What our clients say...
ASM1 looks amazing. it was
beautifully restored and I appreciate the hard
work you put in.
And I honestly think FF48 presents
way better now than it did with the frayed edges.
Thanks again for everything.
Iíve known Trace forever and yeah
he does amazing work, I have to send you pics of
the work he did for me on my Marvel Mystery
After many months of CGC taking
their usual time to process, I have found out the
grades of the 3 comics I sent to you ...
Weird Science 11 was sent away as a 5.5; now a 7.0
Fantastic Four 31 was sent away as an 8.5;
remained the same
Avengers 58 was sent away as a 9.4; now a 9.6
Thanks again, Trace! It will soon be time to
send another batch out to you!
WOW!! Even better in person.
That Strange Tales #89 is the looking the best it
Words can't describe how I feel. You've
washed away years of sorrow ...
Thank you so much Trace!!
I received the Green Lantern #1
(1941) in the mail the other day and just got the
chance to sit down with it. Overall, I am very
happy with the way it turned out, and quite
impressed. I can not believe how great you made it
My books came back. Some
solid 9.4's did 9.6 and the TOS 45 with the big
crease on the back got a 9.2.
116 9.4 ow
109 9.6 w Highest Grade 1 of 5
104 9.4 ow/w
93 9.6 w Highest Grade 1 of 2
91 9.6 w Highest Grade 1 of 2
89 9.6 ow/w Highest Grade 1 of 3
My Greatest Adventure
84 9.4 ow
82 9.4 ow/w Single highest grade
335 9.6 ow/w Highest Grade 1 of 4
352 9.4 w
369 9.4 ow/w Early Batgirl
374 9.6 ow/w Hihgest Grade 1 of 7
160 9.4 w Highest Grade 1 of 5
164 9.4 w New Look Batman which is the Silver age
Batman in this title
179 9.2 ow/w Second SA Riddler
206 9.4 ow/w second Deadman first Neal Adams art.
Just in case you were interested they came back as
#5 Apparent 7.0 SP
#10 Apparent 7.0 MP
#13 Universal 4.0
Overall very happy on them all as they are at the
top of the census on these books.
Your work is truly top quality and
I am very well satisfied with the finished
product. I also appreciate you making copies on
the cd so that I can make my copies for handling.
I still have 2 or 3 more letters dating in the
late 1700's that I hope to talk to you about in
the next year about restoring. Thanking you again,
Wow, the books look good, you are a magician.
Especially the Human Torch 9.
More good news.
was 8.5 now its come back a 9.2 white pages
Hulk 180 was 8.5 now its come back a 9.2 white
What can I say
Im very happy and quite impressed; no pun
breakdown of the 5 CGC books I had and their
grades after you were done with them.
1. ASM #129 was 8.5 now 9.4 (3 grades higher)
2. Hulk #4 was 5.0 now 5.5 (1 grade higher)
3. Silver Surfer 4 was 7.0 now 8.0 (2 grades
4. Avengers 11 was 8.5 now 9.2 (2 grades higher)
5. Hulk 180 was 8.5 now 9.2 (2 grades higher)
Just some really, really great work.
The books arrived safe and sound today. Thank
once again for rescuing these books from the
of time and degradation without removing the
of the original materials.
Having seen a
lot of work by the few other professional
restorers in this country, your work stands
apart in this regard. While the others certainly
do good work, the original foundation is too
often lost in the process. Superior work as
Sorry that I didnít get back
to you sooner, but by the time that we got the
document that you had restored for us, we were
deep into getting ready for our family reunion
(which was this past weekend). You did a great
job, especially considering what you had to
I was able to
print copies from the CD that you provided on
photo print paper and distribute the copies to
all of the family members that attended the
reunion. Needless to say they were all very
happy to have a copy of the document for their
The books came in the mail
today. I am impressed I must say,
overall. There was some debate as to who
presses comics better. Well, based on this
order I would say you win.
My husband and I had little
hope that the Phi Beta Kappa document we sent to
Tracey could be put back together. It had
been torn into 21pieces and looked like it could
not be repaired. However, the document arrived
this weekend and it looks fabulous! We
could not be more pleased. Throughout the
process, Tracey was very professional -- keeping
us informed by email on the status of the
project. At each turn, he gave us options
and his recommendations for next steps. At
one point, he joked that his wife was giving him
a hard time -- saying that "sheer pride" was the
only thing keeping him from giving up on our
document. Thank goodness for pride -- and
for his determination -- because the document
looks great! We are very, very
Book and Steinbeck letter
arrived the other day and all I can say is
wow...I am thrilled with the results! You have a
true talent and gift.
Thanks again - I think I'll start looking around
the house for more paper items that need
I received my 132 page Captain America Annual
& once again Tracey Heft is a leader in the
conservation of paper ephemera. Once
again, Mr. Heft has not only managed to enhance
the eye-appeal of this rarity, but he was able
to retain the patina of the book, hence allowing
for it to be presented in all its originality.
The books cover was very fragile and the spine
was falling into pieces and Tracey has
preserved its structural integrity, just as
he had on my 132 page Marvel Mystery Annual.
Once again, I anticipate having Tracey do
further work on books of extreme rarity in my
collection where preservation is warranted.
Thank you Tracey for your efforts. Your are the
I did get a quick look at your wonderful work
before turning it over to the owner - what an
incredibly talented technician and artist you
are! It was simply awe-inspiring, and I've
already recommended you to several folks in the
What a great job you did, we love it. We were
very worried that we were going to see the same
litho again and have to just accept the damage
done. It is really difficult to see that
anything has been done to it. I know where to
look and I have a hard time finding anything.
Again, what a great job!!
The Batman Puppet box looks
much better and the cellophane window is a great
improvement. Thank you again