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Subject: Another "Is It Postable?" Question
Date Posted: 8/18/2010 8:46 PM ET
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I did some searching, but couldn't find where this one has been discussed before...

I have a hardback book that apparently at one time had the dust jacket taped to the inside of the cover of the book.  I can see where the tape was (it's brown), but not sticky.  I have it on my bookshelf, but now am having second thoughts.

Is this postable, or does that count as a stain?

Thanks in advance for the answers!

Date Posted: 8/18/2010 9:55 PM ET
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I think this is a judgement call.   I wouldn't consider it a stain, but you never know what the person you send it to would think.

Date Posted: 8/19/2010 12:15 AM ET
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Well, if it was still taped, it would be postable. IMO. Lots of libraries do that (tape the covers to the books, insde the mylar covers), and ex-library books are postable.

I think it is postable. But it is true, not specifically addressed in the rules.

Date Posted: 8/19/2010 12:42 AM ET
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My first month here I had someone RWAP me for the residue left from a price tag.  Understandable -- it just looked like something icky to her.  I agree that if the tape is still there, it's borderline okay, but I would PM the person before mailing.

Date Posted: 8/19/2010 10:21 AM ET
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Thanks for the replies.  It's a 20 year old book, which means it was back before they had invented archival quality tape.  Since there's only a few other copies, I'll leave it posted & pm before hand.

Thanks much!

Date Posted: 8/21/2010 8:35 PM ET
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I tape the dust jacket to every single hardcover I buy.  Drives me batty when I'm reading a book and the dust jacket keeps slipping off.  And before someone says something, no I don't like to read them without the dust jacket either.  haha cheeky


edited twice because apparently I cant spell

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