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On 3/17/2019 at 10:28 AM, szav said:

Yep...got this from Metro 2 years ago for $15 as a VF.  Thought I read somewhere that this stamp means this book is an actual in house file/reference copy used by Dell or their printer? Anyone know if that's accurate?

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That's accurate.  To my mind (to rehash an ancient debate) these are the only type of books that should be labeled "File Copy."  Most of the so-called file copies are really just warehouse finds.

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On 3/20/2019 at 12:29 PM, PeterPark said:

The more I think about it, the more I think Diary Secrets combined with Teen-Age Diary Secrets and Blue Ribbon and the nn issue is the hardest Baker St. John run to complete. Any thoughts on what the ranking of runs would be?

 

I think I'd agree with you TDS 9 and Diary Secrets nn are two of the very toughest Bakers to find. 

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On 3/28/2019 at 4:59 PM, sacentaur said:
On 3/28/2019 at 4:57 PM, Robot Man said:

Where’s Sqeggs? Gets himself a full Baker run, then disappears...(shrug)

I chatted with him yesterday, he’s been very busy but will be back soon. :foryou:

And here I am! :acclaim:

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On 3/27/2019 at 4:47 PM, Yorick said:

I'm not sure I would lump those all together.  Blue Ribbon with those funny animal issues doesn't jive with the romance (and I hate the #2 cover).  I've always focused on "runs" as the GCD labels them.  Having said that, photo covers was never my thing and I didn't pursue the Teen-age Diary Secrets issues.  I would say with the Marilyn issue and the pocket sized issues that you'd have a tough time finishing that set (Marilyn only because its expensive...).  As for the Diary Secrets, the NN issue is pretty scarce and is one of three I would need to complete that run (if you consider the NN as part of the run).  Diary Secrets is definitely a tough one to assemble.

Do you also consider Going Steady as part of the Teen-age Temptations set?  And what was Romantic Marriage a continuation of?

It seems to me that the toughest run would be All-Picture All-True Love Story.  It all depends on the books you decide to include in your "runs".

GCD has the St John Romantic Marriage run as a continuation of the Ziff-Davis RM run.  The St John RM run then continues with CL 25-29.

 

RM 23 and 24 and CL 25-29 make up a terrific six-issue run of Baker covers.  Some of his best work. 

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36 minutes ago, Robot Man said:

Good to see you back. I figured once you got down with your Baker love books, you dumped us...:roflmao:

It is true that you guys aren't much use to me any more! :insane:

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yeh Baker pencils on that one.  A bit obscure, his hand is more obvious with how the men were drawn than the women.

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2 hours ago, Sqeggs said:

I think it may have been on the census for a while.  I've owned it for a couple of years.

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I guess I hadn't checked for a couple of years... :foryou:  I recall mine being highest when I bought it.

 

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2 hours ago, Yorick said:

I guess I hadn't checked for a couple of years... :foryou:  I recall mine being highest when I bought it.

 

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Really nice colors on your copy. 

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1 hour ago, sacentaur said:

Happy to have a copy - any copy - of this tall Baker:

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The missing corner probably brought the grade down, but it was only after I looked carefully at the book that I even noticed it.  Blends in well with the sand. That copy presents very well.

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9 hours ago, Sqeggs said:

The Art of Glamour checklists credits Baker with the story, "Whom Shall I Marry?"

Thank you.  A closer look shows Baker's hand clearly, but there's quite a bit that doesn't look that much like his work as well.  Very happy to have it at all.

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23 minutes ago, comicnoir said:

I just saw a copy of this book sell here and I realized I'd never scanned my copy. One of the first Baker romances I ever picked up. Price? $10.00.

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Clearly did well. Considering I recently paid 1k plus for a copy not quite as nice...

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DS 16 is one of Baker’s best covers, IMHO (I recently upgraded to a 6.5).

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3 minutes ago, sacentaur said:

DS 16 is one of Baker’s best covers, IMHO (I recently upgraded to a 6.5).

I agree.  It's such a happy scene.  Looks like maybe a briefcase and a spiral notebook in the foreground.  Maybe they're on a lunch break from the office or, better yet!, playing hooky.  

They do some to be a trifle close to the edge of that cliff, though. :whatthe:

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7 hours ago, comicnoir said:

I just saw a copy of this book sell here and I realized I'd never scanned my copy. One of the first Baker romances I ever picked up. Price? $10.00.

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This really is a great looking copy of a spectacular book, but I think you overpaid for it :baiting:

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6 hours ago, sacentaur said:

DS 16 is one of Baker’s best covers, IMHO (I recently upgraded to a 6.5).

Is that the sale I saw on GPA? Was it an auction?

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13 minutes ago, comicnoir said:

Is that the sale I saw on GPA? Was it an auction?

Ebay

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Damn, I miss so many things on ebay because sellers won't sell to Canada. Grrrr.

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