Strange Tales Annual #1  Monsters Galore
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Strange Tales Annual #1  Monsters Galore:
Strange Tales Annual #1  MONSTERS GALORE
FEATURING: EARLY MARVEL ANNUAL
BOOK DESCRIPTION: Complete, original, solid, tight copy
COVER DESCRIPTION: Attached [tight], fc corner crease
INTERIOR PAGE DESCRIPTION: Supple, solid
INTERIOR PAGE COLOR: Cream,off-white
TOMORROWS TREASURES [Since 1972]
PHONE: 631-543-5737 M-F (11:00 am - 8:00 pm)
CELL: 631- 835-5702 24 hours/365 days
*** I have been buying, reading and collecting comic books since 1959. *** I have been buying and selling comic books ---- full time ---- since 1972.
*** If you have any books FOR SALE [ANY grade] that are dated BEFORE 1969, please contact me with the total QUANTITY [approx.] of books for sale, and the TITLES and NUMBERS of the issues. Finally, in order to determine [I do NOT provide a free professional APPRAISAL service] that the books are REALLY for SALE ---- PLEASE do NOT contact me UNTIL you have included your ASKING price for the WHOLE group.
INQUIRIES: In order to hold down the costs of preparing, and marketing the large volume of SCARCE items listed on my store site, I find that I do not have the TIME to respond personally to ANY specific requests for ADDITIONAL information [Scans, book content, descriptions…etc.] on ANY of my store listings, EXCEPT listing ERRORS.
I have provided an unusual amount of detail [covers and pages] with every book Listing --- INCLUDING a professional RESTORATION check that identifies any [significant to GRADE] ALTERATIONS to the ORIGINAL [Tape, color, fill etc.] printed state of the book.
OFFERS: In order to encourage serious negotiations that may help a buyer secure a DISCOUNTED purchase, I have provided the "make an offer" option on ALL of my listings -- with the following conditions:
- If the offer meets with my needs at the time that I receive the offer, I will ACCEPT the offer -- BOOK SOLD.
- If the offer is reasonably close to meeting my needs at the time that I receive the offer, AND ---- if I think that further negotiation has a REASONABLE chance of success, I will respond with a COUNTER-OFFER.
- If the offer received is NOT close to meeting my needs [Please note that many of these "offers" are LESS than the current WHOLESALE purchase price] at the time that I receive the offer, I will DELETE the offer. To all those buyers --- whose offers are close [but in MY judgment are still too low] to receiving a COUNTER-OFFER --- I apologize, I do not have the time or the manpower available to respond or decline these low offers.
And finally ----- to all those who frivolously submit RIDICULOUSLY low offers --- I make NO apologies ---- because you should KNOW [or you will soon learn] ----- you are wasting your time.
While I recognize that the "Overstreet Price Guide" has been a valuable reference and price tool since 1970, there are very REAL limitations that are either IGNORED or UNKNOWN to many buyers.
ITEM #1] OVER 80% of ALL the books listed in the "price guide" --- are OVERPRICED ---- MEANING that they have a lower [average] REAL market value than the "price guide" listed price.
ITEM #2] A small [1% - 5%] of ALL the books listed in the "price guide" --- are UNDERPRICED -- MEANING that they have a higher [average] REAL market value than the "price guide" listed price.
I SPECIALIZE --- in older, scarcer, more desirable books ---- many of which have an [average] real MARKET price GREATER than the "price guide".
Due to the recent "response" policies has enacted, I now receive NEGATIVE response from "BUYERS" [DEADBEATS] who NEVER PAID! ---- OR --- troublemakers that have been BLOCKED, who then commit MORE unwanted mayhem by using ANOTHER ID for the SOLE purpose of leaving NEGATIVE response! ------- This is --- INSANE!
As a result of this [and OTHER] kinds of response sabotage, I no-longer take NEGATIVE response seriously. Think about it ---- an seller who is CONSISTENTLY receiving POSITIVE response from buyers on a REGULAR basis, is a much more significant indication of customer SATISFACTION than the isolated and UNRELIABLE negative remarks of a trouble-maker.
Due to the large volume of store listings that I maintain, I regret that I can only leave positive response to buyers who REQUEST response by sending me an email with a LINK to the book(s) that sponsors the appeal.
I will consider larger discounts on any GROUP of books that I have in my store listings. The size of the discount --- will depend upon how MANY books are in the group . You may email me with your group list and your OFFER, and I will respond to your offer under the SAME conditions outlined above under "OFFERS".
ALL scans that appear in any of my store listings are the ACTUAL scan of the book you will be buying. I do not believe ANY book should be listed by using a SUSTITUTE --- "stand-in"--- scan that can only leave you guessing.
CAUTION: Due to the large volume of listings and scans, SOMETIMES ---- for example, a "VF" SCAN will [in error] be posted with a "VG" listing, ---- and vice versa. Therefore, if a scan or a description does NOT appear to be accurate --- then it could be a LISTING ERROR.
I have NEVER "SLABBED" a book. I find it unnecessary to burden the buyer with the added cost of paying for an INCONSISTENT, UNDEFINED, and more importantly ---- an UNACCOUNTABLE "slabbing" service of DUBIOUS value ---- by a BIASED 3rd party.
CONSIDER: The seller sponsers the "slabbing" of EVERY book by PAYING the "SLAB" company to describe a book. The seller would NOT pay for this "service"--- UNLESS --- the eventual BUYER is willing to pay MORE by not only RE-IMBURSING the seller for his "SLAB" fees, but rewarding the seller with a HIGHER sale price!
Remember: the "SLAB" company is ALWAYS paid DIRECTLY by the SELLER, and KNOWS that if their customer [the seller] does NOT yield a HIGHER PRICE for the books that they submit for "grading", then ---- they have NO incentive to CONTINUE to "SLAB" books for sale. Therefore ---- it is necessary for the "SLAB" company to OVERGRADE a book to insure a HIGHER price. Should anyone REALLY believe the claim that their "service" is that of an UNBIASED 3rd party?
A buyer's BEST average long term value when purchasing vintage COMIC BOOKS, is to buy ONLY from reputable dealers with a 100% unconditional return policy GUARANTEE --- AND ---- one who applies CONSISTANT and DEFINED grading standards for the books that they sell.
The ONLY "slabbed" books I have sold or will sell [a few a year], are JOINTLY owned. ALL of the "slabbed’ books that I have purchased, are "LIBERATED" from the slab as soon as I buy them.
CONSERVATION: Usually "sealed tear(s)" that are done using "archival" techniques and materials [like "rice paper" OR "archival tape"], and that are reversible without further damage to the book.
REPAIR: Usually "sealed tears" using invasive and NON-REVERSABLE materials ----- like non-archival tape, glue and extra staples.
RESTORATION: Usually chips, or pieces of the paper that are MISSING, and that are RESTORED by filling with archival "rice" paper and then adding COLOR[usually acrylic paint] to cover the blank white paper fill.
The following is a list of the most significant defects that COULD be present in each of the letter grades.
LOW - GRADES
PR =POOR: Brown paper, large pieces out, heavy stains, many large creases, tape, many large tears.
FR =FAIR: Tan/brown paper, pieces out, many stains, heavy tape, many tears, many large creases.
GD =GOOD: cream/tan paper, small piece out, tears, creases, tape, stains, large creases.
VG =VERY GOOD: cream paper, small chips, small tears, creases, stains.
MID - GRADES
FN =FINE: cream/off-white paper, very small chip, very small tear, small creases.
VF =VERY FINE: off-white paper, very tiny tear, small creases.
HIGH - GRADESVF/NM =VERY FINE/NEAR MINT [9.0]: off-white paper, tiny creases. Printing or "production" chip.
NM- =NEAR MINT- [9.2]: Very tiny creases. Printing or "production" chip.
NM =NEAR MINT [9.4]: A few -- tiny, razor thin – or pin-point, almost invisible color breaks. Printing or "production" chip.
NM+ = NEAR MINT + [9.6]: Microscopic, razor thin – or pin-point, almost invisible color break.
NM/M = NEAR MINT/MINT [9.8]: "POINTED" and "SHARP" -- but not "RAZOR" sharp – a very faint almost imperceptible "softness" to one of the four cover corners.
M- = MINT- [9.9]: Printing misalignment --- lettering or borders that are not cut straight or even.
M = MINT [10.0]: Perfect – NO discernible flaws of any kind.
In order to hold down the processing costs that are a result of the volume of items shipped, and to insure that I will be able to continue to post the wide variety of items offered to the sale community, I have found it necessary to implement the following standard shipping charges [Postage, packaging, labor, etc.] for ALL my items.
1] ALL INDIVIDUAL ORDERS:
DOMESTIC SHIPPING: ALL orders are shipped Priority USPO at $7.00 [2-4 days]. Complementary insurance is added at my discretion, and can be purchased by the buyer at their request.
FOREIGN SHIPPING: ALL orders are shipped Global Priority USPO at $13.00 [3-10 days].
2] ALL MULTI-BOOK ORDERS:
DOMESTIC SHIPPING: ALL orders are shipped Priority USPO at $7.00 [2-4 days] for the 1st book, and $1.00 additional for each book. Complementary insurance is added at my discretion, and can be purchased by the buyer at their request.
FOREIGN SHIPPING: ALL orders are shipped Global Priority USPO at $13.00 [3-10 days], for the 1st book and $1.50 additional for each book.