Frank.Einstein

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    If I just sell the car, I can up my bid...

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  1. Very nice book! Just make sure you update all of your sale terms and conditions so that they conform to the Forum rules and regulations. Otherwise your posting will not be allowed to remain up.
  2. Just added a couple Tim's snazzy slabs to my stable! An absolute pleasure to deal with and the books were packed up like a miniature Fort Knox! The start of a beautiful relationship... Thanks!!
  3. Neat Story behind this one: I recently came across these three Gold Key Comic 4-packs from the son of mom and pop grocery store owners. It seems that his parents opened them (carefully), and were prepared to sell them separately but never did. They then stapled them closed and they got buried in old store stock until I obtained them a few months ago. All of the books are are flat, glossy, and fresh feeling, and, apart from two books, are in the VF-NM range. As you will see there are two different types of bags present (pink and red), as well as duplicates of several of the books. There are 8 different comics, and a total of 16. One of the Jetsons #33s has what looks like an arrival date written on it. All of the comics are from December 1969 and January 1970. Included are Disney C & S 30/3, Flintstones 55, Yogi 39, Tom & Jerry 248, Jetsons 33, Scrooge 84, Porky 27, Huey, Duey, and Luey Jr. Woodchucks 4, Shipping is free within the USA (via USPS Priority/Insured) and +$10 in Canada (Canada Post or equivalent). I ship from within either country (yes, even at this time!) and comics will be shipped from the USA or Canada, depending on where you live, so that you won't face any customs or duty/taxes etc. Anywhere else please inquire for rates. I accept Paypal . First in the thread wins. Returns accepted if you let me know within two days of receiving the comics. No Hall of Shame members or members on probation. Please PM with any queries - thanks for looking!! I hope you are all well, doing as best as you can during this incredibly challenging time.
  4. Offering up one of the most classic covers from the Prize/Briefer Frankenstein series. Frankenstein #19 CGC 6.5 OW/W - Asking $750.00 First in the thread wins. Shipping is free within the USA (via USPS Priority/Insured) and Canada (Canada Post or equivalent). Exact cost elsewhere. I ship from either country (yes, even at this time!) and comics will be shipped from the USA or Canada, depending on where you live, so that you won't face any customs or duty/taxes etc. Prices are in USD (I will accept the Canadian Dollar equivalent at the current exchange rate for Canadian buyers). I accept Paypal from US or Canadian buyers, and Interac e-Transfer for Canadians. No Returns on CGC graded books unless item damaged during shipping. No Hall of Shame members or members on probation. Please PM with any queries - thanks for looking!! I hope you are all well, doing as best as you can during this incredibly challenging time.
  5. DOH! Nevermind - turned up my screen brightness and I see it now!
  6. No, this is not the reprint - it's the real deal. For reference, just have a peek at this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-1-CGC-9-8-1st-app-Luke-Skywalker-A-New-Hope-Movie-Adaptation-Marvel/293125661139?hash=item443fa6a1d3:g:Vq8AAOSw1J1dCjdO:sc:USPSPriority!98295!US!-1
  7. Great! Just ensure that you now edit your post to include the policies required in the forum. Payment, returns, etc etc.
  8. I've had great success with MCS. Nonethess, I'd like to offer up this advice for your situation (if not too late): (1) As for them not paying return postage take it up with your credit card company or paypal (if you paid using either method), and state that they breached their agreement. VISA/MC should stand behind you and get you your postage back. Ditto Paypal. (2) Same for the offer of credit - contact your cc company or Paypal etc and tell them you didn't get what you paid for. Did you call them on reversing their return postage policy? If so, what was their response? A phone call or e-mail to someone higher up should get you that postage refunded. Good luck!
  9. Welcome - nice stuff!! You'll need to update your sales and returns etc policies in order to conform to the forum. It's all in the usage guidlines Good luck!
  10. I don't want to even begin to try to understand the reference to Yom Kippur, or why you chose to link a Jewish holiday – but Yom Kippur was over a month ago. And for the record, the humour in the original post was not lost on me; many of my good buddies could seriously benefit from some teeth whitening.
  11. You make a very good point, particularly to aspects of intent and eventual sale/transfer of a conserved/restored comic. The real danger, as you say, is if it's done deceptively and people are mislead, or unknowingly buy a restored book. However, I have no problem with people choosing to have their comics conserved. Speaking very much from personal profession experience, I work with academically trained conservators (in museum and academic contexts) whose aims with conserving artifacts (which comics are) are to (1) stop deterioration, (2) clean, as necessary, to restore to original condition, and (3) enable an item to be handled without falling apart upon study and analysis. Within these aims, methods are designed to be 100% reversible and non-damaging to the artifact. As such, from a conservation standpoint cleaning the Sistine Chapel frescoes is no different from trying to remove yellowing from a comic. Nor is using archival paper to seal tears on either the dead sea scrolls or comics. Within my own collection I have several Golden Age books which I have had professionally conserved so as to halt deterioration, reduce brittleness, remove staining, and mend tears - all so that I can safely handle them and read them without having to worry about further damage. I have always planned on keeping these books, but if I change my mind to sell I have the restoration certificates to go along with them. Of course, as you say, not everyone will disclose the truth in the same situation. Lastly, to the heart of this thread. I believe that the person that started this thread has a deep love of comics and is sincerely interested in, and fascinated by, conservation, and not helping people pull a fast one. The risk though is that once a book is out of his possession he loses control over future disclosure of any work done. The old " if this falls in the wrong hands..." scenario. Hopefully CGC and the other third party grading companies can keep pace with conservation advances and be able to detect everything.