the insides. Clean a record, put it in a new sleeve (or at least a good quality 
rescued one..those are sometimes easy to find if you're on a list like 
Hawthorn's or in a record collecting group).

I don't LOVE pizza boxes, but I like 'em a lot. (I buy them in bulk from a club 
store nearby..great for shipping one or two records.)


On 6/18/2012 8:15 AM, neechevoneeznayou at gmail.com wrote:
> On 6/18/2012 6:42 AM, Matthew Duncan wrote:
>> The question is - keep them in the sleeves they are in (which look like they were bought yesterday despite being from c.1925) or put them in new covers?
> I would do new covers and keep the sleeves with the records, or even in
> a separate box which may give better protection. Lennick loves pizza
> boxes. I am not sure how to keep track of which sleeve came with which
> record. You could scan and print the sleeve to keep with the record,
> wouldn't even need to be full size if it is just for reference.
>> What sleeves do people on this list use?
> Discophile sleeves, purchased from Kurt Nauck, who is certainly closer
> to me than you. About an hour by car. Shipping overseas may be costly,
> these are not lightweight paper sleeves. They offer protection. I also
> have some records that came in very nice sleeves and cardboard jackets.
> I keep the jackets and good sleeves.
>     I know it's probably personal choice but maybe also something to do
> with old sleeves affecting the records (will records suffer from being
> in a particular type of cover over time?)
> .
> This has been discussed here. No one was able to cite the case of a
> record - vinyl or shellac - being damaged by deteriorating (non-low
> acid) sleeves. This is not necessarily the same for lacquers, but now I
> do not recall if there was a conclusion about lacquers in high-acid
> sleeves. Why risk it?
>> I also started putting labels on the new sleeves with data about the record inside but wouldn't want to deface an old cover ... but perhaps that is beside the point...
> Sleeves are collectible and provide information otherwise not available.
> If they are in good condition they may add value to the record, should
> you ever wish to sell them.
> joe salerno

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