Steve, I am a firm believer that peanuts are the work of the devil. They shift, they crack, and are generally unpredictable in their behavior, especially with heavier objects, which I think 78 records are. My negative experience is with audio equipment. They are also a problem, especially in winter, for the person receiving the parcel as they tend to fly all over the place. This is what I write on shipping instructions for people sending me tapes: > (3) Please do not use plastic/styrofoam peanuts: it's bad for the > tapes (they generate static) and they fly all over the place when the > boxes are opened. Please use bubble wrap or other similar padding > such as flexible closed cell foam sheets. > > (4) Please do not use any packing material that creates dust like > shredded paper. > > (5) We recently had some equipment come in which had been packed in > old foam rubber. This is the second time we've seen shipment turning > the foam to acidic goo. Please do NOT use old foam rubber, it is too > great a risk. Cheers, Richard On 2013-10-30 10:01 AM, Steven Smolian wrote: > I'm gathering opinions. After putting 78s in a corrugated cardboard > sandwich, is it better to bubblewrap or to suspend them in plastic > peanuts, about 2.5 inches on either side. In a box, of course. I'm > particulary trying to get them well protected for international mail. > . > > Steve Smolian . . > > > -- Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800 http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.