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Quote: Thanks for the other info above, and here's a pic of this defect. Sounds like it could be an extreme case of the bindery tear phenom you describe, where the cutting process actually rips off a piece of the book:
Could be. Or even a double cut. But I don't know how it could get a double cut.
Is it possible it was something post production? Can it be confirmed that this defect was on the original newsstands? I'd bet they were, but you never know.
I remember back in the old days of the LP. A local retail store would have discounted LP's that had similar corner cuts to note which ones were on sale.
Is it possible that delers/drug stores used to cut the corners of the old books when they were discounted for liquidation?
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Love this post Dice, very,very informative!!! that's what so great about this hobby ,when you think you seen it all or know quite a bit ,there's always more to learn & see . It's a hobby "passion'" with alot of depth!!!
This is exactly the kind of thread that finally had me join, the need to learn. Thanks all for the info.
I was curious about the reasons for 'chipping' and thought my 2 cents could leave some insight. I work with sheet steel, and when a die cutter is not sharp or excessive clearance has developed, the steel will look the same way as the picture with the white cover, but we call it burrs or burring. This can also develop from the steel, or in this case the finished surface of the paper not allowing a clean break, most likely from weak wolven fibres or layering.
Anyway my 2 cents, thanks and look forward to contributing on the boards. Bill
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