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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:43 am 
 

Yes people, I formally declare 2006 to be "Year of the Woodgrain"



Children born in this year will be imaginative and adventurous.  They will be blessed with good luck in games of chance (especially dice), relish new challenges, and they will be unafraid of the dark and of underground spaces.  Oh, and they will spend too much time hanging around in bars, asking the staff about 'local rumours'  :wink:




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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:45 am 
 

It does look good too - but not quite as good as mine  :D


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:47 am 
 

Its in lovely condition too.  I wonder if it will surpass the $5100 of the last auction or if people will bid more conservatively in expectation of having another chance shortly.

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:58 am 
 

Hmmm, not sure.  

I understand why he has set the starting bid so high - but he shouldn't worry that it will go for less.  A lower starting bid would allow people to get a bit of auction excitement going...  He has given it a really great write up and some good pics.  It will do well - but probably not until the last day or so.  Having said that, I get prices wrong all the time  :D


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:07 am 
 

wow! the only strange things is that what happened until now is just the opposite of traditional economic theory of demand-suplpy...

the more auctions of woodgrain you have, the lower price should be settled...

this is the theory, but not the reality...  :?


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:47 am 
 

I can just imagine some of the folks who spend five and six grand on these books taking someone on a Spinal Tap/Nigel Tufnel like tour through their house...

"and that's a very rare true 1st woodgrain box set it is..."

"Well it's beautiful..."

"No, don't touch it!"

"I was just pointing at it"

"Well don't point at it.  In fact don't look at it.  Let's move on."
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:21 am 
 

That one has an original purchase receipt with it.

10/18/74 (? - last number is a little unclear).

$10.00 plus .40 tax.

Seller lives in Wisconsin.

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:38 am 
 

The books look smaller than mine :?

Mine barely fit in the box, it looks like this set the books fit in easy.

Strange :?  :?  :?


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:57 am 
 

Isn't it possible that some fakes are sold? For that selling price, it could be easy to copy an original woodgrain I think. The only problem is to have an original to make the copy... I guess it would be possible... no?

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:24 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:The books look smaller than mine :?

Mine barely fit in the box, it looks like this set the books fit in easy.

Strange :?  :?  :?


Still, there is some curling to the corners of the booklets, which, from what I understand, is common to 1st prints because of the tight fit in the box.


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:25 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:...it looks like this set the books fit in easy.

Strange :?  :?  :?


I must be missing a pic, I can't see that they fit in easy?


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:26 am 
 

zhowar wrote:That one has an original purchase receipt with it.

10/18/74 (? - last number is a little unclear).

$10.00 plus .40 tax.

Seller lives in Wisconsin.

Nice!


Clearly it is a fake then!  
There are only 12 months in a year - aha!!


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:33 am 
 

red_bus wrote:
Clearly it is a fake then!  
There are only 12 months in a year - aha!!


The U.S. standard is to put the month first - in this case it's October 18th, 1974.  :wink:

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:36 am 
 

zhowar wrote:
The U.S. standard is to put the month first


How odd.  :wink:


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:53 am 
 

You guys (Euros) need to acknowledge that in this case the American system just makes sense!

I mean, seriously, how do you reply when someone asks you something like "When will you arrive?", or "When were you born?"  Do you answer "Why, on the 17th of April, of course", or "Why, on April 17, of course"?

Admit it!   :lol:


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:57 am 
 

You wait - soon you will have to learn the metric system as well.  :wink:


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:59 am 
 

Don't forget about metric time.  10 hours a day.

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:02 am 
 

red_bus wrote:You wait - soon you will have to learn the metric system as well.  :wink:


Wait, how do you order a beer in an English pub?  I mean, what's the quantity you ask for?   :P


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:09 am 
 

Well it is quite simple to ask for "a 568 millilitre glass of your finest ale barkeep" I think.

Or,

If you are me,

"(Hic!) emmm, err, anothhher one of thosh thar please" (points drunkenly at beer tap and slumps against bar as legs suddenly give way).  :D


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:15 am 
 

red_bus wrote:Well it is quite simple to ask for "a 568 millilitre glass of your finest ale barkeep" I think.

The best part is, you can order drinks in cubic centimetres, as well.  It makes you sound like a doctor.   :wink:

The conversion from mL to cc is a bit tough when you're drunk, though.  :lol:

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