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|When I posted this in another thread, someone pointed out some discoloration on the front and wondered if it was rust. I figured I would take a closer look, and then I decided I'm no expert on staples so I would just ask what everyone thought. I'll put my impression after the pics.
Looking at the staples specifically, it's a little weird because the book is miswrapped. I'm not even sure the staples are near where the stains are on the front cover. But I don't see anything on the interior, like the centerfold, and the staples themselves look ok. It doesn't look restapled but I'm no expert.
For overall grade, I would give the book an A for America (or Avengers). Otherwise I was thinking in the 3-4 range, with 4 being maybe a little optimistic and 3.5 being maybe more accurate. It's really a nice looking book until you get to the back with the writing, tape, and chip out of the edge.
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I’m no expert, but that book looks very much like my Avengers 16 and 17.
My 16 is a 3.0 and the 17 is 3.5.
Just from what I can see, I’d say 3.5 to 4.0.
Either way, that’s a great book to have!
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|Could be discoloration from old tape that was unnecessary and dried up and fell off? Or it could be stains from a book that was stored next to it with issues (stacked, both unbagged) and there was a transfer to your book?
PS - Nice pickup!
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|Looks like ancient tape, not rust to me, far better. Keys can go higher it seems, maybe a 4?|
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|This picture seems to be most telling of rusty staples....
I don't know the grade penalty one gets for rusty staples but if we exclude that part for now, this book looks like a 4.5 maaaaybe a 5.0.
The biggest detractors are the staples and writing.
It's a nice looking book!!
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