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Collector Madman private msg quote post Address this user
Hello all, I am new to the grading and slab process. I have been collecting since I was a kid. My question is: Can autographed comics be "pressed and cleaned" without the risk of damaging the autographs? I have a lot of books autographed since way before the grading companies opened for business. Most of them with their respective COAs. I really want to get them cleaned, graded and slabbed. Thank you for your time.
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Collector GanaSoth private msg quote post Address this user
@Madman Welcome to the forums!
Yes, comics that have autographs can be cleaned without worrying about it damaging the integrity of the signature. When they clean & press they "dry clean" and do not dip the comics in solution. That would be more among the lines of conservation or preserving.

PS: CGC will not care if you have COAs. If they don't witness the signature first hand, it will not get a signature series slab.
CBCS on the other hand is far superior & offers Signature Verification services.
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Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
Yes.
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
@Madman welcome!!!!

Yes, signed comics can be pressed and cleaned. If signatures were not witness by CBCS or CGC (after a certain date I believe) then you'll get a red/verified label....assuming the signature passes verification. COAs are inconsequential.
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Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Madman
Hello all, I am new to the grading and slab process. I have been collecting since I was a kid. My question is: Can autographed comics be "pressed and cleaned" without the risk of damaging the autographs? I have a lot of books autographed since way before the grading companies opened for business. Most of them with their respective COAs. I really want to get them cleaned, graded and slabbed. Thank you for your time.
You might be careful with pencil signatures and to notate them accordingly when submitting as anything done with pencil can be removed....although a good cleaner can work around it
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Collector Madman private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks to all, all the signatures were done in gold or silver pens, sharpies, and paint pens used by the artists. Any suggestions on a good company for the press and clean job? I will keep my COAs when submitting them for grading. I read somewhere that they are not necessary but good to have. Thanks again
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@Madman There might be issue with the ones signed with paint pens. They behave differently than sharpie
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Collector CaptainCanuck private msg quote post Address this user
@Madman

If you are comfortable with the turn-around-time, you may want to employ CBCS’s “in-house” pressing service.
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Collector Madman private msg quote post Address this user
My books have been kept in a large pelican case since the early 90's. I don't mind the turn around time. I replaced the bags and boards every 8 to 10 years to keep them protected.
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Collector HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
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Thanks to all, all the signatures were done in gold or silver pens, sharpies, and paint pens used by the artists. Any suggestions on a good company for the press and clean job? I will keep my COAs when submitting them for grading. I read somewhere that they are not necessary but good to have. Thanks again


Many turn to Avery Pressing. I have not had any books pressed, but only hear how good the Avery service is.
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Collector CatCovers private msg quote post Address this user
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Many turn to Avery Pressing. I have not had any books pressed, but only hear how good the Avery service is.


Josh Avery does good work, and the TAT is usually two or three weeks.
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Collector Madman private msg quote post Address this user
Hello again and thanks to everyone helping me out with this. I am getting all my books ready to send them to CBCS for pressing, cleaning, verify signatures, graded and slabbed. My las question is: The VSP price says $25/book and $15 for additional signature. Does that mean if one of my books is signed by 2 persons it's $40, 3 persons $55 and so on for each book? Thanks to all in advance.
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Collector GanaSoth private msg quote post Address this user
Yep.
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