The Collector's Trove Presents: Stephen R. Marsh Collection
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:04 pm 
 

Howdy Steve,


Ethesis wrote:That's interesting. Makes me glad you found those items in all the stuff I sent you.

I should have kept better care of things -- not to mention, if knew then what I know now, I'd have never given away all those shrink wrapped modules from TSR. ;)


If "ifs" and "buts" were candy and nuts we'd all have a very merry Christmas! :P

If we all had the presence of mind to do these things in the here and now, we'd either be rich or there would be no market for such things. Part of the value of most collectables is the likelyhood of survival or preservation. Sometimes you never can tell.

Back in the day I kept getting those dang coverless Jade Hares in my Dungeon Hobby Shop orders. Well I didn't have "room" for all that "junk" so each time I got one, I stuffed it into the trash can!  8O

Certainly, you'd have a difficult time convincing me that anything produced for 3E could possibly have any value in the future. However, give it 20 years and people may be putting down $60 for a MINT copy of The Sunless Citadel!


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:52 pm 
 

The Collector's Trove wrote:Howdy Steve,

If "ifs" and "buts" were candy and nuts we'd all have a very merry Christmas! :P

...  snip ...

$60 for a MINT copy of The Sunless Citadel!


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Well, we always have a Merry Christmas, and I wish everyone here one as well.

Really appreciate your hard work and good humor.


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:04 pm 
 

Howdy Folks,


Looks like the Heroquest stuff is coming on strong!

Just a quick note on some statistics for the Collector's Trove Presents: The Stephen R. Marsh Collection so far:

The Most Bids
1. Players Handbook Signed EGG (13 bids)
2. Orange B3 (11 bids)
3. TIE Revenant Archive Copy and Heroquest Draft Rules (10 bids each)

Collector's Trove RECORD: 28 Jiardini 1st PH Ever Sold

The Most Watchers
1. Orange B3 (42 watchers)
2. Players Handbook Signed EGG (32 watchers)
3. TIE D3 Monocolor Signed EGG and Revenant Archive Copy (19 watchers each)

Collector's Trove RECORD: 72 Robert J. Kuntz's Bottle City Level

The Most Views
1. Orange B3 (339 views)
2. Players Handbook Signed EGG (324 views)
3. D3 Monocolor Signed EGG (137 views)

Collector's Trove RECORD: 3,500 DCSIII TSR Tiffany Paperweight


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:37 am 
 

Almost bid for a couple of things myself, but my wife caught me before I bought them back. ;)

I would not have predicted any of the specific results, though I am pleased with them.  I learn a lot by watching something like this.


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:09 am 
 

Wow $510.00 for a Players handbook.



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Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:12 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Wow $510.00 for a Players handbook.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8738644544

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8O Wow.  You guys are nuts.  8O

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:23 am 
 

Howdy Folks,


Wow! Some surprises in there. The Players Handbook was a good one. Having an authenticated autograph made on the date of release is a rarity for sure. Good buy Stephen!

The totals were very good for Steve: $2,676.21 bringing the total auction amounts for his collection to: $7,784.27.


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:28 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Wow $510.00 for a Players handbook.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8738644544

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Hey the last T1st PHB signed by EGG went for over $1500.00. 8O  Maybe Stephen got a bargain there. :P


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:13 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:Hey the last T1st PHB signed by EGG went for over $1500.00. 8O Maybe Stephen got a bargain there. :P


Were all of the Gygax autographed True 1st print Player's Handbooks mangled by the printer the way that this one was?  Could explain the value delta...

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:58 am 
 

The Collector's Trove wrote:Howdy Folks,


Wow! Some surprises in there. The Players Handbook was a good one. Having an authenticated autograph made on the date of release is a rarity for sure. Good buy Stephen!



Thanks, Paul.  I'm surprised I won it at that price, to be honest.  I thought it would go for much more.  

This may sound corny, but it's an honor for me to own Stephen's Players Handbook.  You can be sure I'm going to treasure that.

Congratulations on another successful auction.

-Stephen

  

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:13 am 
 

So, who's next? Another March/April auction?


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:12 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:So, who's next? Another March/April auction?


that would be good for me :D

plenty of time to build up a battle fund for the DCSIII auctions :)

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:53 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
mbassoc2003 wrote:So, who's next? Another March/April auction?


that would be good for me :D

plenty of time to build up a battle fund for the DCSIII auctions :)


Tsoj first, Al? ;)



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Good; managed to pick up the lot I particularly wanted at a reasonable price; http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8738636970



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Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:52 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:
killjoy32 wrote:
mbassoc2003 wrote:So, who's next? Another March/April auction?


that would be good for me :D

plenty of time to build up a battle fund for the DCSIII auctions :)

Tsoj first, Al? ;)


i wish.

hopefully, i will be able to go to gencon next year anyway and i plan to take enough to grab myself some nice items while there anyway.

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harami2000 wrote:
Good; managed to pick up the lot I particularly wanted at a reasonable price; http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8738636970

Cheers Steve & Paul :)




yes well done with that one - i was VERY tempted to lob in another bid there - would have prb been about $100, but in the end, i just couldnt be arsed really - and my c/c prb breathed a little better for it :D



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Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:52 pm 
 

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Wow! Some surprises in there. The Players Handbook was a good one. Having an authenticated autograph made on the date of release is a rarity for sure. Good buy Stephen!



Thanks, Paul. I'm surprised I won it at that price, to be honest. I thought it would go for much more.

This may sound corny, but it's an honor for me to own Stephen's Players Handbook. You can be sure I'm going to treasure that.

Congratulations on another successful auction.

-Stephen


Ah, but with your attitude I'm glad you won the auction.  Sometimes having the right person get something is better than getting more money for it.


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:36 pm 
 

Ethesis wrote:Ah, but with your attitude I'm glad you won the auction. Sometimes having the right person get something is better than getting more money for it.

Agreed 100% with that, Stephen. :)
Doesn't happen so often in these more commercial times, alas.

If the inscription were just "To Steve" I might have commented on other possible "interests" there, too! ;)
*g* sorry! ^^

  


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:49 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8738636970
yes well done with that one - i was VERY tempted to lob in another bid there - would have prb been about $100, but in the end, i just couldnt be arsed really - and my c/c prb breathed a little better for it :D

enjoy!


Thanks, Al; will do. [Bid was $200+, btw]. I have enough of the background bits-and-pieces from elsewhere to hopefully tie some of these in to. Certainly most of the older material in there would have caused a "mass confusion" effect on the ill-prepared traveller.

Shall see... maybe I'll be similarly confounded!



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Oh, Ian, you're going to love your win; http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8738633238 :D

(And yes, it will help to tie up more than a few odds-and-ends with regards to your copy of the Revenaunt.

You might be missing some pages: if so, please let me know).

  
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