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Collector Magellan private msg quote post Address this user
Quick question: How much of a grade bump would it give by adding a detached cover to a coverless comic?

Follow-up question: Does anyone out there A) have only the cover to House of Secrets 92, and B) want to sell it? 😜
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Collector CaptainCanuck private msg quote post Address this user
Uncertain of the exact increase in grade, however it would have a "Married" notation on the label.

Edited.
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Collector Magellan private msg quote post Address this user
No problem with the restored label here! I just don't particularly want to grade it coverless.
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Collector Mef private msg quote post Address this user
Grats on your book! I wish you luck on finding a cover!
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I don't get one shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magellan
No problem with the restored label here! I just don't particularly want to grade it coverless.


FYI married isnt considered restored. Just marked married. I would imagine because you arent adding anything foreign to "restore" the book; you're adding original content
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Collector Magellan private msg quote post Address this user
@Mef thanks!!!
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Collector Magellan private msg quote post Address this user
@shrewbeer Thanks for the input! I was curious about that since I would essentially be adding a cover from a different book. Wasn't sure if that was enough to warrant a restored label.

Are there services that would marry the two or would it be better to just leave it as a detached cover?

Wishful thinking this all is, of course. It's gonna be a long road to find a cover, I'd wager.
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
I have a graded married, it got a 3.0. I also have a graded cover less. It got a NG
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Collector jrs private msg quote post Address this user
There are companies that can do the work. I believe Hero Restoration is one. I've never used them but others have said good things about them.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
From what I've seen, a coverless book can get a .3 grade.

Someone posted a detached cover, Hulk #1 that came back with a 1.8 grade.

I'm curious to know if the 3.0 @doog is referring to had the married cover attached? I'd assume so.
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Collector Magellan private msg quote post Address this user
@doog That's what I'm afraid of! I'd much rather go for the higher grade if I can.
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Collector Magellan private msg quote post Address this user
@jrs Thanks!! I'll definitely look them up if I can track down the cover : )
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Collector Magellan private msg quote post Address this user
@00slim I'm going to assume you're right. Depending on the cost to reattach, it could definitely be worth the bump from a 1.8 to a 3.0!
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
It was attached by me, and the label says married. I would post a picture but I am replacing the flooring in my entire house and everything is deeply buried.
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
It's an Uncanny Tales 26. Found the cover less on EBay. Used the cover less staples, the cover got new staple holes to match the cover less locations. Turned out good looking, and I felt the cover was worthy of a slab
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
Going with a hickory floor by the way, dramatic!
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Collector Magellan private msg quote post Address this user
@doog That's awesome! Did you use the original staples and put them back in manually or use new staples?

Clearly, though, you have more important things to attend to, so... no rush. I just redid three of my rooms a few months ago so I know how much of a headache it can be!
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Collector Magellan private msg quote post Address this user
@doog Nice! Real wood or laminate?
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
Real wood. I used the staples from the cover less, carefully straightened and removed them , then matched and used a pin through the cover less holes through the cover to get the right spots on the cover. I should add something else regarding grading. When I started collecting just 3 years ago, I sent a couple golden age books in to that other company, one had 1 detached cover, and one had a detached centerfold. Both came back with neither defect noted, and higher grades than expected. Couldn't tell once they were stabbed, but I know.
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Collector Magellan private msg quote post Address this user
@doog Good to know! I dot trust my skill or dexterity to undertake an operation like that by myself. I'd probably do a lot more damage than good!
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Collector 50AE_DE private msg quote post Address this user
Wouldn't the grade really depend on the condition of the married cover? I would think it would go from a .3 (coverless) to whatever the condition of the new cover with a notation of being married.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
Yes, I think he was just wondering about the range of what could be the potential grade jump. The condition of the cover is a huge factor.
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Collector Magellan private msg quote post Address this user
@50AE_DE That's fair. Of course, you're right. The overall grade would largely depend on the quality of the individual pieces. I mainly just wondered if there was a large deduction for a joined or married cover.
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They're all NM+ conditionfreak private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magellan
@doog Nice! Real wood or laminate?


I recently did my entire first floor in Bamboo, except tiled the bathroom. Some work for sure.

Remember, measure twice and cut once.
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Collector Magellan private msg quote post Address this user
@conditionfreak Shit, I had that backwards. No wonder it took me so long...
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
It's gonna be tough tracking down a loose cover for that book, but add an alert to your e-bay account & you might luck out. Rooting for ya, bud.
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Collector Magellan private msg quote post Address this user
@00slim good call! I'll do that right now. Thanks!
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Collector 50AE_DE private msg quote post Address this user
@Magellan

I don't think there would be a deduction for adding a cover since you're increasing the eye appeal of a coverless book.
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Collector Magellan private msg quote post Address this user
@50AE_DE That's can I'm hoping for, though, this is purely hypothetical at the moment.
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Collector nikki666666 private msg quote post Address this user
What colour label would a married cover get given? Still blue??
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