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Remainder marks

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:28 pm
by Bob M
What is a remainder mark and how does it affect the book. Price and collectability wise.
Thank you

Re: Remainder marks

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

Re: Remainder marks

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:52 pm
by kellybeehler
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.

Re: Remainder marks

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:59 pm
by AlexxKing69
Theres a video on youtube about how to remove remainder marks.
I do believe it was uploaded by DIYBookRepair