Pennant Cleaning & Repair

 Each year I receive several inquiries as to the best way to clean pennants. The following is a compilation of my thoughts and experiences regarding the matter. I welcome your suggestions, ideas and horror stories regarding this topic and will add them to this web page for others to benefit from.

 The cleaning of pennants is an issue all collectors face at one time or another.  It doesnít matter if you are a hard core collector with high-end  vintage pennants  or youíre just starting out and have a few pennants hanging on the wall in your basement rec-room.  We all like them to look good!  This can be a tough and frustrating matter.  In general I prefer to retain whatever patina is on the pennant and not mess with cleaning them but there are those times when cleaning can really improve the look and feel of the item.

 Cleaning is a very tricky topicÖ  Each pennant should be addressed on a case by case basis. What may work for one is not guaranteed to work for another.  Most older pennants canít be replaced easily or cheaply so you really must way the risks and there are always risks! Thatís why there are no set rules and I donít recommend one method over another. In fact I do not recommend any cleaning methods.  I have tried several methods over the years and have not really been happy with any of them. I pass on this information so that you can make a more informed decision.

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General cleaning

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Drying                                                               

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Ironing

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Dry Cleaning

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Spine Damage

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Pin/Moth Holes

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Dying