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    I offend someone, on some level, somewhere

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  1. Thanks @EmilC !! , as well as @skypinkblu and @faster friends And fwiw, I didnt just take this from Ellens closet and post it. I told her about Paul, his situation and her first reaction was that she wanted to list it to help him.
  2. I totally agree, we are forever grateful to the CGC Board Community for all the support, and financial help we received when my son was Diagnosed with COATS years ago. And while I haven t been online at all in recent years, not a week goes by I don't think about this goofy place and boardies that opened the world of Comic Books to me. Paul was among those early on at CGC who was not only nice to me, but went out of his way to help a "new guy" find his way. So if ever there was a guy who deserves some help..it's Paul. I wish you all the best in your full recovery Paul. I have for auction a Disney Animation Cel. All sales going to Pauls GoFunme. This was given to my Daughter(Ellen) by the immortal Nikos. I had bought several comics from Nik over the years, became friends, he knew of my ellens love of Disney and literally shipped this cel to me for Ellens room. Wouldn't let me pay for it of course. Typical Nikos! Having no idea of its real value aside from it being an animation Cel, Value is hard to determine because of the Nikos factor. So if its ok with the Boards, I will start bidding at $100 with $25 incremental bids. With bidding ending Ending 24 hours from this post. Or a BIN of $500 if you wanna step up and help Paul! Thanks to all involved and feel better Paul!! Kenny
  3. 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.
  4. You guys do realize these photos were posted on a website offering a professional service.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.