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FF #45............this one works!

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Ok, I just signed onto another web host for a small fee.

 

Again, here's my FF 45, one of my favorite Silver FF books. I've graded it acording to my personal standards, but welcome opinions.

 

The pic was taken with a digital camera and enlarged, so it's a little fuzzy. But the lighting on it dosen't hide much. I'm going to put a bunch of books on ebay soon, so i'd also like to know if you think a pic like this would make a good auction pic.

 

BTW Donut, thanks for the offer.

 

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A few very minor spine stresses, with only 1 breaking color.

1 crease along the binding near the bottom staple.

Pages are cream to off-white.

 

Other than that, the book is solid. I grade it as a VF+ which, if anything is a little tight. Unless you look closely, it has the appearance of a higher grade. I'll experiment with different ways of taking pics to get a clearer image.

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I've gotten a couple of PM's already, but feel free to make an offer.

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Ok, pic changed. I used the flash on this one, and changed some other settings.

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Any raw ASM books I have are not currently for sale. And if they're 9.4 or higher, I'd send them to CGC.

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Is the pic that bad?

 

If you are talking about using this kind of pic for an auction then it is not good. If you are going to be listing mid/high grade silver age books I would definatly use a scanner to generate your auction pics. Digital cameras are just not any good for close up detailed pics of this nature.

If you don't already have a scanner invest in one, you will get more bids on your auctions with high quality scans and the scanner will pay for itself.

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>If you don't already have a scanner invest in one, you will get more bids on your >auctions with high quality scans and the scanner will pay for itself.

 

Yep true...I finally broke down and got a new scanner a week or so ago. Now I can post pics of my books on my auctions, and it has raised the amount of bids on EBay about 20% or so.

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If u were taking a pic of a white covered silver Marvel like DD 1 or Avengers 4, the flash from the camera would make the cover look whiter & perhaps glossier (depending on the angle) than it is for eBay purposes. Lots of HP Scanners available under $100.

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Yep. Getting a scanner is no problem, I'm just frustrated because I spent some $$$$ buying a digital camera. It'll have to do for now, at least until I start selling regularly on ebay. I'll just have to grade properly I guess. grin.gif

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Looks 8.5/9.0 range depending on what we can't see...top staple looks indented and maybe a little wear on right edge as well as spine...

 

Great book, great cover. Personally I love how Triton is depicted on this one - guess they decided to give him a face and body lift, huh? laugh.gif

 

Dan

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