@Corona smith I initially typed the same thing @Get Marwood & I did but he had pictures
And like you Corona, I got mixed up in all the jargon, marwood does a good job because he can illustrate!
If indeed 35 and 30 cent "price variants" all had a "newsstand distribution" because barcodes like that were all with barcodes and no direct version, then the major difference is the price. Hence price variant
If like marwood was saying there were other variations to a book back then but there were too many differences then the price is the main variation hence price variant as well
The newsstand editions like you corona get to me only when I'm referring to them because I'm in copper which was my mistake as "newsstand edition" may have a different connotation. Hence why I tried to quickly clarify when luckily @Lazyboy pointed out my loose speech
Newsstand editions in modern are still not necessarily"price variants" because it's not apples and apples as it was before a direct edition. Direct and newsstand are two different distributions. Meaning that both had different costs, hence the sometimes upcharge or downcharge in price when distributed. So it's not the "price that changed so much" as it is the distribution, so the singularity is the "newsstand edition" can be called such for any reason: price paper or the other "trivial" stuff because it was made specifically for the newsstand distribution
What is a price variant is when there is a variation in price among it's own distribution used for newsstands. That's why it's called a "$2.49 newsstand price variant" rather than a $2.49 price variant. Cgc labels the distribution and the price as the variant....
Where I may have caught you off guard is when I was asking my question about the newsstand editions being only sought by hardcore collectors, specifically when there is a newsstand edition that is a newsstand because of price, not a newsstand because it's a variant of price among the newsstands..... Still that last sentence isn't clear, but I knew what I was trying to convey
Basically a "newsstand edition", not because of paper or trivial things, but specifically because of price versus direct, because those are easier for me to find in the wild by a quick search
I still probably got some of this wrong 😂😂😂 and my apologies for the whole blasted conundrum, I take full responsibility