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Other Uses for a UV light in the COLLECTING FIELD......Rose's Handy Hint # 2

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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Rose's HANDY HINT NUMBER #2:

    A UV light can help collectors for:

    ~ Green Glow Glass (Uranium)
    ~ Cracks/repair on Pottery
    ~ Seeing if another Signature under another Signature on Art
    ~ Art Repairs done on a pic
    ~ Age, and retouching, or even over-painting on Art work
    ~ Collectible Money/Stamps/paper collectibles (etc) altered or not
    ~ Can be used in Mineral/Rocks -- for those that collect them
    ~ New Repairs in old Collectible Rugs
    ~ Stains in Artwork, Rugs, or textiles that can not be noticed by the naked eye
    ~ Hard to see cracks in Pottery and/or Repairs done that can not be seen by the naked Eye

    ....Etc, Etc, etc.

    This post IS related to the Collecting field and how it can be used for OUR MANY OTHER I know I do not stick with one type of collectible.....LOL

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    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Antique Inspection:

      Art Forgery/Art Inspection:


      Forgery Detection (Money/paper Collectibles):

      Glass and Glass Repair:

      ID of Documents:

      Mineral Detections (Rock Minerals):

      Pet Stains on Textiles (Eg Large Floor Rug collecting:

      .....and of Course, for The Glow of Uranium in Glass
    2. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 years ago
      Nice post Rose.
    3. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Prices vary.....Whatever you want to spend!!

      A important need for Collectors, and Many other uses -- thus the reason for this post

      ~ Ebay, of course.........or other stores have them. I am NOT directing where to buy just saying the *types* of stores here that you can buy them many, many places. Not sure of USA stores but [Eg] Here you can buy them at Places like: Hardware Stores, Lighting Stores, Stationary/Office Supply stores, Stores that carry specialty lighting....they are lots of place

      Also UV Lights (the long bulbs) are great for Displaying your GREEN GLASS glowing in your display cabinet. Here are some posts on CW of what I mean:

      Just as a Quick show of Displaying Glass.....many more posts. Just do a Search on CW for more
    4. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      We never leave home without our little UV flashlights!
    5. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      ....Oh, Yes MUST add this also.

      I used to have my Wall Art *Velvet* Posters (Velvet Black light Poster ) if you recall them from the 1970' IF your a collector that that visual art form....You need a UV light.


      ...and see these here, a GLOWING:
    6. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      @WALK -- Nope, there is a post here on CW that the 12 inch tube fits in any Desk lamp (even an old collectible one).

      See if I can find it.....Found it: Hedgewalker Post here:
    7. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      Huhhh...what????????? :)
    8. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      whoops -- I meant @ NUTS

      SORRY ----> WALKS ;-)
    9. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the loves, and Hope it helps fellow CW members:

      walksoftly --> Thanks for the Comment also !!
      DrFluffy --> Thanks for the Comment also !!

      ....and Thanks to NUTSABOTAS6 --> Thanks for the Comment, and Questions. Hope it helps!!
    10. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Hope this post will STAY! Or CW need to create a hint/usefull category...
    11. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Hugs back for the loves:

      kyratango --> Thanks for the Positive Words
      PhilDavidAlexanderMorris --> Thanks for the moving Words!

      I sure HOPE this says up this time.....LOL
    12. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      @vintagelamps -- Best to get a UV Pen light, or pocket one to have around and carry it with you.

      ....BUT you could try taking a pic with your camera flash on -- as SOMETIMES -- you can see a bit of glow via your Flash on you Camera. Not s sure sign, but at least something to try. Still best to have UV light, but see link below to try. Take results with a Grain of Salt as nothing is better than a true UV light:
    13. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Great educational posting-- I think the format will meet the tastes of CW editor/ deleter!

    14. mluna99 mluna99, 4 years ago
      This is a great post with great information!
    15. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
      Great post AR, I find a UV light invaluable. I don't know if it's been mentioned already but it's also good for telling amber & shell or horn from plastic.
    16. AdeleC AdeleC, 4 years ago
      I got my small UV torch from Amazon, and it goes everywhere with me!

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