Amazing Fantasy #15

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Posted: February 16, 2014

Amazing Fantasy #15

Still the most sought after and desirable book in the marketplace today.  I know you're thinking that it would be worth more left unrestored but I tried that. My customer wanted his copy to look and be as healthy as possible (by the way, my favorite kind of customer).  This book was weak along the spine, cover was browning and highly acidic rendering it a bit fragile.  Page quality of interior was very supple. Pages were de-acidified for longterm preservation.  The book will never degrade in composition or esthetic quality.  Ready for Stan Lee's signature...who is in his Platinum Years!  

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Wonder Woman #1

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Posted: February 16, 2014

Wonder Woman #1

Welcome 2014, My 28th Year !

Category: Latest News
Posted: February 16, 2014

Welcome 2014, My 28th Year !

Already 7 weeks into 2014 and Boston is snowed under.  

I don't know what is more paralyzing, the snow or the deep freeze but the combination is getting old now. Meterological winter ends in 2 weeks. Looking forward to a March thaw!

Haven't posted many restoration or pressing photos in the last year but now I have so many to share I might as well get started while the temperatures and snowfall continue to give me cabin fever.

I have been doing a fair combination of True Restoration and Pressing jobs.  Both are very satisfactory particularly when I delight a collector who has been searching for a key book for many years and I can bring it back to life and preserve it for the future.  I appreciate the "old school" collector that wants to still hold the book, turn the pages and read it whether for his own personal pleasure or to share it with his children.

Pressing has its own merits and accolades for the trendy comic book investment marketplace.  This past fall I was able to take a key Golden Age book from an 8.0 to a 9.4!  It looked so good I was afraid that CGC would think it was a digitally enhanced cover.

For detailed information about The Restoration Lab click on:

SERVICES at the top of the heading of the site.   

Enjoy the transformational pictures and I hope to see you out there at the shows! I'll be milling around enjoying the crowd and maybe one day wear that Wonder Woman (my restoration namesake) costume myself!

Susan Cicconi

Owner of The Restoration Lab

617 974-1125 

 



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Avengers #1, 1963

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Posted: March 23, 2012

Avengers #1, 1963

Journey Into Mystery 83

Category: Latest Work
Posted: February 29, 2012

Journey Into Mystery 83
Book after restoration.  Gallery pictures depict the book's transformation.  Cover was fragile, not yet brittle thankfully.  Cover float washed to remove acidity and reduct discoloration. Cover pressed flat and then mended and filled with Japanese tissue. Careful attention paid to edges and spine for structural security.  Fills and mends color touched on interior and exterior of cover.  Pictures vary in color due to daylight photography.  Pages slightly tanned and a bit dry but still flexible.  Nice copy to now own and enjoy.

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