1954 VINTAGE NATIONAL COMICS DC BATMAN FEB # 81

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 13,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction
I am helping a friend sell his comic book collection and all are from the 1950's and earlier. This is the last batch of books for sale--see completed auctions for the other ones sold. This auction is for a 1954 DC NATIONAL COMICS BATMAN FEB # 81. This is a nice early copy. Based on the grading system below I would think this book is at least in the Very Good category. The cover retains gloss. It is nice and flat. Has two small tight tears(approx 1/2 " on green Batman logo and approx 1/4" near tracotr). Corners are straight with small 1/16th " piece missing top left. Cover has a crease running across the bottom of the page--about a 1/2 "up from the bottom--more noticeable from the inside. Spine is complete with normal wear. Inside pages are in very good condition with no rips, tears, writing or water damage. Pages still white with a little tanning. The pages have tiny holes on the very bottom of the page beginning at page 11 and lasting for about 10 pages--all the books seem to be made the same. It does not affect the graphics or writing. The back cover is in great shape (also has a great advertising for DAISY guns and only has two very small stains.---no rips or tears. This is a nice vintage copy. Any questions please email. Please check my other auctions. Shipping is $4.00 within cont USA. Insurance extra based on selling price. International bidders please email for shipping quote. I will combine shipping. 3 Day Auction. Thank

MINT (MT) CONDITION (Overstreet 100-98):
Near perfect in every way. Only the most subtle bindery or printing defects are allowed. Cover is flat with no surface wear. Cover inks are bright with high reflectivity and minimal fading. Corners are cut square and sharp. Staples are generally centered and clean with no rust. Cover is generally centered and firmly secured to interior pages. Paper is supple and fresh. Spine it tight and flat.

NEAR MINT (NM) CONDITION (Overstreet 97-90):
A nearly perfect copy with only minor imperfection allowed. A comic falls into this condition range if it meets all the following standards...

VERY FINE (VF) CONDITION (Overstreet 89-75):
An exceptional copy with outstanding eye appeal. Sharp, bright and clean with supple pages. Pages and covers can be yellowish/tannish (at the most), but not brown, and will often be off white to white. Light spine wear is acceptable. A comic falls into this condition range if it meets all the following standards...

FINE (FN) CONDITION (Overstreet 74-55):
An exceptional, above average copy that show minor wear but still is relatively flat, clean and glossy with no subscription crease or brown margins. Typical defects include: light spine wear, minor surface wear, a light crease, minor yellowing/tanning to interior pages. Compared to a VF, cover inks are beginning to show a significant reduction in reflectivity, but the comic remains highly collectible and desirable. A comic falls into this condition range if it meets all the following standards...

VERY GOOD (VG) CONDITION (Overstreet 54-35):
Generally, this condition represents the average used comic book, one that has not been taken care of. These comics show moderate wear but eye appeal has not been reduced to the point that the comic ceases to be collectible. One or two minor markings on the cover or minor spine roll are allowed. These comics may be lightly creased along the spine or other edges, or have a minor piece or pieces missing. A comic falls into this condition range if it meets all the following standards...

GOOD (GD) CONDITION (Overstreet 34-15):
Comics in this condition have all pages and covers, although t may be small rips or tears. These still very readable copies are commonly creased, scuffed, abraded, and soiled. Paper quality is low, but not brittle. A comic falls into this condition range if it meets all the following standards...

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