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Post Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:59 pm 
 

Since my image tags don't seem to be working today, I'll just link.

Most here on page 6:
http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewt ... 3&start=75

A few of some of my toys on the next page.

Yes, I'm a crappy photographer.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:01 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:Aha, I see the problem... one of everything, but not one of each printing of everything.

I can prolly help you out there, at least for TSR stuff 1975-85.

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Frank, You know you are just dying to snap some photos of your secret vault... :)

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:30 pm 
 

How big is my Collection?

Not big at all..... though I do own a couple of rare items.

My collection though is tiny compared to most of those others who have posted to this thread.
And in Ten days it will most likely be one item smaller and most certaily  less significant too. :wink:


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:57 pm 
 

dbartman wrote:you are just dying to snap some photos of your secret vault

I've posted 'em before. Not nearly as classy as Strat's. I have more sheer volume than he does, but I collect boardgames too.

Storage (not set up for display):
Pile o' boardgames, photo #1
Pile o' boardgames, photo #2
Pile o' boardgames, photo #3
Stacks, photo #1
Stacks, photo #2
Stacks, photo #3
Stacks, photo #4
Stacks, photo #5
Stacks, photo #6
Stacks, photo #7
Stacks, photo #8
#4 is miniatures, many in the original TSR shipping boxes. The last photo (#8 ) is mostly manuscripts, originals or copies.

Some tidbits:
Greyhawk
WoM
Chainmail 1
Chainmail 2
Boot Hill 1
Boot Hill 2

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:07 pm 
 

Cool stuff, Frank.

I'll never get that much stuff. But, I am hoping to. :)


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:13 pm 
 

Good grief!  The first couple of photos look like they were taken in the receiving dock at my local Target store the day before Black Friday.  8O


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:15 pm 
 

Very nice, Frank.  Thank you for sharing your horde with us.

I notice your avatar standing guard over the manuscripts.  :)

I am intrigued by the rolled up items in Stacks #4.  What are those?


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:27 pm 
 

I was going to guess that you would need a warehouse just for the boardgames.  :P


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:55 pm 
 

Very nice, Frank.  Thank you for sharing your horde with us.


I have to say "horde" is the best description of your collection Frank  :D .

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:56 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:I've posted 'em before. Not nearly as classy as Strat's. I have more sheer volume than he does, but I collect boardgames too.

Storage (not set up for display):
Pile o' boardgames, photo #1
Pile o' boardgames, photo #2
Pile o' boardgames, photo #3
Stacks, photo #1
Stacks, photo #2
Stacks, photo #3
Stacks, photo #4
Stacks, photo #5
Stacks, photo #6
Stacks, photo #7
Stacks, photo #8
#4 is miniatures, many in the original TSR shipping boxes. The last photo (#8 ) is mostly manuscripts, originals or copies.

Some tidbits:
Greyhawk
WoM
Chainmail 1
Chainmail 2
Boot Hill 1
Boot Hill 2

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Huge, wow, love the old TSR boxes :)


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:07 pm 
 

i could happily spend 6 months sifting through all that.

simply wow frank.

i am planning to be over in the states next year, visiting the guys in texas....i have GOTTA come visit :)

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:37 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:I am intrigued by the rolled up items in Stacks #4.  What are those?

No big deal, just some old battlemats (both square & hex layouts). The red things just to the left of 'em are a pair of TSR mini countertop displays... and next shelf up is Tiamat, amongst a bunch of other LJN figures. In the middle of the shelf below the rollups are two red boxes -- the matched pair of Games Workshop figs for AD&D (with a panorama scene when you put them adjacent), in the shrink of course. Pretty hard to find; anybody remember those?

In Stax5, asst. non-TSR RPGs on shelves 2 & 3 (you might spot Shadowrun, EDawn, etc as well as Blake's Adventure Quest 1st printing and Morrow Project 1st print, both in original binders). The little booklets on shelf 3 include the early Otus and various others. Dice below that; the yellowish fishing tackle box is my 'dice bag', and under that a few hundred DragonDice.

In Stax6, top shelf is D&D modules & AC items, AD&D on shelves 2 & 3 (all 1979-85); Shelf 4 is Dangerous Journeys (2 of each book plus 2 of each 'zine, which I published for Gary & GDW) and some assorted JG.

In #7, modules on top include all the Gamma World, Boot Hill, Top Secret, and other misc. TSR rpg stuff. The hardbacks (3rd shelf down) are unique: mine, Zeb Cook's, Tom Moldvay's, and Allen Hammack's, all used in the TSR offices circa 1982. Below them are all the printings of all the monochromes, Inverness & Tamoachan bagged, PVQ, and other oldies. (The browns, whites, and other sets are in boxes atop one of the stacks.)

The dark boxes on top shelf of Stax7 & Stax8 aren't 10th Anniv sets (oh well), merely RPGA slipcases with half a dozen @ (or more) of issues 1-50 or so.


I'm gonna have to move the mess sometime later this year, so I hope it'll be a little more presentable (or at least unpacked) thereafter.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:58 pm 
 

perfect...just in time for my visit :)



  

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:11 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:perfect...just in time for my visit :)

.. late at nite with a truck while Frank is on a weekend holiday in Floria that he mysteriously won and can't remembering entering the competion for...

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:17 pm 
 

beasterbrook wrote:.. late at nite with a truck while Frank is on a weekend holiday in Floria that he mysteriously won and can't remembering entering the competion for...

Brette:)


hey i will have you know i am not like that at all.

even brendon trusted me 5ft from his awesome collection! and mr improv too....

see so all us liverpudlian folk always get bad press.

no need :)

besides, when i am there, frank has to be there. i want a running commentary as i look at things in awe.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:51 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:I'm gonna have to move the mess sometime later this year, so I hope it'll be a little more presentable (or at least unpacked) thereafter.


Frank, feel free to let us help you.  Bring anything you'd like to GenCon, and I'm sure we'll all be happy to take things off of your hands.   :P

Gotta say, those pictures are amazing.  It's hard to believe that that much gaming stuff has actually been created.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:15 am 
 

having looked at the collection pics a number of times, i have to say that i much prefer franks stuff to view, than stratos.

stratos is just breathtakingly awesome off the scale, but far too organised for my cluttered tastes :)

franks on the other hand. i could spend years sifting through that stuff.

that said guys, you lot have some of the most amazing stuff. i envy you all massively.

i could never hoard like that. just unbelievable!

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:54 am 
 

Mars wrote:I shrunk down the original images that Stratochamp emailed me so they would fit in the forum.  For those that want to zoom in to read the spines, here are links to the 4 face on pictures (full size).

http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~mdtpetri/strato/stratc1.jpg

http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~mdtpetri/strato/stratc2.jpg

http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~mdtpetri/strato/stratc3.jpg

http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~mdtpetri/strato/stratc4.jpg


....  8O  8O  8O  ....

ok, maybe i am in late for i didnt follow the whole thread, but: holy crap! i have never seen smtg similar and never will see in future... i am astonished... have no words... well, i have one: congrats, this is the Nirvana for the D&D collector...

a question: looking at pic #1, central area, 4th shelf from the bottom... am i wrong or i do see 8 whitheys and 9 woodies???  8O  8O  8O


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:12 am 
 

aia wrote:a question: looking at pic #1, central area, 4th shelf from the bottom... am i wrong or i do see 8 whitheys and 9 woodies???  8O  8O  8O


some folk are just never happy with one! :)

in fact, why have one, when you can have nine?

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:08 am 
 

Now that collection is simply UNBELIEVABLE  8O  8O  :D

Frank, when you say something is in shrink - It's in shrink!! (first 3 pics)

Whenever you open a box of items, is it like rediscovering them again?

(Al, we'll skip Gencon and just stand at Frank's house for the four days)


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