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Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:07 pm 
 

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Just looking over this item before it leaves my hands forever. Shouldn't this be one of our category 5 rares?



Has one of these ever gone to auction? Does anyone know anything else about them? Dave told me last year, before his death that only the employees got a copy.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8762287507





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Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:25 pm 
 

IIRC Paul, they have, on rare occasion, popped up on ebay and if I'm correct at least one went for short change mainly because of it being so unkown....of course the cats been out of the bag for a bit now :) I would agree though it is a very rare thing.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:28 pm 
 

I would defintely say it is pretty rare.  I have been on the lookout for one for about 9 months, and so far I have only seen 3 up for auction.


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:29 pm 
 

I'd thought it was only those items that "directly interface with the game" and were publicly released/distributed by TSR that were listed here (hence my old bugbear 'bout the Jade Hare cover ;))

I'm not sure whether that second clause used to be noted, but is now absent. Five minutes was enough searching for it, anyhow.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:48 pm 
 

or the infamous D&D Meat license to Oscar Meyer in Spain! (Eeew! Orc bacon!)


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:22 pm 
 

I'm i've seen 2 or 3 of these up for auction, I see to remember the last one was buried in a lot of books and went but mostly unoticed...

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:33 pm 
 

I only remember seeing 3 in the last year or so. Not counting the current one up for sale.

Burntwire bros. sold one privately.
I believe cougar won one in a large lot.
I won one in a large lot a few months ago.

Really interesting item.

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:37 pm 
 

(Was there not one more in a stand-alone sale, within the last year?)

  


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:39 pm 
 

faro wrote:(Was there not one more in a stand-alone sale, within the last year?)


Yes. I finished Bridesmaid on 2 different ones sold individually. :roll:


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:41 pm 
 

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faro wrote:(Was there not one more in a stand-alone sale, within the last year?)

Yes. I finished Bridesmaid on 2 different ones sold individually. :roll:

OK, so that's at least five in the past year?

Seems like people were pretty free-and-easy getting rid of those.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:42 pm 
 

Quite recently there have been two.



Here's one of them:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 89293&rd=1



They are not that uncommon.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:45 pm 
 

dbartman wrote:Quite recently there have been two.

Here's one of them:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 89293&rd=1

They are not that uncommon.




Hmmm, You whats really weird, I totally remember that auction, but I could swear that it was a lot longer than just 2 weeks ago.  :?  I thinking I am feckin losing it..............


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:45 pm 
 



Nice condition there for less than the price already reached by the copy Paul has listed. :)

  

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:48 pm 
 

I forgot about that one. Actually I didnt see that one until it was over  :(

  


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:13 am 
 

Agree that they're not that rare.  But I'm never quite agressive enough with my snipes.  And that's not uncommon either :?

  


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:28 am 
 

IIRC, Sean K. Reynolds sold his copy within the past year or so as well.  I emailed him, because I hadn't been aware that he'd moved to NJ from San Diego---I wanted to confirm that it really was him before bidding (I had lost that one too, of course :D ).


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:39 am 
 

grodog wrote:IIRC, Sean K. Reynolds sold his copy within the past year or so as well. I emailed him, because I hadn't been aware that he'd moved to NJ from San Diego---I wanted to confirm that it really was him before bidding (I had lost that one too, of course :D ).


Yep, that is the one that the "Coug" won. That auction, IIRC was in May of last year and it actually went for ~$150.00. The 2 recent ones that I bid and lost both went for less than $70.00.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:15 pm 
 

My .02 coppers are that it's definitely a "category 5 rare" caliber item considering it was only given to TSR employees....how many were printed?  Perhaps several hundred max?  1,000 at most?  My guess is fewer than 300 exist.

It's a very interesting read.  IMHO it's gotten little publicity and probably goes unnoticed often.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:34 pm 
 

a2jeff wrote:My .02 coppers are that it's definitely a "category 5 rare" caliber item considering it was only given to TSR employees....how many were printed? Perhaps several hundred max? 1,000 at most? My guess is fewer than 300 exist.

It's a very interesting read. IMHO it's gotten little publicity and probably goes unnoticed often.


That makes a lot of sense. Although if we were to include this, we would have to (presumably) add in TSR anniversary belt buckles, paperweights, pewter mugs, staff T shirts, D&D anniversary thongs etc... ??

  


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:45 pm 
 

Howdy,


I think it makes as much sense as including TSR Spotlight, TSR Worlds, or Strategic Previews.


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