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Rusty staple (And migration) affect on grade5096

Collector QuaBrot private msg quote post Address this user
Can anyone give me either policy or experience with what affect a rusty staple has on the grade of a comic.

Specifically I have a key Bronze Age book that is beautiful except the top staple has rust and a rust stain around the bottom part of the staple. Let's say it's a 9.4 without the rust/migration.

Thanks!
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Collector Darkga private msg quote post Address this user
I had a silver age book that got a 9.4 with "slight rust on top staple" and no migration, but that was with CGC.
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Collector Homer private msg quote post Address this user
A picture of the defect goes a long ways towards a quality accurate response. It’s like saying I have a high grade comic with a crease, now what does it grade.

With rust migration, what does the centerfold look like. That’s a critical part of grading a book with rusty staples.
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Originally Posted by Homer
A picture of the defect goes a long ways towards a quality accurate response. It’s like saying I have a high grade comic with a crease, now what does it grade.

With rust migration, what does the centerfold look like. That’s a critical part of grading a book with rusty staples.


No migration at centerfold, nor do I see any anywhere else in the book.

Attaching pictures front and back (stain is evident)

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Collector Homer private msg quote post Address this user
That rust migration is pretty severe. I’d drop it to 8.0 range. Thanks for the image.
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Collector Homer private msg quote post Address this user
The book does look to be in the 9.4 range without the rust migration.
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
That staple needs to be pulled and/or cleaned, otherwise its only going to get worse from here.

I had a 6.0 book move UP to 6.5 after dry cleaning out rust migration from a slightly rusted staple. The book looked worse, as there was a bit of ink missing after the clean (had to be done). Kind of like restoration, no matter the cost to presentation its usually better to just remove it.
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
8.5 is probably the best you can hope for, but, roll them bones if you can! Then let us know. Had a 9.4 but I sold it, I personally like the 199 cover better for my wall.
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