Ze-man

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  1. It was joke. Tony was saying a professional who knows what they are doing could do more with that book. Yet it was posted on a professionals website offering said service. I guess we need to determine what the word professional actually means.
  2. You guys do realize these photos were posted on a website offering a professional service.
  3. Regardless of just looking at the photos and realizing it's the same book. He posted BC scans too, with pieces missing. Sometimes the easiest answer is actually the correct one.
  4. It can of course happen if you put on anything "too thickly" It can be the thickness of whatever is applied, as much as what's applied. If a book looks, feels too thickly glossed in hand it'll typically get pegged as re glossed.
  5. This. The tape was removed, but likely some of the adhesive remained and in some way is still "sealing the tear". It could be as easy as "popping" open the tear again. Or removing whatever adhesive residue remains to ensure it doesn't get pegged as resto, and or prevent the pages and cover from sticking together down the road. Should be an easy enough task. Just a costly one with additional shipping, and re slabbing fees. :-( I'd be happy to remove it for you free of charge if it helps ease the sting of "finding out the hard way" We've all been there.
  6. What would take 10 seconds to spot in person, can take 25 photos online. But since the OP hasn't been back in 3 weeks, I think we're spending way too much time trying to figure out what this is, based on what we have because we're comic dorks! That said, I've removed glue from hundreds of GA books, and it doesn't ever look like this. Doesn't mean there isn't anything here, There's simply too much gloss, glare, wrinkles, peaks and valleys to really say what's going on here without more info. And with GA coverstock being so thick?...all kinds of things are possible with creases and bends. Here's the photo edited to better show what may or may not be there.
  7. In regards to reinforced. This is typically always referring to a form of thin japan mending "tissue" applied with wheat paste to seal spine splits..or reinforcing weak areas. Because this mending tissue is typically so thin it isn't considered "piecefill" because its applied more like a tape. As opposed to actually filling in missing original material with thicker donor papers in an effort to make the cover whole again, be it gaps in spine, missing corners, top/bottom spine areas.etc..etc That said, since leaf casting can achieve what both reinforced mending tissue, and piece fill do at the same time. Only a small amount of casting is considered conservation, rather then restoration. I personally think if you leaf cast a brittle interior, filling in missing material along the way, it's still conso. But I believe I am still in the minority on that.
  8. CGC wont label what you are speaking of as "re glossed", those are natural occurring elements found in paper and comics. It's the thick, fixative, harmful sprays/lacquers that CGC pegs as re glossed.
  9. I would disagree that wheat paste, or CT was applied to this interior cover. FC photos would certainly help, but I've seen a lot of GA books that have bleed through for assorted reasons during production. More(better) photos would help a lot because guessing at what were seeing wont the OP much.
  10. I think you need to keep in mind that your label is listed as Slight/Mod, with work done listed as not being professional. And based on your notes, and looking at the book it seems pretty spot on. Its not all Slight, nor is anything Extensive, its somewhere in between. Slight/Mod. C-2 And you could of course have more resto done to make the book look better, grade higher. But the fact that it's been trimmed, and has had some sort of glossing agent applied to the cover will keep overall value down no matter how high an apparent grade you can achieve through more aesthetic work. But that's of course a personal decision , risk/reward and all that.
  11. Ok, so let me get this straight. If I am reading your post correctly, and didn't get lost in your verbose explanation of how to press foil covers. You say you figured it out..does that sum up your post accurately? I don't want to put words in your mouth.
  12. As well as washed off the kaolin clay on the surface leaving behind a rough surface. On SA books like this I always preferred to call this water damage , rather then a water stain.
  13. Just to be clear, the inks they used to print comics with were Cyan , Magenta, Yellow, and Black. The browns on this book were created using a dot matrix mix of these. And Mr Transplant wont be eating any covers, this is clearly a reproduction copy made from scans of a restored AF 15. The interior photo top edge overhang is the tell, its bone white. If it was done by Matt back in the day, he used scans of restored copies to use as "repro covers" so people would not try and sell the comic as a flawless original. And if they did try and pawn it off as original it would at least have to be sold as "restored" Or at least that's how I understood it.