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Raw Signature Witnessing Pricing (Non Graded)
Desert Wind Comics is an Independent Signature Witness.
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017. BOOKS WILL NOT BE SUBMITTED FOR GRADING IF A BALANCE IS DUE ON ANY DESERT WIND INVOICE. PAYMENT FOR SIGNING SERVICES PROVIDED BY DESERT WIND ARE DUE UPON BOOK(S) BEING SIGNED. CREATOR AND CELEBRITY SIGNING FEES MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE OF THE BOOK(S) BEING SIGNED. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Convention/Event Signature Witnessing Prices
Artists, Writers, and Talents available at Public Conventions or Events • There are a few exceptions. This price is for books submitted to be signed by NOT graded by any grading company. If you want your book graded by CGC, please go to Celestial Comics. • Contact Us
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Legends Tour Signature Witnessing Prices
Special private signings scheduled. Please add the creator signing fee for each book/item they sign.
LARRY LIEBER - $40 per item
STERANKO - $30 per item
SAL BUSCEMA, JOHN ROMITA, ROY THOMAS, MARV WOLFMAN - $20 per item
JOE GIELLA, DENNY O'NEIL, DON PERLIN, MICHAEL WM. KALUTA - $15 per item
CHRIS CLAREMONT, GERRY CONWAY, JOE SINNOTT, TOM DEFALCO, DAVID MICHELINIE - $10 per item
NOTE: Creator signing fees are subject to change. Check the specific signing event to see which creators will be part of the tour. Please check schedule page for details. This price is for books submitted to be signed by NOT graded by any grading company. If you want your book graded by CGC, please go to Celestial Comics. • Contact Us
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Private Signing Signature Witnessing Prices
This is for NON Legends Tour specially scheduled signing events such as Todd McFarlane and includes creator signing fee. Creator signing fee is subject to change. This price is for books submitted to be signed but NOT graded by any grading company. If you want your book graded by CGC, please go to Celestial Comics. • Contact Us
* These prices include witnessing and do not include any grading and are subject to change.
Notes: Some creators charge a signing fee at conventions typically ranging from $1.00 to $20.00 per item signed. It is the CUSTOMER’S RESPONSIBILITY to inform Desert Wind Comics of any payment limits for signed items. If no payment limit is specified, DWC will pay the creator signing fee and bill the customer. Return of signed items is contingent upon customer payment of any and all additional signing fees. Failure to inform Desert Wind Comics of payment limits prior to item signing does not release the customer from financial obligations due to item signing. In the absence of specific information, Desert Wind Comics does not claim to assume any knowledge of customer payment limits. Customer payment limits must be stated on the submission form.
Creators known to charge a signing fee include, but are not limited to: Jim Lee, Joe Quesada, Robert Kirkman ($30), Arthur Suydam ($20 for 2 items), Rob Liefeld ($50 for each graded book, $30 other books), J. Scott Campbell ($20), Tony Moore ($10), Humberto Ramos ($5) and Chris Claremont ($20). E-mail Desert Wind Comics for more details and creator pricing information.
Example A: One Modern item to be signed by Robert Kirkman is priced at $50 plus return shipping. The addition of Tony Moore’s signature to the same item entails a $10 additional signature signing fee and $10 creator signing fee; the new total would be $70 ($50 + $20) plus return shipping.
Prices include Desert Wind Comics witnessing fee, book preparation, shipping to Desert Wind Comics, handling, and insurance. Prices do NOT include return shipping, handling, or insurance to the customer.
HOW DO I GET A BOOK SIGNED THROUGH DWC?
A properly completed Desert Wind Comics submission form MUST be included with the submitted item(s). Failure to submit a properly completed form WILL incur a $5.00 processing fee from Desert Wind Comics or may result in the return of customer items at the customer’s expense.
Please use the Desert Wind Comics submission form and follow the instructions listed in the information sheet on the Desert Wind Comics website at www.desertwindcomics.com. All orders MUST be prepaid in advance at the time of item submission to Desert Wind Comics. Acceptable payments include credit card, PayPal, or personal check. Make checks out to Desert Wind Comics. Send PayPal payments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted books should be sent in properly sized bags and backing boards (please do not use oversized boards, as they may cause damage during shipping). The back of each board must be labeled with your name, address, book title, issue number, and the desired talent signature names. The completed submission form MUST be included with the books. Failure to submit a properly completed form WILL incur a $5.00 processing fee from Desert Wind Comics. Ship the books to:
Desert Wind Comics2421 Tech Center Court, Suite 100 Las Vegas, Nevada 89128
DWC DE-SLABBING FEE $3.00
Desert Wind Comics charges a $3.00 De-slabbing Fee per graded book when more then 3 slabbed books are submitted. This fee is charged for each graded book sent into Desert Wind Comics that must be removed from any graded encasement. If the customer provides a properly sized backing board (please do not use oversized boards, as they may cause damage during shipping) with the back of each board labeled with your name, address, book title, issue number, and the desired talent signature names, then the fee is only $2.00 per graded book. Although the customer may remove a blue label book from its encasement, note that YELLOW SIGNATURE LABEL books MUST be opened by either a Desert Wind Comics representative or employee; yellow label books CANNOT be opened by the customer.
INK COLOR, SIGNATURE PLACEMENT AND SPECIAL REQUESTS? $3.00
Books are signed in either black or silver ink. Special requests for alternate ink colors or signature placement entails an additional fee of $3.00 per request. Alternate ink color requests (other than black or silver) require you to supply the pen. Please test the pen and note that certain pens, such as paint pens, will not be used due to the potential for ink smearing. Customer supplied pens will NOT be returned. When requesting a specific signature placement, please send either: 1. a photocopy of the cover with the specific signature location marked, or 2. a signature location marked on the outer bag or the outer casing (if sending a previously graded book) using a felt tip marker. Please note that special ink color and/or placement cannot be guaranteed; in the event that special requests cannot be fulfilled, any special request fees will be refunded.
Desert Wind Comics Celebrity Signing Fee $25.00
Due to the long lines usually associated with obtaining a celebrity signature at a show this fee is added on the grading fee to compensate for the time taken to obtain the signature. Multiple items signed by the same celebrity at one time is discounted at $15.00 per item after the first item. This fee is added onto the signing fee charged by each celebrity.
ADDING AN ADDITIONAL SIGNATURE? $10.00
The price for any additional signatures is $10.00 per signature. Some artists may charge a signing fee or a small charity donation fee; any such fees are billed to the customer. If the customer does not want to pay over a specific amount, then the customer must set a payment limit in advance. The $10.00 fee does not apply to PREMIUM SIGNATURES. PREMIUM SIGNATURES are charged at a higher rate depending on the creator (Stan Lee, John Romita, Todd McFarlane etc.)
HOW DO I GET MY BOOKS SHIPPED BACK?
Return shipping is $25.00 for the first book and $3.00 for each additional book per shipment to US addresses. Shipping includes up to $3000.00 insurance per package. Any additional insurance can be added at the rate of $1.00 per $1000.00 of insurance. Return shipping to a Canadian address is performed via FedEx Ground; it is $50.00 for the first book and $5.00 for each additional book per shipment. Canadian or International shipping does NOT include insurance with FedEx Ground shipping. Books must be shipped either FedEx Express (Overnight, 2 Day, or 3 Day) or USPS Registered Mail to be insured. Please inquire for shipping and insurance charges outside of the Continental United States or Canada. Customer is responsible for any and all customs fees and duties.
Desert Wind Comics can NOT guarantee combined shipping requests.
Once you mail your book(s), please send an email to email@example.com. In the body of the email, list the books included in the shipment, the shipping method, and the tracking number. In the subject line of the email, enter "Books for [your name]". This allows us to better track your shipment and make sure that your books are properly identified. It is up to the customer to track the shipment to Desert Wind Comics. If you are a previous customer, please indicate if you have moved since your last submission. If you plan on moving within the next several months, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, contact us either via e-mail at
email@example.com or call us at (702) 592-4792.
DISCLAIMER: Although the utmost precautions are taken, please note that any previous grades cannot be guaranteed. Desert Wind Comics is not responsible for any damage to books resulting from the shipping process, grading process or creators handling books.
CUSTOMER FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Desert Wind Enterprises reserves the right to charge a customer 1.5% interest per month on any unpaid balance owed to Desert Wind Enterprises after 60 days of an invoice being sent to a customer. If 6 months have passed after an invoice has been sent to a customer, any and all items included on the invoice will be considered abandoned and surrendered to Desert Wind Enterprises for failure to pay any balance due. It is the customers responsibility to contact and make payment arrangements with Desert Wind Enterprises to reclaim those items if the items have not been sold. Items may be sold by Desert Wind Enterprises to pay off any balance. If items have been considered abandoned a storage fee of $5.00 per item per month will be incurred by customer. Storage fee will need to be paid off for customer to recover any items not sold by Desert Wind to satisfy the balance due. If 12 months after items have been considered abandoned have passed then the customer gives up all rights for ANY recover or restitution from Desert Wind Enterprises.