JROUG

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  1. Wow! It's a shilling! Had no idea, thanks!
  2. Here's weird one - a Daredevil #69 (1970, so on the silver/bronze cusp) that has Sparta Illinois guts and the cover price is "1/-" I'm stumped & google is getting me nowhere - anyone know what this is?
  3. Realize this may be hurricane related, and if so, no big deal. I submitted a stack of book at SDCC and BCC this year. My membership was due to expire a couple of weeks after BCC, but in order to maximize my year of discounts, I decided not to renew until I was ready to send in more books, which may not be for a month or two. A handful of the books I submitted arrived back this week, so on Wednesday/Thursday I thought I'd check on my other outstanding submissions. Although I can log in to my account, I cannot get the status of any submissions or even see the invoices. At the time I hadn't thought about potential hurricane issues, but even so, weds/thurs seems early for a total shutdown. Is this because my membership has expired (seems odd that my access to info on books in process would be taken away - after all, I've still paid for the service)? Or....?
  4. Thanks for all the feedback. Curious when you say "scan both sides" - I can certainly put them on a scanner, but won't I get glare from scanner's light element off the CGC case? Is there a workaround? I was thinking I'd photograph them rather than scan.
  5. Hi - first post, just got my first lot back from CGC. Assuming many of you guys have had books graded to list for sale online. I am a long-time eBay seller, but have never sold CGC books before. I am going to sell these and after looking at other CGC listings I have a general idea of what to include, but any specific tips as to what buyers like to see? I can always change listing after it's launched, but I'd prefer to go in with best practices already sorted out. Thanks in advance!
  6. Now that I think of it, my first comic shop may have been Supersnipe in NYC - got DC Captain Action back issues/ Went with my mom, tiny store was jam-packed, and they had to leave the store to get them from some nearby storage(?). It took forever but worth it! Also probably the first of many times I made an innocent woman wait for me at a comic shop.
  7. Wow! This brings me back! The first comic that started me collecting was Spiderman 126 at Vallas News in Weymouth Landing. I bought GS X-Men #1 in Columbian Square at a Pharmacy (they only had B&W books & GS comics), next door was a newsstand now called "Bets & Butts", but that's where I got most of my other books My grandparents lived in Quincy and Comic Kingdom was one of the first comic shops I visited, if not the first. The "Mall" it was in was a repurposed Department Store, but with a near-Flea Market type business model - the spaces wee cheaply built into the gutted building and were pretty uniform in size, IIRC. They had tons of Gil Kane cover roughs for $10 each I think - wish I'd bought them all, but I was barely in my teens. When it first opened the place was packed, but it gradually dwindled to nothing as business dried up and stores closed. It was a craft shop after that, no idea what it is now. There was also a book store in Brockton that sold back issues (and tons of porn). No idea what it was called, but I recall the owner being somewhat cantankerous. I had to beg my mortified grandmother to bring me there to buy Neal Adams GL/GA back issues (#76 = $3 - she nearly fainted!). I used to sell at Sunday Funnies at the 57 alongside Mike Dreese & the Newbury Comics guys - long before they had their first shop. There was another con (or maybe Sunday Funnies moved?) in the lower level of an older Hotel across the street from the 57. Was at 57 when Bill Cole bought the Barks painting at auction & rode elevator down with him, the painting & my mom. She engaged him in small talk and he told her "all comic book dealers are crooks." Odd, as he was a comic book dealer.... Moved to Hartford in 1979 (only 1 comic shop, the pretty uninteresting Bookie in East Htfd) and then to Minneapolis in 1984 where I discovered Shinders at 7th & Hennepin (I talked a friend into moving out with me by telling him "There's a place where you can buy Marvel Triple Action #6 at 11pm on Sunday night!") and original College Of CB Knowledge. Was a Hot Comics customer from 1989 until I moved back to MA in 1995 - get all my books at Harrison's in Salem these days, but I'm less and less interested in modern Marvel & DC comics, buying more hardcover collections and indie books than big 2.
  8. Hi - first post, just got my first lot back from CGC. Assuming many of you guys have had books graded to list for sale online - any tips as to what buyers like to see? I can always change listing after it's launched, but I'd prefer to go in with best practices already sorted out. Thanks in advance!