Should CGC Label that a Books been Pressed
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Should CGC Label that a Books been Pressed

I thought I would throw this topic out there After the book been graded should CGC put Pressed on the Label with the grade? 

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According to CGC they can't tell if a book was pressed so how can they put it on the label ? Sure, if they do the work then they can identify it but that would not be a good business decision. Don't get me wrong, I would love it if this was somehow noted but I don't think it will ever happen.

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14 hours ago, Bomber-Bob said:

According to CGC they can't tell if a book was pressed so how can they put it on the label ? Sure, if they do the work then they can identify it but that would not be a good business decision. Don't get me wrong, I would love it if this was somehow noted but I don't think it will ever happen.

 

Though --- they can see the results of bad pressing like flaring, pebbling, etc ( they have articles about a lot of these items). They will hammer grades for these issues, but still not mark as pressed.

 

For the OP --- CGC has in house pressing - so they could label those as "pressed" --- but this would not be a good business decision as they would mark only their own books. Since most would have a preference for purchasing non-pressed books, this would potentially have a negative impact on the slabs desirability and also lead more people to go outside for pressing so they do not get that mark. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Personally I think every book that gets pressed or dry clean should be noted on the label that way you know what your getting.

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14 hours ago, Saleen333 said:

Personally I think every book that gets pressed or dry clean should be noted on the label that way you know what your getting.

To be honest, I think the majority of the books out there have been pressed with many dry cleaned = that ship has sailed. I've learned to look for certain characteristics of the book that, as a result of the press, bothers me. A good press should not show any of these characteristics. A bad press using aggressive techniques and misuse of humidity will look bad. Another question would be how may times has the book been pressed. Trust me, there are individuals that will keep pressing and submitting until they get the bump. The challenge now is to find books that have not been pressed.

 

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Discussion # 998,001 of pressing, disclosure and labeling as pressed.   As Bomber-Bob said, "that ship has sailed".  All of the grading companies now have their own in house pressing services. There will be no labeling, there will be no calling it restoration.  If you care, you should ask. And keep in mind the seller will only know if THEY had it pressed. 

Some defects from a poor press can be spotted and the grading companies are noting them in the grading notes. If you know what to look for, you can often tell if a low to mid grade book has been pressed.  But on high grade books that have been properly pressed you simply cannot tell. 

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On 4/21/2017 at 9:56 AM, W16227 said:


Since most would have a preference for purchasing non-pressed books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is this true?

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1 hour ago, Gaard said:

Is this true?

I do think many seek out non pressed books with most simply looking for the potential grade bump. I think the market is already rewarding 'original' copies that have not been pressed. Watch some of the auction sales of old label books in the lower high grade range. Follow some of these books that can be identified(pedigree, markings, etc.) and you will see impressive grade bumps. 

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3 hours ago, Gaard said:

Is this true?

True on two fronts -

 

Some collectors consider pressing restoration - and do not want pressed books regardless if it is "detectable" or not.

 

Some - look for a grade bump in any book - and books that have never been pressed many times can get a bigger bump ( some pressed books - can still get a bump)...

 

 

 

 

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