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Post Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:04 pm 

Ok Ladies and Gents... Who makes the best supplies for bagging and boarding?  E Gerber?  Bill Cole Enterprises?  BCW?  If I am gonna spring for a bunch of mylar I don't want to do it twice.  Thanks!


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:18 pm 

Not sure you could go wrong with any of those brands.  I've been using BCW, and been getting them here:

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They also have other bag sizes and thicknesses.  2 Mil is pretty stiff.  I haven't tried the 4 Mil.

Don't know if I would recommend Mylar for everything though.  I've put a lot of my items in polyethylene bags, with acid free backing boards, for many years with no detrimental effects.  I use the Mylar bags for items that are more valuable, or potentially more susceptible to environmental effects.


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:08 pm 

I really like BCW as well but I wouldn't recommend the 4 mil Mylar bags. They are practically unmanageable for anything thicker than an important piece of paper.


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:36 am 

TheHistorian wrote in Best Storage Methods:Personally, I don't care for the resealable bags.  I use Scotch Removable Tape - works great.

The resealable bags were a game-changer for me, as someone who has collected comics for 35 years.
Being able to unseal and re-seal without worrying about ripping the tape/stretching out the bag/leaving the tape with a natty edge after unsealing is a godsend to me.
I won't even use bags unless they're resealable now TBH

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