Is it worth pressing/cleaning this FF#1
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This is a photo of an FF1 just prior to having it graded a week ago. It was a raw book I had put away for 20 years. I purchased it originally in a Fortress and that’s how it was stored. It graded out as a 7.0 with white/owl pages. I didn’t have any pressing or cleaning done. Would appreciate some of you to weigh in on if it was you, would you resubmit it with pressing and cleaning? 

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10 hours ago, fishpaul said:

This is a photo of an FF1 just prior to having it graded a week ago. It was a raw book I had put away for 20 years. I purchased it originally in a Fortress and that’s how it was stored. It graded out as a 7.0 with white/owl pages. I didn’t have any pressing or cleaning done. Would appreciate some of you to weigh in on if it was you, would you resubmit it with pressing and cleaning? 

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A back scan and graders notes would help get a better answer

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Here are the graders notes as well if this helps,

Grader Notes:
crease left top of back cover
indent bottom of front cover
light crease left center of back cover”

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Here are the graders notes as well if this helps,

Grader Notes:
crease left top of back cover
indent bottom of front cover
light crease left center of back cover”

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49 minutes ago, theCapraAegagrus said:

Yes.

Co-signed

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What are the risks for me of having this book pressed and cleaned? Does the cleaning brighten up all the whites? 

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Give that sucker a bath and have an elephant sit on it for heaven sake! I foresee 8.0 potential....

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If you had this dry cleaned and pressed by the "right professional" I can see this achieving an 8.5

That is about a $60,000 increase in value from a 7.0 to an 8.5

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44 minutes ago, faster friends said:

Also could pop a staple and go down.

Hence, get the "right professional" who knows how to assess a book properly prior to work being done instead 

of Facebook advice of "give it a bath and have an elephant sit on it" 

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The book is really nice! congrats! looking close at the color breaks , tanning and the back cover i would not think it could get a 8.5.  I think a 7.5 could be possible looking at it quickly, not in hand. just an opinion. congrats again!

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Press that baby!!!  CCS has done an amazing job with my books. I’m shocked at some of their results.  

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I would send it to CCS. Let them handle it, but I would think with those notes a press would be helpful. 

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Really nice looking copy---congratulations! ^^

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You're leaving money on the table (someone else will jump at the chance to do it, after buying it cheap from you).

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