Jamie Newbold

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    Collector is an understatement.

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    retired police officer/comic book store owner
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    Gold, Silver, Bonze and Modern Age comics
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    San Diego, CA

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  1. Hello everyone! Southern California Comics has an event coming up that's going to be a lot of fun! We'll have raffles with awesome prizes like high grade 70's and 80's comics and sketch covers drawn by great local artists! Also, we're giving away packs of 25 random 70's and 80's comics to each person that purchases something from our guests the day of the event! Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/socalcomics for a list of all the local comic book artists, writers, and creators that are attending.
  2. Banishment vs. Prosecution, which would prove to be more costly in the long run? Banishment from the listed conventions could mean a substantial loss of income, but who knows how long that would really last? Prosecution would have required a victim: Eaglemoss. Smart money says Eaglemoss didn't want the hassle. End of prosecution. No financial loss there from the thieves. "Den Of Thieves Comics" Our motto: You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll kiss your comic collection goodbye!
  3. Recently came across this in a collection we purchased. Anyone familiar with the back cover addition? It seems factory cut and added. I've seen a couple other copies that do not have the shoes ad pasted on, so I imagine it must have been distributed to a select region.
  4. Recently happened upon six issues of this fanzine and came across this thread in search of worth and pricing. vol. 1 #2, 6, 8, 12 vol. 2 #2, 6. Anyone have any current information in regards to general pricing? All the issues are relatively clean- minimal wear without creasing or tears besides the issue 8, which is split at the spine. Thanks everyone.
  5. I had reviewed this post when I posted my own. The global aspect of shipping comes with more levels of worry. I've been shipping comics and other collectibles globally since my store became operational in 1998. I've dealt with scammers, blundering customs services, and disappeared/reappeared packages, bad credit cards and buyers sending money wrapped in aluminum foil! The Canadian buyers, and their requests to alter the truth on customs forms: I understand. It is a dirty, little secret that everything we send to buyers in Canada is a "gift" worth less than $40. The Canadians are good customers and the them. I've cooperated with their requests and nothing has ever come back to haunt either of us. I do warn them that my cooperation comes with a guarantee I won't be held accountable for lost packages. My employees and I pack to ensure strength and resilience. We've not heard a foreign complaint yet. But, I'm not one step closer to believing all that insurance we pay for does any good. I'm concerned that at crunch time none of us will file a claim through the post office and receive compensation. I'd love to hear or read of a USPS insured claim that was compensated. Anybody?
  6. Dammit! I'm in Vegas on the 11th of November for a taping of Pawn Stars! The next closest submission point for me is Terry's show at the end of January. I decided to ship out via Registered, knowing we have the photos and authority to back up a claim. What's poignant here is that no responses to this post have been able to nail down the points of a successful claim against USPS. There is a gap in knowledge here. Somehow, a lost or stolen package that got shipped with insurance will have a lost or damaged claim story that ended well for the shipper.
  7. Sounds reasonable, although I don't know the comparable prices for the two tiers. Getting full coverage, without hassle, is the desired option. Getting dropped after filing claims means going with CIA has a "time bomb" effect. The clock starts ticking down the minute a shipper "triggers" the claim.
  8. My sentiments exactly! The post office is literally gathering insurance payments from shippers like some kind of slush fund.
  9. Yeah, Reg. Mail increases the odds in your favor but I still can't get a guarantee from the post office that they would confidently cover the full amount of a collectible. In this case, I have a package containing 50K in comics, their max.
  10. I filed a claim with CIA in 2007. My store suffered a flood; $13,000 in Modern comic book damage. CIA contacted another insurance agent to do the leg work. That agent wanted a detailed loss of each and every comic book, requiring us to the store the moldy books. Also, the agent depreciated the comics at current 15%, which was a cheap shot since -year old comics don't physically depreciate, only market and replacement value impact prices. I complained to CIA that I was being stonewalled and a check for most of the loss was issued. I cancelled my policy after. One aspect of CIA coverage that wasn't clear was shipping protection. The original policy was from 2007. It might not be the same now. The problem was there were gaps in coverage that were almost vague in description, limiting of CIA's responsibility. I want to trust the shipping companies out there. We shipped a $300 book to CGC with insurance. It was damaged in transit. USPS wanted proof of purchase, a specific purchase receipt. This comic came from a collection held by the owner for years. No such receipt could possibly exist. We could mock one up, how would they know? But it's not that easy. We've tried repeatedly to authenticate the value to gain coverage from USPS, but to no avail. I contacted a USPS supervisor responsible for claims. She was posed this question: If I own a $300 comic I've had for years and USPS loses it will you cover me without a bonafide purchase receipt? She said we would need the receipt. I responded that never existed. The comic book increased in value over time. I attach values to comics for a living and do formal comics appraisals. Still not good enough. She literally said these forms of collectibles may not be covered. She had no answer that provided uncontested coverage from USPS. The USPS supervisor could not guarantee me protection if I mailed a collectible. All this time I dutifully purchased insurance for outgoing packages through USPS. I filed a claim once before when you could submit at a branch office. It was a small amount that was judged at the window.The claim was quickly validated and I was compensated. Everything is now online. One comment that was made is that I had little prior activity so they didn't suspect me of cheating or abusing their system. They obviously track us. Now I have a collection worth sending to get graded. No conventions are scheduled for San Diego with CGC/CBCS as vendors until February in L.A. Who has the penultimate solution to guaranteed shipping coverage without hassle?
  11. I filed a claim with CIA in 2007. My store suffered a flood; $13,000 in Modern comic book damage. CIA contacts another insurance agent to do the leg work. That agent wanted a detailed loss of each and every comic book, requiring us to the store the moldy books. Also, the agent depreciated the comics at current 15%, which was a cheap shot since -year old comics don't physically depreciate, only market and replacement value impact prices. I complained to CIA that I was being stonewalled and a check for most of the loss was issued. I cancelled my policy after. One aspect of CIA coverage that wasn't clear was shipping protection. The original policy was from 2007. It might not be the same now. The problem was there were gaps in coverage that were almost vague in description, limiting of CIA's responsibility. I want to trust the shipping companies out there. We shipped a $300 book to CGC with insurance. It was damaged in transit. USPS wanted proof of purchase, a specific purchase receipt. This comic came from a collection held by the owner for years. No such receipt could possibly exist. We could mock one up, how would they know? But it's not that easy. We've tried repeatedly to authenticate the value to gain coverage from USPS, but to no avail. I contacted a USPS supervisor responsible for claims. She was posed this question: If I own a $300 comic I've had for years and USPS loses it will you cover me without a bonafide purchase receipt? She said we would need the receipt. I responded that never existed. The comic book increased in value over time. I attach values to comics for a living and do formal comics appraisals. Still not good enough. She literally said these forms of collectibles may not be covered. She had no answer that provided uncontested coverage from USPS. The USPS supervisor could not guarantee me protection if I mailed a collectible. All this time I dutifully purchased insurance for outgoing packages through USPS. I filed a claim once before when you could submit at a branch office. It was a small amount that was judged at the window.The claim was quickly validated and I was compensated. Everything is now online. One comment that was made is that I had little prior activity so they didn't suspect me of cheating or abusing their system. They obviously track us. Now I have a collection worth sending to get graded. No conventions are scheduled for San Diego with CGC/CBCS as vendors until February in L.A. Who has the penultimate solution to guaranteed shipping coverage without hassle?
  12. Detective Comics #19 3.0-R $1,600 Restoration includes: tape reinforcing spine and staples. Puzzle on back cover advertisement has pen on it. Priority Insured Shipping is $29.