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#1204811 - 05/15/06 11:10 PM Re: How About This As A Definition For Restoration Pertaining To Comic Books? [Re: esquirecomics]
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Perhaps someone will identify the mystery challenge of this thread before I feel it is time to do so.




Is it the fact that Overstreet's definition still encompasses pressing even though the word "pressing" has been mysteriously omitted?

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#1204812 - 05/15/06 11:16 PM Re: How About This As A Definition For Restoration Pertaining To Comic Books? [Re: weirdling]
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Perhaps someone will identify the mystery challenge of this thread before I feel it is time to do so.




Is it the fact that Overstreet's definition still encompasses pressing even though the word "pressing" has been mysteriously omitted?




Nope, the Overstreet Guide's definition is:

Any attempt, whether professional or amateur, to enhance the appearance of an aging or damaged comic book. These procedures may include all or any of the following techniques: recoloring, adding missing paper, stain, ink, dirt or tape removal, whitening, pressing out wrinkles, staple replacement, trimming, re-glossing, etc.

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#1204813 - 05/15/06 11:35 PM Re: How About This As A Definition For Restoration Pertaining To Comic Books? [Re: esquirecomics]
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Oops, I scanned through your article again quickly and misunderstood which quote was the new Overstreet definition and which was the old.

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#1204814 - 05/15/06 11:39 PM Re: How About This As A Definition For Restoration Pertaining To Comic Books? [Re: weirdling]
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Oops, I scanned through your article again quickly and misunderstood which quote was the new Overstreet definition and which was the old.




The "new" Overstreet definition, which turned out to be a draft version included in error, was:

Treatments intended to return the comic book to a known or assumed state through the addition of non-original material. Examples of restoration include color touch, piece replacement, cleaning, reglossing.

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#1204815 - 05/15/06 11:48 PM Re: How About This As A Definition For Restoration Pertaining To Comic Books? [Re: MCMiles]
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Why can't some of you guys quit trying to shove your opinion on the matter down everyones throat. Especially on these boards where most of the users are serious collectors and have drawn their own conclusion on the matter. Some of you guys are starting to be like those people that show up at my front door from time to time trying to push their brand of religion on me. Sure, I don't have to answer the door but it is still annoying.




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#1204816 - 05/15/06 11:52 PM Re: How About This As A Definition For Restoration Pertaining To Comic Books? [Re: esquirecomics]
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Wow, I don't know where to begin. You make a great comment, and then you literally advocate the creation of the wild, wild west environment for comics. Leave it up to each individual to decide what is or is not restoration? C'mon, you can't be serious in making such a statement. Do you actually believe that could work or would be beneficial for any hobby or industry? No rules?

Overstreet is here to stay. CGC might be here to stay. For now, both are powerful and are impacting our hobby. What they say many people listen to and follow. It has nothing to do with whether or not one uses CGC's services or purchases their product. If someone does not purchase an Overstreet Guide, it doesn't mean no one will apply the standards set forth therein. They sure as heck will. Your statements far too simplify these issues.

And it is these boards where there are serious collectors abounding that discussions like these, regardless of whether people have made up their minds (which is not entirely true), is most important. For one thing, new forumites join all the time. And this is all about education. I could not disagree more with your sentiments, especially the references to religious fanatics, which is frankly insulting.

But thank you for your post.




I did not say leave it up to the individual to decide if a book has had work done on it. Leave it up to them to decide what they think the value is or if they think an amature color touch or pressing is restoration at all. Obviously some do not and will not think so.

I agree CGC and Overstreet are here to stay and have a large impact on the hobby. I study the Overstreet daily. Obviously both have different views on pressing as being restoration though. Which is why I said, people should try to make educated decisions for themselves. Pressing, cleaning, color touch, all of these exist. I did not say leave it up to the individual to discover them for themselves. I said give the collector some credit. A comic collector should learn about all of these issues. Your vague definition of restoration does not educate anyone, and, sorry if I am wrong, but It just seems like you want to make sure it encompasses pressing, which seems to be your whole agenda. When more important issues are the existance of pressing and disclosure of it.

I also made it clear in my post that disclosure is a serious issue. I also said an association to set up guide lines would be a good thing. This is to prevent a wild west enviroment in this hobby. I don't agree that the first public statement should be " pressing is restoration"

Your reply to me is as if you are taking the stance of the Champion of the comic collector. This bugs me because I remember in discussions on this board about the DD #1 that was resubbed and recieved a 9.6, which of course led to more pressing discussion, A board member wrote -you may remember- this is more about money and less about principle to me. My reply was, It should be more about principle. If the principle is in place, then none need worry, wether wanting or wealthy. I appologize if the quote was not exact but I think I got the idea of it correct.

Mark,
I have read enough of your posts to realize that you are an extremely intelligent individual, and by know means do I want to have a debate with someone with your stature. Why don't you put some of this effort in to creating an associaton with members who can vote on issues and publish guidelines for collecting, buying and/or investing in comics.

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#1204817 - 05/16/06 12:10 AM Re: How About This As A Definition For Restoration Pertaining To Comic Books? [Re: MCMiles]
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Wow, I don't know where to begin. You make a great comment, and then you literally advocate the creation of the wild, wild west environment for comics. Leave it up to each individual to decide what is or is not restoration? C'mon, you can't be serious in making such a statement. Do you actually believe that could work or would be beneficial for any hobby or industry? No rules?

Overstreet is here to stay. CGC might be here to stay. For now, both are powerful and are impacting our hobby. What they say many people listen to and follow. It has nothing to do with whether or not one uses CGC's services or purchases their product. If someone does not purchase an Overstreet Guide, it doesn't mean no one will apply the standards set forth therein. They sure as heck will. Your statements far too simplify these issues.

And it is these boards where there are serious collectors abounding that discussions like these, regardless of whether people have made up their minds (which is not entirely true), is most important. For one thing, new forumites join all the time. And this is all about education. I could not disagree more with your sentiments, especially the references to religious fanatics, which is frankly insulting.

But thank you for your post.




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I did not say leave it up to the individual to decide if a book has had work done on it. Leave it up to them to decide what they think the value is or if they think an amature color touch or pressing is restoration at all. Obviously some do not and will not think so.




Actually, you did. You wrote:

Let each individual decide for themself what he or she considers to be restoration or to what degree certain types of restoration effect the value of a comic.

It looked to me that the "or" separated the two possible decisions for individuals to make. They can decide what is restoration, and they can also decide how that effects value.

Based on your recent post I assume that either I am misreading it or you typed that part in error. I absolutely 100% agree with you about the value part. We're totally on the same page on that one.

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I agree CGC and Overstreet are here to stay and have a large impact on the hobby. I study the Overstreet daily. Obviously both have different views on pressing as being restoration though. Which is why I said, people should try to make educated decisions for themselves. Pressing, cleaning, color touch, all of these exist. I did not say leave it up to the individual to discover them for themselves. I said give the collector some credit. A comic collector should learn about all of these issues. Your vague definition of restoration does not educate anyone, and, sorry if I am wrong, but It just seems like you want to make sure it encompasses pressing, which seems to be your whole agenda. When more important issues are the existance of pressing and disclosure of it.




That is not my definition. You're misunderstanding what the purpose of this thread is about, which is entirely understandable because it is hidden. It was my intent that everyone would miss the true purpose for awhile and continue to post comments about this definition. And I encourage comments until such time I announce the true purpose, and I am pretty confident everyone will then understand my intent, or someone else figures it out beforehand.

Obviously, if you've read the article I wrote you know how detailed I was about the topic. That article will serve to educate people. But in our community I think it is also clear we need to bring the temple to Mohammed rather than waiting for Mohammed to bring the temple to us.

From reading these boards you should also know that I have been staunch about promoting disclosure, and am a founding member of the Network of Disclosure, which is getting very close to going public.

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I also made it clear in my post that disclosure is a serious issue. I also said an association to set up guide lines would be a good thing. This is to prevent a wild west enviroment in this hobby. I don't agree that the first public statement should be " pressing is restoration"




An association is also in the works, as you probably know. But as I said back in January/February when this was first discussed, it will take time. Those of us who are trying to put it together do have day jobs to deal with. We are always looking for more people to assist us so if you are interested, definitely join in.

I am not sure where you got the idea regarding any proposed "first public statement."

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Your reply to me is as if you are taking the stance of the Champion of the comic collector. This bugs me because I remember in discussions on this board about the DD #1 that was resubbed and recieved a 9.6, which of course led to more pressing discussion, A board member wrote -you may remember- this is more about money and less about principle to me. My reply was, It should be more about principle. If the principle is in place, then none need worry, wether wanting or wealthy. I appologize if the quote was not exact but I think I got the idea of it correct.




Well, you and I fundamentally agree.

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Mark,
I have read enough of your posts to realize that you are an extremely intelligent individual, and by know means do I want to have a debate with someone with your stature. Why don't you put some of this effort in to creating an associaton with members who can vote on issues and publish guidelines for collecting, buying and/or investing in comics.




I appreciate that. It is in the works. Foolkiller is taking the lead at the moment and we are waiting on him for some additional guidance. I am also planning a meeting for anyone interested to hold a discussion in San Diego. Be patient.

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#1204818 - 05/16/06 12:11 AM Re: How About This As A Definition For Restoration Pertaining To Comic Books? [Re: DARTHDIESEL]
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Why can't some of you guys quit trying to shove your opinion on the matter down everyones throat. Especially on these boards where most of the users are serious collectors and have drawn their own conclusion on the matter. Some of you guys are starting to be like those people that show up at my front door from time to time trying to push their brand of religion on me. Sure, I don't have to answer the door but it is still annoying.




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Kissaas.

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#1204819 - 05/16/06 12:18 AM Re: How About This As A Definition For Restoration Pertaining To Comic Books? [Re: esquirecomics]
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#1204820 - 05/16/06 12:44 AM Re: How About This As A Definition For Restoration Pertaining To Comic Books? [Re: esquirecomics]
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Why can't some of you guys quit trying to shove your opinion on the matter down everyones throat. Especially on these boards where most of the users are serious collectors and have drawn their own conclusion on the matter. Some of you guys are starting to be like those people that show up at my front door from time to time trying to push their brand of religion on me. Sure, I don't have to answer the door but it is still annoying.




I love this guy! He's got you guys pegged




Kissaas.




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I appreciate the good informative reads lately from both sides. Much to ponder.
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