As I removed the outer frame from a sheet of postage stamps I remembered how my mother used to keep these gummed perforated strips.
In her day they were always white, not the coloured ones we have now. She would use them in place of sellotape, especially to hold two pieces of paper together. I guess growing up between the wars encouraged her, like others, to be especially frugal. Sellotape was first manufactured in 1937, so Mother would have grown up without it. I don’t keep stamp paper, but I do save rubber bands, paper clips, and twistie ties. What possibly useful objects do you hoard?
“This useful perforated strip
could well fix up a tear or rip.”