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Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:04 pm 
 

This has probably been done already in some form or other, but what do you think is the single rarest of the rares (the ones with a score of 5)?

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:07 pm 
 

Heh. 1st Chainmail shouldn't be!

Do you mean in terms of frequency of sales on eBay, or actual (guessed) rarity, Stephen?

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:09 pm 
 

Sorry, I'm referring to actual rarity, i.e., numbers in existence.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:10 pm 
 

No variants allowed?
e.g. T1st Greyhawk staff copies (w/o price changes and possibly pre-print run given different size of book)?


Hmmm... *thinks*

  


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:20 pm 
 

OK, I'm going to dodge this one, sorry! :)

Doesn't help that there's a never officially released item in that list (Jade Hare cover), yet other officially released items such as the TSR-UK Hobby Newsletter are not listed (and in that case the current number of copies known to have survived is zero).

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:32 pm 
 

I think probably B2 :D

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:54 pm 
 

How many 1st print Dwarven Glorys are out there?  I know of only 1 and haven't seen an auction for one . . . ever.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:13 pm 
 

I know of 2 1st print DG's. It is unquestionably a candidate. Out of all the rares it is the one I have seen the least number of times.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:52 pm 
 

Domesday Book issue 1??


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:06 pm 
 

Not really a candidate, but can anyone remember when a Lost Tomoachan last came up. Compared to Lost Caverns and Inverness, it is much more scarce.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:20 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:Not really a candidate, but can anyone remember when a Lost Tomoachan last came up. Compared to Lost Caverns and Inverness, it is much more scarce.

The last one I saw up for sale was last winter.  Sellers name was Byron(sp?) or something like that.  It didnt sell, although it did have an openeing bid of $2000.00. 8O


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:50 pm 
 

I've had 1 more Inverness than Tamo. They're pretty much the same, but by far not the rarest items.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:52 pm 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:I've had 1 more Inverness than Tamo. They're pretty much the same, but by far not the rarest items.

*agrees with Frank, in passing*
But still darned elusive... :( :(

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:29 am 
 

Any more entries?  Once we've got a sizeable list, I'm going to post the entries in a poll so we can put numbers on how many of us has a copy (or copies) of each of them.  That should give us some sense of which are the most and least commonly owned of the rares.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:53 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:
Deadlord36 wrote:I've had 1 more Inverness than Tamo. They're pretty much the same, but by far not the rarest items.

*agrees with Frank, in passing*
But still darned elusive... :( :(

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:58 pm 
 

DG1st There are at least 4 or 5 floating around amongst collectors that I am aware of. Even more so since mine is incomplete. The additional booklet (which I am missing) has never even been seen up for auction it would easily return on search list.

Domesday is wildly rare.

Jade Hare w/cardstock cover is very rarely seen.

Fazzlewood belongs here even though there is another one up from Corbin, KY.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:09 pm 
 

Although they are not ver interesting I would also throw in Stategic Preview. I can only remeber only seeing 3 up for sale on EBay in almost 6 years time, 2 of which I won. :)  I do know of a couple of other folks here that own some, but other than that thats it.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:14 pm 
 

I would also say the R1-3 prepubs would be good candidates as well as the R7-10 tournament modules. 10th Anniversary Collectors sets dont come up that often either.

BTW, why are we not including 1st print Chainmails?  I have yet to ever see one sold publically and know of only one that has changed hands privately?


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:31 pm 
 

Hmmm, these may be too granular and I don't really want to push my own finds but I've got to suggest them since they are level 5 rares... how about 1st print Daystar Rahasia (only one known copy) or 1st print Character Archaic (only one known copy).

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 3:00 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:BTW, why are we not including 1st print Chainmails? I have yet to ever see one sold publically and know of only one that has changed hands privately?




Agreed.  I know of only one, and that changed hands off ebay.  It definitely deserves a place among the rarest.



What about the ltd- and DM-copies of Inverness and Tamo?  Has anyone ever seen one of those up on ebay?

  
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