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Author:  TheCollector [ Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:31 am ]
Post subject:  Two different Salem's Lot DJ's?

Hey folks,

I had someone email me with a question and I don't have a good answer for the guy, perhaps someone here knows.

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I am trying to find out why the color of writing on the spine of the one the first edition has a different from the other and if that makes a difference in the value of the book? Both books have all first edition points Q37, $7.95, Father Cody and First Edition on the title page. Thank you for your time
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See the pic below, the spine on one shows white and orange (typical) the other is just white, (although the poster originally said white and greeen, but I just see white) According to the e-mail they're both 3rd edition states of the 1st ed DJ.

Author:  jhanic [ Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Two different Salem's Lot DJ's?

I just checked both my second and third state dust jackets and both have the orange color. This color is also on the front of each. If the "colorless" one continues this on the front of the dust jacket, I would say it's a printing error. If it's just on the spine, I'd say it may be sun fading.

John

Author:  TheCollector [ Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Two different Salem's Lot DJ's?

It's orange on the front, only the spine is affected. I considered sun fading, but shouldn't that have faded the entire spine (black as well as orange)?

Author:  jhanic [ Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Two different Salem's Lot DJ's?

I'd say so too, but maybe different inks react differently. I don't really know (and I'm sure not going to experiment! :P ). I do know that I've never seen the dust jacket without the orange color before, though. Strange.

John

Author:  SkippyD023 [ Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Two different Salem's Lot DJ's?

My first thought was fading as well. I have seen this on other books where only certain colors are faded and the rest of the colors in the DJ look fine or just slightly lighter.

Author:  Mr. Rabbit Trick [ Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Two different Salem's Lot DJ's?

You have answered your own question. Only the spine is affected, then it is most certainly UV fading.

I have several older books which have no reds left on them at all on the spines, but every other color is fine.

TheCollector wrote:
It's orange on the front, only the spine is affected. I considered sun fading, but shouldn't that have faded the entire spine (black as well as orange)?

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