wehrmacht awards

Go Back   Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums > Community Forums > Conservation/Safe Keeping Forum

Conservation/Safe Keeping Forum Want that item to last for ever? Well, we can try. Find out how here.

Thread Tools Display Modes

Conservator restored SS poster
Old 03-07-2012, 01:43 AM   #1
Michael Fay
Michael Fay's Avatar
Michael Fay is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ur Zeit
Posts: 3,292
Default Conservator restored SS poster

Paul R. has asked me to post my SS poster (that I had put through a professional conservators ministrations) here in the Conservation/Safe keeping forum.

Of especial import for this Conservation Forum is probably the before photos showing a marked decline in the condition of the poster over what I believe is a 20 year documentation on its condition's regression.

Here is the link to the SS forum thread I started late last night.


This also highlights the conundrum I had of where to originally post this progression sequence.

Before I had it conserved, I showed it in the SS forums SS poster thread.
Then last night ,
I had to choose between this Conservation forum, the paper and photo forum, or the SS forum as to where to show new conditioned poster.

I always end up posting in the the SS forum as I always am "playing" with SS items and hope for some SS expertise from others that is not always forthcoming on other forums.
Also, as all the other forums are so polite and friendly, if I start posting there,I might begin to loose my ability to take the sometimes 'less than polite' environment at the SS forum.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg resized of SS Poster conserved1.jpg (46.6 KB, 1167 views)
  Reply With Quote

outline of what was done to the poster
Old 03-09-2012, 03:07 AM   #2
Michael Fay
Michael Fay's Avatar
Michael Fay is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ur Zeit
Posts: 3,292
Default outline of what was done to the poster

The following was done on the poster:

Removed from board ( thin plywood like backing).

Washing (with a cleanser- I was told it is similar to a hair cleanser)

light bleaching


linen backing

repair (to old external damage and damage sustained in removal from board where it had merged/fused together after so many years)

  Reply With Quote

Old 05-12-2012, 07:47 AM   #3
New Member
luvpump1 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: u.k
Posts: 35

Hi Michael, what did you use to deacidify pls ? I have a lovely HJ grouping to treat..
  Reply With Quote

Old 05-13-2012, 12:16 AM   #4
A c h t u n g !
A c h t u n g ! is offline
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Europe
Posts: 730

Obviously, you have found a really good (rare) professional instaurator for this job, which probably cost you more than the poster itself but results are indeed amazing. Congrats!
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-22-2016, 11:12 AM   #5
kevin john
kevin john is offline
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: coldest city in Poland
Posts: 1,226
Thumbs up

What a transformation, well done i know some people say leave well alone ,but this rare and historical poster would have been lost to time,but now generations to come will be able to admire it thanks kevin.
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-01-2017, 10:25 PM   #6
Hilton is offline
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Scandinavia
Posts: 900

This is a restoration, not to be confused with conservation.
  Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

vBulletin skins developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright Wehrmacht-Awards.com