Grading a 2nd print woodgrain
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:25 pm 
 

Im trying to grade a 2nd print woodgrain.

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The set is complete and the books look unused. Some very light staple rust.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:27 pm 
 

From what I can see the box appears to be Good to Good- but more pictures would clarify matters. This assumes there are no breaks in the box.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:36 pm 
 

stratochamp wrote in Grading a 2nd print woodgrain:From what I can see the box appears to be Good to Good- but more pictures would clarify matters. This assumes there are no breaks in the box.


The box  is solid with the most wear at the top. No torn corners, just some concavity at the top with the visible crease. Looks like this has been on a shelf for 44 years with the top exposed and perhaps some things put on the top causing the wear and concavity. Ill take more scans.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:21 pm 
 

stratochamp wrote in Grading a 2nd print woodgrain:From what I can see the box appears to be Good to Good- but more pictures would clarify matters. This assumes there are no breaks in the box.


With the stains and creases, I would rate it as Fair.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:03 pm 
 

MadCatUSA wrote in Grading a 2nd print woodgrain:
With the stains and creases, I would rate it as Fair.


I can't see that with the box having solid corners. Is there an explanation of the grades somewhere? Coming from a Comic Book background fair encompases quite a bit of damage, and even good meant quite a damaged comic.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:59 pm 
 

You have The Acaeum grades, which we use for all of the valuations:

https://www.acaeum.com/frontdesk/grading.html

From the description and picture, I would be inclined to grade the box as GD.  The books sound like they are probably FN, maybe even VF.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:06 pm 
 

dbartman wrote in Grading a 2nd print woodgrain:You have The Acaeum grades, which we use for all of the valuations:

https://www.acaeum.com/frontdesk/grading.html

From the description and picture, I would be inclined to grade the box as GD.  The books sound like they are probably FN, maybe even VF.


Just what I was looking for. Pretty much the comic grading system. Ill put up more pics tomorrow


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:15 am 
 

I think you are looking at a VG-. The stain is a little large for me but I think a lot of people would consider that box VG.

Guideline I used:

4.0 VERY GOOD (VG):
The average used comic book. Cover shows moderate to significant wear, and may be loose but not completely detached. Cover reflectivity is low. Can have moderate creases or dimples. Corners may be blunted. Store stamps, name stamps, arrival dates, initials, etc. have no effect on this grade. Some discoloration, fading, foxing, and even minor soiling is allowed. As much as a 1/4" triangle can be missing out of the corner or edge; a missing 1/8" square is also acceptable. Only minor unobtrusive tape and other amateur repair allowed on otherwise high grade copies. Moderate spine roll may be present and/or a 1" spine split. Staples may be discolored. Minor to moderate staple tears and stress lines may be present, as well as some rust migration. Paper is brown but not brittle. Minor to moderate interior tears may be present. Centerfold may be loose or detached at one staple.

3.5 VERY GOOD- (VG-):  
Fits the criteria for Very Good but with an additional defect or small accumulation of defects that detracts from the book's appearance by a perceptible amount.

3.0 GOOD/VERY GOOD (GD/VG):  
A used comic book showing some substantial wear. Cover shows significant wear, and may be loose or even detached at one staple. Cover reflectivity is very low. Can have a book-length crease and/or dimples. Corners may be blunted or even rounded. Discoloration, fading, foxing, and even minor to moderate soiling is allowed. A triangle from 1/4" to 1/2" can be missing out of the corner or edge; a missing 1/8" to 1/4" square is also acceptable. Tape and other amateur repair may be present. Moderate spine roll likely. May have a spine split of anywhere from 1" to 1-1/2". Staples may be rusted or replaced. Minor to moderate staple tears and moderate stress lines may be present, as well as some rust migration. Paper is brown but not brittle. Centerfold may be loose or detached at one staple. Minor to moderate interior tears may be present.

2.5 GOOD+ (GD+):
Fits the criteria for Good but with an additional virtue or small accumulation of virtues that improves the book's appearance by a perceptible amount.

2.0 GOOD (GD):  
Shows substantial wear; often considered a "reading copy." Cover shows significant wear and may even be detached. Cover reflectivity is low and in some cases completely absent. Book-length creases and dimples may be present. Rounded corners are more common. Moderate soiling, staining, discoloration and foxing may be present. The largest piece allowed missing from the front or back cover is usually a 1/2" triangle or a 1/4" square, although some Silver Age books such as 1960s Marvels have had the price corner box clipped from the top left front cover and may be considered Good if they would otherwise have graded higher. Tape and other forms of amateur repair are common in Silver Age and older books. Spine roll is likely. May have up to a 2" spine split. Staples may be degraded, replaced or missing. Moderate staple tears and stress lines may be present, as well as rust migration. Paper is brown but not brittle. Centerfold may be loose or detached. Moderate interior tears may be present.

  
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