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Post Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:22 am 
 

I was reading through my 2nd print EW and noticed that it had an extra staple in the binding.  The top and the bottom staples are normal, but the middle staple only binds the cover and eight sheets of paper.  The extra staple, about a half-inch lower, binds the remaining eight sheets.  I was curious if anyone else had an Acaeum 2nd EW with the extra staple.  If so, it could serve as another distinguishing characteristic between 1st and 2nd.  If there are just a handful, then its another cousin.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:28 am 
 

I think David has been onto this or something similar recently with the EW.  I think I only have a 1st print, but will check when I get home.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:26 am 
 

Not sure about the first print, but it's likely that all prints from 2d on had the extra staple.  My last print Eldritch has the extra staple.

Blackmoor is the same way, although I have not seen earlier prints to verify (I have a last print of Blackmoor).



  


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:30 am 
 

I've had several OD&D supplements with a third staple.  Sometimes they go though the binding and some or all the pages.  And sometimes it's only some of the pages.    I've definitely got a Blackmoor with a 3rd staple which goes through some of the pages but not the cover.  Not sure about the others.  But I can check if its of interest to anyone.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:42 am 
 

Yep, good spot <tfm> :)

I can't find my original post (to Deimos in micro-font), but alluded to that elsewhere as a distinguishing factor between the 1st ELD (?5-6/76) and the 2nd; as well as being a possible piece of dating evidence for the latter (per the other 7/76 supplement prints- although the date for the 2nd ELD is now somewhat squashed by the confirmed later date on the 1st print).
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:44 am 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:I think I only have a 1st print, but will check when I get home.

Show off! :P


Oh, and go fix that, Stephen... like with the Greyhawk prints ;)

  


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:50 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:
afoolandhis$ wrote:I think I only have a 1st print, but will check when I get home.

Show off! :P


Oh, and go fix that, Stephen... like with the Greyhawk prints ;)


Hmmm, you're arousing my hunting instincts now... :lol:

  


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:23 am 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:Hmmm, you're arousing my hunting instincts now... :lol:

Shouldn't be too difficult, unless you do the reverse of my trick (landing 2nds instead of 1sts, ad-nauseum).

Now try to find an early/staff T1st GH without a pen correction to the stock list ;)

  


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:05 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote: Now try to find an early/staff T1st GH without a pen correction to the stock list ;)


Way ahead of you there...in theory, not in practice, that is.  :wink:   Good luck!

  


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:08 pm 
 

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harami2000 wrote: Now try to find an early/staff T1st GH without a pen correction to the stock list ;)


Way ahead of you there...in theory, not in practice, that is. :wink:  Good luck!

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:23 pm 
 

After reading the comments I can see that I should have worded my query a little better.  The EW in question has four staples.  Does anyone else have a four?

  


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:27 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:
afoolandhis$ wrote:
harami2000 wrote: Now try to find an early/staff T1st GH without a pen correction to the stock list ;)


Way ahead of you there...in theory, not in practice, that is. :wink: Good luck!

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Arrrrrrgh...so it does in fact exist.  Or wait, I know, you soaked it in rubbing alcohol, right?   :lol:

  


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:28 pm 
 

tfm wrote:After reading the comments I can see that I should have worded my query a little better. The EW in question has four staples. Does anyone else have a four?

OK, will have to check!

GDH 1sts have four, usually.


[ed. Oh, just found the partial list. Yeah, one copy of ELD 2nd with four staples... now I just need to find those with three :roll:]

  


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:42 pm 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:Arrrrrrgh...so it does in fact exist.

Good to hear I wasn't the only person looking... :)

afoolandhis$ wrote:Or wait, I know, you soaked it in rubbing alcohol, right? :lol:

Nope, just a copy direct from EGG or the printer (either way, an early copy). I'll hopefully be able to find out which.

There's at least one other interesting printing point compared with my "normal" T1st, but I'll have to ask other owners since that might have a knock-on effect elsewhere. (Graphic Printing don't appear to have had the highest quality control around in various matters so it's kinda difficult to tell what variations are constant and which aren't...).
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:43 pm 
 

tfm wrote:I was reading through my 2nd print EW and noticed that it had an extra staple in the binding. The top and the bottom staples are normal, but the middle staple only binds the cover and eight sheets of paper. The extra staple, about a half-inch lower, binds the remaining eight sheets. I was curious if anyone else had an Acaeum 2nd EW with the extra staple. If so, it could serve as another distinguishing characteristic between 1st and 2nd. If there are just a handful, then its another cousin.

I have one of these.

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