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Cool books!
cool book. I have been thinking about getting some of these Tales but yet to pull trigger. Problem is if I start I'll want all of them.
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@Watcher awesome glad you are getting books that you like. Just be careful, it's a slippery slope when you start buying high grade GA. Once you buy one or two in high grade it will become like crack.
I know that of comic collecting and crack, that one of them is bad for ya, cant recall which one, lol.
Pretty soon you will pass on the 4.5s and 5.5s and want only higher grade stuff, which is a good thing. One you don't end up with 1000's of mid grade, which is a bear to store, and two you are going to gain more value on one high grade GA then you might on 10 lower grade.
Years ago I started refining my collection to higher grade, or if not high grade, then difficult to find books. Easier to store and fun knowing you have either the highest or second highest books in you collection, imho.
The bug has bitten you, lol. Smart thing is only tell the wife about every third book you buy. That way you don't end up on couch as much, enjoy. Lol


My theory has been to buy the 5.0-6.0s as you bet on many issues to go up vs just one expensive issue(as long as you are buying desirable issues). Most likely you can recoup your cost on a book you spent $100 or $150 on. But if that issue hits you can we the value triple, quadruple, etc.

Let's say you buy an issue for $3k and the value drops- that's rough for a collector with limited funding.

The key is to learn what people want- I found the more grotesque, outrageous or salacious the cover the more chance it's going to have high desirability. Also look at how common the issue is by using both Gerber and eBay as a guide to how many issues are out there.
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My entire collection, with the exception of a few titles, consists
of 4.0's to 6.0's.

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My entire collection, with the exception of a few titles, consists
of 4.0's to 6.0's.

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yes I think I saw a thread of yours. You have some cool books. We have similiar tastes.
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My entire collection, with the exception of a few titles, consists
of 4.0's to 6.0's.

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yes I think I saw a thread of yours. You have some cool books. We have similiar tastes.


Thank you...if you get a chance take a quick look at THE PARK AVENUE
COLLECTION thread...I've posted quite a few 4.0's & 6.0's.

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My entire collection, with the exception of a few titles, consists
of 4.0's to 6.0's.

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yes I think I saw a thread of yours. You have some cool books. We have similiar tastes.


Thank you...if you get a chance take a quick look at THE PARK AVENUE
COLLECTION thread...I've posted quite a few 4.0's & 6.0's.

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yes I had checked it out. We have many of the same books. Very cool collection. How many books do you have, you must have a grip of books?
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@Sagii @martymann @Watcher so I went through a couple short boxes and pulled out a bunch of 60 four color and golden age boos to send in next week. Here are a few I thought you would like. These are all pretty high grade obscure esoteric books. I'll be pressing amd cleaning them this weekend...all weekend if I hope to get them all done. Lol. Here is four color #44 & #101.

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and Four Teeners #34 (#1)
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Now this says Comics revue vol 1 #5, however inside cover says Gordo Comics volume 1 #1. Not to mention it's a rarely seen book. I have only seen a couple and they were Vg- at best. Not sure we're this one will rank when I'm done with it.


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1942 #nn. Only real flaw is a minor color break bottom left cover, but should still get a nice grade.


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#5 (#1)


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Firehair #1


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Tiny Tot comics #1 & #2



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And last one for the night.
Boy Explorers #1
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@Sagii @martymann @Watcher so I went through a couple short boxes and pulled out a bunch of 60 four color and golden age boos to send in next week. Here are a few I thought you would like. These are all pretty high grade obscure esoteric books. I'll be pressing amd cleaning them this weekend...all weekend if I hope to get them all done. Lol. Here is four color #44 & #101.

These are cool. Never seen them before. The strip/series still has a rabid following.
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And last one for the night.
Boy Explorers #1
Love me some Harveys. You've got EC's, Fiction House (which is fore right now), and obscure stuff there. Can't wait to see the pressing and eventual grades.
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great stuff !!
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@Watcher @Sagii here is another book you rarely see. Cgc doesn't have one in their census. This one is pretty nice with the glasses attached.

There is a crappy copy on Ebay and the seller notes, the glasses are missing in his description and goes on to say he thinks the 3-d glasses were stapled to a random page in the book. Which tells me he must have holes somewhere in the pages. The truth is they are attached to the binding like every other 3-d comic of the era.
Crazy thing is the comic is by Star publishing, but was apparently manufactured with a pair of St. John 3-d glasses.

Does anyone know if Star and St.John were partner companies?

Western Fighters 3-D #1
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@earthshaker01 Jubilee and St. John were partners ( or Jubilee maybe morphed into St. John). Not sure about Star.
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@Sagii maybe star didn't want to create their own glasses and it was easier to just buy some from St. John, who knows. Steve hadn't seen this issue with glasses attached, hell I don't think anyone has.
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Thats awesome
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My wife surprised me this year ...(certified blue 9.0, OW/W)




Occasionally a subtle hint works wonders!

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My wife surprised me this year ...(certified blue 9.0, OW/W)




Occasionally a subtle hint works wonders!

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Wow! Nice book.

I'd be shocked as hell if I got that from my wife. I'm single and I'd wonder who was posing as my wife.
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My wife surprised me this year ...(certified blue 9.0, OW/W)




Occasionally a subtle hint works wonders!

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Great pick up Cat!
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@Sagii just picked another 60 high grade to go in next week. Mostly four color file copies. Some with the rarer alternate back covers. I'll post a few pic's after I press them amd clean if needed.
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My wife surprised me this year ...(certified blue 9.0, OW/W)




Occasionally a subtle hint works wonders!

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What a way to end the year. With that kind of gift at years end you might want to pull a Rip Van Winkle/20, and see what's in store a year from now. Seriously that is one awesome book!
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Creepy curtain fellow!
Happy New Years all!
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Creepy curtain fellow!
Happy New Years all!


Great romance book, with a hint of conflict in the making.
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I should have been up last night at the stroke of midnight to post this book. Captain Midnight did rule the air waves for a few years as the cover blurb suggets, from the late 30's to 1949.


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He sure was!




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