AF15 Conundrum
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On ‎7‎/‎16‎/‎2019 at 1:37 PM, Yorick said:

..Funny, I have another St John book where too much of the cover was trimmed during production, and it resides in a BLUE holder.  The cut is straight though.  (shrug)

Not funny at all. All normally produced comics are trimmed in production. The leaves are folded a certain way and then the edges trimmed to allow leafing through as a book. This type of factory trim to produce the book is not considered restoration. Re-trimming that production trim is considered restoration. Technically, what determines trimmed status is when a book was trimmed. The first time, in production = blue label. Re-trimmed ata later date = purple label. CGC restoration specialists make that call as to when, and that determines the label color.

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On 7/18/2019 at 6:10 PM, MatterEaterLad said:

This is the point I was trying to make or at least point out the flaw in the grading system. The book I'm talking about is a 1.5. But imagine if it were a PLOD 6.0. The difference in value between blue and purple would be roughly $30k. If you have no intention of selling, then it's a moot point. But if you are planning to sell, it's a grey area that gets more grey depending on the value of the book. 

The irony of the whole thing is that someone trimmed this cover in the first place, to increase it's perceived value (pre CGC). The color touch on countless purple labels, the amateur trimming, was often done BY dealers, who now clutch their pearls at the thought of undoing what a generation of dealers knowingly participated in.

P.S. I was only home for one day, so I didn't have time to scan the book. But I'm home on Saturday and will grab it and post, so this morality play can enter it's closing act.

 

FYI. Here's the back corner that's been trimmed. Not the side, but the lower left corner. 

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IMO that should not have received a PLOD. 

The trim was obviously not made to deceive.

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7 hours ago, gadzukes said:

IMO that should not have received a PLOD. 

The trim was obviously not made to deceive.

It's such an odd trim, I'm not sure why they even bothered. 

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