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Topic: Am I being picky thinking this is stained?

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Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Subject: Am I being picky thinking this is stained?
Date Posted: 6/21/2013 12:37 AM ET
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You might have to click on the full size pic, I'm a terrible photographer. They're very obvious in person. The top looks like mildew marks.

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Date Posted: 6/21/2013 12:55 AM ET
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In my opinion you are not being too picky. The rules clearly state no staining. The only exceptions are with cookbooks. 

Date Posted: 6/21/2013 12:59 AM ET
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I can't seem to make the pictures bigger, but from what I can see, that looks like a stain to me.

Date Posted: 6/21/2013 1:11 AM ET
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The top picture looks like it could be foxing, spotting that is common on older books, and is postable here. But the second picture is obviously a stain going down on a page and stained books (no matter how much) is not postable.

Date Posted: 6/21/2013 10:49 AM ET
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Page edges can often be cleaned up quite nicely with sandpaper ... but that second pic does look like staining!

Date Posted: 6/21/2013 10:57 AM ET
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Another vote for "stained".

Date Posted: 6/21/2013 12:40 PM ET
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Top pic sure looks like foxing


Date Posted: 6/21/2013 1:53 PM ET
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I agree. The second picture looks like a stain.

Date Posted: 6/21/2013 6:16 PM ET
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The frst picture lokks like foxing to me. And I think the second one also. Because what I see on the right page I do not see on the left page. Is or is it not on the following page?

Date Posted: 6/21/2013 7:35 PM ET
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I say staining, particularly in the second image.  Mark as "Received with a Problem -- Sender Damaged" and request your credit back.

Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 6/21/2013 8:38 PM ET
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They refunded my credit and said they thought I would want the book anyway. I explained how the unpostable forum works.

Thomas, that one is not on the next page. There are a couple smaller spots the same color on other pages that go through two pages. Look like drips, creamy coffee maybe?