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Post Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2003 10:21 pm 
 

Hey Adam, that is a very cool buckle. However, are you for sure that is a Tsr Belt Buckle? I mean perhaps just because it had a dragon the guy assumed it was Tsr, etc. If it has Tsr copyright on it, then I would be wrong.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2003 11:12 pm 
 

The auction description specifically mentions licensing....and short lived too! The Easley Dragon is obvious too.  Neat item. :D


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Post Posted: Sat May 03, 2003 3:41 pm 
 

I think one of my most unusual items is a set of old TSR one page adds from around 1975 or 1976.  They came with a collection of Strategic Review and Dragon magazines I bought.  There are adds for      * Ancient Conquest     * Don't Give Up The Ship     * The Dragon Magazine     * The Dungeon Hobby Shop     * Eldritch Wizardry     * Fantasy Games Unlimited Inc Games     * Fight in the Skies     * Little Wars Magazine  The add for The Dragon, says that it will be coming out.  Attached to the adds was a note from TSR that Strategic Review will no longer be available and the cheque that was sent for a further subscription has been returned and that hopefully the customer will buy The Dragon.  I have some pictures of these adds on my website at   WLU CP102   at the bottom of the page for anyone who is interested.  Mark

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:51 pm 
 

I was browsing through older posts that might benefit from a rebirth. This is one.

The Acaeum has been around long enough to merit "retro posts," right???

My most unusual item: First print Players Handbook (maybe not unusual, but in great shape and found at a great deal buried in a lot!) :D

  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:48 am 
 

Hi

UK glass tankard from anniversary 2 years ago.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:28 am 
 

Definitely the Hold of Nar notes.   :D

Really cool and unusual stuff.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:49 am 
 

Mkman wrote:Hey Adam, that is a very cool buckle. However, are you for sure that is a Tsr Belt Buckle?


The item has been removed from ebay so I can't look at it, but there was once a photo sent in to the letters page of Knight of the Dinner Table, showing a large western buckle with the lizardman logo.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:58 am 
 

A tossup between the original Bottle City map and the TSR Pewter Chess Set.

I have been meaning to buy a really nice chess board so I can put the pieces out.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:11 am 
 

Unlike a real collector, all I can say I have are some original manuscripts for stuff that was later printed.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:18 am 
 

serleran wrote:Unlike a real collector, all I can say I have are some original manuscripts for stuff that was later printed.


By that definition you are a real collector ..... its not the $ you have but the level of obsession that make you a collector.  8)


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:56 pm 
 

My oddest: the actual proof used by the printers to print the covers for the re-release of the Ogre and G.E.V. games by Steve Jackson Games.

SJG used to do their auctions themselves; you'd just email in your bids. But, not long after I won this item, they began putting everything on eBay.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:31 pm 
 

[I'm not sure if this qualifies, but I have several TSR character sheets that have been used by the previous owner. They're actually kind of interesting, seeing other people's characters.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:48 pm 
 

Not sure if it's valid or even real, but I found several items in a recent lot I'd purchased that look to contain E. Gary's signature.

The one that I laughed at out loud the most - and made me believe these are actually genuine - was the signature line on an old, beat up mono copy of White Plume Mountain.

"Gary Gygax -
who hired Lawrence
because of the Mrs. for this!"

I'm hanging on to that one just as a good laugh...and hoping that it's the real deal. It also qualifies as the oddest item in my collection...


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:32 pm 
 

Sorry, I'm not getting it.  Could that be "MSS [i.e. manuscript]"?

If Mrs. Schick was Gary's reason for hiring Larry, I think we need to see a picture of Mrs Schick.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:00 pm 
 

silver_beetle wrote:[I'm not sure if this qualifies, but I have several TSR character sheets that have been used by the previous owner. They're actually kind of interesting, seeing other people's characters.


I love that stuff. My DM Log has entire gaming groups recorded for posterity. A RuneQuest rulebook has most of the sheets filled, outlining the dude's entire RQ career like a parallel folk-art Rurik. Recently I obtained a Greyhawk Folio with an enormous homemade multicolored hexmap.

Best of all are the contents of the TSR hex book. I had mapped out the trails of the woods behind the house where I lived in high school. If I had kept these maps anywhere else I would have surely tossed them by now, but because they're inscribed on a collectible I still have them.

They woods in question were great woods, with ruined farmhouses, stolen/stripped/abandoned cars, a huge beehive, & networks of deeply-cut bayous with dungeonesque storm drains. The maps I drew look indistinguishable from D&D campaign settings.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:55 am 
 

its not the $ you have but the level of obsession that make you a collector.


Not a matter of obsession, seeing as I am the one who wrote the manuscripts in the first place.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:20 pm 
 

My most unusual item is the original final artwork of Theleb K'aarna (found in the first edition  Dieties & Demigods) by Erol Otus, I won it in an auction at a Con held in Denver back in the mid 90's.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:49 pm 
 

- My most unusual item is the original final artwork of Theleb K'aarna (found in the first edition  Dieties & Demigods) by Erol Otus, I won it in an auction at a Con held in Denver back in the mid 90's.[/quote]
sweet :D :D + good to know still exists

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:56 pm 
 

Rakeesh sah Tarna wrote:- My most unusual item is the original final artwork of Theleb K'aarna (found in the first edition  Dieties & Demigods) by Erol Otus, I won it in an auction at a Con held in Denver back in the mid 90's.

sweet :D :D + good to know still exists[/quote]

Is there an artwork thread somewhere which shows the original artwork Acaeumers have been able to collect?


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:03 pm 
 

- Is there an artwork thread somewhere which shows the original artwork Acaeumers have been able to collect?[/quote]
none official?? thought mainsite had start of section for who has what but cannot see now

  
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