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Advice on shipping scrolls through the mail.

 

NOTE: See also the files: calligraphy-msg, inks-msg, callig-suppl-msg, quills-msg, parchment-msg, paper-msg, gold-leaf-msg, sealing-wax-msg.

 

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Subject: Re: ANST - How to mail a scroll?

Date: Thu, 18 Feb 99 11:07:57 MST

From: ches <ches at io.com>

To: ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG

 

On Thu, 18 Feb 1999, Amy Forsyth wrote:

> We've found a scroll that belongs to someone who now lives in the Outlands.

>  We've gotten in contact with the person, and have their address.....

>

> Now we need to figure out the best way to package the scroll so that it

> can be sent through the mail.

>

> Should it be sandwiched between 2 pieces of oversized cardboard with some

> tissue next to the design?

>

> What about rolling it and sending it in a tube?

>

> Suggestions?

>

> Adela

 

Definitly the cardboard route. I get a book a week from a dealer for

various reasons and the way they pack these books is the way that I am

going to describe here as another way too.

 

Large piece of cardboard, cut into a cross shape where the center is the

size of the scroll plus a half inch, lay your scroll and the

protective cardboard pieces in a sheet of protective foam sheet, (the

really thin stuff you can get from the container store), and start folding

the cross parts of the main sheet of cardboard around this and seal. The

cross shape piece is sold at some post offices and container stores.

 

Sincerely,

F. Havas

ches at io.com

 

 

Subject: Re: ANST - How to mail a scroll?

Date: Thu, 18 Feb 99 10:59:01 MST

From: Wolfger von Sibenburgen <wolfgervon at yahoo.com>

To: ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG

 

> Should it be sandwiched between 2 pieces of oversized cardboard with

> some tissue next to the design?

>

> What about rolling it and sending it in a tube?

 

Either of those two methods would work. For the flat method, you would

need to mark "Do not fold or bend" on it. Did you ask the recipient

which they prefer?

 

Wolfger von Sibenbčrgen

wolfgervon at yahoo.com

Shire of Mooneschadowe

Ansteorra

 

 

Subject: Re: ANST - How to mail a scroll?

Date: Thu, 18 Feb 99 14:19:17 MST

From: "karl muller" <apophysis at hotmail.com>

To: ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG

 

If you send it flat, something as big as a scroll will very likely be

bent. If you send it in a tube, make sure the tube can't be crushed.

Look for a reproduction place (they make blue prints for architects and

engineers) in your town and see if they have any tubes from roll stock

they can give you. It's thick and sturdy and hard to crush. Just tape

both ends, address and send.

 

km

 

 

Subject: RE: ANST - How to mail a scroll?

Date: Thu, 18 Feb 99 11:23:12 MST

From: "Weiszbrod, Barbara Ann (Barbara)** CTR **" <baw2 at lucent.com>

To: "'ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG'" <ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG>

 

> Either of those two methods would work. For the flat method, you would

> need to mark "Do not fold or bend" on it. Did you ask the recipient

> which they prefer?

 

I'm no expert, but I woud never roll a scroll.  It would seem to me that the paints are not flexible enough, and they might chip.

 

There was a lot of talk on the scribes list about shipping scrolls at

one time, and I think their best recomendation was to put it, between

two pieces of card board lined with non-acid paper, in a flat box.

 

Alys.

 

 

Subject: Re: ANST - How to mail a scroll?

Date: Thu, 18 Feb 99 11:24:42 MST

From: Dory Grace <amazing at texas.net>

To: ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG

 

>Now we need to figure out the best way to package the scroll so that it can

>be sent through the mail.

 

>Adela

 

If the scroll is on very lightweight paper and colored with a watercolor or

thin gouache, a tube should be alright. Otherwise, if the paper is, say,

90lb or heavier then please don't roll it. Send it flat. Likewise if it has

gold leaf or areas of thick paint, rolling can scratch up the leaf or cause

the paint to crack or even pop off.

 

Aquilanne

Dory Grace***The Inkwell

Austin, TX

 

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