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Post Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:15 am 
 

In case anyone has managed to miss this so far:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWA:IT



I received some additional pictures of the castle from the seller, and thought folks might be interested in seeing them:



http://www.greyhawkonline.com/grodog/te ... es_010.jpg



http://www.greyhawkonline.com/grodog/te ... es_003.jpg



http://www.greyhawkonline.com/grodog/te ... es_002.jpg



http://www.greyhawkonline.com/grodog/te ... e_pic2.png (this one's a bit large)



FYI, the seller also offered to cover shipping, for whoever ends up winning this.


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:21 am 
 

Allan,
Thanks for posting the pics.  

Didn't he say it was signed by Ernie Gygax?  Any pictures showing the signature?

  


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:51 am 
 

De nada.  I had asked for a picture of the signature, but that wasn't sent yet.  IIRC, the signature was Gary's, not Ernie's.


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:03 pm 
 

Hmmm, I thought he said E. Gary Gygax, Jr.  I had assumed that was Ernie, but I guess it was Gary?

  

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:57 pm 
 

grodog wrote:In case anyone has managed to miss this so far:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWA:IT

I received some additional pictures of the castle from the seller, and thought folks might be interested in seeing them:

http://www.greyhawkonline.com/grodog/te ... es_010.jpg

http://www.greyhawkonline.com/grodog/te ... es_003.jpg

http://www.greyhawkonline.com/grodog/te ... es_002.jpg

http://www.greyhawkonline.com/grodog/te ... e_pic2.png (this one's a bit large)

FYI, the seller also offered to cover shipping, for whoever ends up winning this.




Valued at over 50k?  By who? I can't see it touching that amount  I'd also be antsy about the guy with zero feedback sitting there with only 8 hours to go as the high bidder...



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Post Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:06 pm 
 

I thought it might have been a representation of the outpost from The Village of Hommlet...

  


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:37 pm 
 

Howdy All,


What it is not:

*According to Gary, it is not his.
*He did not base the Moathouse from T1 on it. (the additional pics clarify that).
*It is not signed by Gary but by Ernie Gygax.

What it is:

*It is a model that Henry Bodenstat sold from his store.
*It is possibly the same sort of model that was used in a game at GenCon I.
*It is that game run by a fellow named Jerry White, using Henry Bodenstat's game and Elastolin figures that inspired Gary to create a "Society of Medieval Enthusiasts" - the Castle & Crusade Society and their newsletter The Domesday Book. That led to the expansion and development of Chainmail from Jeff Perren's rules. When they got bored with that Gary added the Fantasy Supplement. You know the rest of the story...


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:09 am 
 

So who bought it?  Did IO come out of retreat to pick it up?  It seems right up his alley :D


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:07 pm 
 

I'm not in the loop on this one, but it appears about 95-percent likely that that is a fake account and that there's a 95-percent chance that someone here created the account.

I hope I'm wrong; if not, the seller will have to wait at least a week for the pleasure of jumping through eBay's hoops to get his $50 in fees returned. Why this guy is getting the JonB treatment is beyond me; his track record seems to indicate he's a decent fellow. :?

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:35 pm 
 

Actually, I think that castle is kind of cool.  I also think there is a good chance that it has a minor gaming history that makes it really cool.

What I don't get is the price.  I would picture around $100 or so.

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:59 pm 
 

Some additional comments from Gary:
http://www.enworld.org/showpost.php?p=2 ... count=2362


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