Pencil erase or not...The Gunslinger 2nd Edition

1st editions, book club, etc... find the answers here
Post Reply
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:05 am
Karma: 1

Pencil erase or not...The Gunslinger 2nd Edition

Post by BlainetheMono » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:10 am

Hi all, just bought myself a lovely example of The Gunslinger Second Edition, I’m pretty new to collecting so just wanted to ask a couple of questions. At the front of the book, someone has written in pencil the price of the book, it’s very faint and only occupies an area of about 2 x, should I leave this as it is? Attempt to erase it? What are your thought? Also will this have a detrimental effect on the price? I’ll add a picture later 👍

User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 1295
Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:00 pm
Karma: 7
Location: West Coast

Re: Pencil erase or not...The Gunslinger 2nd Edition

Post by TheCollector » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:31 pm

I have this in some books I've picked up from small independent book dealers, it was a pretty common way for book shops to price their books, probably still is. I've never bothered to erase it, but if you do, don't use a crappy eraser that's going to just smear the pencil marks in.

Here's a little eraser guide from my favorite pen store.

They also sell a sampler eraser set with 7 different erasers for $8.50

Aand, if you're an amazon fan I use these myself, 10 pack for $7 bucks ... rds=eraser

Ok sorry to turn this into a shill for erasers folks :), you've revealed one of my other small obsessions which is office supplies

Posts: 1356
Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:08 pm
Karma: 7
Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Re: Pencil erase or not...The Gunslinger 2nd Edition

Post by jhanic » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:53 pm

I've always used the softest, cleanest eraser I can find as long as the writing is fairly faint. Gently is the key.


Post Reply