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  1. Never thought I would get a Signature Series book, but for some reason I had to have one. Add me to the club of Stan Lee Signature Series AF15’s.
  2. Such an awesome cover. I’ll take it per PM!
  3. Makes sense. Thanks for solving the mystery for me!
  4. Library of Congress recommends 35% RH for comic book storage. https://www.loc.gov/preservation/care/comics.html ” Good storage is especially critical to the preservation of acidic paper materials. Guidelines for good storage: A cool (room temperature or below), relatively dry (about 35% relative humidity), clean, and stable environment (avoid attics, basements, and other locations with high risk of leaks and environmental extremes) Minimal exposure to all kinds of light; no exposure to direct or intense light Distance from radiators and vents Supportive protective enclosures*”
  5. I have read on the forums and elsewhere that 40-49% is the optimal RH (not everyone agrees). but interestingly the ALA recommends 30-40% RH: http://www.ala.org/alcts/sites/ala.org.alcts/files/content/_MeltzerBkmk16.pdf
  6. For those of us in the Midwest or where the winters are cold and dry, our homes may have 3-5 or more months of humidity in the 30-39% range. I know that humidity >50% is bad for comic storage; what about a space that is consistently dry (30-39%)? Note: I am mainly concerned with high value, CGC-slabbed books.
  7. I’ll take it per PM 👍 In my book, Rick’s for sale threads are starting to rival Heritage auctions .. he’s always got awesome inventory...
  8. Per PM I just bought another lower grade copy, but it seems like the kind of book I “need” two of 😊
  9. I would look into Conservation (light Restoration which doesn’t receive the purple label when graded) I am having a cover reattached right now, plus staples cleaned, on a GA book which will then grade out as Conserved (rather than Restored). I believe the timeline is faster versus extensive Resto.
  10. Just wait til you discover Doll Man! ...the longer you hunt GA books, the more esoteric your tastes become 😉
  11. One "mystery" to me... If Okajima herself signed her name, why is it sometimes spelled "Okagima" and other times "Okajima"? Yet the signatures all appear to be in the same handwriting. If the person signing the books were actually selling the books to Okajima, why wouldn't that person consistently spell her name right? And why would that person "code" her books?
  12. I was hoping this 1943 Okajima book would go under the radar, as the bid price was quite low when it entered the live auction. It didn't end up going totally under the radar, as the price escalated quickly in the live auction, but I'm still happy with the purchase. I have several 1944 Okajima books, but this is the earliest by a significant margin. No camp codings, but a signature. ... Would 1943 be considered a "camp book" or a "camp era book"? Am I correct that some of the other camp books lack the codings as well (especially the earlier ones)?
  13. that’s awesome. Can I ask the year & publisher?
  14. I came across this comic randomly in a GA bin... now I’m curious what others like it got published! (The inside back cover advertises some other Catholic-related comics) if you have any others, please post em!
  15. Thanks for the heads up. I couldn't resist... I jumped on it. Looked too nice for the grade (plus WHITE pages )