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Rusty staples freak me out, but the inside doesn't look like one

 

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12 minutes ago, the blob said:

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Rusty staples freak me out, but the inside doesn't look like one

 

Looks like the book spent some time sitting under another book with a rusty staple and it's bled into it.

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12 minutes ago, Get Marwood & I said:

Looks like the book spent some time sitting under another book with a rusty staple and it's bled into it.

Or sitting on top of and bled upward as there is no sign of this on the front cover or middle pages. Anyway, maybe the seller will respond. I wonder if that could be cleaned without being resto? (Not that the book is worth doing that for. oh well)

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1 hour ago, the blob said:

Or sitting on top of and bled upward as there is no sign of this on the front cover or middle pages. Anyway, maybe the seller will respond. I wonder if that could be cleaned without being resto? (Not that the book is worth doing that for. oh well)

Regarding cleaning, I doubt it, as the rust bleeds through the BC onto the pages. Just get your money back.

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35 minutes ago, Bomber-Bob said:

Regarding cleaning, I doubt it, as the rust bleeds through the BC onto the pages. Just get your money back.

Have not bought it. If it does not have a rusty staple and it is just a small stain, but it is a stain that makes it look like a rusty staple so if I ever try to sell outside a cgc case it will be hard.  I wonder how much cgc would hammer an otherwise 6.0 - 6.5 book? At 6.0-6.5 it is probably worth a slab.

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You're all right!

 

The book has a rusty staple, but that's not where the stain is from! 

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10 hours ago, the blob said:

You're all right!

 

The book has a rusty staple, but that's not where the stain is from! 

The stain is from a rusty staple on another book either above or below it in a stack.  

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46 minutes ago, comicquant said:

The stain is from a rusty staple on another book either above or below it in a stack.  

Yup. I can live with a small secondhand stain, but rusty staples make me queezy

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13 hours ago, the blob said:

The book has a rusty staple, but that's not where the stain is from! 

It was an emergency last time...

 

 

 

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...she won't do it again. ;)

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I'm curious as to how much this stain would affect the grade of a book. Thanks in advance!

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On a midgrade book this shouldn't make too much of a difference. If I were between two grades, I'd be inclined to drop it to the lower one, though...

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