Remainder marks

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Bob M
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Remainder marks

Post by Bob M » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:28 pm

What is a remainder mark and how does it affect the book. Price and collectability wise.
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Re: Remainder marks

Post by Mr. Rabbit Trick » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:41 am

Remainder marks vary from publisher to publisher. Some spray a speckled paint on the end of the pages, some put a stamp on one of the pages, some just mark the ends with a sharpie.

Whatever the mark is, it devalues the book, as it is no longer Fine condition, even though the book is otherwise perfect. Same with previous owner's stamps etc.

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Re: Remainder marks

Post by kellybeehler » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:52 pm

Remainder marks are look like random dots or streaks from a black or colored magic marker.The purpose of the remainder mark is when a store does not sell a book they mark the bottom or top edges.After putting remainder mark the books are sent to the distributors and then distributor will resell them.

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Re: Remainder marks

Post by AlexxKing69 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:59 pm

Theres a video on youtube about how to remove remainder marks.
I do believe it was uploaded by DIYBookRepair

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