1st Smurfs 1958 (yes 1958) Spirou 1071/1072 Club
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3 minutes ago, Spiderturtle said:

Unless you did the walkthrough service, you have plenty of time for customer service to notify the graders or quality control before it gets finalized.  Even with the walk through service, they were able to accomadate my request before book was mailed out

I don't expect my books to be back before summer, so I'll have plenty of time to panic.

Glad to hear customer service can notify the graders, I thought I missed my chance by sending out the comics too soon.

I was checking the Census and they now mention Belgian and French editions exist, was this your request?

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CGC responded. I should contact them back when I get confirmation they received my submission in their facility. Customer service +1

In other news; I found myself a good looking copy of 'La Flûte à Six Schtroumpfs' EO 1960.

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Johan en Pirrewiet, so much childhood memories!

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6 hours ago, gnoe said:

I don't expect my books to be back before summer, so I'll have plenty of time to panic.

Glad to hear customer service can notify the graders, I thought I missed my chance by sending out the comics too soon.

I was checking the Census and they now mention Belgian and French editions exist, was this your request?

I didn't make the request but I did notice the change in my submission form from French to Belgian/French about 2 weeks ago.  maybe cgc changed the classification after reading this thread (shrug)

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17 hours ago, Spiderturtle said:

I didn't make the request but I did notice the change in my submission form from French to Belgian/French about 2 weeks ago.  maybe cgc changed the classification after reading this thread (shrug)

I contacted them about 4-5 weeks ago with all the info I had on the various printings, so maybe they actually took notice of it :foryou:

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Just won some spirou 1071 and 1072 on eBay and the seller didn’t mention that they were missing the value stamp on the back of the cover.  Never thought much of it until I checked for completeness.  Also some copies have the value stamp while others don’t.  These are the French version.  I’ll look at them closer tonight to compare the different copies that I have(French vs Belgium; value stamp vs no value stamp)

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I fell in love with the Tipitì 22 cover. The first Italian translation of La Flûte à Six Schtroumpfs from 1963.

Can't find it anywhere.

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8 minutes ago, gnoe said:

I fell in love with the Tipitì 22 cover. The first Italian translation of La Flûte à Six Schtroumpfs from 1963.

Can't find it anywhere.

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Nice looking cover

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Issue #26 and #32 have Smurfs on the cover as well.

I prefer #22 though. Any Italians on the forum who could help me find these magazines?

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They went from 50 lire to 70 lire in a couple of weeks.

At such pace I can't imagine how much they're worth today.

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Today I found a Spirou 1071 & 1072 in the mail, Belgian version. They both look great, maybe better than the ones I've already sent to CGC.

Got so excited I already submitted and packed them for grading. I've added Spirou 720, I'm curious if they'll label it as Marsupilami's first appearance.

Adding a request this time.

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Smurf World Record

I can't be the only one who thinks this is scary.

There's something about the Smurfs that pushes people over the edge, it amazes me every time.

 

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Comic Description
 
Category
 
Grader Notes
 
Grade
 
Comments
 
001
Franco-Belgian Spirou 1071 October 23, 1958 Editions Dupuis
Universal
4.5 OFF-WHITE TO WHITE
 
002
Franco-Belgian Spirou 1071 October 23, 1958 Editions Dupuis
Universal
4.0 OFF-WHITE TO WHITE
 
003
Franco-Belgian Spirou 1071 October 23, 1958 Editions Dupuis MARRIED PIECE
Qualified
5.5 OFF-WHITE TO WHITE
1/3RD OF 14TH PAGE MARRIED WITH TAPE.
004
Franco-Belgian Spirou 1071 October 23, 1958 Editions Dupuis
Universal
6.0 OFF-WHITE TO WHITE
 
005
Franco-Belgian Spirou 1071 October 23, 1958 Editions Dupuis
Universal
4.5 CREAM TO OFF-WHITE
 
006
Franco-Belgian Spirou 1071 October 23, 1958 Editions Dupuis
Universal
7.5 OFF-WHITE TO WHITE
 
007
Franco-Belgian Spirou 1072 October 30, 1958 Editions Dupuis
Universal
8.0 OFF-WHITE TO WHITE
 
008
Franco-Belgian Spirou 1072 October 30, 1958 Editions Dupuis
Universal
4.0 CREAM TO OFF-WHITE
 
009
Franco-Belgian Spirou 1072 October 30, 1958 Editions Dupuis
Universal
7.5 OFF-WHITE TO WHITE
 
010
Franco-Belgian Spirou 1072 October 30, 1958 Editions Dupuis
Universal
6.5 OFF-WHITE TO WHITE
 

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1 hour ago, Spiderturtle said:

:whee::banana:

Nice !

If you need another #1071 CGC 6.0 OW/W and a #1072 CGC 7.5 OW/W let me know ;)

 

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That's an impressive amount of Spirou's!

Learning the ropes here, I didn't know about the cream, offwhite and white difference.

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Posted (edited)

Have some more raw(not in pics) that I will be sending in for grading.    As you can see, the recent batch as the label noting that there's 2 versions, one French the other Belgian but it doesn't distinguish which one is within the slab(cover gives it away)

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Edited by Spiderturtle

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Posted (edited)

Great to see the new note, but it feels like a missed chance, good thing it's easy to spot the difference.
That's an amazing collection you got there Spiderturtle!(worship) I suppose you own a specially built Spiroom? 

Edited by gnoe

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On 3/27/2019 at 3:53 AM, Spiderturtle said:

Have some more raw(not in pics) that I will be sending in for grading.    As you can see, the recent batch as the label noting that there's 2 versions, one French the other Belgian but it doesn't distinguish which one is within the slab(cover gives it away)

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To the uninitiated, what's the giveaway on the cover to distinguish between French and Belgian editions? 

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6 hours ago, Callaway29 said:

To the uninitiated, what's the giveaway on the cover to distinguish between French and Belgian editions? 

The cover price and country name 

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