CELEBRATE THE DOUBLE COVERS
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Here's an early Golden Age double-cover...

 

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Wowzers! Awesome! :takeit:

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Here is a really interesting double cover of one of Dave Steven's great covers. The CGC grade is 9.4 with the note that the outer cover is a 9.6 and the inner cover is a 9.8.

 

About as pretty of a 9.4 as you will ever see.

 

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How does that even happen, QC

 

That was my first thought as well - how does the book grade less than either the interior or exterior cover grade? (shrug)

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How does that even happen, QC

 

That was my first thought as well - how does the book grade less than either the interior or exterior cover grade? (shrug)

 

The overall grade of the book was dropped to 9.4 because of a small rust on the lower staple. So the book got a 9.4 with a 9.6 1st cover and a 9.8 inner cover. It makes a cool label.

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How does that even happen, QC

 

That was my first thought as well - how does the book grade less than either the interior or exterior cover grade? (shrug)

 

The overall grade of the book was dropped to 9.4 because of a small rust on the lower staple. So the book got a 9.4 with a 9.6 1st cover and a 9.8 inner cover. It makes a cool label.

 

I should add that it is not surprising about the rust on a bronze age staple. Probably from drool. :grin:

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I should add that it is not surprising about the rust on a bronze age staple. Probably from drool. :grin:

 

lol

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How does that even happen, QC

 

That was my first thought as well - how does the book grade less than either the interior or exterior cover grade? (shrug)

 

The overall grade of the book was dropped to 9.4 because of a small rust on the lower staple. So the book got a 9.4 with a 9.6 1st cover and a 9.8 inner cover. It makes a cool label.

 

Interesting, I've never encountered that before - thanks for the explanation. (thumbs u

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What kind of premium does a double cover warrant? Say for a non key book?

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What kind of premium does a double cover warrant? Say for a non key book?

 

I'd say it's one of the larger niche markets - they will naturally go for a small premium but like any manufacturing error, not everyone likes them.

 

As a lover of unique books, I would personally pay a fair price over market value for most of the books posted here.

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How does that even happen, QC

 

That was my first thought as well - how does the book grade less than either the interior or exterior cover grade? (shrug)

 

The overall grade of the book was dropped to 9.4 because of a small rust on the lower staple. So the book got a 9.4 with a 9.6 1st cover and a 9.8 inner cover. It makes a cool label.

 

I'm not a fan of rusty staples and would like to see CGC note it on the label. That being said, I recently saw a CGC graded 9.8 Universal with rust on the staple. Of course it could have happened post slabbing but I don't think so. With that in mind, this example of a 9.6/9.8 book graded 9.4 puzzles me.

 

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Here's a double cover book that I own that I post now and then to illustrate a point:

 

1st cover 9.0

inner cover 9.6

 

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that makes no sense short of the interior having some sort of an tear or stain. do you have the graders notes?

 

Notice the paper quality. I can't imagine Light Tan to Offwhite will ever grade higher than 8.5.

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that makes no sense short of the interior having some sort of an tear or stain. do you have the graders notes?

 

Notice the paper quality. I can't imagine Light Tan to Offwhite will ever grade higher than 8.5.

 

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I know some of you are hunting these, but I find them really hard to find randomly in the wild. Like maybe 1 in 3-5,000 books I own, maybe even less frequent. Unlike 30/35 cent variants that clever collectors have been spying and grabbing for years, these require you to actually take them out of the bag to see if they are doubles.

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Last Fall I picked up an original owner collection of 400-450 books.

 

Found four double covers in it, including these two:

 

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I understand covering the serial number but why cover the grade? hm

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What kind of premium does a double cover warrant? Say for a non key book?

 

I'd say it's one of the larger niche markets - they will naturally go for a small premium but like any manufacturing error, not everyone likes them.

 

As a lover of unique books, I would personally pay a fair price over market value for most of the books posted here.

 

Thanks. I recently bought a 9.4 graded Iron Man 37 Double Cover.

 

I'll post some pics soon.

 

I paid about $75 over GPA for it.

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I understand covering the serial number but why cover the grade? hm

 

Those two books were from the recent grading contest.

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Ah gotcha!

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