The Collector's Trove Presents The Robert J Kuntz Collection
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 6 of 10123, 4, 5, 6, 78910
Author


Prolific Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 753
Joined: Feb 05, 2003
Last Visit: Jun 18, 2020

Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:18 am 
 

Howdy All,


Well fought battles by all. Improvstone, what happened on the Maze of Zayene 2 artwork? Congrats to bros. burntwire on that one.

Rob is quite pleased, as am I.

David (harami), that 1972 hex map is the earliest example of D&D play of any kind, ever! And it was the earliest surviving adventure run by Gary Gygax and played by Rob Kuntz and Ernie Gygax. I think you rightly placed your value on that one!

Like I have told Rob, I really didn't have any idea how people would react to such artifacts - this auction is fairly unprecedented. It was really very wide open as far as what people considered valuable.


Futures Bright,

Paul


The Collector's Trove The online auction house that features the collections of game designers and artists.

 WWW  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 6172
Joined: Jan 03, 2005
Last Visit: Jan 25, 2021
Location: UK

Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 12:04 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:I'm not famous yet, so the value would be limited. Wait until I publish my first novel, then I'll be auctioning off all my old hex sheets, scrap paper with monster stats, doodles, and character sheets with massive erasure marks under "Hit Points" ...

Mike B.

If that's the case, you wanna start keeping all your trash. Put it in a lockup or something. You could retire on it.


This week I've been mostly eating . . . chicken and wild rice soup.

 WWW  


Sage Collector

Posts: 2639
Joined: Jan 23, 2003
Last Visit: Jan 11, 2006

Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 4:06 pm 
 

:)
Thanks, Paul. That's one I'd've liked to have bid more on "just in case"- actually thinking I might have been up against <IO> although I was hoping for <$100- but had to chicken-out given the other auctions/bids that followed.

(Similarly tonight; plus I need to be up at 5am tomorrow, so it's kinda difficult to baby-sit snipes through until 4.30am...).


=
*takes a look at the current bids on tonight's auctions*

Sorry, Allan, I couldn't see any option but to lob in a hefty bid on the "Bottle City"...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5200885984

  


Grandstanding Collector

Posts: 5611
Joined: Nov 16, 2002
Last Visit: Jan 24, 2021
Location: Wichita, KS, USA

Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:17 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:*takes a look at the current bids on tonight's auctions*

Sorry, Allan, I couldn't see any option but to lob in a hefty bid on the "Bottle City"...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5200885984


No worries David, I have time to check out the bids after I get home from work, after you've gone to bed :twisted:


Allan Grohe ([email protected])
Greyhawk, grodog Style

Editor and Project Manager, Black Blade Publishing
https://www.facebook.com/BlackBladePublishing/

 WWW  

User avatar

Prolific Collector

Posts: 563
Joined: Aug 08, 2003
Last Visit: Jun 05, 2020
Location: Chicago

Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:33 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:
grodog wrote:I was kind of surprised that the Domesday book sold so cheaply, and that the 1975 GenCon tourney also didn't go for more....

Somewhat as expected, though, due to the format. (i.e. "too much" at once, most of the serious money items towards the end).

As it was, that made for some "bargains" in the lowballing department.

For example, $68 for the first Sorceror's Scroll ms.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5200495294
(well done Mike; wish I could've bid higher! ;))

Or $21 for Ayelarach. (Thought you had a chance there, Allan, so left well alone).


Hi David -

Yeah, I was very happy to snap up the Scroll manuscript for $68 - I thought for sure it would go for about double that. I'd put in my max snipe with that in mind, and when it finished it meant I had some cash left to spend, so I had to have a quick look around to see what else I could put some bids on.

I thought I'd snagged the Greyhawk contract cheaply too, for about 3.5 seconds until your bid came in over the top. I had to be content with the royalties document only. And Burnie Bros were conspicuous with their relatively few bids - unfortunately for me one of their targets was one of Tom Wham's character sheet - I was keen to grab Tomovar but it's off to Indianapolis.

All in all, a fantastic collection of auctions and it was great to watch the action while it lasted. More to come today of course, but I think I'll just be watching from the sidelines as a couple of real artifacts go under the hammer.

Thanks Paul for all the hard work in putting the auctions together.

Regards

Mike

  


Sage Collector

Posts: 2639
Joined: Jan 23, 2003
Last Visit: Jan 11, 2006

Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:52 pm 
 

mdr003 wrote:Yeah, I was very happy to snap up the Scroll manuscript for $68 - I thought for sure it would go for about double that. I'd put in my max snipe with that in mind, and when it finished it meant I had some cash left to spend, so I had to have a quick look around to see what else I could put some bids on.

Good to hear: no, I wouldn't had matched that bid of your's, regardless. Just cost you more money...

mdr003 wrote:I thought I'd snagged the Greyhawk contract cheaply too, for about 3.5 seconds until your bid came in over the top. I had to be content with the royalties document only.

Urrr, sorry... was a declared intent, that one (both research and "nice to have", even if they are photocopies).
Ended up costing more than all my other successful bids put together. ;)

mdr003 wrote:More to come today of course, but I think I'll just be watching from the sidelines

*g*. Don't think anyone would hold you to that, if you've still got money burning a hole in your pocket! :P

  


Grandstanding Collector

Posts: 5611
Joined: Nov 16, 2002
Last Visit: Jan 24, 2021
Location: Wichita, KS, USA

Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:45 pm 
 

Great:  thanks to my old laptop's touchpad, I now have a typo in one of my bids:   Evil Wizard's tower - item 5200852471 should NOT have been a $3712 bid.  Is there any way for me to fix that?  I already emailed and called Paul, but he's not home at the moment :/


Allan Grohe ([email protected])
Greyhawk, grodog Style

Editor and Project Manager, Black Blade Publishing
https://www.facebook.com/BlackBladePublishing/

 WWW  


Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 6463
Joined: Dec 13, 2004
Last Visit: Dec 25, 2019

Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:49 pm 
 

grodog wrote:Great: thanks to my old laptop's touchpad, I now have a typo in one of my bids:  Evil Wizard's tower - item 5200852471 should NOT have been a $3712 bid. Is there any way for me to fix that? I already emailed and called Paul, but he's not home at the moment :/


I will fix it for you!!  :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:

*<jacks up allan's bid>* {j/k} :wink:

Sorry Allan, there isn't much that you can do except hope Paul gets home before the auctions end and cancel your bid.


"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." -Neitzche

  


Grandstanding Collector

Posts: 5611
Joined: Nov 16, 2002
Last Visit: Jan 24, 2021
Location: Wichita, KS, USA

Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:56 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:I will fix it for you!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

*<jacks up allan's bid>* {j/k} :wink:


=)

Sorry Allan, there isn't much that you can do except hope Paul gets home before the auctions end and cancel your bid.


That was my fear.  Oh well, I guess I wrecked that auction....


Allan Grohe ([email protected])
Greyhawk, grodog Style

Editor and Project Manager, Black Blade Publishing
https://www.facebook.com/BlackBladePublishing/

 WWW  


Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 6463
Joined: Dec 13, 2004
Last Visit: Dec 25, 2019

Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:00 pm 
 

grodog wrote:
bclarkie wrote:I will fix it for you!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

*<jacks up allan's bid>* {j/k} :wink:


=)

Sorry Allan, there isn't much that you can do except hope Paul gets home before the auctions end and cancel your bid.


That was my fear. Oh well, I guess I wrecked that auction....


Hey Allan , maybe you will get lucky and no will try to top your bid. WHo knows with all that other awesome stuff there.


"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." -Neitzche

  

User avatar

Long-Winded Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 3861
Joined: Feb 21, 2004
Last Visit: Aug 21, 2020
Location: Milford, Michigan

Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:08 pm 
 

Just curious, but I would like to know what the total sales amount is for all this collection (I know its not done yet, but I just looked at the current list and sales prices).

It may sound tacky, but it is interesting.


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

New modules for your Old School game http://pacesettergames.com/

Everything Pacesetter at http://pacesettergames.blog.com/

 WWW  


Grandstanding Collector

Posts: 5611
Joined: Nov 16, 2002
Last Visit: Jan 24, 2021
Location: Wichita, KS, USA

Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:10 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:Just curious, but I would like to know what the total sales amount is for all this collection (I know its not done yet, but I just looked at the current list and sales prices).

It may sound tacky, but it is interesting.


Not at all tacky:  IIRC, Paul posted sales figures for the Sutherland and Jiardini auctions, too.


Allan Grohe ([email protected])
Greyhawk, grodog Style

Editor and Project Manager, Black Blade Publishing
https://www.facebook.com/BlackBladePublishing/

 WWW  


Long-Winded Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 3793
Joined: Feb 23, 2005
Last Visit: Jan 17, 2021

Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:10 pm 
 

Allan,
Looks like you got that one for a fair price after all.  Congrats. :D

  


Long-Winded Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 3793
Joined: Feb 23, 2005
Last Visit: Jan 17, 2021

Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:11 pm 
 

This is just too fun!

  


Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 6463
Joined: Dec 13, 2004
Last Visit: Dec 25, 2019

Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:12 pm 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:Allan,
Looks like you got that one for a fair price after all. Congrats. :D


Definitely could have been a lot worse. :wink:  Man these auctions are funny as hell. It is incredible, snipe after snipe after snipe. Good entertainment value. :D  Continues to watch crazy bidders...............


"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." -Neitzche

  


Long-Winded Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 3793
Joined: Feb 23, 2005
Last Visit: Jan 17, 2021

Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:13 pm 
 

Well, on to the dice.  I cancelled my snipe, even though I would LOVE to have them.

  


Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 6463
Joined: Dec 13, 2004
Last Visit: Dec 25, 2019

Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:22 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :B:BN:US:1

Replica or no replica, I am very pleased to have picked this one up, particualrly at that price. :D Good thing everyone else is so distracted with the big ones still coming up. :wink:  Continues to watch REALLY crazy bidders.................


"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." -Neitzche

  


Prolific Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 753
Joined: Feb 05, 2003
Last Visit: Jun 18, 2020

Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:39 pm 
 

Howdy Folks,


Wow! Things are cooking!

There is about 27 minutes until the City of Brass painting. I intentionally left a bit of a breather for everyone to get their heads together.

What do you think City of Brass will go for?

Bottle City?


Futures Bright,

Paul


The Collector's Trove The online auction house that features the collections of game designers and artists.

 WWW  


Grandstanding Collector

Posts: 5611
Joined: Nov 16, 2002
Last Visit: Jan 24, 2021
Location: Wichita, KS, USA

Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:40 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :B:BN:US:1

Replica or no replica, I am very pleased to have picked this one up, particualrly at that price. :D Good thing everyone else is so distracted with the big ones still coming up. :wink: Continues to watch REALLY crazy bidders.................


Nice one Brian.  After my debacle with the tower, I decided not to push further on this one....


Allan Grohe ([email protected])
Greyhawk, grodog Style

Editor and Project Manager, Black Blade Publishing
https://www.facebook.com/BlackBladePublishing/

 WWW  


Prolific Collector

Posts: 517
Joined: Oct 03, 2004
Last Visit: Nov 07, 2007
Location: windy south florida

Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:54 pm 
 

Stormber Wrote:

David (harami), that 1972 hex map is the earliest example of D&D play of any kind, ever! And it was the earliest surviving adventure run by Gary Gygax and played by Rob Kuntz and Ernie Gygax. I think you rightly placed your value on that one!


Yeah, this is one of the coolest things in the auction. Our bid was a little to low and we missed it. It's going to a good home though. It will be taken well care of.

BTW… David nice pic  :) .


"Its either a wand to cast Bigby's Hand spells or a +3 backscratcher. We're not sure which."

  
PreviousNext
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 6 of 10123, 4, 5, 6, 78910