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Poll: Which White Box set do you own?

4th print 22%       22%  [ 8 ]
5th print 14%       14%  [ 5 ]
6th print (OCE) with priced stock list 36%       36%  [ 13 ]
7th print (OCE) without priced stock list 3%       3%  [ 1 ]
Mulitple copies - will PM you 25%       25%  [ 9 ]
Total votes : 36

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:52 am 
 

Let's try to figure out what the differences are regarding the rarity or commonness of the white box sets.  

I'd like to know how many of each copy are in possession of Acaeum members.  If you don't want to post it here, feel free to PM me your inventory.  All of this information will go into the updated table of rares that I'm working on, and will of course be kept confidential.

I'm interested in complete sets only (i.e., box and booklets, and preferably also ref sheets).

Note:  if you entered your info in the first poll, please re-enter it here.  That first poll was incomplete.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:04 pm 
 

C. None of the above.

I don't have a white box set.
That said, they seem incredibly common to me. There's usually a dozen or so on eBay each month.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:23 pm 
 

Since there are a few prices left behind to confuse; quick-and-dirty scan.

Stock list at back of "Men & Magic" (6, above; 7, below)

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Various releases of each (and a similar "extra" print for the last of each of the supplements).
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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:51 pm 
 

*bump*

The "none" option didn't show up in the poll (too many entries, I guess), so just post that if you don't have one, as Ian has done.

Thanks.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:55 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:*bump*

The "none" option didn't show up in the poll (too many entries, I guess), so just post that if you don't have one, as Ian has done.

Thanks.


oops sorry, i think i did that on the other one!

i havent got one of these.

Mr Faro keeps sniping me :)

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:41 pm 
 

I don't have one.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:34 pm 
 

Don't have one.

Recently turned down a 6th. Too much for the condition.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:34 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:Mr Faro keeps sniping me :)

:lol:

I've bid on so few white boxes you could easily romp home on any you wished with little probability of interference from here.

However, I do have distinct recollections that not long after you made yourself known to the community (bidding $85 or whatever it was on a L3 helped), there was an auction where I sniped you on each supplement as it came around until you posted your trials-and-tribulations here and I let the 5th print OD&D box go to you for $70 or so.
Am fairly sure it was you, Al! :)

OK, if so, what did you do with it? :P

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:40 pm 
 

Collectors: love 'em!

All this time I was trying to pick up 4th prints on the sly, the rest of you were doing the same - even though there was no particular "premium" to the set.

I'd have to dig out the figures, but when I was keeping count of the relative ratios the numbers were something like 1 4th : 3 5ths : 40+ OCEs.

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Ask about relative rarity on a collector's forum?! :D
(Thanks, Stephen; very interesting already...).

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:32 pm 
 

faro wrote:
killjoy32 wrote:OK, if so, what did you do with it? :P


oh hey, i DID win one ages ago tho. cant remember when but it was quite a while back. the feckin seller says they sent it but they didnt really and i did a chargeback anyway. cant remember much about it now tbh.

i will get around to getting one at some point....i am after that Blasted Lands right now. nobody is getting that cheap thats for sure.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:37 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:oh hey, i DID win one ages ago tho. cant remember when but it was quite a while back. the feckin seller says they sent it but they didnt really and i did a chargeback anyway. cant remember much about it now tbh.

Sorry, I didn't know.
The supplements arrived AOK and they cost about the same, between them.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:40 pm 
 

well when i am back from Morocco, i will make a concerted effort to get one - not really bothered on the print, but would be nice to have a clean set i guess....

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:39 pm 
 

Wow, stunning!  Look at the lead the 4th prints have built up!

Now I wish I hadn't sold those two 5th prints I had...


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:25 pm 
 

6th OCE for me, bought new in 1981

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:28 pm 
 

don't have one, yet


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:03 pm 
 

Both of my OCE's are 6th prints.  One of my Men and Magic has two covers though.  :?  Always thought that was a bit odd.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:08 pm 
 

Both of my OCE's are also 6th prints.  My copies of Men & Magic are slightly different.  The interior pages of one were printed too high, so the text starts right at the top of the page.

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:41 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:6th OCE for me, bought new in 1981

J


Same with me. Even though we were playing AD&D, I still bought the set. Never used it though and it is still in near mint shape. I remember seeing it sitting on our local hobby shop's shelf for at least six months collecting dust.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:16 am 
 

1 x 4th print
1 x 6th print
Shrink  :D 1 x 6th/7th print but can't really tell which :(

I have noticed on the OCE copies that the item number 2002 appears in the bottom right hand corner of the front of the box lid, and the shink copy's number is a lot closer to the actual corner and side (practically right on right edge and half the distance to the bottom).
Then again it may mean nothing...

  

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:50 am 
 

bbarsh wrote:
Blackmoor wrote:6th OCE for me, bought new in 1981

J


Same with me. Even though we were playing AD&D, I still bought the set. Never used it though and it is still in near mint shape. I remember seeing it sitting on our local hobby shop's shelf for at least six months collecting dust.


I bought mine in the same situation, I was collecting comics at the time and thought someday in the future maybe D&D would be collectable.  I gues I was right!!


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