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From: Ohio
Registered: Oct 2012

posted 11-19-2012 09:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetsnake   Click Here to Email streetsnake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was wondering if there is a way to decipher the red NASA codes on the glossy photos?

I went through my glossies tonight and was able to separate quite a few but was left with a pile of others that didn't have descriptions on the back.

Some of them a NASA enthusiast would know right away, but others are shots that would be difficult to distinguish, I imagine. Thoughts and thanks...

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posted 11-20-2012 03:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A google search with "NASA" and the id usually works pretty well. Otherwise if you post images here you'l be sure to get answers

In order to sell the photos on eBay there's not really any need for you to work out what the image is. The buyers know what they're looking at.

What's most important is to be very clear about the watermark on the back - "A KODAK PAPER" and "THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK" are very different things - and the condition.

It's not always clear from a photo or scan if the surface of a photos has creases, half-moon dings, surface gloss loss, or discoloration/fading. This is information you should provide for each photo listed.

Make sure you allow international bids. Flat rate envelopes work well as long as you put in some serious protection against bending (a sandwich of heavy duty card or foamboard).

Finally, don't use a buy-it-now price or allow anyone to trick you into ending an auction early to sell direct. I know you know this already but it's always worth stating for the sake of others who might be thinking of selling for the first time.

If you start NASA photos at say $9.99 they'll all find their own price level.

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