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Friday, November 16, 2012 2:45:44 PM
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jayzen wrote:
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Sorry if this question is not in the right place but...
I have an x-men 101 that is a solid VF but it has one staple half way pulled through. Does anyone know how much that would affect the grade as I'm not really sure. Thanks a bunch!


Jayzen, you may want to very carefully fix that comic yourself.
I have done this a few times myself, finding that the staple did not close right. If the staple has TORN through the comic paper, this can not be fixed.

Open the book up so you can see the staples inside. Carefully with a staple remover or letter opener(something flat-butter knife), pry up the folded staple teeth on the bad one.

Do not just squeeze it out with the staple remover, you just want to lift and bend the teeth straight so that you can push the staple out the same way it went in. Try not to leave any marks on the paper. Something flat can do this easily without damaging or effecting the paper.

THEN, Take it to KINKOS, or to the office, where they have staplers that can staple folded paper like is done in comics and magazines, newsletters etc. They can easily line up the staple head with the old holes, and put a fresh staple in there.

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