PLEASANT ENOUGH! There have been many times when I opened a complete leather case and instantly knew that I should buy the sixth plate dag inside. With this chap, who was neatly dressed for his maker, and who also was filled with self-confidence . . . well it was a no brainer. Not saying that the retaped portrait is for everyone, but as you all know, I only buy for myself first IF the condition meets my criteria. There are some serious mold spiders and teeny white specks, but the way the dag was finished (his nicely tinted face that held smiling lips and bright sagacious eyes) along with the explosive contrast and superb depth simply overwhelmed my dag perception! Radiant patina is strongest on both sides of the gent.