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Proper archiving of postcards is essential in order to preserve the value and quality of the card for the future. If you own particularly rare, old and valuable historical postcards, you should under no circumstances pack them in corrosive sleeves. Special non-corrosive storage sleeves that protect the postcard from dust, dirt and stains are available from any specialist postcard shop or can be purchased online. We recommend specialist shops for organization systems that offer a case in which you can store up to four postcards, starting at just 30ct. offer per piece. Another advantage of these cases is the double-sided transparency of the front and back. In addition to protecting them from dirt and stains, you should also make sure that the postcard lies flat when storing the postcards. This way you prevent unsightly creases from forming. The environment should also be dry and cool and insects should be kept away from the collection. If there are children and pets in your household, the postcards should also be kept out of their reach. In addition to these basic rules, we also give you the following tip for the correct storage of historical postcards: Creating a scrapbook: A scrapbook is not only ideal for storing and protecting historical postcards. A scrapbook, created as a themed collection, also presents your postcard collection in an appropriate form. Some collectors therefore store their collectibles in beautiful Victorian-era albums. Other collectors, however, have scanned their cards and saved them as digital images. This also allows them to post their images online and share their collection with other people. If you have an old postcard in your collection that has little material value but has a sentimental appeal to you, there is nothing wrong with hanging it up stylishly in a picture frame. Depending on the light, the color may fade over time, but in the meantime you can enjoy it more than if the card was stored inconspicuously in a folder.