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Post Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:45 pm 
 

I only own around 8 issues of Dragon, and they are on shelves. I have the Archive, so I don't really care (or need) for print versions (and I never read the magazine, anyway, so there is no nostalgia for me) and, of the ones I do want, they are the first 5, and so, not available to me yet. :) The only real magazine collections I do have are Earthdawn Journals (missing one), KA GE (missing 9,) Pegasus (missing one) and Judges Guild Journals (not missing any). My next major magazine goal is to get almost 100 White Dwarfs, but that is not for my RPG collecting (well, mostly)... its for board games. :)

In my pictures, the magazines tend to be in those black magazine racks (so are thin modules, and original manuscripts) alternated spine in / spine out to prevent "curling."

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Oops, I forgot "Crusader" in my magazines. I am missing two of them, though, damnit.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:56 pm 
 

Wow!  Some amazing hoards here. 8O  8O  8O
I am blown away.  I can not imagine having that much gaming stuff.

I have five short comic book boxes and 1 long box of AD&D stuff, primarily issues of Dungeon Magazine and Dragon Magazine, so my collection is way smaller than most.  Oh, I also have a brief case of standard rule books for when I game and three tackle boxes of miniatures.  I really need to use another system to keep my minis since they wouldn't do so well if the box tipped over. :?   Anyway, what I have is more than enough to read and enjoy, and I don't see myself buying much of anything else.  I don't have any woodies or anything else super rare.  I have very few items in shrink, and one day I'll open and read them.

I also have nine long boxes of comic books of all kinds, very little of which is super valuable.  I also have three giant tackle boxes of Mage Knight figures when I used to collect those.  I still think it's a good game even though it's not popular right now and likely never will be again.  

Anyway, I am very satisfied with my collection right now and hope I don't get the itch for much else.  I have a few Dungeon mags I am looking for to complete the collection, but I'm in no hurry to finish it.  I have discovered when I finish one wish list, I often create another.

In the next ten to twelve years, I'll probably start liquidating my collection since I can't stand the thought of my wife/kids possibly selling the stuff for pennies on the dollar.  Plus, it'll give me something to do when I retire.  Some people are of the philosophy that stuff should be handed down to your kids/grandkids, but I think they'd rather have the money.  Also, they don't feel obligated to hang on to the stuff for their kids or whatever.  Maybe I'll pass along a few comic books, but that's it.

I'd show you pictures, but pictures of long boxes and short boxes are pretty boring. :)


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:29 pm 
 

having talked to frank i knew of the quantity of items, but al is right: it would so much FUN to go thru it all. remember frank i have already volunteered to help you move it...martin, my brother-in-law had a huge (3000+) wargame collection; so i decided to start in the new frp hobby. when i bought the first orange b3 sold at auction for $46 i was 16 years old. i bought terry kuntz`s brown box for $30 (at a winter fantasy); i bought rob kuntz`s for $75 (at gencon). living in chicagoland with access to gencon and starting young were huge advantages in putting together my collection... formcritic, the last bay in the bookshelves are all magazines: there are about 1900 there. standing up they don`t take up much room.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:06 pm 
 

several years ago i was emailing with harami and i mentioned that frank may have 100 manuscripts that he could sell for $1000 each: i may have underestimated....i am looking forward to seeing blackmoor`s amazing miniatures collection. please forgive me if i`m wrong blackmoor, but i think last year at gencon you said you had 10,000 minis? and we shouldn`t forget about the burntwire brothers and their amazing art collection. they posted pics on a different thread. that to me is what makes this website so interesting: the breadth of the knowledge, research & collections that exist here. thanks foul

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:01 am 
 

stratochamp wrote:...when i bought the first orange b3 sold at auction for $46 i was 16 years old...


of course i assume from this sentence that you have more than 1 copy... well, you could consider it kindof normal...  8O i have some heart problems everytime i read smtg like that...  8O


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:03 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:Strat, you might just have the best collection at the present moment. You should consider dedicating a room to it. Or a house.


Took your time to take Deadlords advise (see page 1 of this thread!)


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:04 am 
 

Pretty awesome stuff!

Frank was the clever TSR employee who collected
and kept his stuff! And he also has that little extra
no other D&D collector has! A forklift truck. :lol:


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:19 am 
 

ATOM wrote:Pretty awesome stuff!

Frank was the clever TSR employee who collected
and kept his stuff! And he also has that little extra
no other D&D collector has! A forklift truck. :lol:


ah but is it a D&D forklift truck....


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:09 am 
 

impressive what ive seen in this tread alone.  wow some of you guys are insane.  

not much in mine, though not sure i'd call it a collection, just odds and ends from the great ole days, but sentementally worth a lot to me, if you get my drift.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:23 am 
 

742 items and I estimate that i'm only 55.3% of what i'd like to have in the collection.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:03 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
nah 1 call to frank m - how much for the lot. 1 call to strato: i will just buy the room, 1 call to deadlord for all the boxes stored and then one call to blackmoor, for his stuff.

sorted, then i can retire and spend the next 30 years reading :)

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:08 am 
 

hmm.. just did a quick tally on the rpg magazines.. a bit over 3000.. now if I did 1 a day (I haven't) on my mag index that would be 8 odd years to index them all.. better pull my finger out ... Dam..

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:31 pm 
 

gkramer wrote:742 items and I estimate that i'm only 55.3% of what i'd like to have in the collection.


My Excel file tells me there are just over 1400 items in my collection...counting magazines of various types.

So, when you say that 742 items is 55.3% of what you would like to have..........don't count on that.

I have just about that number and I still...must...collect...more.  8O


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:42 pm 
 

Not counting magazines ... maybe 200 items. Probably closer to 170 or something like that, but I don't do the spreadsheet thing. Magazines would bring that total way up, but the same could be said for many of the responders here, who probably don't even count them.

At least half of my items are sentimental, too, and would make no impact on the hard-core collector. But they are precious to me.

I've got maybe 50 or 60 items that would cause a reaction if I eBay-ed them. Not a lot for this place ...  :)

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:48 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Not counting magazines ... maybe 200 items. Probably closer to 170 or something like that, but I don't do the spreadsheet thing. Magazines would bring that total way up, but the same could be said for many of the responders here, who probably don't even count them.

At least half of my items are sentimental, too, and would make no impact on the hard-core collector. But they are precious to me.

I've got maybe 50 or 60 items that would cause a reaction if I eBay-ed them. Not a lot for this place ...  :)


I have very few really rare items.  What I have is a nice collection of future collectibles...of the future.  :?

Some of my items would go for $50 or so on Ebay.  A few would be in the $100 range.

Did any of you watch the recent Dr. Who episode called, Silence in the Library?

A library spanning an entire planet.  I wondered where one would find the RPG section.  8O


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:17 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:A library spanning an entire planet.  I wondered where one would find the RPG section.  8O


in stratochamp's room...

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:49 am 
 

beasterbrook wrote:
in stratochamp's room...

Brette:)


lol :lol:  :lol:


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