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Post Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 6:36 pm 
 

Old box set - only two booklets.  Short term auction.  Could be quite interesting...



http://cgi.ebay.com/Dungeons-Dragons-Vi ... dZViewItem



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Post Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:18 pm 
 

I wonder which printing it is....


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:25 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:Old box set - only two booklets.  Short term auction.  Could be quite interesting...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Dungeons-Dragons-Vi ... dZViewItem

:D  :D




Lets get this thing start right. :wink: Only a two day auction though, he probably would do himself better for a longer time.





Aside, that seller has some other neat non-D&D stuff up now too. :)


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:14 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Lets get this thing start right. :wink: Only a two day auction though, he probably would do himself better for a longer time.

He's not doing himself any favors with that "US Only" line, either.  :roll:

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:18 pm 
 

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bclarkie wrote:Lets get this thing start right. :wink: Only a two day auction though, he probably would do himself better for a longer time.

He's not doing himself any favors with that "US Only" line, either.  :roll:


Indeed.  Even though I have a US address and payment methods, I tend to avoid auctions with a US only clause because the sellers are usually more troublesome to deal with.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:44 pm 
 

Well okay then, Grodog and I will duke it out.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:28 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:Well okay then, Grodog and I will duke it out.

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Can you keep it to about $200.  That'd be niiiiiiiiice.......


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:40 pm 
 

Well, bclarkie thinks he's gonna snipe me out again, like he did on that DogTags, but he won't.

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:46 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:Well, bclarkie thinks he's gonna snipe me out again, like he did on that DogTags, but he won't.

:cry:


Sorry Frank, I never expected to win that. :oops:   I set that snipe several days ago and forgot about it.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:16 am 
 

ExTSR wrote:Well okay then, Grodog and I will duke it out.

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Nah, I'm not that interested in the box :D


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:30 pm 
 

It looks like some others were.   :)


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:34 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:It looks like some others were.   :)

Unlike you, Steven, since you only needed the U&WA. ;)

(At least, that's what I hope you were looking for...).

  


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:34 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:It looks like some others were.   :)

David only bought that for the box. :wink:


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:40 pm 
 

Harumph. :/

I didn't even get online to snipe, tho I woulda.

But the reason was worthwhile...


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:43 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
red_bus wrote:It looks like some others were.   :)

David only bought that for the box. :wink:

Well, $400 in that direction anyhow, after losing out (again) on Tim's one.
Wear might be worse than expected and the inscriptions are... well... (about par for the course for my books, anyhow).
Seller never returned my email to say bidding was OK; but by chance, I just got back, signed-on and saw those Qs & As. Sorry... :oops:

I'm darned curious as to whether those are a 'middle' release of the 1st prints (as mentioned in passing from looking back through other scans), but if they're 'earlies', I'm not complaining.

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Oh, and Mike <improv> has the same box with a 3rd print, btw (IIRC from browsing).
No comments that that came with supplements, was in darned fine condition and went for about the same price... underbidder yet again! :roll:
And he was nosing around here recently, too... ;)

  

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:47 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:Was on the phone with Tom Moldvay until just a minute ago.

*listens*

Hrrr.... sorry, again... :?
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Oh, Frank, you're a gem, btw. Just picked up an interesting package from the sorting office, in passing this morning. Will forward the enclosure. Many thanks, indeed. :D

And is that SELWG your's, btw?
Was only sent two weeks ago(!), by courier(!!) and I had to go pick it up in Aberdeen 'coz they missed me. :)

  


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:11 pm 
 

Thanks no, mine is just fine  :D  

To my shame, I was just bidding to be greedy and have 1 and a bit  :lol:

I found her emails fast and pleasant (plus pics) - I think she was nice cos I warned her of the potential value rather than trying to armtwist a buy-it-now.  The box really is split, and there is a fair amount of staple rust, but the good news is that some of the ref. sheets are present  :)   So, if you count a set of ref. sheets as a single 'part' and they are all there, then it is really a 0.75 set (not counting the box as a part) and an 0.8 set (counting the box).  Deja vu anyone?

All in all not bad at all.  Really hard to know what to bid on something like this though...


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:21 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:

To my shame, I was just bidding to be greedy and have 1 and a bit  :lol:  


So much for cutting back then, huh Steven. :wink:


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:36 pm 
 

I think I might be an addict  8O


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:44 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:Thanks no, mine is just fine  :D  

To my shame, I was just bidding to be greedy and have 1 and a bit  :lol:

Hmm... what was the 'bit', Steven? *tries to recall*

No need to be ashamed: the bidders on that list already have 15-20 1st prints between them, although I'm not sure how many are early copies.

red_bus wrote:I found her emails fast and pleasant (plus pics) - I think she was nice cos I warned her of the potential value rather than trying to armtwist a buy-it-now.
The box really is split, and there is a fair amount of staple rust,

Yep, same here, but presumably I was swamped out.
Pity she changed her mind late on; I'd've appreciated a response even if that would have left me in a dilemma as to the bid.

So... the box is split at the top, then, judging by the picture cropping?
Don't see anything 'bout staple rust there, and those 1st prints are /not/ prone to that. *shrugs*

red_bus wrote:but the good news is that some of the ref. sheets are present  :)   So, if you count a set of ref. sheets as a single 'part' and they are all there, then it is really a 0.75 set (not counting the box as a part) and an 0.8 set (counting the box).  Deja vu anyone?

Yeah, F/VF set, minus one book, that I was underbidder to at $600ish, a couple of years back. (heh...)

*g*. Ref sheets are good news, though.
And if the cover colors don't match, interesting in a research context: good, I was hoping for something to get my teeth into.
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(Still don't know for certain whether the earliest copies had ref/correction sheets or not: depends on whether Dave Arneson and co. got their's 'hot off the press' as a separate batch, unless the previous owner of mine just lost those sheets in passing and forgot about that).

red_bus wrote:All in all not bad at all.  Really hard to know what to bid on something like this though...

The answer is usually 'too much', don't you think?


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