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Post Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:25 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:The cover fold is 90% intact, with the exception of the tear on the bottom and a smaller one threatening to break in the centre. It is not "torn in half" ;) And that was scary how fast you noticed the auction!
Just happened to come on as you posted your link. :wink:



*<seriously considers placing a bid>*



BTW, I knew you had this, but 2 questions. 1) Where did you happen to find this one? 2) How come you are selling it (you dont have to answer this if its for personal reasons :) )?


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:37 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
deimos3428 wrote:The cover fold is 90% intact, with the exception of the tear on the bottom and a smaller one threatening to break in the centre. It is not "torn in half" ;) And that was scary how fast you noticed the auction!
Just happened to come on as you posted your link. :wink:



*<seriously considers placing a bid>*



BTW, I knew you had this, but 2 questions. 1) Where did you happen to find this one? 2) How come you are selling it?


Found it in London, Ontario, the same used bookstore where I picked up the "5A" white box...evidently an early player of the game resided there, I believe his(her?) name was Robin Downs.  Unable to find more info on that person, unfortunately.



I've been planning on selling it for a while, actually, just waiting for the right time.



It doesn't "match" the rest of my collection in many ways, and hopefully the sale will help fund the rest of my collecting for a while...I vastly prefer stuff I can be comfortable flipping through, I'm always afraid to breathe on this one.  It will be missed, though.

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:47 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:
Found it in London, Ontario, the same used bookstore where I picked up the "5A" white box...evidently an early player of the game resided there....




That is one hell of a Fun Find though Huh?! :o :D



It doesn't "match" the rest of my collection in many ways, and hopefully the sale will help fund the rest of my collecting for a while...I vastly prefer stuff I can be comfortable flipping through, I'm always afraid to breathe on this one.[/quote]





Understandable there. Nothing like trying to flip through a book that is worth several hundred dollars, hoping you dont have a "clumsy" moment: "Whoops, there goes that page :oops: " *<cuts value of book in half due to own stupidy>* :x





deimos3428 wrote: It will be missed, though.
:( :( :(

Hopefully though, the lucky winner will be from here and you will know it will not be lost to the depths of time. Maybe it'll be me. :wink:


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 3:05 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
Hopefully though, the lucky winner will be from here and you will know it will not be lost to the depths of time. Maybe it'll be me. :wink:




ooooh a lower price, that'll do....



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Post Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:07 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:Found it in London, Ontario, the same used bookstore where I picked up the "5A" white box...evidently an early player of the game resided there, I believe his(her?) name was Robin Downs. Unable to find more info on that person, unfortunately.




Sigh, I was once in London, Ontario.  Took a trip there to hit a used bookstore, that  supposedly had an OOP bok a friend f mine was seeking.  That was back when I lived in Michigan.  We never found the store, now I wish we had looked longer.  I might have gotten lucky (though this was many years ago).



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Post Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:38 pm 
 

GamersRest[FNG] wrote:
deimos3428 wrote:Found it in London, Ontario, the same used bookstore where I picked up the "5A" white box...evidently an early player of the game resided there, I believe his(her?) name was Robin Downs. Unable to find more info on that person, unfortunately.




Sigh, I was once in London, Ontario. Took a trip there to hit a used bookstore, that supposedly had an OOP bok a friend f mine was seeking. That was back when I lived in Michigan. We never found the store, now I wish we had looked longer. I might have gotten lucky (though this was many years ago).



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If you're referring to "City Lights Bookshop", it's on Richmond St. just south of Dundas.  Probably the only place you'd find D&D stuff, though the selection has diminished greatly in the last decade.  ;)

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 2:18 am 
 

Every used book store in the Seattle area either is on Ebay or has sold out to Wonderworld Books.



    I was in their store in Burien, WA a few days ago (bit of a road trip).  They have transformed from a gamer paradise...gaming tables and all that....to a game warehouse.  They are literally stuffed with game materials of all sorts.  They have bought out their competitors in the area, one by one, in the decade since I last visited their shop.



    Once in a while, a Navy wife divorces her husband while he is out at sea and sells all of his gaming stuff.  This is the only real source of gaming bargains in the region.  I would feel guilty buying some poor dude's childhood out from under him.....    :cry:


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:03 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:Who are these people anyway?? 1st some guy named gutboy.barrellhouse with a 7 feedback wins the 1st/2nd print woody auction for a seeming ridiculous price and now some mark11777 guy shows up and has this Tsojconth auction at a riduclous price. WFT?!




Hi everyone. My name is Mark. I played D&D in the early 80's

and I am from Columbus, OH. I live in Los Angeles now and I

love LA. I have always been a collector of old and rare D&D.

I plan on getting the tournament modules of C2, Tsojoconth,

and Tamochan. I already own an Orange shrinkwrapped B3

plus original Artwork from the Grenadier D&D Lead figure boxes,

and first runs and other rare Grenadier stuff.



I think the Tsojoconth is worth 1601.00 and ALOT more in my

mind given it's condition and who it's coming from.



I was quoted an offer to buy a mint condition ST1 for $4500.00 I thought that was a little high, since the last copy I saw sold here was for around 2850.00 any thoughts?



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Post Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:14 am 
 

mark1107 wrote:
bclarkie wrote:Who are these people anyway?? 1st some guy named gutboy.barrellhouse with a 7 feedback wins the 1st/2nd print woody auction for a seeming ridiculous price and now some mark11777 guy shows up and has this Tsojconth auction at a riduclous price. WFT?!




Hi everyone. My name is Mark. I played D&D in the early 80's

and I am from Columbus, OH. I live in Los Angeles now and I

love LA. I have always been a collector of old and rare D&D.

I plan on getting the tournament modules of C2, Tsojoconth,

and Tamochan. I already own an Orange shrinkwrapped B3

plus original Artwork from the Grenadier D&D Lead figure boxes,

and first runs and other rare Grenadier stuff.



I think the Tsojoconth is worth 1601.00 and ALOT more in my

mind given it's condition and who it's coming from.



I was quoted an offer to buy a mint condition ST1 for $4500.00 I thought that was a little high, since the last copy I saw sold here was for around 2850.00 any thoughts?



Mark




Hi Mark and welcome to the site. :) To answer your last question 1st, there were 2 sales for ST1 here over the last 6 months. The 1st one went for a confimed $2500.00. The second one that was sold was never annouced publicly as to the final price, so I am not sure what it was. Either way IMHO $4500.00 is way way too high. As a matter of fact there is only one person that I can think of that would put a price on one for that much, and he is the much reviled Cougarrinard. :x



As far as the Tsojconth auction goes, IMO the price is high, especially considering the last one that this same seller sold about 10 months ago went for an est $1100.00. Two others, although probably in not in as nice condition as this one, were sold at this years GenCon for $450.00 in VG & $750.00in NM. With all that being said though, it most certainly your own money and who the hell am I to tell you how to spend it. :wink:



I am sure that others will be chiming in their $.02 as well.


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:35 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:
mark1107 wrote:


Hi everyone. My name is Mark. I played D&D in the early 80's

and I am from Columbus, OH. I live in Los Angeles now and I

love LA. I have always been a collector of old and rare D&D.

I plan on getting the tournament modules of C2, Tsojoconth,

and Tamochan. I already own an Orange shrinkwrapped B3

plus original Artwork from the Grenadier D&D Lead figure boxes,

and first runs and other rare Grenadier stuff.



I think the Tsojoconth is worth 1601.00 and ALOT more in my

mind given it's condition and who it's coming from.



I was quoted an offer to buy a mint condition ST1 for $4500.00 I thought that was a little high, since the last copy I saw sold here was for around 2850.00 any thoughts?



Mark




Hi Mark and welcome to the site. :) To answer your last question 1st, there were 2 sales for ST1 here over the last 6 months. The 1st one went for a confimed $2500.00. The second one that was sold was never annouced publicly as to the final price, so I am not sure what it was. Either way IMHO $4500.00 is way way too high. As a matter of fact there is only one person that I can think of that would put a price on one for that much, and he is the much reviled Cougarrinard. :x



As far as the Tsojconth auction goes, IMO the price is high, especially considering the last one that this same seller sold about 10 months ago went for an est $1100.00. Two others, although probably in not in as nice condition as this one, were sold at this years GenCon for $450.00 in VG & $750.00in NM. With all that being said though, it most certainly your own money and who the hell am I to tell you how to spend it. :wink:



I am sure that others will be chiming in their $.02 as well.




I made mistake. it is Courgarrinard and he quoted me a price of

$6000 USD. I laughed at him and never responded. That was way too

high of a price.



I just saw the the prices listed for the two Tournament Tsojoconth's

and I plan to be at the Winter Gen Con in California this year so I won't miss out on fun finds and make my money work for me instead of having it work for someone else. I am happy to be the high bidder on the Tsojoconth, but I am still learning. No regrets and thanks for the reply.



BTW I dont plan on buying ANYTHING else from Cougarrinard anymore

off line or on EBAY. I dont like his prices IMHO.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 10:22 am 
 

mark1107 wrote:
BTW I dont plan on buying ANYTHING else from Cougarrinard anymore

off line or on EBAY. I dont like his prices IMHO.




heh some ppl catch on fast :)



good luck on the Tjosconth Mark - a fab item if there ever was one. if i was at the gencon this year i would have got both for that much!



welcome to the forum :)



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Post Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:05 am 
 

$6000 USD is an entirely reasonable price for a rare, if I were you I'd snap up any copy you see under that.   :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:

(Ok, I'm slightly biased at the moment!)

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:28 am 
 

deimos3428 wrote:$6000 USD is an entirely reasonable price for a rare, if I were you I'd snap up any copy you see under that.  :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

(Ok, I'm slightly biased at the moment!)




shame on you! :D :D :D



anyway, i dont want anyone to bid on it so leave it alone :)



  


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:39 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:shame on you! :D :D :D



anyway, i dont want anyone to bid on it so leave it alone :)


*takes a look again*



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A somewhat vulnerable bid that, Al...

  

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 1:06 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:
killjoy32 wrote:shame on you! :D :D :D



anyway, i dont want anyone to bid on it so leave it alone :)


*takes a look again*



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A somewhat vulnerable bid that, Al...




maybe for now :) anyhow am tempted to wait til next years gencon and go get two from there :)



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Post Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:56 pm 
 

Hey Deimos, nice to see yours up for auction.  Might give some of us with aspirations, but smaller fortunes, a shot at things.  Of course, now I'm gritting my teeth over not having jumped on it when I had the chance, but hey, I'm happy on your behalf with the way it's shaping up so far.  Maybe I'll chime in anyway...sorry Al.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:23 pm 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:Hey Deimos, nice to see yours up for auction. Might give some of us with aspirations, but smaller fortunes, a shot at things. Of course, now I'm gritting my teeth over not having jumped on it when I had the chance


Am sure you weren't the only person interested, Stephen. ;)

  

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:02 pm 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote: Maybe I'll chime in anyway...sorry Al.




oi feck off and lemme alone :D



its ok i will just end up waiting til gencon next year and pick up two :)



  
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