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Subject: Is this unpostable?
Date Posted: 10/11/2009 6:43 PM ET
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I bought the book 101 Patchwork Patterns at a FOL sale. I just noticed that there's a small paper clip on one page. I took it off and now there are rust marks on both sides of the page at the top.

Date Posted: 10/11/2009 7:17 PM ET
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Connie - I would think it not postable - a stain is a stain!  Is it a wish list book?

Date Posted: 10/11/2009 7:34 PM ET
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Unfortunately I'd think it isn't postable however I bet if you post in the craft forum or book bazaar, you'll find someone very glad to pay a credit for it--even with the rust stain.

Date Posted: 10/11/2009 8:21 PM ET
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You might try a very fine grade of sandpaper to remove it, if the pages aren't glossy.  That does not work with glossy paper.

Date Posted: 10/11/2009 9:04 PM ET
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Emily, I know that works with the edge of the book, but have you done this with the text pages?  I have always been too chicken.

Date Posted: 10/11/2009 10:23 PM ET
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Well, the book isn't postable as is.  If it doesn't work, you can still offer it as an unpostable.  I do it often to the edges.  But not to the text.  This would be the time I'd try it.  For a regular paperback, I try a soft white eraser on stains like chocolate fingerprints.  But rust can be tough as it gets into the paper.  I won't expect an eraser to work on rust.

Date Posted: 10/11/2009 10:32 PM ET
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Maybe I will give it a shot with book that is totally a non-postable.  Connie - I will let you know.  Probably by tomorrow night!

ETA:  Well this was a duh moment.  Why haven't I tried it on some books that are non-postable no matter what is done! 



Last Edited on: 10/11/09 10:33 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/11/2009 10:52 PM ET
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Thanks, Robin. Sure go ahead. Meanwhile I did place it in the Crafting forum for a credit. That is a very slow forum with no posts today.

This book is the only one in the system. I received two requests within the last week, but I declined both because they were too subjective with smells, etc. I can't smell anything but I usually turn those down.

Plus, the rust doesn't interfer with the patterns at all on the pages. I'll wait and see how the crafters feel about the book.



Last Edited on: 10/12/09 12:50 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Subject: it is crazy if it is unpostable, lol I like to read, if it has all the page
Date Posted: 10/12/2009 8:35 AM ET
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and I can see the words and it doesn't smell like poop , pee or throw up , i'll take it.  LOL

 

PS Emily, thank you for your tip about chocolate, after reading chocolate is my fav. thing.