How do I grade corner damage? (Comic Book Forums)
I have two Silver Surfer #50 chrome embossed covers with corner damage, as well as a Shadowhawk #1 with a cardstock and chrome cover with the same type of damage. I’m not sure if they’re flakes, tears, or something else. Tenzil: Cardstock covers are difficult to judge when it comes to minor damage like that. Remember, KlyufffdBn loves you, baby.
What is VG in comics?
A VG copy may have an accumulation of minor defects or one or two major ones, but it does not have enough total defects to reduce eye appeal to the point where it is no longer a desirable copy. A VG copy may have an accumulation of minor defects or one or two major ones.
What grade is Vfn?
VERY FINE (VFN) For American comics, only the tiniest spine wear at the top or bottom but no cover marks, tears, or prominent creases (perhaps 2mm and difficult to spot); the pages can be creamy or off-white but not yellowing, and the page edges are not darker.
What is foxing in comic books?
“Foxing” is a deterioration process that causes spots and browning on old paper documents such as books, postage stamps, and certificates, and is named after the fox-like reddish-brown color of the stains or the rust chemical ferric oxide that may be involved.
Is CGC a good grade?
CGC has a good reputation, and there have been no major problems with their grading. According to anecdotal evidence from several collectors, CGC has extremely strict grading standards, and their Pristine 10 rating is comparable to Beckett’s Black Label.
Does CGC grading increase value?
A CGC graded issue can sell for three to four times the price of a raw book in the same grade, depending on the scarcity and popularity of the book.
Is Mint better than good?
Excellent Condition: Very clean, may have minor wear, dings, scratches, or finish cracks, but otherwise very close to new condition. Mint Condition: When we say mint, we mean mint. No wear, like new out of the box.
What does LP condition mean?
Lichen planus (LP) is a non-infectious skin condition that causes an itchy rash on the skin or inside the mouth. The cause is unknown, but it could be due to an allergy or an immune reaction. It affects 2% of the world’s population.
What is the most expensive comic book?
The issue of Action Comics #1, which sold for 10 cents when it was released in 1938, has now sold for a record $3.25 million (u00a32.8 million), making it the world’s most valuable comic book.
What grade is very fine?
VERY FINE / NEARMINT 9.0 to 7.5 A VERY FINE comic book has been read a few times and has been handled with care; these grades allow for a few more flaws than higher grades, but it is still a very collectible copy.
What does a 7.0 comic book look like?
Only the tiniest spine wear at the top or bottom of American comics, but no cover marks, tears, or prominent creases (perhaps 2mm and difficult to spot), and pages that are creamy or off-white but not yellowing, and no darker page edges.
Is foxing a Mould?
Mold and metal contaminants in paper cause foxing, which appears as brown, yellow, or red stains on the paper, usually in spidery spots or blotches.
Can foxing be removed?
Foxing can be effectively treated without harming the paper’s support or pigments; however, to completely remove foxing, you’ll need to use a conservation-grade bleaching agent.
How do you sanitize comics?
The Comic Book Dry Cleaning Process
- Step One: Remove Layer of Residue with Cotton Round
- If there is a stain on a comic book cover or page, it may be mostly contained at the surface.
- Step Two: Remove Stain with Eraser Pad.
- Step Three: Smooth and Finish the Job with Putty.