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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 3:27 am 
 

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ok, in the lot there are four 1st print supplement, but i wonder if it does worth starting with a so high price???


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 4:46 am 
 

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ok, in the lot there are four 1st print supplement, but i wonder if it does worth starting with a so high price???




yes because its very likely that someone will want it anyway and its prb worth it (though i wouldnt buy it i have to say).



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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:47 am 
 

aia wrote:ok, in the lot there are four 1st print supplement, but i wonder if it does worth starting with a so high price???

Might have worked if they'd had an "or best offer" option. As the auction stands ($2,250), that should be a dead duck.

Taped box corners are liveable-with, if the remainder of the box is presentable (relatively clean and fresh). This one, however, is questionable to say the least...
The three volumes look OKish in terms of corners and suchlike, but are probably somewhat grubby (admitted to) and the inside covers are clearly age-toned. Storage for these has not been good, it would seem... Add to that possible thumbcreasing, which would tally with the general handling on the 2nd GH.
(And it is "only" a 2nd GH... which I'd say was fine, but it ain't valued).
Age-toning is even clearer on the white covered volumes.
+ No ref sheets, either. Try finding those if you can...

Personal "valuation", on balance, allowing for apparent condition/completeness:
2nd box set: 550-650
2nd GH: 30, 1st BLK: 60, 1st ELD: 50, 1st GDH: 40
= 750-825 total (harsh? not really, IMHO...).

If the seller's reading this, stick $1,500 "or best offer" on the lot to allow for the "must have" brigade, and hope for $1,250 or slightly over.
As-is, that would've been unlikely to have topped $600 about 1 - 1 1/2 years ago.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:55 am 
 

faro wrote:Might have worked if they'd had an "or best offer" option. As the auction stands ($2,250), that should be a dead duck.


errr... pls don't foget that piccolo.gatto could have spotted the auction...  :D  

(pls note: i've nothig against that guy but its nick and the merp auction lead me thinking to a new super hero character... :D )


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aia wrote:errr... pls don't foget that piccolo.gatto could have spotted the auction...  :D

;)

Well, hopefully there are not that many people around who have $2k+ to throw at something without caring less about the condition.
And those who have that sort of money available would probably go for the other (also overpriced) 2nd print set instead, which at least looks good... so long as you don't turn it over.


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:57 am 
 

faro wrote:which at least looks good... so long as you don't turn it over.


Much like some wives and girlfriends...


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:09 am 
 

I guess my post in the interesting items thread from last night doesn't count. :wink:

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:11 am 
 

well, aia likes to just post everywhere  :wink:


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:21 am 
 

red_bus wrote:well, aia likes to just post everywhere  :wink:


...did you read by chance my profile?  8)


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:38 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:I guess my post in the interesting items thread from last night doesn't count. :wink:

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red_bus wrote:well, aia likes to just post everywhere  :wink:


maybe he's a bot? :D

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:41 am 
 

faro wrote:;)

Well, hopefully there are not that many people around who have $2k+ to throw at something without caring less about the condition.
And those who have that sort of money available would probably go for the other (also overpriced) 2nd print set instead, which at least looks good... so long as you don't turn it over.


well saying that, not long ago i would have swore blind that there was no chance i would EVER spend over $1000 on one item *ahem* well there ya go. guess the itch catches up with you eventually.

that mullered looking set there tho, does look a bit pants....i wouldnt mind one cheap and it could be as battered as it wants to be, just to have one really....wish i had got johnhucks in the end - that woulda done fine...ah well not a priority anyway so i dont care :)

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:11 am 
 

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well saying that, not long ago i would have swore blind that there was no chance i would EVER spend over $1000 on one item *ahem* well there ya go. guess the itch catches up with you eventually.

that mullered looking set there tho, does look a bit pants....i wouldnt mind one cheap and it could be as battered as it wants to be, just to have one really....wish i had got johnhucks in the end - that woulda done fine...ah well not a priority anyway so i dont care :)

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I remember telling my wife once I would never own a rare item, they were just to expensive :lol:

Well after completing my collection of not rares, my attitude changed somewhat :wink:


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:17 am 
 

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I remember telling my wife once I would never own a rare item, they were just to expensive :lol:

Well after completing my collection of not rares, my attitude changed somewhat :wink:


well its only money and it IS nice to have something that others dont have (or mostly dont have). thats how i look at it anyway.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:02 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:Much like some wives and girlfriends...

:lol:


erm, oops... :oops:


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:08 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:well its only money and it IS nice to have something that others dont have (or mostly dont have). thats how i look at it anyway.

Unpublished Supplement V ms., anyone?

One third the asking price of the 2nd print, above, plus another $200 for all the original 1973 Kalibruhn maps.
No competition, IMHO...


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 3:08 pm 
 

faro wrote:Unpublished Supplement V ms., anyone?

One third the asking price of the 2nd print, above, plus another $200 for all the original 1973 Kalibruhn maps.
No competition, IMHO...


I'll take it, and I'm not kidding.

Although I'm sure your comment was purely rhetorical...damn.


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 3:40 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:I'll take it, and I'm not kidding.

Although I'm sure your comment was purely rhetorical...damn.


Highly rhetorical; sorry, Stephen.



(*checks*. +$199.10, actually. Bill picked up the mass of notes for $152 when I was being very careful not to hype the bids too much prior to the items that followed. *sighs* I needn't have worried...
Could've added "all-bar-one of the first proper 'setting'/'scenario' maps on the Lake Geneva axis" (Mordenkainen, Bigby, the road to D&D, all that jazz) (= El Raja Key, 1972/3) => three-tenths of the price of that not-so-good 2nd print & supps, but I think the point was made. i.e. Interesting where people see "value" and all too easy to get carried away without sitting back to think...
Am just glad I don't have the 'need' to be in the market for a woodie just now).




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The nice 2nd print auction is now over, anyhow. One offer rejected, the other left to lapse.

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