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Post Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:37 pm 
 

Erk.. Have I lost the plot here or is this already seriously over the norm for these items?

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a mint 2nd edition chainmail is ~$400, a mint 5th white box ~$185.
And presumably the "foxing" knocks it down at least one category?
(Am I right that foxing is sulphur oxidation rather than a mold that
eats the cellolose)?

anyway $700 seems excessive to me..  but will it go higher still!

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:45 pm 
 

mud2guard wrote:anyway $700 seems excessive to me.. but will it go higher still!

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I agree that it is high, although the site is only a guide. :wink: Funniest part is, giorgiobarilli placed "ANOTHER" topping bid after David pushed it up. 8O I guess he is not happy with 2, he needs 3. :roll:


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:54 pm 
 

mud2guard wrote:Erk.. Have I lost the plot here or is this already seriously over the norm for these items?

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a mint 2nd edition chainmail is ~$400, a mint 5th white box ~$185.
And presumably the "foxing" knocks it down at least one category?
(Am I right that foxing is sulphur oxidation rather than a mold that
eats the cellolose)?

anyway $700 seems excessive to me.. but will it go higher still!

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Greetings! :)
No, I don't think you've lost the plot... :D
(Add another $80 or so for the Book of Monsters and 1st print Arduin. Am guessing that little square of typed paper may be the previous owners "notes", but the seller never responded on that).

Copies of Chainmail don't come up at all often, and there has been quite a bit of $ washing about recently...

For foxing, check; Conservation OnLine
It depends on the paper (most cheap modern papers are pretty lousy quality), but is often indicative of storage in warm, humid conditions.
(The pages of my 1st Chainmail are minty fresh, although being used/stored in MN probably helped a bit ;)).

The tippex(?) repair on the white box is also somewhat "unfortunate", too.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:59 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:I agree that it is high, although the site is only a guide. :wink: Funniest part is, giorgiobarilli placed "ANOTHER" topping bid after David pushed it up. 8O I guess he is not happy with 2, he needs 3. :roll:

Ah, so they did... Thanks for the "heads up".

Next in sequence was $750.

This stuff about putting in extra, higher bids to "protect" your interests (as encouraged by eBay) is kinda silly. If the seller has two or three high bids showing, there's zero chance the underbidder will be "trapped" into buying unless they decide the price is right.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:59 pm 
 

Uhm, without the price on the covers of the booklets, and without "4th printing" on the inside of the covers, wouldn't this qualify as a 5th printing?

Very surprised at the price.  I guess it's the Chainmail pushing it up, but even so... 8O

  


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 9:05 pm 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:Uhm, without the price on the covers of the booklets, and without "4th printing" on the inside of the covers, wouldn't this qualify as a 5th printing?

Very surprised at the price. I guess it's the Chainmail pushing it up, but even so... 8O

Good evening to you, Stephen.
Yeah, it's a 5th as I pointed out in my question which they finally responded to!
(Unless it's an ultra-rare 4th-/5th hybrid with a later title page from M&M. *jk* :P)

*nods*. Is the Chainmail... unless I've missed something, myself!

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bclarkie wrote:...I guess he is not happy with 2, he needs 3. :roll:

Nah; only have the one 1st print plus that photocopied 2nd from my "friend" in Japan... :?

  


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 9:09 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:
bclarkie wrote:...I guess he is not happy with 2, he needs 3. :roll:

Nah; only have the one 1st print plus that photocopied 2nd from my "friend" in Japan... :?

Oh no David, I was not referring to you, I was refering to the high bidders high bids.
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Stop! :lol:  Geez, that seller better send you a Christmas Card or something, considering you personally have made him an extra $250.00 alone. 8O


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 9:16 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
harami2000 wrote:
Nah; only have the one 1st print plus that photocopied 2nd from my "friend" in Japan... :?

Oh no David, I was not referring to you, I was refering to the high bidders high bids.

Ah; OK.... Yeah, surprised there haven't been so many complaints on eBay about how the multiple high-bids tactic- which used to be useful for setting up a "smoke screen"- is now less-than-worthless with the revealed bids system.

Am dropping out myself, anyhow.
Was one thing having a probe to see how strong the high bids were and determine whether there was a pattern; positioning the auction for the snipes (a reversal of the usual between myself and aneoth, phps)... but if the same bidder's going to keep coming back again-and-agin I might start to feel guilty!

And just remembered where I'd seen the high bidder's name before... It was Chainmail last time, too... :roll:

(btw, ~$150 not ~$250, please... ;)
Although the larger favor was that question, since the seller can now point to the "hidden" text and disclaim that it was sold as a first print, since those bids came in after the response).


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 9:25 pm 
 

(repeat note)
First Quest LP; still at £10, but with trimmed scan and a degree of wear obvious at the top
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 4718059419
Just over 1 1/2 days to go

  


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 10:11 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote: Good evening to you, Stephen.
Yeah, it's a 5th as I pointed out in my question which they finally responded to!
(Unless it's an ultra-rare 4th-/5th hybrid with a later title page from M&M. *jk* :P)

*nods*. Is the Chainmail... unless I've missed something, myself!


Thanks for confirming, David.  Guess I missed that one, skimming through here.  

You're up pretty late, aren't you?  Can't resist watching the fun, I guess. :D

  


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 10:17 pm 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:You're up pretty late, aren't you? Can't resist watching the fun, I guess. :D

Trying to clear a backlog of message & emails from last week and not succeeding, more like!

  


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:00 pm 
 

Okay, not exactly the same, but anyone who wants to fork over $700+ for this lot feel free to contact me!   :lol:

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:16 am 
 

give ya 700 pennys for it right now but you gotta pay the shipping :D

  


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:39 am 
 

Apparent sleeper lot...
Dungeoneer's Survival Guide w/Dark and Hidden Ways in here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5184950792
$10 opening bid with 16 hours to go (postage is high, but depends how much of that other "stuff" you might want, phps? ;))

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:54 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:(repeat note)
First Quest LP; still at £10, but with trimmed scan and a degree of wear obvious at the top
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 4718059419
Just over 1 1/2 days to go


gonna sell mine when i get round to it - now that i have had a listen & gotta find some £ :)



  


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 8:52 am 
 

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Thanks for the tip Morgansurname.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 9:51 am 
 

Here is an intersting one. B2 6th print with header still attached,$20.00 BIN with free shipping. There are 13 available. 8O

<edit> 12 available. :wink:

Um, I guess it helps if I post it huh? :oops:
cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... T&rd=1


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 10:52 am 
 

Can't be worth that. I have one I got for a buck.


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