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Post Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2003 8:58 pm 
 

When it comes to Polyhedrons and mailing covers, I break it down into three categories:  1> Mailing cover being a important part of magazine (i.e. map for a scenario)  2> Mailing cover not so important (i.e. artwork)  3> Mailing cover not important (i.e. outdated ads, convention notices)  It would be great that every Polyhedron had it's mailing cover but that is not always the case.  Getting them secondhand, the covers are usually removed either out of ignorance or a privacy concern.  When I mention the privacy concern, I am referring to the fact that the original member's name, address (and sometimes, membership number) are on the mailing cover.  Some time ago, I started to put a list together about this topic and I can't seem to find it anywhere.  If we put our heads together, we can take care of this project.  Daniel

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2003 10:22 pm 
 

d20sites wrote: When I mention the privacy concern, I am referring to the fact that the original member's name, address (and sometimes, membership number) are on the mailing cover. Daniel
 I have lots with the mailing cover on;) In case some of you don't know, international RPGA members were sent the isssue inside another envelope as the postage paid in only ivalid n the USA, so the mailing covers are mostly in mint condition, ie no post marks or mailing stickers. Sometimes though they would put a cross through the postage paid box with pen or felt... that was very annoying.... I'll be listing all the ones I have with mailing covers this time tomorrow;)  Brette:)

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 8:37 am 
 

Ok here is a list of polys i have on hand and what their mailing covers contain, this is a list of the intro and issues 1-132... sure there is more than this somewere around? have to have another look, anyone know the full run of poly numbers?  Polys without covers that never had (this is were I need help, I believe that the following never had covers, anyones does have one with please let me know, if there is then I'll add thes to my want list, see end of post) Intro, 1-12, 87-100  Polys with covers (not important really, not going to miss them...ie adds etc..) 20-22, 24, 27, 30, 32-33, 35-38, 45-46, 49-58, 60, 62, 64, 66-67, 69-73, 75, 79-80, 83-86, 101-103, 105-120, 122-132  Polys with covers (not so important. ie art and cartoons) (art) 13-14, 18, 31, 43, 47, 74, 76, 78, 82 (art and end of questions and answers) 15-17 (Dungeon Songs) 29 (article) 65, 121 (fist very small ravens bluff?)104 (con characters ...this may go in next section?) 19  Polys with cover (important part) (maps) 23, 28, 39-42, 44, 48, 59, 61, 63, 68, 81 (ref sheet.. this may go in previous section?) 26  Polys I have without cover that came with one (pretty sure)... I am currently adding these to my want list, if anyone has one that has a full cover on for sale/trade let me know please)  :lol:  25, 34, 77   Brette:)

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 11:53 pm 
 

I bought #s 1, 2, 4 and 8 directly from the Mail Order Hobby Shop. They did not have mailing covers.

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:43 am 
 

*bump*

I just got my first Polyhedron magazine ever. #28, with Frank's R5 Great Bugbear Hunt scenario.

I ordered this from Noble Knight and didn't even consider whether it had the mailing cover or not. Luckily it did because part of the Bugbear Hunt scenario (including maps) is discontinuous from the rest of the module and is found on the mailing cover.

I just want to point out that beasterbrook's old list above is an excellent resource that should be added to the Acaeum's Polyhedron list.

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:04 am 
 

I have Issues 25 and 34, each with the Mailing Covers.

I think that Issue 25 is at least somewhat important;
On the Back cover (Both sides) there are sketches and descriptions of the following Marvel Super Heroes:
Hercules
Titania
The Hulk
The Abomination
The descriptions include regular names (identities), Powers, Stats, and Abilities

Unfortunately for me, the other side (Front cover) has been well used.

The Mailing Cover of Issue 34 is unimportant (Classified ads)
Wouldn't you know of the two this one is clean?


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:27 am 
 

On some of the later issues in the 120s the stores enrolled in the Adventurer's Guild program are also listed on the mailing cover.

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