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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby Monkeyman » May 22, 2012 6:29 PM

I think that the main problem with eBay is in the higher grades (VF and up) due to lax grading and the possibility of restoration. For mid and low grade I have no problem with the Bay.

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby macathro » May 23, 2012 2:41 PM

I think that the main problem with eBay is in the higher grades (VF and up) due to lax grading and the possibility of restoration. For mid and low grade I have no problem with the Bay.

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Right, if all you are wanting are good, mid-range books to fill a collection, eBay can have some great bargains!

I love the books as well! :applause:

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby Point Five » May 23, 2012 7:33 PM

Thanks guys. Yep, point taken re ebay. :) I've generally had pretty decent luck with ebay grading from low to high grade (avoid certain sellers, avoid small pics, ask questions...), and have returned the books that clearly didn't match their descriptions. I guess though if you're buying raw 9.4s you are probably going to have more misses than hits (and will need nerves of steel!).

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby Point Five » May 23, 2012 7:37 PM

Onward with the WDCSs. Here's #44, one of my very favorites... awesome Walt Kelly wartime cover (and a quite unique gag!) with deep colors. This was a CGC 5.0 that I liberated from its slab (there's an extremely discreet bottom spine split, else it's an easy 7.0).

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby macathro » May 24, 2012 2:08 PM

Onward with the WDCSs. Here's #44, one of my very favorites... awesome Walt Kelly wartime cover (and a quite unique gag!) with deep colors. This was a CGC 5.0 that I liberated from its slab (there's an extremely discreet bottom spine split, else it's an easy 7.0).
That is a great cover! Walt Kelly is one of the greats and you can sure see his that this is his work. One of the best presenting 5.0's out there I'm sure! :righton:

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby pwog » May 24, 2012 2:56 PM

Onward with the WDCSs. Here's #44, one of my very favorites... awesome Walt Kelly wartime cover (and a quite unique gag!) with deep colors. This was a CGC 5.0 that I liberated from its slab (there's an extremely discreet bottom spine split, else it's an easy 7.0).
Great cover! :lol:

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby Point Five » May 24, 2012 7:04 PM

:righton: Thanks guys!

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby Mr. Zipper » May 25, 2012 2:12 AM

WDCS #15...
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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby Point Five » May 25, 2012 9:28 PM

Well, one good Walt Kelly cover deserves another... particularly another that I already have scanned. :) I'll try to finish up the #45-50 run next week.

This is #87, another Kelly fave of mine. So cute, so imaginative, and I love the expressive body language of the little critters. :lol:

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby Mike Greenwood » May 25, 2012 10:31 PM

Walt Kelly is one of my favorite artist. Nice, early WDCS's Jon. :applause:

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby Point Five » May 30, 2012 6:23 PM

Walt Kelly is one of my favorite artist. Nice, early WDCS's Jon. :applause:
Thanks Mike! And finishing up my last few early ones,

Here's WDCS #45. A frankly bizarre cover, but I quite like it. (What is up with that evil duck head, anyway?)

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby Mac Man » May 30, 2012 7:10 PM

You need to add a 4-Color #16 to your collection :evillaugh: It'd CERTAINLY round out your Disney book collection! :righton:
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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby Point Five » May 31, 2012 1:28 AM

You need to add a 4-Color #16 to your collection :evillaugh: It'd CERTAINLY round out your Disney book collection! :righton:
Why, you selling one? :baiting:

I kind of go hot and cold on the Four Colors. Some of the Donald and Scrooge Four Colors are all-time classics; others are so-so. The earliest ones are definitely cool, but I don't really want to spend what it takes to nab them... heck, the first few approach pre-Robin-Tec territory in price.

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby Point Five » May 31, 2012 6:40 PM

WDCS #46... classic war bonds cover. You can build a fun GA collection (many have) just hunting all the various war bonds/war stamps covers across the superhero and funny-animal titles.

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby pwog » May 31, 2012 7:37 PM

Great cover!

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby Point Five » Jun 04, 2012 4:36 PM

WDCS #48. Lovely coloring on this cover...

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby Point Five » Jun 06, 2012 5:23 PM

Finally, here's WDCS #50. Huey, Dewey and Louie are sure nasty little buggers on this cover, aren't they?

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby pwog » Jun 07, 2012 2:47 PM

:applause: Great covers! Got to love the little ducks.

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby Point Five » Jun 08, 2012 2:48 AM

:applause: Great covers! Got to love the little ducks.
Thanks amigo!

Well, that's as much as I've got on the early WDCS run. I think the duck books have run their course here, so we'll call it a day with those. I'll be back posting something else shortly. :righton:

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby Monkeyman » Jun 08, 2012 4:36 PM

What's on the menu?

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby macathro » Jun 08, 2012 4:43 PM

Thanks for the peek at your collection! I can't wait to see more!

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby Point Five » Jun 08, 2012 9:22 PM

Appreciate the kind words, troops. This is fun for me too.
Well, since pwog has had ECs on the brain, figured I'd switch gears and post up a handful of those. :wink:

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby pwog » Jun 08, 2012 9:29 PM

Appreciate the kind words, troops. This is fun for me too.
Well, since pwog has had ECs on the brain, figured I'd switch gears and post up a handful of those. :wink:
:yipeeeee:

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby Point Five » Jun 09, 2012 1:36 AM

Appreciate the kind words, troops. This is fun for me too.
Well, since pwog has had ECs on the brain, figured I'd switch gears and post up a handful of those. :wink:
:yipeeeee:
That's the spirit! :score:

Unfortunately, over the years I've slowly sold off most of my ECs to finance other books, as my interest in 1940s GA reached fever pitch ... but, still do have some neat ones left.

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby Point Five » Jun 09, 2012 1:42 AM

Couple of Crime Suspenstories first. These Crimes are such underrated books (well, with the exception of #22 I guess!). I highly recommend the #16-19 run, which I've since sold. I tend to like these middle-to-later ECs, where the art and writing really reached their peaks.

Here's one you guys probably already know.... CSS #20 with the classic Johnny Craig cover. Top lineup inside as usual (Craig, Davis, Kamen and Reed Crandall).

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby pwog » Jun 09, 2012 1:48 AM

Appreciate the kind words, troops. This is fun for me too.
Well, since pwog has had ECs on the brain, figured I'd switch gears and post up a handful of those. :wink:
:yipeeeee:
That's the spirit! :score:

Unfortunately, over the years I've slowly sold off most of my ECs to finance other books, as my interest in 1940s GA reached fever pitch ... but, still do have some neat ones left.
Funny, as my GA fever is just beginning. I just love the cover art of the GA Sci-fi/horror books; EC, Planet Comics, Avon, Startling, etc. Must ...learn...more...help....
:spaz:

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby Point Five » Jun 10, 2012 2:58 AM

Appreciate the kind words, troops. This is fun for me too.
Well, since pwog has had ECs on the brain, figured I'd switch gears and post up a handful of those. :wink:
:yipeeeee:
That's the spirit! :score:

Unfortunately, over the years I've slowly sold off most of my ECs to finance other books, as my interest in 1940s GA reached fever pitch ... but, still do have some neat ones left.
Funny, as my GA fever is just beginning. I just love the cover art of the GA Sci-fi/horror books; EC, Planet Comics, Avon, Startling, etc. Must ...learn...more...help....
:spaz:
I love that whole lineup as well! IMO, you can't go wrong with GA sci-fi. I've got a few Planets too... I'll get to those.

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby Point Five » Jun 10, 2012 3:00 AM

Here's CSS #21. The deep rich background colors of this cover look super nice on high grade copies (this isn't one...). A particularly nice Johnny Craig story opens this issue.

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby pwog » Jun 10, 2012 2:25 PM

Here's CSS #21. The deep rich background colors of this cover look super nice on high grade copies (this isn't one...). A particularly nice Johnny Craig story opens this issue.

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Something about this cover, I really like - perhaps the red dress against all the darker tones...

Thanks, Jon keep them coming

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Re: Point Five's Golden Age Nook!

Postby Point Five » Jun 11, 2012 2:23 PM

Something about this cover, I really like - perhaps the red dress against all the darker tones...
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