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Collector ONLINE_209 private msg quote post Address this user




Can somebody tell me the difference between the one that says CC and the one that says UK another words does that mean one is from the US and one is from the UK . and hey sorry the pictures are not the greatest PS I'm talking about in the upper left corner where the green drawn rectangles are
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Collector manfred_spain private msg quote post Address this user
Newsstand versus direct edition. Newsstand has the lines in the barcode area and direct has the spidey head.
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Collector ONLINE_209 private msg quote post Address this user
@manfred_spain I know the bottom I'm talking about the upper left corner with the green rectangles
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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
@ONLINE_209 - Like @manfred_spain said. They go together (the upper and lower boxes) like peanut butter and jelly. Check out copies on ebay and you will see both versions.
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Collector KCBatmanFan private msg quote post Address this user
The CC is for Curtis Circulation, who distributed to newsstands. Since they are US only, they only have US pricing. Direct has both US and UK.
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Collector manfred_spain private msg quote post Address this user
The upper corner frame accompanies the different versions accordingly. Newstand has the cc version you mentioned and just the US price. Can't recall what cc stands for though. The direct version has the diamond price layout with US and UK prices..
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Collector ONLINE_209 private msg quote post Address this user
@esaravo so then the initials UK are irrelevant
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Collector ONLINE_209 private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks for the feedback from everybody I appreciate the info I tried to look it up on the internet and couldn't find the answer
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Collector ONLINE_209 private msg quote post Address this user
@esaravo @KCBatmanFan @manfred_spain thank you for your responses you learn something new everyday I did not know the two went together top and bottom I appreciate your help
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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
@ONLINE_209 - Hey, no problem, glad to help. A UK Edition looks like this:


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Collector ONLINE_209 private msg quote post Address this user
@manfred_spain by the way I want to apologize to you I didn't mean to sound like an idiot or was I trying to be rude to you in any shape or form
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Collector manfred_spain private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by ONLINE_209
@manfred_spain by the way I want to apologize to you I didn't mean to sound like an idiot or was I trying to be rude to you in any shape or form


No worries. I didn't take it that way at all. Glad to help.
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Collector Rafel private msg quote post Address this user
I have a couple of questions then.

I understand NEWSSTAND and DIRECT EDITION but I don't know if one is more valuable then the other and was NEWSSTAND copies sold in comic book stores and DIRECT EDITION sold in 7-11's and drug stores?
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Collector manfred_spain private msg quote post Address this user
Newsstand issues were sold in grocery stores and 7-11 type stores, and Direct edition books were only available initially in comic type shops.

Up until 2000 there isn't really a difference in value between newsstand and direct editions, but after 2000 the newsstand editions have a lower print run each year that goes by until they were no longer being sold. That creates some perceived extra value for those. The higher value, though, is to a smaller sub-set of collectors who collect newsstand editions.
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Collector Rafel private msg quote post Address this user
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Newsstand issues were sold in grocery stores and 7-11 type stores, and Direct edition books were only available initially in comic type shops.

Up until 2000 there isn't really a difference in value between newsstand and direct editions, but after 2000 the newsstand editions have a lower print run each year that goes by until they were no longer being sold. That creates some perceived extra value for those. The higher value, though, is to a smaller sub-set of collectors who collect newsstand editions.


Thank you for this. It's very helpful.
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Collector Doc_Cop private msg quote post Address this user
Manfred_Spain has certainly taken us to school and much appreciated, however I would disagree with the up until 2000 statement. Having owned a LCS, I would put the drastic difference of printed copies between newsstand and direct started in the early nineties. A good example is Spiderman #1 gold. Just my 2 cents...nuff said.
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COLLECTOR Studley_Dudley private msg quote post Address this user
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@ONLINE_209 - Hey, no problem, glad to help. A UK Edition looks like this:



That's a good looking book right there. So glad you guys are beating yourselves up for newsstands, so that it leaves the pence stuff cheaper for me
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Collector NoNoNoNoNoYes private msg quote post Address this user
Informative read:

http://www.bipcomics.com/showcase/Direct/index.php
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Doc_Cop
Manfred_Spain has certainly taken us to school and much appreciated, however I would disagree with the up until 2000 statement. Having owned a LCS, I would put the drastic difference of printed copies between newsstand and direct started in the early nineties. A good example is Spiderman #1 gold. Just my 2 cents...nuff said.


I was under the impression that the Spidey 1 Gold newsstand edition was a Wal-Mart Exclusive. I’d heard that somewhere, anyway.
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