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Post Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:15 pm 
 

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Didn't see an Alan one but saw both Hal and Kyle. Keep an eye on Ebay and you'll see original art from Mart Nodell. I picked up a few a couple years ago before he passed on.


Ah, but did you see the Parallax?  There are a couple of them and they are kinda hard to spot.  :wink:   I guess you can call me a Green Lantern nut.  The litho I have hanging over my desk has a panel from Showcase #22 (Oct. 1959) and has six pencil sketches of the Green Lanterns of Earth done by Gil Kane.  I dont have the room for a replica Lantern otherwise it would be on display.

I am currently at the point where there is no longer space for anything else.  I am considering going through my comics and selling the ones I have no desire to keep.  I also have a few hundred Wizard magazines that I really dont need.  Not sure if I could sell them on Ebay or not....probably best to just dump them off at Half Price Books.

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:37 pm 
 

Egad. Just saw those photos of stratochamps collection. Makes my 500-600 items pale by comparison. I guess studs at the beach have p***s envy, and geeks like us have bookshelf envy.

I was planning to have a room in my future house with accordian bookshelves to store my collection. Not sure if my wife would let me display mine in the living room next to the piano!!!!

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:26 pm 
 

Excellent, stratochamp. It's a real pleasure to see such a nice collection.

Kingofpain, very very interesting collection. Fun to try and spot things in the pictures.

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:05 pm 
 

I've had the pleasure of not only seeing stratochamp's collection in person, but actually assisting in moving it.    :x

The thing is, he has been working on this collection since the mid-80s, attending GenCon auctions as far back as Parkside.  We used to laugh about the care he took with all of his items, and how he worried about whether something was in the shrink.  That's why most of my early stuff is in the, eh hem, shape that it now is.  (But do ask stratochamp about the day a spider and his DMG had an unfortunate encounter . . . .)

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:23 pm 
 

Hey Pain, are you really missing R4 or was than an oversight in the photos?

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:55 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:Hey Pain, are you really missing R4 or was than an oversight in the photos?

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That's funny that you pointed that out... I thought the exact same thing.  ;)

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:31 pm 
 

I love the white baby grand in Stratochamp's game library... and it all looks so neat and organized!  Wow!

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:39 pm 
 

Amazing collection 8O

Great stuff Bill!!


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:03 am 
 

Stratochamp,
That is a museum quality display!
Congrats on all of the effort that went into that collection!
There is more material on those shelves than I have seen in all of the local game stores combined!
Nice collection King! Cozy looking room with all your favorite things surrounding you.


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:05 am 
 

Does anyone recall a thread with other images of collections?  I might be thinking of a different forum (if so, my apologies), but I sort of remember seeing other photos...

The items themselves were impressive, sure, but I found the different ways they were displayed interesting.

If the games and books one collects are a reflection of the collector, then how they're shown must say something, too...  I'd be interested if anyone has more images to share.

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:13 am 
 

I tell you there are few things that make me go wow these days... but WOW!... I'll have to get mine up and running like that one day..

To answers Davdic.. there is a thread on DF and ToT like this as well..

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:14 am 
 

davidc wrote:Does anyone recall a thread with other images of collections?  I might be thinking of a different forum (if so, my apologies), but I sort of remember seeing other photos...

The items themselves were impressive, sure, but I found the different ways they were displayed interesting.

If the games and books one collects are a reflection of the collector, then how they're shown must say something, too...  I'd be interested if anyone has more images to share.

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Yes - show your collections everyone!

As for images, they've been all over the place - IO had a thread here somewhere, Addermcone posted at one stage among many others. I believe that mars & Grodog have posted over at Dragonsfoot.

This is a neat one from Dwarven Forge forums
http://www.dwarvenforge.com/dwarvenforu ... hp?id=2583

(I have a load of the pics saved somewhere - I love to see peoples stuff!)

(And I started to (re) catalog my stuff yesterday - D&D stuff stands at about 158 items - guess I'm just not that dedicated!!) (Actually it was a realisation that I just don't have the space to store a load of stuff let alone diplay it - so I'm sticking to my core collection (OD&D - 1st ed H/B's -  UK s/b's - Forgotten Realms - some traveller) (Didn't win the lottery tonight so no chance of change this week :roll: )


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:20 am 
 

ExTSR wrote:Hey Pain, are you really missing R4 or was than an oversight in the photos?

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Frank, I am indeed missing an R4.  But I shall not be without one for long.  I have already made arrangements to procure one.  :wink:

Kingofpain, very very interesting collection. Fun to try and spot things in the pictures.


Here are a few closeups of some of the more strange items in my collection:

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And if you look real close in this last one, it looks like Snake Plissken is about to blow a Green Lantern's brains out.

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:32 am 
 

I spy the Complete Calvin and Hobbes in King's collection.   :D

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:37 am 
 

mandalaymoon wrote:I spy the Complete Calvin and Hobbes in King's collection.   :D


If you ask me....no collection is truly complete without it.  :D


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:51 am 
 

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And if you look real close in this last one, it looks like Snake Plissken is about to blow a Green Lantern's brains out.




It's just a Kyle....some might say Snake was doing us a favor  :P

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:17 am 
 

gyg wrote:As for images, they've been all over the place - IO had a thread here somewhere, Addermcone posted at one stage among many others. I believe that mars & Grodog have posted over at Dragonsfoot.


Yep, in the thread at http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewt ... 39&t=17923 and contains the stuff of Guido, and serleran, and Egg of Coot, and several others (although I didn't see Mark's stuff unless it's in another thread??).

I'm making progress on organizing my stuff:  the the tower room shelving is now clear on two shelves, and I've spent time sorting stuff better, though I haven't done a lot to clear out the "to be sold" stuff yet....


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:08 am 
 

Great collections, both of them!
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:17 am 
 

ExTSR wrote:Hey Pain, are you really missing R4 or was than an oversight in the photos?

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frank - yes he is looking for an R4, something he is apparently going to rectify at GenCon.....so if anyone has one - look john's way :)

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:20 am 
 

hey john - i see your computer games there - some cool stuff man. do you have the original quake? i still have that in its original box when it was released in '95.

i installed it again and played in just some weeks ago - great game. the good times we had playing that over the internet when you were first able to do that was just truly amazing!

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