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  1. GCD page counts aren't always right, especially in a run where counts vary.
  2. Paging @Komic Kazi International - who I suspect knows quite a lot about these issues.
  3. Anybody know what grade CGC gives a book with rusted staples removed? I have a couple of those and have been curious about it. Or, more accurately, given that there are many other variables, what is the maximum grade CGC would give a book with staples removed?
  4. And by the small white spot on the top edge above the A in BAT - which also has no corresponding mark on the inside picture in the OP.
  5. The first two pictures appear to be different books. For example, there is a small stain on the opening edge towards the bottom on the inside photo that doesn't seem to be on the outside in the first pic. Same for the foxing (?) on the bottom edge - I'd expect to se at least a shadow on the outside.
  6. Collecting Australian GA books, some of them are monsters. I usually use magazine size Gerber mylites and fullbacks, but even those don't cut it for the biggest ones! The Australian Fawcett reprints came in at 12" x 8 3/4" and then there are the square(ish) Flash Gordon/Mandrake etc issues at 10 3/4" x 10 1/4". Likewise the UK 'newspaper' size Mickey Mouse weeklies are just too big to store in any standard mylar. I love all those books, but they are a pain in the $%^#*^ to store. I've found that there are specialist archival suppliers who can supply extra large mylar sleeves - just don't
  7. I'd take your three books in preference to anything silver age every day of the week, all other things being equal. But if my friend was collecting silver age I'd be happy for him to get books he likes. And while many say "buy what you love", I think the price of collectible books has reached the point where you have to have at least one eye on value as well.
  8. This is fun. I found it here.
  9. AJD

    AJD's "other" golden age album

    Since I already have a fair chunk of my collection in albums, I thought I'd put up the rest just for fun. My EC, Australian, Dell ducks and war bonds covers all have their own albums. This one is a category I have imaginatively called "other". In it you'll find various things, including a Fiction House collection that almost got its own album, and selected covers by Golden Age greats - L. B. Cole, Wolverton, Schomburg and even a Baker or Two.
  10. If you thought the Australian Prince valiant books that just sold at heritage were too expensive, come buy mine! Also Superboy, Kaanga and Crime GGA. https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/aranda_man/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=
  11. Has "Fauntleroy" ever appeared as Donald's name in the comics? I can't recall it, certainly not in Barks.
  12. Rob (zita345) is a good guy. I'm not surprised he did the right thing by you. I've bought a few things from him and will do again. His grading is generally high by about 1.0-1.5 and his knowledge of resto is slight, but he is a straight up seller when those things become an issue. I'm glad this worked out..