Torn on purchasing this dag! Input?

Discussion in 'Ephemera and Photographs' started by spartcom5, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. spartcom5

    spartcom5 Well-Known Member

    There is a nice 1840s dag on ebay I have been looking at in rough shape but i believe I can buy it and make it nice again. The case is gilded gold and beautiful on the outside but on the inside it's a different story. I believe the inside portion is infested with a decent amount of mold. I am paranoid about this kind of thing and thought it couldn't hurt to ask you guys. I would hate to pass it up!
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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    where's the dag?
  3. spartcom5

    spartcom5 Well-Known Member

    Didnt include a picture since the photographer had trouble getting a a decent photo. I could tell it was alright with original seals. The main and only concern is the case mold....
  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!'re worried about the case ?
    I see nothing that can't be fixed ........!
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  5. spartcom5

    spartcom5 Well-Known Member

    Should I treat the mold with something? I may purchase it soon!
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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    There are many ways to get rid of mold....... look em up to see which would be the best for the old material you have to deal with.

    I don't want to suggest the wrong method.....:(;)
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  7. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Can you tell if the white part on the right side is paper or cloth? Usually I've seen them lined with paper, but it's hard to tell in that photo. I'm not sure how to treat mold when the lining is still adhering to the inside, or whether it would be any different from treating the lining material by itself.
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  8. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    To me, that doesn't look like paper......I think only cloth would be that 'soft' looking, but then maybe Fig knows of different paper than I do!!
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  9. Malcolm

    Malcolm Active Member

    What is the outer lid look like? Please post a picture on this message.
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