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Tarot Witch of the Black Rose #50D Gold Foil Edition

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 8:51:54 AM
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Ok I recently purchased 3 copies of this issue here, 2 from 1 seller and 1 from another. Now the single issue is exactly as appears in DB, however the 2 copies I received from other seller were missing Hollys signature. Which was odd, but I thought maybe they made 2 version of the gold edition, 1 with both signatures and 1 with only Jims.

Anyways I decided to contact the seller to see if they had a clue about it origins with no luck, they didnt know. So then decided to go to the source and figure this out. Well after talking to Jim Balent he didnt know how it could have happened either but he did give me one piece of news that made me think current DB is wrong.

Here is what he said

There are A and B covers with that foil stamp.

(The cover art for the foil stamp A and B... is the same cover art as the non-gold stamp A and B covers.)

Still... there was only a print run of 500 with the gold stamp.
250 cover A and 250 cover B.

Current DB has both the C & D covers as 1/500 making for a total of 1000 gold covers, when as he stated only 500 were made, 250 of each.

So my question is should they be changed to 1/250, or a note added to the item Bio.

One complication is the COAs do say #??? of 500.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 9:24:30 AM
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COA says 1/500 that's how we would list it unless we had tangible proof that the ratio referred to both covers combined. Even then we would just add a note to both covers, not change the ratio.

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