The comics and our a/c

Like most collections, mine is based on passion and not on money. I mean, in the world of collecting, certain people are in it for the monetary gain, and they focus on buying up the items they suppose will rise in value the most. But the others in our world, like me, started collecting because of a true love of comic books, and because we wanted to study and read them. That is how is started for me, and even though now I act like any other extreme collector, it’s still based on my appreciation of comics. Of course back then I would just buy and study the comics, and now I keep them sealed up in a climate controlled safe room in my house. The air quality is honestly crucial when it comes to maintaining these kinds of books over long periods of time. Only in the last fifteen or twenty years have comics been made with real collectors in mind, so the cheap paper in older books responds very rapidly to poor air quality and high humidity. Having a top quality ventilation plan is the first thing that I recommend for your comic books but if you are going to go that far, why not go all the way and get a dedicated Heating and Air Conditioning plan just for your collection? I have my dedicated Heating and Air Conditioning plan on its own power grid, plus it’s connected to a backup generator in case the main power goes out. My comics are still safe, but you may think it’s crazy to buy a climate control plan for your comics. But in my opinion, I say it is much sillier not to!

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