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Collector Puckster private msg quote post Address this user
I picked up a copy of Hulk 181 for a song years ago. I knew the Marvel Stamp was cut when I purchased it. When it came in I realized it was missing the bottom staple. Upon closer examination I could see it only had one staple hole. It doesn't appear that it was ever actually stapled.
I know that the cutting of the stamp will effect the grade. I'm just wondering what the staple issue may do to it? How would it be noted? Would this be considered a printing error?
I included a picture of the top staple in tact and the stamp cut out.





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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
@Puckster - If there are no holes to the cover or interior pages, there would be no grade deduction and the slab would state "1-staple, manufacturing." I have books like that, and I even have a book with double staples!
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
are we sure these aren't staple holes?


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Joined The Club Steverogers11 private msg quote post Address this user
Kinda looks that way
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Collector Puckster private msg quote post Address this user
Like I said, it has one staple hole. That is all the way through. That's the one that is circled on the bottom. The top circle is a divot. It looks like if there had been a staple there, that was where the tip folded into the paper. It's missing the second staple hole, though. I tried to take the best pictures I could with a measuring tape. The definite hole and the other are not the same distance apart as the top staple. Also, the second hole does not exist at any other part of the book except for the centerfold. Also, as you can see, it's not a pronounced in this picture.



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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
@Puckster ok, so only one hole all the way through....that's unusual for sure...interesting.
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Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
You have a book with a missing value stamp and a missing staple. Even if the bottom was miss-stapled, it was stapled and that staple is no longer there. It's not a book manufactured with one staple.
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Collector Puckster private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by GAC
@Puckster ok, so only one hole all the way through....that's unusual for sure...interesting.


Exactly! Thus the reason for my question.
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Collector cyrano0521 private msg quote post Address this user
Missing stamp is a 0.5 grade - usually, so the staple doesn’t matter. If you send it to cgc for a qualified label, the missing staple will affect the grade. Never sent a perfect book other than staple to find out grade.
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Collector Puckster private msg quote post Address this user
I figured if I ever did send it in, I would send it for a qualified label. I just didn't know about the missing staple with one hole.
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
CBCS missing value stamp with a 1.5 grade.





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Collector Nchatzi7 private msg quote post Address this user
I ve seen enough books with only one staple, its not rare. But your book missing the value stamp is the real problem of this issue..
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Collector GeeWiz private msg quote post Address this user
Maybe I misread but I thought he said that single hole was only present at the centerfold and nowhere else, so it's not right through the book.
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Collector Puckster private msg quote post Address this user
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Maybe I misread but I thought he said that single hole was only present at the centerfold and nowhere else, so it's not right through the book.

The one hole is all the way through. What was pointed out as being a possible second hole is only at the centerfold.
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I ve seen enough books with only one staple, its not rare. But your book missing the value stamp is the real problem of this issue..

Yeah, I was just wondering if something I know is bad is even worse. If that makes any sense.
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