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Batman : The Killing Joke CGC 9.6 Signature Series Brian Bolland cover & art

Batman  The Killing Joke CGC 96 Signature Series Brian Bolland cover  art
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Auction End date
21 Aug 2016
Seller Location
Woodland Hills, California

Item Description

Batman : The Killing Joke #nnCGC 9.6 Signature Series White pages
Beautifully signed offset by camera lens in silver ink, sharp and clear by interior & cover artist Brian Bolland. June 5, 2010
*All books sealed in Gerber Mylite archive bags.  See condition description section above describing bags. Photos of comic show CGC case out of bag, and within bag.
*All books being offered at this time are from my personal collection.  My entire collection is Mylite archived, catalogued, then placed in CGC issued boxes, which are then placed inside plastic tubs, surrounded in insulation foam sheeting, and finally kept shelved in temperature controlled cold storage.  I plan for long term paper preservation.  These are all choice books collected specifically for their quality over years.  I have been grading, collecting, buying, trading, selling since 1977.
**These are being pulled and offered to the public only due to an emergency medical situation requiring immediate financial means just days after auctions end.   When originally purchased, these were not intended for such an early release. As I mentioned above, these are all choice books collected specifically for their quality over years.  Therefore payment via PayPal is required within 24 hours of auction end.  This is mandatory due to the short time left at hand to raise funds.  Please comply with this simple request on payment terms. Shipping will be during a lengthy week process combined with disability. I reserve the right to simply offer the book to the second highest bidder immediately if payment is not received as described.  If I had more time, I would not care, but time is not on my side at this time, so please understand.  This is the trade off..... reluctantly releasing quality books from my collection for needed immediate fund raising.This payment time notice officially supersedes any other related payment time information posted on this site within our policy below at this time only.
All orders are carefully & professionally packaged & protected, and fully insured. No one wants their money back from a damaged book.  They would rather have their new book arrive at their door safely so they may enjoy their new investment.
Thank you and happy bidding.
"You took the time to bid,  we will take the time to package properly"
Combined shipping is available. See section two below, line (4). For purchases within 7 days, with one payment, one mailing.
Please be sure to ask any questions before purchasing as all sales are final.  All shipped items require full value insurance, and that cost is included with the shipping quote with all of our auctions, no exceptions.  Please be sure to read at least section one on auction policy.  It is brief and meant to be quick.  A more thorough itemization can be found in section two below, for they are all in part what you are buying.  No exceptions.  They are written for both yours and our protection.  Keeping it simple everyone.  :-)


SECTION ONE : Quick read! Keep for your files.


We accept payments via  PayPal .  Anything else will be returned and auction considered null and void with item(s) re-listed as our original intention is to sell,  and a non-paying bidder credit filing made for our auction fees out of pocket.  You may use funds via PayPal from your credit card, bank,  or PayPal fund balance.   PayPal accounts must have and show a confirmed address on the payment receipt.  If you are uncertain what this means,  please learn before participating on any of our auctions.   The information is available on your PayPal account home page by searching the information.

PayPal payments are due within 3 days please.  If there's a problem, simply contact us by eBay email, personal email, phone, text message, courier pigeon, Pict, or your favorite super hero for hire.  Problems can arise we know, but we have heard every story imaginable, including hospital visits.  Seems everyone is getting injured after using their computer. At least be more... "creative".  :-) 

Late sent payments or non-accepted payment types will be returned and auction considered null and void with item(s) re-listed if we do not confirm any communication from you.  Notice stress on "confirm". Never assume anyone anywhere received your communication, unless it has been confirmed.  Packages are shipped within 3 days of receiving your confirmed address PayPal payment.   Thank you in advance for following our simple requirements.




Lost, stolen, or damaged shipments are covered by the shipper.  All of our auctions include insurance.  By bidding on any of our auctions you agree that any and all damaged or lost item complaints will be filed through the shipping carrier only.  Please see section #3  below for details.  By bidding on our auctions,  this constitutes that you agree that this auction,  as stated by eBay Inc,  is a legally binding contract and that your bid signifies agreement to all terms as stated in our simple auction.  If you do not agree,  do not participate.  Simple enough. :-)

Shipping is going USPS with delivery tracking and full insurance is included,  or via Federal Express.  Shipping via USPS or Fed Ex is at our discretion.  Same costs apply.  All orders include a small handling charge for shipping overhead.   If package is lost or damaged,  we will process the insurance claim,  NOT stick you with it like others do unfairly online.  They're not supposed to do that.  We haven't lost one yet,  or had one damaged after we send off with shipper,  as they are properly packaged.  We've been doing professional shipping with all the major carriers and even trucking freight companies for over 25 years so no worries.  Proper packing materials are used and padding provided where common sense dictates.  All items are packed as if we were sending to ourselves.  Use the shipping calculator at the center of the page under the current auction price to check your local costs.


SECTION TWO : Longer read! Keep for your files.



1) Shipping Carriers : Shipping carriers are chosen at our sole discretion for several reasons and designed to benefit our customers,  even if the auction has one already listed in the shipping calculator,  if applicable,  we will make the final decision on the carrier used.   If the amount is a fixed amount written by us,  and is incorrect and insufficient,  we will honor that amount as we should and pay the difference ourselves.  If a customer has paid for insurance through a specific carrier,  we will always ensure that their parcel is insured for the value they have paid for regardless of carrier.  Unless the customer has specific needs and contacts us with such information before payment,  the above applies.  Notices after a payment has been made do not guarantee we will see the note in time nor guarantee the shipping carrier will be the same as stated on the auction.  All auctions will either have an automated shipping calculator to show costs,  or auctions of other or larger sized parcels may have a rate established and posted, or further instructions specifically noted.  Either way,  every customer will be aware of shipping costs before they purchase or send payment of any kind.  Multiple auctions purchased may or may not have an effect on carrier chosen.
2) Canadian & International shipping :  Please inquire for rates. (see Combined Shipping section #4 below ) Insurance coverage is mandatory on all international shipping.
3) Insurance & Signature requirements : Mailing insurance coverage is mandatory for both domestic and international packages.  Each auction will be noted appropriately.  Insured parcels are covered by the mail carrier service themselves,  not us.  We will arrange the necessary articles of claim forms in our customers behalf as we should.  If we feel that a claim will be honored easily,  if possible,  we may,  but do not guarantee we will,  as a courtesy help our customer by issuing them a replacement order,  without any additional product costs,  so as to not delay their particular needs,  while we await reimbursement for the parcel in question by the mail carrier.  If the claim should not be reimbursed,  even though we sent our customer a free replacement item,  or refund of any kind,  the customer agrees to be responsible for the additional cost of the order sent and it's shipping costs,  and all recorded proof of carrier's settlement shall be sent to them as well.  If on the other hand,  we or the carrier service,  from the beginning,  feel there will be some amount of difficulty with reimbursement with the original claim,  then the customer will have to wait for the results found by the carrier in question,  before receiving any replacement or refund of any kind.  Please read the details pertaining to the particular auction sale policy.  We use USPS and FED EX services at our discretion.  These different carriers have different policies and costs involved with certain packages.  We determine which is best suited for our customers and their particular needs.  If the customer has a special request of service carrier,  we are more than happy to oblige to discuss the options.   This must be done before payment is sent,  not after.  (see section #9)  As for insurance costs,  USPS service offers domestic insurance as an additional option basically $1.75 for $50.00 worth of value presently.  International rates vary upon destination.  The automated shipping calculator on each auction page should have this information.  All prices are subject to change at any time without any notice and we have no control on these costs.  FED EX includes insurance within their stated costs,  but they do not ship to P.O. Boxes.  This is one of the several reasons why we choose certain carriers for certain needs best suited for our customers.  USPS insurance requires a person to sign for the package at the address sent to.  If there is no one to sign,  they will not leave the parcel at the door,  but rather leave a pink slip notice stating that you had a package arrive requiring a signature,  and it will instruct you what options you have.
     3-A) Claims : Copied from the USPS web site ; If the mailer files the claim, the St. Louis ASC will notify the addressee by letter to present the damaged article and mailing container to the USPS for inspection, including any wrapping, packaging, and any other contents that were received. Failure to do so will result in denial of the claim.
     3-B) Costs : USPS is $1.75 for the first $50.00 of value and a signature is required to receive a package.  For up to $100.00 of insured coverage,  it is $2.25.  Costs increase from there.  International is higher,  and will be in the shipping calculator on the auction page.  FED EX insurance is included with shipping costs up to $100.00 of value and NO signature is required.  Signature verification with FED EX can be purchased as an option for $2.50.  Both companies have their pro's and con's and we do our best to arrange the optimum choice for each customers particular order.  Any of these insurance or signature cost options can be manually input by any customer on their invoice, and if not, contact us before making any payment.  Please make a notation on the invoice of your options chosen for eBay is still behind in some clear customer options within their forms,  and we may not see the request.  Any questions feel free to ask our help before filling out any invoice or sending payment.  All prices are subject to change at any time without any notice and we have no control on these costs. 
4) Combined shipping : We are more than happy to combine shipping where we possibly can.  Not all items are available for combined shipping.  See auction general description details if it is possible for that particular auctions item.  If nothing is mentioned in particular,  Domestic,  and International buyers,  please be sure to inquire before you purchase or send payment,  if in question.  Auction winnings cannot be canceled if buyer disagrees with our decision on combined shipping,  unless we jointly agree.  Again,  inquire before you buy.

5) Shipping tracking & turn around time : Most orders usually ship out within 48 hours of payment clearing,  if not less,  during the business week Monday thru Friday.  We may be in the middle of receiving and organizing fresh inventory and there may be a small delay in shipping new orders.  This is a normal part of doing business as is anywhere else.  If there should be what we feel as an extended amount of time in order to create a customers shipment,  we will inform them of so.  As for carrier shipping times,  they vary on destination of course,  type of service,  and average one to two days in California,  three days to the central states and up to four or five to the Eastern United States.  All are approximate times of course for many reasons as mentioned,  including but not limited to type of service purchased.  Online tracking is provided with each parcel,  and we will email you that information when we ship the parcel.  If shipping arrival time frame is a concern,  please inquire before purchasing. 

6) Packing :  All of our packages are created securely and if required will be with either bubble air cushioned wrap,  paper,  cardboard bracing,  or styro peanuts to ensure proper cushioning for travel through any carrier service. We have run public shipping and packaging stores for years including foam injected freight with every major and minor carrier, so shipping alone, is a business for us.

7) Returns : All sales are final and there are no returns unless we sent the wrong shipment,  or we failed grossly in representation of said item. If a return is validated by us, options will be discussed and those options may or may not include returning the entire or partial amount of item, shipping charges paid to us, and or return shipping charges. If any other item is sent, and damaged, please see "insurance" in sections 3, 3A, and 3B above.  As with CGC certified graded books there are no surprises, and no returns regardless for you will know exactly what your bidding on due to the certification. 

8) Feedback Policy : Sales transactions are not complete until the entire process is completed.  Ordered,  payment received & cleared,  inventory packaged,  shipped,  safely delivered,  and then customer satisfaction.  To us it's not over merely when someone sends us a payment.  That would be foolish.  Customer satisfaction is the end result.  We ask that all customers take the time to tell us the complete transaction was satisfactory,  from finding our products online,  to receiving what they ordered found safely at their door,  via eBay's feedback system.  This way we know the story had a happy ending.  If there is a problem with the order,  or the package has not arrived,  of course please contact us first for we do not track every package on our own,  unless you, the customer,  inform us of a needed inquiry.  We will then be more than happy to track and locate any missing parcel and determine it's location through the shipper that was hired.  (please see "Insurance & Signature required" section #3 above for further details on loss)  When we do receive your feedback,  we will reply equally usually within 48 hours.

8a) Feedback "Rate details about this purchase"  STAR section :  Recently incorporated into the feedback system by eBay, you may already be aware of this section, as it highlights underneath where you write your feedback comment "Rate details about this purchase".  This is a "5 star" rating category.  It is designed to protect buyers with a informative rating publicly visible.  As buyers ourselves, we know this system has its flaws and inaccuracies so it is imperative to handle with care when leaving choices.  Unfair or undeserved selections can and will ultimately close down any sellers eBay account, justified or not, and it does not take many to do so.  If there is proper communications from a buyer, then there should never be any need other than leaving a 5 star rating.  They are only an option also, and not mandatory.  Misuse of this current system will only inevitably eliminate special or hard to find products made available on the eBay site, thus forcing them to be distributed on other sites, one may never see, and take advantage of its availability, or price effectiveness so we hope and encourage proper usage.

9)  Payments : We accept payments via  PayPal only. Anything else will be returned and auction considered null and void with item(s) re-listed,  and a non-paying bidder credit filing made for our auction fees.  You may use funds via PayPal from your credit card, bank,  or PayPal fund balance.  PayPal accounts must have and show a confirmed address on the payment receipt.  If you are uncertain what this means,  please learn before,  not after,  participating on any of our auctions.   The information is available on your PayPal account home page by searching the information.  PayPal payments are due within 3 days please.  If theres a problem,  contact us.  Late sent payments or non-accepted payment types will be returned and auction considered null and void with item(s) re-listed if we do not confirm any communication from you.  Notice stress on "confirm". Never assume anyone anywhere received your communication, unless it has been confirmed.

10)  Questions : Any questions please feel free to contact us by simply linking through the "ask seller a question" in the "meet the seller" section found at the top right of this and any of our auction pages.  We monitor our communications daily and will reply as soon as possible depending on volume and excluding most weekends and holidays.  Any,  and we repeat,  any,  and all questions,  regarding or requesting anything pertaining to any of our auctions,  may be asked at any time,  BUT,  we do not guarantee your question will be seen before an auction ends,  or,  that we will honor any question after an auction ends that will have any effect on the way that we conduct our business.  Sending demands of any kind on a PayPal payment for example,  without warning,  telling us,  what or how to do something,  after the fact,  is not acceptable.  In general,  you should ask,  before you buy anything,  from anyone,  anywhere.

All sales are currently tax free.
Thank you in advance again for following our simple requirements.... and thank you for looking in : )