Cover was washed, Leaf-casted, and some tear repairs. While the casted paper is more functional than cosmetic, grading company’s consider the pieces added as restoration. We hope they will eventually change their mind. 🙂
1st Annuals are always a blast, check it out! We are at table H6. We will be offering FREE restoration checks, and free grading, limit 5 books.
Visit EugeneComicCon.com for more information.
It’s been a while, very busy summer, I should start calling it pressing of the month, but I am always optimistic. I usually post older books not because I don’t do moderns, or they don’t yield results, but mostly because they don’t have major defects that show well in pictures. This Preacher #1 is a great example of how even moderns can be pressed properly, and removing serious defects. I was praying these creases would come out, and it worked!
I have restored much worse off books than this Brave & Bold #28, but this book was not without its challenges. The tape on back cover was tough, requiring aggression to the point the black inks ran. Front cover had a few small pieces missing, two tough colors to match since they were made up of dots.
This copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 looked pretty good but suffered from some minor water damage which left its front cover wavy and covered with small wrinkles. These defects however make it an excellent candidate for pressing as there is only structural warping to the paper (no colour loss or missing pieces)!
After a quick & affordable pressing by yours truly both the appearance & grade certainly improved. Click on the images below to take a closer look at the results.
We will once again be at the Portland Comic Con on January 19th, 20th, and 21st 2016.
You can find more info about the show on the official WWP website.
This major key, the first appearance of Starman, had no where to go but up. It had been restored by an amateur a long time ago so it graded at an aproximate 1.5 extensive amateur which is almost worse case senerio.
Work performed was remove old restoration, wash cover and pages, leaf cast the cover and the first page, color touch cover and first page, clean staples and a final pressing.