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Author Topic: Corner mounted marks on cards  (Read 5505 times)

lachlan

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Corner mounted marks on cards
« on: March 28, 2012, 03:38:35 PM »
Does anyone have any strong views on collecting old or difficult sets or type cards that show evidence of having been mounted in albums? I've always avoided them in the past but am finding one or two sets or type cards difficult to obtain without such marks.

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Re: Corner mounted marks on cards
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012, 07:35:38 AM »
I have a grave exception to these cards. I treat them as creases and avoid at all costs. It is an inclusion into the card and lowers the grade. If you like lower grade cards then this isnt a problem. I like higher grade and I find very little sellers disclose this problem.
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Re: Corner mounted marks on cards
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2012, 03:25:12 PM »
Yes corner album mounting marks are horrible in my opinion.

lachlan

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Re: Corner mounted marks on cards
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2012, 06:00:48 PM »
Whilst I agree that album corner marks detract, they only reflect what old-time collectors often did. They put them into albums to protect them from handling etc..

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Re: Corner mounted marks on cards
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 02:26:14 AM »
Old time collectors wrote on cards, flipped cards, bent cards, abused cards.
I can find these cards everywhere. I want ones where nobody did this no matter how
old the collector.
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Re: Corner mounted marks on cards
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012, 04:47:38 PM »
I agree with the last comment; who wouldn't? but if the card or set is rare, and you must have it, you might have no choice but to accept some corner marks, otherwise you'll continue to search in vain.

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Re: Corner mounted marks on cards
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2012, 10:48:34 PM »
That's a whole different animal. If you can't FIND the card no matter what, sure go ahead and get what we call a filler card to fill the hole until you get lucky.
But when it comes to cards I can readily find, those mounts are a no-no.
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Ogdenscards

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Re: Corner mounted marks on cards
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2012, 01:53:03 PM »
Don't give corner marks a thought just part of a cards history, The corner mark does not detract from the beauty, the content nor that that you have the card. Why do you consider them to be a problem?

It is possible with a little steam to expand the corners to there original state it is only the card board being a little compacted and sometimes a little dirt, that normally rubs off, but don't try this on expensive cards until you have totally mastered the art.

If the market starts demanding all cards without corner marks then the price would significantly increase and then nobody wins.

Cards that were not issued will tend to be of the state you are demanding.

I can understand though if you collect a particular theme you want the best there is but I question whether that increases the pleasure of ownership.

Good luck in your searching.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2012, 01:59:06 PM by Ogdenscards »
Always looking for interesting cards and associated goods issued by Ogden's you can see samples of cards I am looking for in the wants section.
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Re: Corner mounted marks on cards
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2012, 04:06:36 PM »
This penchant for perfection is not new.
One of the reasons I stopped collecting
stamps a few years ago was that when I
tried to sell a large holding of 'unmounted'
mint stamps (ie never been near a stamp
hinge!), four dealers tried to reduce their
buying price by saying that the gum on the
back of the stamps showed signs of
'disturbance' and therefore were not mint.

As the items in question had never been
touched since being received from their
respective Post Offices, I withdrew from a
hobby being taken over by emotionally-
starved technocrats. Rant over!
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Re: Corner mounted marks on cards
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2012, 05:04:15 PM »
once again, like many times i have either replied to, or made discussions, is about the quality of cards people collect.
i have several sets with indentations, or other blemishes, but my interest is the theme of collecting rather than a small indentation, or a corner slightly bent or creased.whether a card cost several hundred pound or a few pence, so long as it is within the  theme of my collecting, then i collect it, the joy is with the card,
it is as the previous seller noted with the stamps, when i used to collect them, the initial interest, started with a small packet of world wide stamps, in which i placed itos a small album, to eventually, specialising in certain stamps, and spending much time observing them under a low powered microscope, for flaws and varieties, not seen with the eye
is this the extent in which the hobby as to go too, for looking at the microscopic for perfection , rather than enjoying having the card itself
i cannot loose sleep at night, because the card has an imperfection, otherwise i may ask my brother, who is a printer, to cut me some cigarette size cards, on high quality , acid free white card, and place them into album leaves with tweezers, untouched by human hands.
pity they have no printed image, but the cards are perfection

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Re: Corner mounted marks on cards
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2012, 07:02:44 PM »
Can you believe that there are professional graders in America who charge for this service. Why would somebody feel they are not capable of grading their own cards.

They place them individually in sealed plastic wallets, registered them as if it is a race to get the "best" in the world.

I have and I know others have, struggled to get them out, when people have paid to get them sealed in.

Do some collectors not realize this is just another exploitation.
Always looking for interesting cards and associated goods issued by Ogden's you can see samples of cards I am looking for in the wants section.
Best Regards David

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Re: Corner mounted marks on cards
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2012, 09:27:42 PM »
Check out topic headed:

 Will Slabbing ever catch on amongst UK collectors.

 

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