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Old 08-26-2019, 08:11 AM   #5
Bob Gardner
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Alistair,

Your prop relic is at its best in its present condition. It is a direct link to your antecedents. If you restore your prop you are very likely to reduce its value, both in terms of money and also its value as a family historical item.

One way of protecting your prop from your desire to restore it, is to put off the process for a day at a time until the urge to restore goes away. Always bear in mind that an unrestored prop can always be restored in the future but a restored one can never be returned to its original condition.

Well intentioned restoration of historical artefacts is often a form of vandalism.

With kind regards,

Bob
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