Just Pressing

As a cost effective guideline, books should be worth at least $500 in their present condition.

Pre-screen charges:  minimum of $5 and any book valued above $1000 will be 1% of FMV which will be rolled into pressing charges.  There is also a $10 charge to crack books out of CGC slabbed holders and $10/book per submission to CGC.  Multiple copies of books to CGC:  $10 plus $5/each additional.

Photography documentation - $25/book

Quick 7-10 day turnaround for high priced items - additional $100 or wait 4-6 weeks.

Cleaning involves simple, very light dry erasure in white areas of book, front and back covers within CGC/CBCS guidelines for Universal Label. Pressing involves local and intact pressing on covers and interior pages. 

Golden, Silver and some Bronze Age Books.

Service Fee

       Up to 5 books: $25

       Add $5/bk for each over 5

$500 - $1000         $50/bk
$1000 - $3000         $150/bk
$3001 - $7000         $225/bk
$7001 - $25,000         3% FMV
Over $25K         To be discussed
Slab Crack         $10/bk     
Rush (1-2 weeks)         $100/bk          


All work is performed by me.  Critical attention to detail for cleaning and pressing.

Owners receive 20% discount on grading fee to CGC and pay for postage both ways to CGC.

Contact via email or phone for any further questions. 

susan@therestorationlab.com / 617 974-1125