South-Sea Annuities certificate.
- 1784 (13th November)
- Length: 183 millimetres
- Width: 147 millimetres
1 November 2011
Remove tapes. Surface clean where necessary. Return to C&M.
On laid and watermarked paper. Object has been folded up in the past. Top left corner missing and small tear in that area. Light surface dirt, especially near margins. On verso: white stamp tabs in all 4 corners with a fugitive red border have been partially torn off in the past resulting in light skinning to the bottom left corner area. 3x tapes along the top edge (transparent paper with gum-based adhesive).
Surface cleaned recto and verso with grated and shaped Staedtler Mars Plastic eraser. Tabs (or their top layer) removed dry as far as possible. Debris and adhesive removed by swabbing with very lightly moistened cotton wool. Tear repaired with Japanese tissue and wheat starch paste. Corners humidified locally by spraying with water and pressed locally. Then whole object pressed between blotters overnight.
On loan from ifs School of Finance (previously Chartered Institute of Bankers) between 1987 and 2009.
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Object reference number: CIB297735
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