path4play

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  1. After 228 pages of "what's the rarest" I'm pretty confident I'm safe to post two recent Fox purchases, thanks to a boardy.
  2. Couple of more, what a cool comic book = Daring Mystery Comics #7. Who doesn't love "The Fin"?
  3. Thanks to a boardy. Silver Scorpion’s “Sinister Spiritualist” story from Daring Mystery Comics #8
  4. Sauce Dog rocks, hits on all the things you want - fast ship, honest description, well packaged
  5. For what its worth, below is copied a Question and Answer (I'm "Patron") sent direct to the source back in 2013: ------- Tue, Mar 5, 2013, 9:40 AM Question History: Patron: I saw a comic book for sale at auction recently that stated it was "from a collection of books unearthed from the Library of Congress." Does the library occasionally divest themselves of holdings? Thank you Librarian 1: I must apologize for the tardy response to your questions--I unfortunately did not see it my queue until now. The Library does NOT as a rule divest itself of comic books--I believe the auction you refer to is one in which the material was from decades ago when policies may have been different. While other kinds of material in the Library currently may be offered to other libraries and others via our exchange program, comic books do not fall into that category. We keep all that we have. I hope this answers your question, and again, I am very sorry for the delay in responding to your question. Head, Newspaper Section Serial & Government Publications Division Library of Congress Washington, DC 20540-4760
  6. Double post, because I think its brilliant Here is an idea - how about an "if pressed grade."? Yeah, that's right. I'm going to start a grading service that says what your book "will grade" if pressed - so you don't have to actually press but you know what it will be, if pressed. The sticker will be the IPG (if pressed grade). I'm thinking for already graded comics its a +/- sign, so say for example my Rodger Dodger CGC 6.0 has an IPG +2.0. This is particularly useful for lower value books that don't warrant pressing fees, and those collectors legitimately concerned about the "press time loss factor" (PTLF). An already pressed book gets an IPG of AP-1 aka "Already Pressed, Press Time Loss Factor = -1 yr. " Benefits include warding off press and flippers to a potential re-press and providing a sense of security to those who want to fill that gap between full blown restoration and an unnatural intervention of a hot iron. Looking for investors who what to get in on ground level of this exploding opportunity, please PM me.
  7. Here is an idea we will probably see soon, instead of the bizarre and valueless (imo) Comic Verification Authority (CVA) - how about an "if pressed grade."? Yeah, that's right. I'm going to start a grading service that says what your book "will grade" if pressed - so you don't have to actually press but you know what it will be, if pressed. The sticker will be the IPG (if pressed grade). I'm thinking for already graded comics its a +/- sign, so say for example my Rodger Dodger CGC 6.0 has an IPG +2.0. This is particularly useful for lower value books that don't warrant pressing fees, and those collectors legitimately concerned about the "press time loss factor" (PTLF). An already pressed book gets an IPG of AP-1 aka "Already Pressed, Press Time Loss Factor = -1 yr. " Benefits include warding off press and flippers to a potential re-press and providing a sense of security to those who want to fill that gap between full blown restoration and an unnatural intervention of a hot iron. Looking for investors who what to get in on ground level of this exploding opportunity, please PM me.
  8. Might be worth advertising books as "not yet pressed" - otherwise, how will buyers know if all the pressing has already been pressed out? Or is there a positive, cumulative effect?
  9. Looks like vast majority is newspapers and magazines. But I have spotted one 10c peaking out!