"slight": what does it mean for spine splits?
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On 4/10/2022 at 9:55 AM, Pantodude said:

In a "slight" purple label that says "spine split sealed," is there a max cumulative length for the sealed spine split(s)?  

It would help to see the actual label...  hm

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On 4/11/2022 at 11:17 AM, The Lions Den said:

It would help to see the actual label...  hm

The label I have in mind says "Slight (A)" and that restoration includes small amount of CT on cover and "spine splits sealed"

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On 4/11/2022 at 5:12 PM, Pantodude said:

The label I have in mind says "Slight (A)" and that restoration includes small amount of CT on cover and "spine splits sealed"

That helps a lot, thank you.

So of course, slight amateur would mean that the resto wasn't professionally done, so both the color touch and the spine splits would be the work of an amateur. That would usually mean the color touch was done with a marker of some sort and the spine splits were sealed with some type of common glue. The word "slight" should mean a fairly small amount of color touch and a fairly small amount of glue, but they don't usually put the length of the spine splits into the notes unless it's egregious. And of course, "splits" would mean there was more than one, which would often be more likely on a Golden Age comic, a square bound comic or on certain magazines with inherently weak spines. I'd expect the splits to be at the top and bottom of the spine, but I have seen books where the spines were split in different areas other than the top and bottom. 

I hope this helps...about the best I can do without actually seeing the book in person.  

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