Brain fart: Can someone refresh my memory...
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This came up in a recent conversation, and I totally blanked out on the specifics. I was talking with someone about pedigrees, the reasons people buy them, etc. I mentioned the one "pedigree" (not even sure if it really is one per se) I would be interested in is buying a comic from the person who lived in Kansas (?) decades ago and is generally credited with starting the back issue market. I guess he "reinforced" his copies to help them last longer before selling them. Sorry if I'm not remembering this exactly, but like I said, I'm blanking out on specifics.

 

In fact, I know there was a great thread floating around the forums sometime in the past year describing this story. Any help in finding that thread again would be appreciated. Thanks guys!

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Pop Hollinger! "Fixed" all his comics with brown or green paper tape, then trimmed them! Weird!

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Oh, and by the way, there was a good article about Pop Hollinger away back in the Overstreet Price Guide 12. (Alfred E Newman cover)

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It was a good read. (thumbs u

 

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BINGO! Thanks BUTW! And pictures no less! :grin:

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I would love to have a Pop Hollinger book, as well!

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I've actually owned three Pop books over the years, all of which I got dirt cheap because they were taped up to a fare-thee-well. I sold them all eventually to the guy that wrote the Overstreet article, who I met on the EBay comics chat board. Nice fellow, very knowledgable, and intends to be buried with his Pop Hollinger Showcase 4.

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I would really love to own one of his rebuilt books simply for the history that goes with it. This, to me, would be a pedigree well-worth owning.

 

And Sho, thanks for the link to the story--exactly the one I was thinking of!

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