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Post Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 12:47 pm 
 

Which G-series do you suppose is harder to come by:

first print with lizard logo or

GW version with a little faerie?

I am pre-supposing that the Australian version with lizard logos are the hardest.

For some reason, I've just developed a strong desire to get all the monochrome modules with the little faerie logo.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 3:08 pm 
 

Aussie versions are very rare.


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:10 pm 
 

ifearyeti wrote:Which G-series do you suppose is harder to come by:



first print with lizard logo or



GW version with a little faerie?



I am pre-supposing that the Australian version with lizard logos are the hardest.



For some reason, I've just developed a strong desire to get all the monochrome modules with the little faerie logo.


Both are uncommon at best, but I'd wager the lizard version is less likely to find.  The Aussie version is just a rumour created by DL36 to make us all drool. ;)

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:32 pm 
 

I'd guess at:



1. Oz

2. Lizard

3. GW

4. Wizard



And don't forget Page Not Found

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:37 pm 
 

johnhuck wrote:I'd guess at:



1. Oz

2. Lizard

3. GW

4. Wizard



And don't forget Page Not Found

(Sorry, but I don't get the opportunity to be smug that often! :wink: )




Hey John, I'll give you $46.00 for them.  The MSRP right on the pack says $36.00, so just think you made your self $10.00. :twisted:  :P


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:52 pm 
 

johnhuck wrote:I'd guess at:

1. Oz
2. Lizard
3. GW
4. Wizard

Lizard is under-rated, but I still think the GWs are probably rarer. Both are much more scarce than Wizard.

Watch out for <chromaticknight> on the Ozzie mods and don't expect to get them for much under $100 in decent condition. :o

johnhuck wrote:And don't forget Page Not Found
(Sorry, but I don't get the opportunity to be smug that often! :wink: )

:P

Considering that was to get rid of overstock, no-one's ever seen another copy/set afaik?

  

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 8:36 pm 
 

I would have to agree with John:



  1. Oz

  2. lizard

  3. GW

  4. wizard



Now throw in the print variations for the wizard prints. Being a print run junkie can get expensive.



Also, I would rate the D monos in the same order.



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Post Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:42 pm 
 

chromaticknight wrote:Being a print run junkie can get expensive.




Yah, I still get cursed for the detailed itemization of early module print runs (start thru '82, roughly) that I released to the internet back in '88 or so. It seems to have kicked off a lot of the collectibility issues.



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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:58 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:
johnhuck wrote:I'd guess at:



1. Oz

2. Lizard

3. GW

4. Wizard


Lizard is under-rated, but I still think the GWs are probably rarer. Both are much more scarce than Wizard.



Watch out for <chromaticknight> on the Ozzie mods and don't expect to get them for much under $100 in decent condition. :o



johnhuck wrote:And don't forget Page Not Found

(Sorry, but I don't get the opportunity to be smug that often! :wink: )


:P



Considering that was to get rid of overstock, no-one's ever seen another copy/set afaik?




What does "afaik" mean?



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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:25 am 
 

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What does "afaik" mean?



As far as I know.


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 3:23 am 
 

chromaticknight wrote:Being a print run junkie can get expensive.


For sure. A compromise might be to just collect "cover variations" - print runs where there's at least a minor change in the front cover. Anyway, owning more than one version of a book with the same content will always make me feel uncomfortable. Damn, who started the run for first printings anyway?  :lol:


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 3:26 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:Lizard is under-rated, but I still think the GWs are probably rarer. Both are much more scarce than Wizard.


Me too. I find it hard to believe that the GW print run would have been larger than the USA 1st. But I still put the Lizard ahead of the GW as my personal observation seems to show otherwise. Admittedly the lizards are difficult to spot without trawling through all the listings whereas its easier to check the lower volumes of all UK listed monos.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 3:32 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:
johnhuck wrote:I'd guess at:



1. Oz

2. Lizard

3. GW

4. Wizard



And don't forget Page Not Found

(Sorry, but I don't get the opportunity to be smug that often! :wink: )




Hey John, I'll give you $46.00 for them. The MSRP right on the pack says $36.00, so just think you made your self $10.00. :twisted: :P


You're too kind :D .  And there's my S&H of course.  Another US$500 :wink:

  


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:07 am 
 

johnhuck wrote:Me too. I find it hard to believe that the GW print run would have been larger than the USA 1st. But I still put the Lizard ahead of the GW as my personal observation seems to show otherwise. Admittedly the lizards are difficult to spot without trawling through all the listings whereas its easier to check the lower volumes of all UK listed monos.


That was the feeling here, too.

Even though the GWs were available for a longer period, the print run really shouldn't have been that high (and no evidence of multiple prints thus far).



Wasn't overly hard to pick up the Lizards in nice condition, albeit the price I paid was a premium to the current valuation; as was also the case with a couple of other sets I'd noticed, since.



johnhuck wrote:You're too kind :D . And there's my S&H of course. Another US$500 :wink:


Would you prefer PayPal or a personal cheque, John? ;)

  


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:27 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:
johnhuck wrote:You're too kind :D . And there's my S&H of course. Another US$500 :wink:


Would you prefer PayPal or a personal cheque, John? ;)


Doh! ...and the mandatory insurance :wink:

  


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:29 pm 
 

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johnhuck wrote:
harami2000 wrote:
Would you prefer PayPal or a personal cheque, John? ;)


Doh! ...and the mandatory insurance :wink:


Any amount or anything particular in mind to cover that cost, John? :P





Heh, heh... sorry ^^



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Post Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:06 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:*spots the link Deimos just made from Introduce Yourself, Fellow Collectors • Page 22 • Collecting General •  The Acaeum



johnhuck wrote:
Doh! ...and the mandatory insurance :wink:


Any amount or anything particular in mind to cover that cost, John? :P





Heh, heh... sorry ^^



*stops hassling John*




The trouble with having a "unique" item is that its a worry to sell as there is no precedent set on the price.  There is the price I paid.  But I didn't know exactly what I was buying for the G&D set and the Oz Basic book was a sneaky AU$5 win.  Still, its a nice worry to have. :D



So, if these were to come up for sale, what sort of ball park do you think?

  

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:55 am 
 

A lot  :D

  


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:05 pm 
 

chromaticknight wrote:A lot :D


Yeah, I agree with that assesment. :wink: Considering the last batch was Frank's and went for something like $240.00 for just the G Series, I would say probably at least in the $800-$900 range.


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:40 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
chromaticknight wrote:A lot :D


Yeah, I agree with that assesment. :wink: Considering the last batch was Frank's and went for something like $240.00 for just the G Series, I would say probably at least in the $800-$900 range.


*g* I don't recall whether John mentioned the internals are three-hole punched and the previous owner gave them to their kids to doodle on... Or not! ;)



Am presuming you remember the original auction, Brian? (Have an approximate idea for the Gs and Ds since I decided not to bid that time... :?).



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