[ModLib] Anybody know condition standards for ephemera?

Larry Turner jklturner at sbcglobal.net
Wed Dec 3 16:47:24 EST 2008

>From my experience of having purchased a number of higher priced post cards and books on ebay, I suggest that people see what they sell with one pair of eyes and what they buy with another.  Having some written standard to which all could refer would be helpful in the long run.

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--- On Wed, 12/3/08, pecksgrove at aol.com <pecksgrove at aol.com> wrote:

From: pecksgrove at aol.com <pecksgrove at aol.com>
Subject: Re: [ModLib] Anybody know condition standards for ephemera?
To: modlib at owu.edu
Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 2:10 PM

I believe, that if you look at a piece, you can tell the condition.  Great.  Excellent.  Good.  Poor.
In addition, the ML website has a listed of all current ML titles and authors on their homepage.  Its great.


-----Original Message-----
From: Scot Kamins <kamins at modernlib.com>
To: For collectors of Modern Library books <modlib at owu.edu>
Sent: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 7:45 pm
Subject: Re: [ModLib] Anybody know condition standards for ephemera?

On Dec 2, 2008, at 5:10 PM, pecksgrove at aol.com wrote: 
> The condition is the grade. You don't have to go to the extent of > defining what has been difined. 
I don't know what you mean. Perhaps I'm being unclear in my question. 
Catalogs, pamphlets, and other paper ephemera are more likely to degrade quickly than are books. Often the paper was extremely cheap -- many times newsprint may have been used. It was highly acidic, prone to drying, brittling, and foxing. 
So are you saying you don't give it a condition word such as Very Good or Fair, you just describe the defects? 
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