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Wacky Packages Checklist Stains
- What are those stains on my checklists?
- Wax: These stains come from the wrapper, it is melted wax that came off the wrapper when they heat-sealed the packs. They can be either on the puzzle side or on the checklist side, depending on which side of the card faced the wrapper when it was sealed. Wax can be removed from the puzzle side (simply rub vigorously with a nylon stocking), but it does not come off from the checklist side.
- Gum: Gum stains also come on the front and on the back. Gum stains generally cannot be removed from either side. Checklists pulled from packs in the 70's generally did not have gum stains, it is the stickers that have sat in packs for years for which the gum eventually coroded the checklist.