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What does CBCS "Conserved" Label mean?2816

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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
says on the picture - "Amateur conservation includes cover reinforced with glue" - so not restored but stopped from further degredation
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how does one glue a cover?


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Hey Kaptainmyke, standing O for that!
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if I was going to do it I would put mylar of something to protect the inner pages and then basically smooth on thin layers of glue so that they penetrated and stiffened the cover only. Or alternatively spray a fine mist of glue like a mounting glue used for prints etc. - let it dry and tada! Stiff cover that will not get damaged easily
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Conservation is any of a number of techniques which are designed to halt or slow further degradation of the comic. It it not considered restoration because it does not improve the comic's appearance.
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So this is from CGC but I'd imagine it would more or less apply to CBCS as well:


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Originally Posted by CGC

Conservation Repairs
Conservation repairs are performed with the intent of preserving the structural or chemical integrity of a comic book using professional techniques and materials. It excludes aesthetic repairs such as color touch and piece fill. All conserved grades must satisfy the CGC quality scale of "A" and quantity scale of "1".

Tear seals
Spine split seals
Reinforcement
Piece reattachment
Some cover or interior cleaning (water or solvent)
Staples cleaned or replaced
Some leaf casting
De-acidification


Materials Used for Conservation Repairs:

Rice paper
Wheat glue
Vintage staples
Archival tape



The Quality/Quantity metrics they reference are as follows:

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Originally Posted by CGC

Quality (Aesthetic) Scale – (Determined by materials used and visual quality of work)

A (Excellent)

- Material used: rice paper, wheat paste, acrylic or water color, leafcasting
- Color match near perfect, no bleed through
- Piece fill seamless and correct thickness
- No fading, excessive whiteness, ripples, cockling, or ink smudges from cover or interior cleaning
- Book feels natural
- Near perfect staple alignment, or replaced exactly as they were
- Filled edges cut to look natural and even
- Cleaned staples or staples replaced with vintage staples
- Married cover/pages match in size and page quality. Professionally attached


Quantity Scale – (Determined primarily by extent of piece fill and color touch)

1 (Slight)

- All conservation work, re-glossing, interior lightening, piece fill no more than size of two bindery chips, light color touch in small areas like spine stress, corner crease or bindery chip fill. Married cover or interior pages/wraps (if other work is present)
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