Issue-Mongers

Iron Monger

Iron Monger

“The issue-monger is one of the worst pests of the collecting world, and the more dangerous because many humble and well-intentioned collectors think him a hero to whom they should be grateful…Show him a misprint or a dropped numeral, and he will whip you up an ‘issue point’ in no time.”

-from John Carter and Nicolas Barker’s ABC for Book Collectors.

This term should not be confused with “iron monger” which refers to supervillans in Marvel comic books.

Barker will be here at Wells this Thursday!

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