How do I remove a mailing label from a magazine cover?

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I have an old Life magazine that I wish to mat and frame for display purposes. The original adhesive based mailing label is attached and I wish to remove it without harming the cover.

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Monday, September 7th, 2009 at 5:49 pm and is filed under Decorating & Remodeling. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

3 Responses to “How do I remove a mailing label from a magazine cover?”

  1. Posted by molly 9th September, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Perhaps hold it over a steaming tea kettle & very gently pull away.

  2. Posted by cookiesmom 12th September, 2009 at 5:40 am

    since the labels are usually in the corner of the cover i would probably just size down the cover unless of course it would take too much off your subject

  3. Posted by Pandora 15th September, 2009 at 4:36 am

    carefully steam it off, or follow “cookiesmom” advice and size down. Also, you could try calling the publisher and see if you can get an original or another issue of the magazine

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