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Should I "clean up" pens cosmetically?

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#1 richard33770

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 10:34 AM

The usual (ok, Antiques Roadshow) advice is not to clean up items for sale.  Does that apply to pens?  I have a collection I am going to post for sale but some have tarnish on them.  Should I clean caps with silver cleaner or should I leave them alone?  



#2 Frank

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 10:58 AM

It depends....
What type of pens you are dealing with as well as what you should be using to polish them.
Perhaps you can tell us (pics) of the pens you are dealing with??

If you do have very old pure silver items, maybe some members would prefer them NOT "cleaned up"!

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