CCS Before and After Examples

Pressing Example - Click Images to Enlarge

Above is a copy of Spider-man #130. This book was part of a collection of bronze age Marvels, many of which appeared to be very well preserved. As is the case with most books, they suffered from the slightest handling wear, such as finger dents and slight bends to the edges.

 

Pressing Example - Click Images to Enlarge

Above is a copy of Daredevil #3. Upon close inspection, it was revealed that several visible defects could be corrected with pressing.

 

Pressing Example - Click Images to Enlarge

Above is a copy of All-Star #6. It exhibited numerous defects, such as dents, bends and spine stresses, that were able to be corrected using pressing.

 

Restoration Removal Example - Click Images to Enlarge

Before and after restoration removal. This book involved the removal of a very minor amount of acrylic color touch on part of the spine. Because of the professional nature of the touch-up, Removal was a safe choice.

 

Restoration Removal Example - Click Images to Enlarge

A great example of an excellent removal candidate; the color touch removal was very minor.

 

Restoration Removal Example - Click Images to Enlarge

Another good example of very minor color touch removal. Black parts of the cover are the most commonly touched areas on restored books. This one was acrylic.

 

Restoration Example - Click Images to Enlarge

 

Restoration Example - Click Images to Enlarge

This Batman #1 is a great example of what stain removal and color touch can accomplish. It’s hard to imagine this is the same book after restoration.

 

Restoration Example - Click Images to Enlarge

This first appearance of Sandman had tape along the spine and a good amount of amateur color touch to the edges. The removal of the tape and color touch revealed significant damage underneath, which was effectively repaired with leaf casting and color touch.

 

Restoration Example - Click Images to Enlarge

Captain America #1 before and after restoration.

 

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Suspense #3 before and after restoration. The cover exhibited only a moderate amount of damage to the edges, and yet this book is the perfect restoration candidate.

 

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A Detective #27. Luckily this copy exhibited a lot of integrity, with only some dingy, amateur spine repairs gone wrong. The book improved dramatically with a cleaning and spine repairs.

 

Restoration Example - Click Images to Enlarge

Detective #28. This copy needed a lot of help; a huge graft to the corner was necessary, and removed tape had taken color with it across the middle. The masthead was married, and yet the book had a great feel to it when it was restored. DC Golden Age take very well to restoration.


Note: Pressing alone may not have necessarily resulted in a higher grade being assigned by CGC.