Silver Surfer #4

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Posted: September 12, 2014

Silver Surfer #4

Square bound with heavy rippling along top edge of front and back cover.  Slight warps and dents elsewhere.  Soiling on back cover, light dry cleaning using erasures in white areas.  Gentle humidification to relax covers, cold pressing, then some very light heat press.  Slight rippling remained since I did not want to pancake the cover. Beautiful color and gloss!

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Amazing Spiderman #3

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Posted: September 12, 2014

Amazing Spiderman #3
Wow this was a tricky one...very warped and cockled.  Needed to be extra careful manipulating cover and interior pages so that all could rest flat.  Extra pressure would crush this book so repeated slight humidification did the trick and very little heat.  Not a bad grade for sure!

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Target 7 Conservation

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Posted: September 12, 2014

Target 7 Conservation

Great candidate for my conservation services.  Kept it simple and structural via client's request.  Front cover split at 1/3rd off the bottom.  Spine almost de-tached, hanging on in a couple of places.  Needed to clean, press cover very carefully under humidification to relax all folds and small flaps so that paper could be prepared for mending.  Spine mended using thin Japanese tissue and archival adhesive for structural support.  Edge tears mended using heat set tissue which imbues itself onto the interior of cover.  Large tear across cover mended using stronger Japanese tissue and archival adhesive to sustain hold and prevent any warping.  Interior pages very warped and creased at top right edge.  Paper was a bit dry and fragile so once each page was indivicually pressed and spine roll removed, interior was de-acidified so that acid deterioration will now be at rest.  NO COLOR TOUCH on cover.  Restored cover re-assembled using original staples and book pressed intact.  Beautiful artwork, beautiful colors, stable, secure, happy for retirement!  

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The Flash 106, 122 and 109

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Posted: September 9, 2014

The Flash 106, 122 and 109

Some nice DC Flashes...with those nasty spine dents and creases.  See the results yourself!  Very rewarding and lovely books.

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Showcase 22 and Strange Tales 110

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Posted: September 9, 2014

Showcase 22 and Strange Tales 110

Nice book, supple and off white pages.  Weak spine but able to sustain a thorough pressing.  All creases and dings removed from egdes and back of cover cleaned up nicely.  ST 110 was a rag but I was able to clean and press it out nicely.  Solid book with nice pages, cover redeemed itself.

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