Ringside Baseball Cards

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Posted: March 5, 2010

Ringside Baseball Cards

Large waterstain on upper left of Gus Lesnevitch and lower margin of Bob Murphy.While repeated washing/pressing of cards did not completely remove staining, it is evident how much cleaner and crisper they became after simple treatment.

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Superboy #1

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Posted: March 5, 2010

Superboy #1

New York World's Fair, 1939

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Posted: March 5, 2010

New York World's Fair, 1939

An extensive example of restoration..  Interior was already detached at the spine where the glue was old and crusted.  48 pages to this book, in two sections where the first folio wrapped itself around 24 pages and then another folio wrapped around the second 24.  Paper was fragile in some sections and w/o careful repair book would not have been preserved.  Both sections needed fills at spine and then they were laid on top of one another and original staples re-punctured through the entire book. Restored interior reattached to spine using archival buffer of heat set and adhesive.  Front and back cover restored to beautiful color by detailed inpainting along creases and small fills.

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Weird Fantasy #21

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Posted: February 25, 2010

Weird Fantasy #21


Book signed by Ray Bradbury.  Private Collection

Pictures show disassembled cover with tears, holes, creases, dents and weak support. After reinforcement, mending, filling and color touch, book looks like new and has a solid support structure. 



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Archie #13, 1945

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Posted: February 23, 2010

Archie #13, 1945


Archie and Jughead: a classic cover.

Deteriorating spine, flaking, nicks, chips and large tear across cover. Cover washed carefully to remove discoloration and acidity and pressed flat.Spine reinforced using strong Japanese tissue.  Chips and nicks filled and tears mended.  Color touch along spine as well as filled areas to restore lustre. Structurally sound and esthetically pleasing for private collector. 



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