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Cloud Beer???

This cover could be interpreted in many ways.... Casper and Wendy enjoying their own special brew of Cloud Beer? Or maybe it's supposed to be some type of twist on an ice cream float. Or since the cover is October, perhaps Warren Kremer was celebrating Oktoberfest after all. Maybe he was thirsty You decide Anyway, as the Germans say during Oktoberfest...Prost! to Warren Kremer and all his many years of great covers! http://comics.www.collectors-society.com/WCM/ComicView.aspx?Pe

Tom Skahan

Tom Skahan

11/04/2015

Halloween Covers

Add your favorites to this thread Wendy Witchworld #7 Dec-1963 https://comics.www.collectors-society.com/WCM/ComicView.aspx?PeopleSetComicID=596878 To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Tom Skahan

Tom Skahan

10/30/2015

Earliest Richie Rich in 9.8

Richie Rich #28 CGC 9.8 December 1964Just picked this up from World Wide Comics.This puts me at 80 Richie Rich's in 9.8 and puts me over the 50,000 point level for the set.Check it outhttp://comics.www.collectors-society.com/registry/comics/PeopleSetDetail.aspx?PeopleSetID=2470To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Tom Skahan

Tom Skahan

09/04/2015

Richie Rich #1 set

Complete from the 1950s thru 1970s Picked up Richie Rich Vault of Mystery #1 from the last ComicLink auction. This completed my early RR#1s set. http://comics.www.collectors-society.com/registry/comics/PeopleSetDetail.aspx?PeopleSetID=4422 To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Tom Skahan

Tom Skahan

08/18/2015

250,000 Registry Points

It's taken me a year to add 50,000 points to my collection. I upgraded Richie Rich Success Stories #2 from 9.0 to 9.2. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Tom Skahan

Tom Skahan

10/11/2014

1500th Comic Added to the Registry

Spooky #5 CGC 9.4 I haven't sent any raw comics in to get certified since 2007. I decided to use my Collectors' Society Coupon on a few Spookys that I acquired from Bill Carpenter back in 2002. I was really happy with the results. Spooky #3 CGC 8.5 Spooky #4 CGC 6.0 Spooky #5 CGC 9.4 Finest Known Spooky #7 CGC 9.4 Tied for Finest Known To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Tom Skahan

Tom Skahan

06/04/2014

Spooky: The Tuff Little Ghost

I've added a few Spookys to my set this week. Take a look http://comics.www.collectors-society.com/registry/comics/PeopleSetDetail.aspx?PeopleSetID=18349 Here's a nice black cover for the Flea Circus to enjoy. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Tom Skahan

Tom Skahan

10/30/2013

New Milestone: 200,000 Registry Points.

It's taken me about 3 1/2 years to add 100,000 points. In the first few years of the Registry, 200,000 points would put you in the top 10 or 20 contributors. Since then, there have been lots of sets added and more and more people joining. I enjoy watching other people's sets grow and viewing their scans and descriptions. Here's what put me over 200,000. Richie Rich Dollars and Cents #6 CGC 9.8 To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Tom Skahan

Tom Skahan

10/16/2013

What Is the Rarest Richie Rich in High Grade?

Richie Rich #21 I've been collecting RR for several decades now and finding a high grade RR#21 has been nearly impossible. With only 3 copies certified by CGC over the past 10 years it is easily the most difficult to obtain. There are lots of listings for raw low grade ones, but, nothing in high grade. Most other issues have at least 6 or more certified copies. Issues with 3 certified: #21 Issues with 6 certified: #12, #13, #22 Issues with 8 certified: #14, #24 Issues with 9 certified:

Tom Skahan

Tom Skahan

10/09/2013

Tribute to Quinton Clem

(Collectors' Society --- Harveyland) (ebay --- spookytuffghost) Sometimes you don't know your friends are gone until you see their collection up for sale at Heritage. Quinton was a great guy and every week had Harvey Comics listed on ebay. I never could figure out how he kept acquiring them all, but, I do know that he was one of the 1st to purchase file copies from the Geppi collection. In the late 90s he helped me fill in the last few holes in my 1st Richie Rich set. I remember buying my 1st

Tom Skahan

Tom Skahan

10/08/2013

Still itching from bagofleas....

Met the Flea Circus and had a great time! I noticed in one of bagofleas' many posts that the Flea Circus is headquartered in Tallahassee. As I was going to be driving thru last month and I just read the post of him meeting Tnerb, I decided to reach out and ask if he'd like to meet somewhere. It's always akward at 1st meeting someone new, but, after a few minutes of trading comic stories, we became friends. I've been reading all of his posts and also watching his interest in Harvey Comics star

Tom Skahan

Tom Skahan

10/07/2013

 

Thanks for messing up my 1100 descriptions!!!!

Another Enhancement Pushed To Production Without Testing CGC you need to hire a quality assurance tester. Once again you've moved a change into production that has removed all the CRLF (Carriage Return Line Feed) in everyone's descriptions. Now there is no spacing at all. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Tom Skahan

Tom Skahan

09/14/2011

 

How to remove sticker residue from a slab.

Creamy Peanut Butter One of the most annoying things that most dealers do once their inventory has been slabbed whether it is a banknote, coin, or comic book, is to put a sticker on it. I hate stickers. I hate sticker residue even worse. You start peeling from the corner then you you get part way and the sticker starts ripping. What a pain! You end up with a gooey mess all over your 9.8. Heritage stickers are great! 99.9% of the time they come off easy and peanut butter method is not needed.

Tom Skahan

Tom Skahan

02/01/2011

150,000 Registry Points

Another Milestone Reached It's been a big climb to 150,000, but more than that its been lots of fun!!! I'm glad that Geppi decided to sell off all the Harvey File Copies and I've been able to pick up a few gems. Here's a picture of what put me over the 150,000 mark. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Tom Skahan

Tom Skahan

01/22/2011

New Milestone

1000th comic added to the Registry Richie Rich Billions #37 Inspired by the Mount St. Helen's eruption, Richie's volcano explodes and covers him and Freckles with money. Richie asks, "Ever see volcanic-cash before, Freckles?" To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Tom Skahan

Tom Skahan

07/09/2010

Richie Rich #1 thru #100 Complete

Harvey Hits #3 & #9 and Richie Rich #1 thru #100 Complete Well I've finally filled in my two remaining holes in my #1-#100 set with the addition of Richie Rich #54 CGC 9.6 and #70 CGC 9.6.   http://comics.www.collectors-society.com/registry/comics/PeopleSetDetail.aspx?PeopleSetID=2470

Tom Skahan

Tom Skahan

05/25/2010

 

What were you thinking????

What were you thinking? Smaller pictures and messing up everyone's descriptions Dear CGC Collectors' Society, Did you bother to ask anyone who actually uses your website and who has hundreds of descriptions and pictures before you mess everything up. You?ve removed all the CRLF from my descriptions and they look horrible. There is a thing called testing before rolling changes out to production. You have a website devoted to sharing comic book information & you make the pictures sma

Tom Skahan

Tom Skahan

02/12/2010

100,000 Registry Points

Richie Rich, Star Trek, & Uncle Scrooge Well I've made it to 100,000 Registry Points. I'm amazed; I never thought I'd make it this far. Collecting comics is a very relaxing and rewarding pastime. I really enjoy opening a new shipment of comics, scanning them, and adding them to my sets. Thanks for all the sellers out there who have helped me in my quest of comics. Casper Space Ship #4 in CGC 9.6 from Feb-72 put me over the top.

Tom Skahan

Tom Skahan

02/10/2009

Star Trek Gold Key 20K

I've reached 20,000 registry point with my Star Trek set. I've been lucky this year picking up several 9.6s that have come on the market recently. This has boosted my set to 20k points. View it here: http://comics.www.collectors-society.com/registry/comics/PeopleSetDetail.aspx?PeopleSetID=2471 Here's a picture of my latest acquisition; Star Trek #9 CGC 9.6

Tom Skahan

Tom Skahan

06/23/2008

Star Trek ----- Now 100% Complete

Just in from grading: Star Trek Gold Key issues #42 & #49 both CGC 9.2. These were the last two I needed. I sent in a large batch of Star Trek to get graded and finally got them back this week. My grading is getting substantially better. Of 54 comics sent in I got 19 right and 23 were only one point off. http://www.collectors-society.com/registry/comics/PeopleSetDetail.aspx?PeopleSetID=2471 ST4249-66.

Tom Skahan

Tom Skahan

10/21/2006

 

Scanning Madman

I got a new HP8200 scanner and have completed images for all 81 comics both obverse and reverse. Check out my Richie Rich #1 thru #20 http://www.collectors-society.com/registry/comics/PeopleSetDetail.aspx?PeopleSetID=2470 and Star Trek sets http://www.collectors-society.com/registry/comics/PeopleSetDetail.aspx?PeopleSetID=2471

Tom Skahan

Tom Skahan

10/15/2006

4th Submission back from CGC

Richie Rich Squarebound #1s View it again the picture is there now.Richie Rich Millions #1 CGC 9.4 tied for finest knownRichie Rich Dollars and Cents #1 CGC 9.2 tied for 3rd finest knownRichie Rich Success Stories #1 CGC 9.4 tied for finest knownRRSquarebo

Tom Skahan

Tom Skahan

04/01/2006

Reply to "easier and cheaper"

Keep in the game and hone your grading skills. Why spend all the money? To sharpen your grading skills. Grading is an art, but with all things worth while it takes the commitment of time, effort, and money. I've only sent in 33 comics so far to get graded. I keep a list to compare what I think the comic grades before encapsulation and then what it grades after CGC certifies it. Both my 1st and 2nd batch that I sent off, I didn't get any right at all (and 2 were even restored). The most rece

Tom Skahan

Tom Skahan

02/22/2006