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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
Darrin, in your last photo, it looks to me like a red marker was used along the spine about five or six times to hide some stress marks.
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Collector Watcher private msg quote post Address this user
ah...yes...I see it I expected it to stand out brightly. I also suspect the same was done for the purple. If that's all that exists...can it be removed with ease and at a reasonable cost?
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and I assume they would have to locate and remove it all no matter the amount or it'd still come back purple..right?
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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
You would have to talk to someone in that field. Unless it was a relatively easy fix [which it never is, at least for me) I would just accept the fact that there’s color touch and either keep the book the way it is or get rid of it (sell or trade). I remember seeing a key SA book for sale that someone scrapped all the color touched areas off. It looked terrible - like a mouse had chewed off pieces of the cover. But it had the Blue label.
Personally, I think as prices on older books increase, there will be more of a willingness for some collectors, especially newer collectors, to purchase restored books. I have seen numerous restored GA comics and SA keys sell in auctions at prices that are in the range of 50% or more compared to unrestored copies.
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COLLECTOR conditionfreak private msg quote post Address this user
A straight 8 costs about $900-$1000

How much are you willing to put into this book to get it to a Universal 5.0?
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@conditionfreak....not a cent. But if it stays an 8 or the other flaws are bends and a press keeps it an 8, then a couple hundred bucks to remove color touch, press and re-grade/ship may be worth it.

IF it can all be done for a couple hundred..and done right .
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