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Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:32 pm 
 

$3650 for Bottled City Level????? 8O  8O  8O

That's just effing insane.  Is this the highest price ever paid for a piece of D&D ephemera? Or any D&D related item period?  Dude, that's a month's salary in these parts for my wife the engineer (I can't even touch that myself)!!! Congrats!!!!

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:35 pm 
 

My god, that's what I like to see!  Someone who knows what they want and has the balls to go after it!  Nice!

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:39 pm 
 

*g*. So much for the huge snipe I had tucked away, "in reserve". Didn't even register! :lol:

Congrats, Mike <improv>. :D

grodog wrote:Wowza, improve----the Tsojconth map went for more than Tsojconths do these days :D

Erm, that was exactly the principle I was working on (as underbidder, as it turned out!).
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So long as Mike doesn't tell me his max was $888! ;)

(Oh, and a record for one sheet, too, I think?)

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:40 pm 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:My god, that's what I like to see! Someone who knows what they want and has the balls to go after it! Nice!


Thanks.... It will look very nice one I frame it and place it in the study....

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:42 pm 
 

And here I thought I might be able to sneak in a bid in the $2000-range and come away with that level----NOT! :D Very very nice Mike :D

Paul, when you run your stats, I'd be curious to see how many items were bought by Acaeum members and how much of the total pot was bought by us (vs. folks who came in from out of the blue)....


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:42 pm 
 

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afoolandhis$ wrote:My god, that's what I like to see! Someone who knows what they want and has the balls to go after it! Nice!


Thanks.... It will look very nice one I frame it and place it in the study....


Send me your address, and I'll come over and frame it for you and worship properly before it.  :lol:

Well, at least I got my little letter.  Cool enough, I suppose...

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:44 pm 
 

So, the next big question, of course, is "How can Paul top this next time?"  8O   :lol:


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:45 pm 
 

Wow, tonight was a hell of a lot of fun to watch. :D  :D  :D   It seems almost all of the important stuff went to well known collectors.  I am still a little disappointed that Pit Of Geburah went to some unknown bidder from Greece. :?


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:46 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Wow, tonight was a hell of a lot of fun to watch. :D :D :D  It seems almost all of the important stuff went to well known collectors. I am still a little disappointed that Pit Of Geburah went to some unknown bidder from Greece. :?


Tzelios is a big GH fan, and a large contributor to Canonfire!---his heart (and dollars) are definitely in the right place :D


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:47 pm 
 

grodog wrote:
bclarkie wrote:Wow, tonight was a hell of a lot of fun to watch. :D :D :D It seems almost all of the important stuff went to well known collectors. I am still a little disappointed that Pit Of Geburah went to some unknown bidder from Greece. :?


Tzelios is a big GH fan, and a large contributor to Canonfire!---his heart (and dollars) are definitely in the right place :D


Wel that is good to know.  I would hate to have that thing shipped off never to be seen or heard from again. :wink:


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:48 pm 
 

congratulations mike, well done from bill77197719. i was trying to put in 3987 at the last second but dialup did me in. ack. but anyway, a job well done with all of your wins !

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:49 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
grodog wrote:Tzelios is a big GH fan, and a large contributor to Canonfire!---his heart (and dollars) are definitely in the right place :D


Wel that is good to know. I would hate to have that thing shipped off never to be seen or heard from again. :wink:


We'll have to see if IO can host a national D&D museum tour the likes of the Philly Dali exhibit (which was absolutely excellent---saw it while I was back there for my brother's wedding).  Perhaps he can get collectors to loan various items for the show!


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:52 pm 
 

invincibleoverlord wrote:
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.

*LOL*. Check the bid history again. I didn't win the map; it went to that <spivminder> bidder, whoever they are.
And they pushed <improvstone> for the Bottle City, too... 8O

So much for my hopes of them being a npb! :D

invincibleoverlord wrote:BTW… David nice pic :) .

*mrrow* thx. ;) :P

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:56 pm 
 

grodog wrote:
bclarkie wrote:Wow, tonight was a hell of a lot of fun to watch. :D :D :D It seems almost all of the important stuff went to well known collectors. I am still a little disappointed that Pit Of Geburah went to some unknown bidder from Greece. :?


Tzelios is a big GH fan, and a large contributor to Canonfire!---his heart (and dollars) are definitely in the right place :D


So maybe we'll have the pleasure of seeing the Pit published some day?

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:56 pm 
 

stratochamp wrote:congratulations mike, well done from bill77197719. i was trying to put in 3987 at the last second but dialup did me in. ack. but anyway, a job well done with all of your wins !


Well to be honest you would have won with that sort of bid ...

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:58 pm 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:So maybe we'll have the pleasure of seeing the Pit published some day?


Rob expressly retained all rights to publish his works, he just had Paul sell the originals. The idea behind the auction is to raise funds so that we can all, eventually, have copies of these wondrous artifacts in our collections (though in bound and printed form, of course).


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 12:11 am 
 

Well all congratulations to all who won big tonight, especially Paul, I am hitting the sack. :wink:

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 12:13 am 
 

Yeah, me too.  And congratulations to Paul on a tremendously well done job!  Very interesting, and VERY entertaining!

  
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