How Do I Remove Self-Adhesive Stamps From Envelopes? (Video) — 5 Comments

  1. I have a question for Peter Butler re the removal of stamps with the new glue. I would like his opinion on using COlemans camping fluid, which is the equivalent of White spirits, and much the same as Stuarts stamp lift which can be bought on the internet. I met Peter at the St Catharines Royal in 2009 and he kindly gave me a lesson with orange spray which I have been unable to buy…..

    I would also like to know if he can tell me when exactly the new glue stamps start in the UK (not the machins – ive got that – but the commems, and how to tell the difference. I would really appreciate any help – his video and article are very good and this added information would be marvellous.
    Thank you and kind regards from St. Catharines.
    Wendy Ferguson

    • Good day Mrs Ferguson. Thank you for sharing your inquiries. We forwarded your questions to Mr Peter Butler. Until next, have a great day! Janice

  2. Colemans Camping Fluid is a highly volatile solvent called naphtha, also sold as Ronsonal and Zippo lighter fluid. It works to release the stamps, but white spirit doesn’t. Getting the stamps completely clean after release is difficult.

    Naphtha is liver-toxic and carcinogenic so should be used only in well ventilated areas, taking care not to get too close. Maybe we should be equally careful with the ‘air freshener’ as well! Hope this helps.

  3. I use Lacquer Thinner on only Forever Postage stamps to be rem0ved from paper . not any other stamp because the thinner removes color on any other stamp

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