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Post Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 3:07 pm 
 

Hey all,
   I just wanted to drop a line and say that my woodgrain is going up for sale on Ebay in the next couple of days. Last time I tried to sell it, a sh*t-storm erupted  :lol: . Here is the previous thread about1245-0-asc-0.html

I have not been able to track down the one book that would make this a true 1st ed. / 1st printing. I will be selling the set "as is". Let the discussions begin again...

When I put it up for sale, I will provide a link in the classified forum and in this thread.

I hope all of you are doing well this summer!

  


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 7:49 pm 
 

PeterFedofsky wrote:Hey all,
I just wanted to drop a line and say that my woodgrain is going up for sale on Ebay in the next couple of days. Last time I tried to sell it, a sh*t-storm erupted :lol: . Here is the previous thread about1245-0-asc-0.html

I have not been able to track down the one book that would make this a true 1st ed. / 1st printing. I will be selling the set "as is". Let the discussions begin again...

When I put it up for sale, I will provide a link in the classified forum and in this thread.

I hope all of you are doing well this summer!


I am game. :wink:

*<throws hat into the ring>*

I think I might have a set now that I can mix and match with.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 8:13 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:I am game. :wink:

*<throws hat into the ring>*

I think I might have a set now that I can mix and match with.

Don't worry, Brian. I've already warned Peter! ;)

  


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 8:22 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:
bclarkie wrote:I am game. :wink:

*<throws hat into the ring>*

I think I might have a set now that I can mix and match with.

Don't worry, Brian. I've already warned Peter! ;)


Oh, I have already read the previous thread, so no BIN requests here. :wink:

BTW, Stole my Jade Hare did you. :twisted: I'll fix ya now.

*<sends email to Cougie to let him know you use his picture as your Avatar>* :P


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 2:41 pm 
 

Have had a check through the scans of Peter's books now that they're back online and compared those with the various printings.

Would now definitely disagree with the theory that the set is a chimaera, "with the errata sheets and 3rd book added at a later date".

Is not 100% certain without having the items on-hand and further research copies to confirm consistency, but the green/red ink used on the covers of Peter's copies corresponds well to the later 1st prints (especially noticeable on the M&T), rather than the darker ink used on earlier 1st prints.

(Cross-checking against the pre-pub set would hopefully confirm that).

As the "1st print" U&WA cover was also clearly reprinted in line with the "true" 2nd print ( Re: OCE question ), it is pretty likely that Peter's set was just put together in good old TSR mix-and-match fashion when they ran out of those later/variant 1st print U&WAs.

Errata sheets make perfect sense in this context.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 9:40 pm 
 

Hmmm, I may have to emerge from my cave for this one...

  


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:14 pm 
 

Let the fun begin again!



Here is the link to the auction. Please PLEASE feel free to ask me any questions about the set. I hope someone from the board gets this (and not a random reseller!) Here is the link to the auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5231538463



...and so the tempest rages again  :lol:

  


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:26 pm 
 

Much larger scans [ed.] below.





[re-edits link to old hi-res pics back in again]

The Holy Grail is up for sale on E-Bay • Collecting General •  The Acaeum

(actually they do complement the newer ones quite well. Thanks for supplying both, Peter. :))

  


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:33 pm 
 

The newer pics are located in hi-res here.



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If you need to request an additional photo, I will be glad to supply one.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:06 pm 
 

THere I just placed a small token bid. :)


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:07 pm 
 

Slow Brian, slow... ^^



aside: I forgot to observe that this is the second time the set's been offered soon after an incomplete first print, for which I was underbidder both times. :?

previous; The Holy Grail is up for sale on E-Bay • Page 3 • Collecting General •  The Acaeum

  


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:18 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:Slow Brian, slow... ^^



aside: I forgot to observe that this is the second time the set's been offered soon after an incomplete first print, for which I was underbidder both times. :?

previous; The Holy Grail is up for sale on E-Bay • Page 3 • Collecting General •  The Acaeum




Hehe. :)   My bid really isnt that big, and looks like I have already gotten a bit of a nudge. :wink:


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:23 pm 
 

*watches the "token" counter-attack...*



aside: Remember the (missing) reference sheets apparently called for in a later 1st set; per The Holy Grail is up for sale on E-Bay • Page 4 • Collecting General •  The Acaeum , the set that Paul had The Holy Grail is up for sale on E-Bay • Collecting General •  The Acaeum , and the one Brian won recently.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:00 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:*watches the "token" counter-attack...*



aside: Remember the (missing) reference sheets apparently called for in a later 1st set; per The Holy Grail is up for sale on E-Bay • Page 4 • Collecting General •  The Acaeum , the set that Paul had The Holy Grail is up for sale on E-Bay • Collecting General •  The Acaeum , and the one Brian won recently.




Sure enough. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Looks like all the BIG fish have come too take a bite on this one(except me of course :oops: ).



*<little fish takes another nibble and swims away>* :wink:


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:36 pm 
 

:lol:


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:36 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Sure enough. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Looks like all the BIG fish have come too take a bite on this one(except me of course :oops: ).



*<little fish takes another nibble and swims away>* :wink:




Don't swim away just yet little fish... seems to me you are still in there with a chance.  :wink:



I wonder how IO's museum project is going?

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:44 pm 
 

improvstone wrote:
bclarkie wrote:Sure enough. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Looks like all the BIG fish have come too take a bite on this one(except me of course :oops: ).



*<little fish takes another nibble and swims away>* :wink:




Don't swim away just yet little fish... seems to me you are still in there with a chance. :wink:



I wonder how IO's museum project is going?


Well, this fish isn't even in the same pond. :( But I'll hang around for the discussion all the same.



It seems that the seller has vastly under-rated the condition of this set, at least from what we can see -- that box is a lot better than "good", and rust-free booklets on a woodgrain? 8O Time machines are more common, I'm sure he just grabbed them straight from 1974.



I'm sticking with my original prediction on what these will go for, I believe it was $1611.38.

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:48 pm 
 

We're almost finished, if the darn city would get off our backs about the building permits that held us up months. We got busted on a few electrical and building violations, and ever since the real-estate and building crazy… the county permit departments have been in a quagmire. What used to take weeks now takes months. I should be posting pics within a few weeks though.



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Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:06 am 
 

deimos3428 wrote:...and rust-free booklets on a woodgrain? 8O


I told Peter that would sucker anyone not familiar with the Lake Geneva printings. :twisted:

Different composition staples... Rust; what rust?



Anyone used to handling stacks of rusty supplements (other than T1st Greyhawks) is working under a totally false premise if trying to compare condition on that basis alone.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 5:49 am 
 

deimos3428 wrote:I'm sticking with my original prediction on what these will go for, I believe it was $1611.38.


Personally I think it might creep (no pun intended) a bit higher than that. There are enough people who want a 1st (of sorts) to push it closer to $2k (perhaps :? ). But you never know; they might all be on holiday. :D



Puts his own stake in the ground. I might have two 3rd prints for sale in a few days at this rate (hopefully checks bank balance :cry: ).

  
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