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Grading Help Needed

Spine tear/bindery tear/spine wear6091

Collector hockeymonkey605 private msg quote post Address this user
Hey all. Just curious how you’d define this type of defect. These thicker books are harder for me to deduce what’s acceptable. Would it be a bindery tear? Could you have this in the 9.4 range?

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Collector CaptainCanuck private msg quote post Address this user
Looks to be graded already. Do you have access to the grader’s notes?
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Collector antoniofett private msg quote post Address this user
I think you could possibly get a 9.4 if that's the only defect with the book I think I have one that's a 9.6 and all it has is a little bit a spine ware

That's just my two cents I could be wrong
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Collector CopperAgeKids private msg quote post Address this user
I see a blunted corner , an abrasion with paper loss and some stress lines with color breaking spine ticks.

That is way beyond a bindery tear.

The biding looks to be ripped off/absent altogether, where a bindery tear would normally be located.
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Collector hockeymonkey605 private msg quote post Address this user
The notes just say tiny edge & corner wear and some spine wear. The huge white line in the pic is a reflection. It’s not a spine tic
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Collector ZosoRocks private msg quote post Address this user
I would call the edge wear as such with light "feathering'. The latter description could be wrong. I call it that or fraying.

For the corner call - I'd call it rounded instead of blunt.

Some call the wear different things, but usually it is still wear of some sort that caused a deduction of points.

Grade reduction depends upon depth of wear (i.e. 'color breaking' is deeper than a bend that does not break the color.

Good luck.
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Collector ZosoRocks private msg quote post Address this user
Corner wear....automatic drop in grade to 9.0 or less.
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