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Offline JailOJohn

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"Uncommon" commons?
« on: June 23, 2022, 10:43:01 AM »
Have any of you long-time collectors found any of the commons in Original Series 5,6,7, and 8 to be harder to get? I am trying to compile a
set of these series to give to an old friend. He is not getting a Heavy Grime, but I am missing a few random common titles. Were any of the commons in these middle series short printed? I have never heard of that, but when people offer singles or partial sets, they are frequently missing some of the same titles. Asking for myself, but also on behalf of my friend...

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: "Uncommon" commons?
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2022, 11:04:57 AM »
The only slight short prints are found in rows not repeated a third time on the sheet.

A double sheet consists of seven rows on each side. A series (modulo any double prints) takes up three rows. So the bottom row on each side is a third repetition of either the first or second row. In other words, if you call the rows A,B and C, the sheet looks like this:

A                 A
B                 B
C                 C
A                 A
B                 B
C                 C
A                 B

Thus, the C row appears only four times, while the A and B rows appear five times. Not a significant short print, but a very slight one.

But as Greg Grant has observed, the more sets are completed, the more significant that slight short printing will become.
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Re: "Uncommon" commons?
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2022, 11:31:18 AM »
The only slight short prints are found in rows not repeated a third time on the sheet.

A double sheet consists of seven rows on each side. A series (module any double prints) takes up three rows. So the bottom row on each side is a third repetition of either the first or second row. In other words, if you call the rows A,B and C, the sheet looks like this:

A                 A
B                 B
C                 C
A                 A
B                 B
C                 C
A                 B

This, the C row appears only four times, while the A and B rows appear five times. Not a significant short print, but a very slight one.

But as Greg Grant has observed, the more sets are completed, the more significant that slight short printing will become.
I never sell the short prints as singles, anyone who asks me I offer them to buy a full set and tell them to then sell their partial set to off set the costs, it is in effect no different than asking me to sell the singles given the short printed singles are the reason I dont have more complete sets.
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Re: "Uncommon" commons?
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2022, 02:48:25 PM »
I think thatís fair. Itís the same as when people want to buy all of the right side puzzle pieces as singles. Not reasonable.

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Re: "Uncommon" commons?
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2022, 07:44:12 PM »
I think thatís fair. Itís the same as when people want to buy all of the right side puzzle pieces as singles. Not reasonable.
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