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Post Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:04 am 
 

Howdy,


I once had a guy buy $370 worth of Dragons and then at the end of the auction realized they were Dragons and not Dungeons like he had thought.

He begged for mercy on that one, so I let him off the hook. Mistakes happen.


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:15 pm 
 

5th Alpha White Box:


** expired eBay auction **


Really thought I'd nab that one.  I'm consoled only that it went to someone who can appreciate it, and not a rabid newbie after an OCE.  Congrats Paul!

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:16 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:5th Alpha White Box:


** expired eBay auction **


Really thought I'd nab that one.  I'm consoled only that it went to someone who can appreciate it, and not a rabid newbie after an OCE.  Congrats Paul!


It went for over $300???  8O

I'll pass....


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:21 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:5th Alpha White Box:


** expired eBay auction **


Really thought I'd nab that one.  I'm consoled only that it went to someone who can appreciate it, and not a rabid newbie after an OCE.  Congrats Paul!


I thought you were going to take it as well.  I might have even come to visit to check it out :)  The seller sent me some pictures of the pamphlet if you didn't get them.

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:46 pm 
 

So what the heck happened here:


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I mean it certainly wasn't in perfect condition, but I have seen a lot worse looking 1st prints go for a heck of a lot more.  :?


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:00 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:So what the heck happened here:


** expired eBay auction **


I mean it certainly wasn't in perfect condition, but I have seen a lot worse looking 1st prints go for a heck of a lot more.  :?


Yeah, that looks like a pretty nice copy.  Must have been overlooked.  I didn't catch that one.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:32 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:So what the heck happened here:


** expired eBay auction **


I mean it certainly wasn't in perfect condition, but I have seen a lot worse looking 1st prints go for a heck of a lot more.  :?


I was watching it and simply forgot - then it was gone.. :cry:


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bclarkie wrote:So what the heck happened here:


** expired eBay auction **


I mean it certainly wasn't in perfect condition, but I have seen a lot worse looking 1st prints go for a heck of a lot more.  :?

I saw it, but I've already got two.  Can't bid on everything.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:02 pm 
 

Poor guy (piggfrogg) was probably just cursed by some evil jamaican voodoo witch doctor;(whom he slighted). Don't miss this one:auction

  


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:04 pm 
 

ifearyeti wrote:Poor guy (piggfrogg) was probably just cursed by some evil jamaican voodoo witch doctor;(whom he slighted). Don't miss this one:auction


Damn, I am good. :wink:


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:10 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:
Damn, I am good. :wink:


why is that :)



  


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:39 pm 
 

Wow, I am surprised this went this cheap:


** expired eBay auction **


I saw Stephen's bid on it and just tossed in a small bid overtop to subtly let him know that I knew what he was bidding on.  After I got outbid, I figured it was probably common knowledge what was included within this auction, which apparently I was wrong. :?


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:10 pm 
 

Man, I totally forgot about it!  Damn!


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:28 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Wow, I am surprised this went this cheap:


** expired eBay auction **


I saw Stephen's bid on it and just tossed in a small bid overtop to subtly let him know that I knew what he was bidding on.  After I got outbid, I figured it was probably common knowledge what was included within this auction, which apparently I was wrong. :?


Everytime I see one of those box sets in my searches, I check to see if there is a Jade Hare with it.  As I recall, that is the 4th set in the last few years that has had a Jade Hare . . . sure, the owners may have added them in, but I can't help being curious if TSR just shoved some extra Jade Hares into a few of these sets (same time era, some "no cover" module format).


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:58 pm 
 

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Everytime I see one of those box sets in my searches, I check to see if there is a Jade Hare with it.  As I recall, that is the 4th set in the last few years that has had a Jade Hare . . . sure, the owners may have added them in, but I can't help being curious if TSR just shoved some extra Jade Hares into a few of these sets (same time era, some "no cover" module format).


No, the reason that they keep popping up with those sets(I just found another one this last week, not this one though :wink: ) is because within this game there was a loose offer sheet inside the set that were meant to be mailed back into to the TSR Hobby Shop to get the free complimentary  "Jade Hare" module.  I figure that because the original offer was included within that set and the fact that it was supposed to be used a supplemental for that set, that they are frequently just dropped in those boxes by the owners when the recieved them by mail.  Additionally, apparently the TSR Hobby Shop at some point(if not from the very begining) had a long delay in mailing them out as I will soon have 2 Jade Hares with an apology letter, apologizing for the delay of the free module.  Someone else(not from here I don't believe) actually sold a Jade Hare a few months ago on Ebay that also included this same apology letter.[/u]


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:41 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
No, the reason that they keep popping up with those sets(I just found another one this last week, not this one though :wink: ) is because within this game there was a loose offer sheet inside the set that were meant to be mailed back into to the TSR Hobby Shop to get the free complimentary  "Jade Hare" module.  I figure that because the original offer was included within that set and the fact that it was supposed to be used a supplemental for that set, that they are frequently just dropped in those boxes by the owners when the recieved them by mail.  Additionally, apparently the TSR Hobby Shop at some point(if not from the very begining) had a long delay in mailing them out as I will soon have 2 Jade Hares with an apology letter, apologizing for the delay of the free module.  Someone else(not from here I don't believe) actually sold a Jade Hare a few months ago on Ebay that also included this same apology letter.[/u]


I myself have bought this boxed set at a local HPB and found a Jade Hare inside when I got home...apparantly the practice of including them in the box was pretty widespread. IIRC the box also had a Mail Order Hobby Shop reciept inside...

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:22 pm 
 

Howdy All,


Well, I am going to report this but you should all probably sit down. This won't be easy.

You remember this:


** expired eBay auction **


Yeah, well, we blew it. The guy listed it as "2e" because the Acaeum listed a pre-pub (presumably "1e" as far as the seller was concerned). I have confirmed it with the buyer - it is - steady - a 1st print with all three original booklets and - urk - a dated, personal note from Gary Gygax just 9 months after the release of the D&D game. It sold for less than $900. A diamond right before our eyes and mislabled at our own hand. :cry:

Here is the reply (of doom):

"I have determined that it meets all the criteria below and is, in fact, a January 1974 first edition. There was one other earlier version, the Pre-Publication set produced in 1973. The only difference between that one and this one is that the brown boxes were plain with no artwork or stickers. Hope this helps." (he then goes on to quote the Acaeum entry)

Now that has to be THE one that got away for the year! Three cheers to the fellow who won it in plain sight!


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:36 pm 
 

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Well, I am going to report this but you should all probably sit down. This won't be easy.

You remember this:


** expired eBay auction **


Yeah, well, we blew it. The guy listed it as "2e" because the Acaeum listed a pre-pub (presumably "1e" as far as the seller was concerned). I have confirmed it with the buyer - it is - steady - a 1st print with all three original booklets and - urk - a dated, personal note from Gary Gygax just 9 months after the release of the D&D game. It sold for less than $900. A diamond right before our eyes and mislabled at our own hand. :cry:

Here is the reply (of doom):

"I have determined that it meets all the criteria below and is, in fact, a January 1974 first edition. There was one other earlier version, the Pre-Publication set produced in 1973. The only difference between that one and this one is that the brown boxes were plain with no artwork or stickers. Hope this helps." (he then goes on to quote the Acaeum entry)

Now that has to be THE one that got away for the year! Three cheers to the fellow who won it in plain sight!


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Paul


Wow!!

Great deal!!


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:52 am 
 

The Collector's Trove wrote:Howdy All,


Well, I am going to report this but you should all probably sit down. This won't be easy.

You remember this:


** expired eBay auction **


Yeah, well, we blew it. The guy listed it as "2e" because the Acaeum listed a pre-pub (presumably "1e" as far as the seller was concerned). I have confirmed it with the buyer - it is - steady - a 1st print with all three original booklets and - urk - a dated, personal note from Gary Gygax just 9 months after the release of the D&D game. It sold for less than $900. A diamond right before our eyes and mislabled at our own hand. :cry:

Here is the reply (of doom):

"I have determined that it meets all the criteria below and is, in fact, a January 1974 first edition. There was one other earlier version, the Pre-Publication set produced in 1973. The only difference between that one and this one is that the brown boxes were plain with no artwork or stickers. Hope this helps." (he then goes on to quote the Acaeum entry)

Now that has to be THE one that got away for the year! Three cheers to the fellow who won it in plain sight!


Futures bright,

Paul


:lol:

The ISoldIt seller should have sent this to the winner ten days ago.
Are you sure he's not trying to wind up the losers? Or else, just clueless by quoting the Acaeum pre-pub?

There is no connection between the note and the box: no reference to "here's a freebie for you", or anything like that.

Remember this, Paul? Does anyone have a genuine non-variant 1st print otherwise? Would love to know, if so...

Image

vs.

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And it ain't a variant (=late) U&WA, either.

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So, if that somehow is a first print, there's still some explaining to do and/or corrections to the established list.
*waves to everyone with first/second prints to double check, please* :)


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:33 am 
 

faro wrote:And it ain't a variant (=late) U&WA, either.



Based on the color of the card-stock?  Please explain.  

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