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Post Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:14 pm 
 

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faro wrote:Darned percentiles :( :(
Thought I had a chance there; but not at $26... Hrrr...

Well, at least you won the Wargamers Digest Mag. :oops:

Copy for Allan, since he seemed to have forgotten about it. Good Greyhawk content, certainly.

The article (combined with the society note on page 3) also makes for rather interesting reading from a history p.o.v. Is pretty decent circumstantial evidence re. the actual publication/release date being circa April '74 (or March/May as outliers), even though that's not stated explicitly.




Interesting. :)  I guess I will have to wait for the next one. Seems though that you did have a snipe in there after all: :wink:



http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 8755613265



Looking to make a brown box castle to match up with your white one I see. :P


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:18 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
faro wrote:The article (combined with the society note on page 3) also makes for rather interesting reading from a history p.o.v. Is pretty decent circumstantial evidence re. the actual publication/release date being circa April '74 (or March/May as outliers), even though that's not stated explicitly.


Interesting. :) I guess I will have to wait for the next one. Seems though that you did have a snipe in there after all: :wink:

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 8755613265

Looking to make a brown box castle to match up with your white one I see. :P


*nod nods re. that Wargamer's Digest article*



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Nah, just need one extra of horizontal grain variety, just in case, beat to crap though that one was.

Nice correction sheet, though... *coughs at the crazy price tag*



My previous comment re. the condition of those books still applies! I have an ample supply of 2nd prints in half-decent condition already, thank-you-very-much.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:22 pm 
 

Well at least I won this:



http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 8755617811



I really could have saved myself $0.99 knowing without a doubt what Empowered guys high bid was, except I was concerned about others bids. :?


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:24 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Well at least I won this:

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 8755617811

I really could have save myself $0.99 knowing without a doubt what Empowered guys high bid was, except I was concerned about others bids. :?


Heh, heh... No comment! :D

What price without shrinkwrap?



Congrats, Brian... ;)

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:27 pm 
 

faro wrote:
bclarkie wrote:Well at least I won this:

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 8755617811

I really could have save myself $0.99 knowing without a doubt what Empowered guys high bid was, except I was concerned about others bids. :?

Heh, heh... No comment! :D
What price without shrinkwrap?

Congrats, Brian... ;)


Bah, it was a hole. :oops:   Not to many of those left so my patience grows less and my CC bill grows more. :?


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:04 pm 
 

Just looking at Paul's feedback and found something interesting:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8732315269



Grrr, how did that slip through. I can't believe that didn't show up on the recent fun finds thread. :?


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:09 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Just looking at Paul's feedback and found something interesting:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8732315269
Grrr, how did that slip through. I can't believe that didn't show up on the recent fun finds thread. :?


Yeah, took long enough for it to get forwarded from here, too, when I was unable to get out to the post office. Apologies again, Paul :?



(Hopefully my packing was about a dozen times better than that the seller used).

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:56 am 
 

faro wrote:
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faro wrote:Darned percentiles :( :(
Thought I had a chance there; but not at $26... Hrrr...

Well, at least you won the Wargamers Digest Mag. :oops:

Copy for Allan, since he seemed to have forgotten about it. Good Greyhawk content, certainly.


What makes you think I forgot about it?  :D


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:22 am 
 

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bclarkie wrote:  Not to many of those left so my patience grows less and my CC bill grows more. :?


Hehe, and make that one less in SW :)  I'll post the pics from my sons B-Day and the items he got...more SW passing on to the other side  :D

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:49 am 
 

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faro wrote:
bclarkie wrote:Alright, who wants to bet that David does not end up winning the 2nd print Woody auction? Hurry up it is ending soon...

You really don't want to hear my comments re. the condition of those books, Brian! :D

(I'm pretty sure the pages just fell out, anyhow. The Lake Geneva prints are terrible for that).


No, not this one. The pages were never in it. The orginal owner said he got the set that way from a Lake Geneva Printing employee. It was a return to the print company from TSR.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:52 am 
 

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bclarkie wrote:I was just taking a look at this lot Stormber has going right now:

http://cgi.ebay.com/TSR-AD-D-D-D-Old-RP ... dZViewItem

Interesting lot to say the least. One of the most interesting items in there is one of the nicer looking 1st DMG that I have seen so far. :)




Yes that DMG sure looked perfect when I bought it. Indeed, it is a beautiful copy save that one illustration was cut out! Maniacs I tell you. Maniacs!





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Post Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:54 am 
 

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faro wrote:Darned percentiles :( :(

Thought I had a chance there; but not at $26... Hrrr...


That was my last set. You won't see those again for awhile I'm afraid. :(


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:00 am 
 

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bclarkie wrote:Just looking at Paul's feedback and found something interesting:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8732315269

Grrr, how did that slip through. I can't believe that didn't show up on the recent fun finds thread. :?




Ah, that thread just rubs salt into the wound. :twisted: I had been looking for a copy for 10 years! That one just sort of fell into my lap.





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Post Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:01 am 
 

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faro wrote:
bclarkie wrote:Just looking at Paul's feedback and found something interesting:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8732315269
Grrr, how did that slip through. I can't believe that didn't show up on the recent fun finds thread. :?

Yeah, took long enough for it to get forwarded from here, too, when I was unable to get out to the post office. Apologies again, Paul :?

(Hopefully my packing was about a dozen times better than that the seller used).




Yes, much better. Got it a day or two ago. Many thanks!





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Post Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:06 am 
 

Howdy All,


Many thanks for another splendid auction. Was pleased with most everything.

The monster card thingy was a little disappointing but without invincible_overlord around there just aren't many "lair" types about looking for such things. I just didn't have room for it.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:10 am 
 

Congrats everyone, including Paul, on some nice transactions.

I think Frank was the biggest winner with that "Junk or Jewels" lot.  I was pretty tempted to take a shot at that one.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:33 am 
 

::snicker::

But I thought the MonsterCard thing was on target.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:19 pm 
 

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faro wrote:(I'm pretty sure the pages just fell out, anyhow. The Lake Geneva prints are terrible for that).

No, not this one. The pages were never in it. The orginal owner said he got the set that way from a Lake Geneva Printing employee. It was a return to the print company from TSR.

Really? :lol:
I knew the printers were bad, but that takes some doing: and in two books, too! :)

Interesting snippet for ref., that. thx.

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:27 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:::snicker::

But I thought the MonsterCard thing was on target.


Over $100 for the cardboard display holder was definitely top-end, IMO, even though that was very tempting indeed! I really don't know why! :D



$131; http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8755590256

(holder + 2 SW'd sets of cards) vs.

$14; http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8729056556

(one set of SW'd cards)



Must admit the SW'd cards are pretty rare, although I'm sure there's still a chance of a whole display box (or two or three) turning up, given the presumed poor sales.

Has anyone seen those in bulk?

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:13 pm 
 

I aleady have a MonsterCard display, though different from Paul's; otherwise I might have bid.  I remember in my local bookstore when I was a kid there was a really big 5 feet tall D&D display with all the classic artwork on it... I wish I had known then to ask for it when they were done with it.   :(

  
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