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Post Posted: Wed May 18, 2005 5:04 pm 
 

I probably could have listed this in the silliest auction prices thread, but I figured it more signifigant due the description and pictures. Its another OD&D white box set that has 6th print books but no OCE starburst, and no price on the cover of the box either. :?

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Post Posted: Wed May 18, 2005 5:24 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:I probably could have listed this in the silliest auction prices thread, but I figured it more signifigant due the description and pictures. Its another OD&D white box set that has 6th print books but no OCE starburst, and no price on the cover of the box either. :?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 97847&rd=1

Oh, good spot!! 8)
Thank you. :D

In terms of that box, I love to see a bit of consistency rather than a one-off total mystery. Wonder how many others slipped under the radar, before?
I know I was more focused on 4th-s...

Aside from the seller's word, is it certain that they're 6th print books? (yeah, I can see those treant notes in ink, but that's all...).
If so, that makes me very happy, since this would tend to confirm the printings I'd previously labeled as "7th" do actually come before the "6th"s and the initial printing points apparent from the Tolkienesque relics were contrary, rather than indicative to any sequence.
(The color differences on the logos are that clear cut, even though there may be other printings still knocking around).
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Couldn't tell anything last time with that box, since there were two sets up at the same time, possibly combined/shuffled.

Heh. Does anyone else follow all that? :?:

  


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Post Posted: Wed May 18, 2005 5:57 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:In terms of that box, I love to see a bit of consistency rather than a one-off total mystery. Wonder how many others slipped under the radar, before?
I know I was more focused on 4th-s...

Aside from the seller's word, is it certain that they're 6th print books? (yeah, I can see those treant notes in ink, but that's all...).
If so, that makes me very happy, since this would tend to confirm the printings I'd previously labeled as "7th" do actually come before the "6th"s and the initial printing points apparent from the Tolkienesque relics were contrary, rather than indicative to any sequence.
(The color differences on the logos are that clear cut, even though there may be other printings still knocking around).


Either way something is amiss, either a 5th print set with no price on the box or a 6th print box with no OCE starburst. Interestingly enough, I was able to decode most of the writing(3 of the 4 paragraphs at least :wink: ) in the Vol II M&T and the Ref Sheets.

From the Refernce Sheets:
nimnar2 wrote:Treants or Ents on the sheet and 3 volume set are the same thing. In the Advanced DUngeons and Dragons MM Treants have slight differences an qualities. Therefore to make two different classes consider a matter on treants in the 3 volume set and supplements Ents



From the M&T Booklet:
nimnar2 wrote:Concerning Treant
Treants or Ents on the sheet and 3 volume set are the same thing. In the advanced D and D Monster Manual Treants are slight different than the Treants here. Therefore to make two different classes of monsters, consider all matter on treants in the 3 volume set and supplements on Ents

nimnar2 wrote:II. The Treants are very similar. If you want you can treat Treants as ENts and Ents as Treants. Seperating the classes from Ent CLass in making two different classes. They are supposed to be the same thing


I wonder if "the supplements" means vols 4-7 or if he is just referring to the box set booklets. It would be interesting to find out. I imagine the question has already been asked of the seller though.


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Post Posted: Wed May 18, 2005 6:23 pm 
 

D&D, AD&D Eldritch Wizardy Supplement III, TSR Rules
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Post Posted: Wed May 18, 2005 6:28 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Either way something is amiss, either a 5th print set with no price on the box or a 6th print box with no OCE starburst.

It seems to be an intermediate box printing.

I still think the boxes need to be treated separately from the books, unless there's a proven high degree of consistency in box-book combos; otherwise the hybridisation issues get totally out of hand (in addition to the 1st/2nd print "small label" "problem").
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If all of those "intermediate" boxes definitely go with OCEs, fair enough, but I wouldn't bet on that.

Is definitely interesting stuff, IMHO, although am sure Alan's hiding in his JG fortress by now with all this OD&D talk! :D

bclarkie wrote:Interestingly enough, I was able to decode most of the writing(3 of the 4 paragraphs at least :wink: ) in the Vol II M&T and the Ref Sheets.

You did better than myself, although it would have helped if I'd clicked the "Larger Picture" link! :roll:
Much appreciated :P

*nods*. Could still read that either way, in terms of the book contents although copying that seems to push towards being an OCE (as the seller claims).

Yeah, need to confirm they are indeed 6th (aka "7th" *g*) prints.

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If interested, snipe, otherwise <quiltmom> will walk all over you! ;)
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Post Posted: Wed May 18, 2005 6:59 pm 
 

TSR Silver Anniversary Collector's Edition D&D AD&D
MINT IN ORIGINAL SHRINKWRAP!! Take a Look!!
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Post Posted: Wed May 18, 2005 7:02 pm 
 

eBay listings

Bunch of stuff.  Dragon #1 and other early #'s, early OD&D books and supps, Temple of Elemental Evil and Queen of Spiders, etc......



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Post Posted: Wed May 18, 2005 7:04 pm 
 

muaddib5 wrote:eBay listings

Bunch of stuff. Dragon #1 and other early #'s, early OD&D books and supps, Temple of Elemental Evil and Queen of Spiders, etc......

(erm, bottom of the previous page; and was kinda hoping it would stay there! :P :P)

oh boy, does that URL look screwy, too!

  

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Post Posted: Wed May 18, 2005 10:23 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:
muaddib5 wrote:eBay listings

Bunch of stuff. Dragon #1 and other early #'s, early OD&D books and supps, Temple of Elemental Evil and Queen of Spiders, etc......

(erm, bottom of the previous page; and was kinda hoping it would stay there! :P :P)

oh boy, does that URL look screwy, too!


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 36052&rd=1

If this had been mine and my Mom "threw it out"....

Is matricide legal in any of the fifty states?  :twisted:

  


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Post Posted: Wed May 18, 2005 10:34 pm 
 

KingOfPain wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 36052&rd=1

If this had been mine and my Mom "threw it out"....

Is matricide legal in any of the fifty states? :twisted:

Heh, heh... Know what y'mean.

Have been chatting with the seller.
Am told NO (further) BIN offers on any of their D&D stuff, btw.
Hopefully no repeat of Bella getting swamped and stressed out either, then...? :?

They're unfamiliar with the items, so are letting all those auctions run to completion.
Understandable (and beats accepting a $50 offer, IMHO :roll:)

Pointed them in this direction, as required, anyhow.

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 2:22 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:
KingOfPain wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 36052&rd=1

If this had been mine and my Mom "threw it out"....

Is matricide legal in any of the fifty states? :twisted:

Heh, heh... Know what y'mean.

Have been chatting with the seller.
Am told NO (further) BIN offers on any of their D&D stuff, btw.
Hopefully no repeat of Bella getting swamped and stressed out either, then...? :?

They're unfamiliar with the items, so are letting all those auctions run to completion.
Understandable (and beats accepting a $50 offer, IMHO :roll:)

Pointed them in this direction, as required, anyhow.


Matricide is not perfectly legal in Italy, too. But I agree with you.
BTW what do you think about that B3 and its condition?
Thanks for any advice
Giorgio
PS: sorry for the sillyness, but what is a BIN? I have some problems to understand your slang ... BIN, IMHO, etc.
Have a nice day

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 3:47 am 
 

radagast wrote:PS: sorry for the sillyness, but what is a BIN? I have some problems to understand your slang ... BIN, IMHO, etc.
Have a nice day

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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 4:37 am 
 

radagast wrote:PS: sorry for the sillyness, but what is a BIN? I have some problems to understand your slang ... BIN, IMHO, etc.


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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 4:47 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:
radagast wrote:PS: sorry for the sillyness, but what is a BIN? I have some problems to understand your slang ... BIN, IMHO, etc.
Have a nice day

Buy It Now! The eBay button that closes auctions early.


oh...and heres me thinking it was a word created by Johnhuck to get his hands of stuff for outlandish prices :)



  

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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 8:06 am 
 

It is, they just haven't added it yet.


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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 8:19 am 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:It is, they just haven't added it yet.

I will be speaking with the VPs of the OED about adding BIN, PDQ.  :wink:
ROFLMAO.  :lol:

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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 8:32 am 
 

radagast wrote:
harami2000 wrote:Heh, heh... Know what y'mean.

Have been chatting with the seller.
Am told NO (further) BIN offers on any of their D&D stuff, btw.
Hopefully no repeat of Bella getting swamped and stressed out either, then...? :?

They're unfamiliar with the items, so are letting all those auctions run to completion.
Understandable (and beats accepting a $50 offer, IMHO :roll:)

Pointed them in this direction, as required, anyhow.


Matricide is not perfectly legal in Italy, too. But I agree with you.
BTW what do you think about that B3 and its condition?
Thanks for any advice
Giorgio
PS: sorry for the sillyness, but what is a BIN? I have some problems to understand your slang ... BIN, IMHO, etc.
Have a nice day


I think any decent attorney would try for a "temporary insanity" plea.  :D  I still remember when my dad tore my Players Handbook in half down the spine because I forgot to take out the trash when I was 12 years old.  Good thing it wasnt one of the earlier printings or I may have had to file a false parental abuse claim.  :twisted:

As for the condition of the B3...it looks pretty spectacular to me but I am a little spoiled after seeing Aneoth's copy.  His is in near mint and is absolutely gorgeous (as modules go anyway).  I didnt even want to touch it for fear of tainting it's beauty.  Geez, sounds almost pornographic.  8O   The seller doesnt do a great job of describing\grading her other D&D auctions (see the second and third print Men and Magic for what I am referring to) but I cant find much of any problems with the B3.

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 9:10 am 
 

thank you very much, beautiful people
better: TYVMBP  :D  :D
the B3 is very interesting
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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 10:29 am 
 

KingOfPain wrote:The seller doesnt do a great job of describing\grading her other D&D auctions (see the second and third print Men and Magic for what I am referring to) but I cant find much of any problems with the B3.

*nods*. Is looking better today than it did last night.

Was also initially cautious after seeing the "great shape" 1st/5th print M&M ( http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5199414207 ) and others, since I immediately spotted that long apparent crease on the back of the orange B3 which they'd missed (about the same as on my black folder PotVQ, therefore should take the grade down to around VG/F? ;)).
But they've listed that now and (hopefully) had another very good through again. Certainly lucky if it doesn't show at all on the booklet.

Another thing I was curious about was the "fold over" at the top of the cover: looked like tension marks from having been stored in shrink for a long time, but might just have been very tightly wrapped in the first place??
Out of interest, though, are many of the B3 oranges which are still in shrink starting to suffer a bit from that?

Aside from those points, couldn't see any obvious detractors.

mbassoc2003 wrote:
radagast wrote:PS: sorry for the sillyness, but what is a BIN? I have some problems to understand your slang ... BIN, IMHO, etc.
Have a nice day

Buy It Now! The eBay button that closes auctions early.

The magic button, that is; to some... :P

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 19, 2005 10:48 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:  Another thing I was curious about was the "fold over" at the top of the cover: looked like tension marks from having been stored in shrink for a long time, but might just have been very tightly wrapped in the first place??
Out of interest, though, are many of the B3 oranges which are still in shrink starting to suffer a bit from that?


Mine shows very slight warpage/buckling from the shrink about where the banner hits the top of the cover above the "P" in "Palace", but not on the corners.

  
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