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Post Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:28 am 
 

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If you look towards the bottom on that photo (it's not completely easy to see), the wizard logo is covering the foot. That's a sure-fire giveaway of a 1st print, beyond the larger lettering in the yellow band. Usually the "ADVANCED D&D" lettering is cropped off a bit (which is another tell-tale sign), but I have a copy where it's more centered.


Yup, I have been aware of the wizard/foot thing for a long time, but never told anyone.
I am sure that it is written down someplace anyway.
Makes it easier to spot a 1st print DMG that has the D still on the front cover.
I usually send the seller additional questions at that point to confirm.
I have had at least two copies of the 1st Print DMG on which the D was not off the front cover and was able to spot them using the Wizard/Foot tell.


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:42 am 
 

Not sure how I missed this but $777 seems like a good deal, even for the semi-crushed box.




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Post Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:34 am 
 

My DM in my campaign knows I collect OD&D products.  So he just gave me (free!) the Avalon Hill game "Outdoor Survival" which is referenced in the OD&D books.

It's really in pristine shape, un-cut, etc.  All the pamphlets and such are in the box.

Anyway - that was a very nice gesture from Jim!

I'm not sure where to keep it in my collection, since it's not really D&D!  But it's kind of nifty.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:14 pm 
 

gvaughn1 wrote:My DM in my campaign knows I collect OD&D products.  So he just gave me (free!) the Avalon Hill game "Outdoor Survival" which is referenced in the OD&D books.

It's really in pristine shape, un-cut, etc.  All the pamphlets and such are in the box.

Anyway - that was a very nice gesture from Jim!

I'm not sure where to keep it in my collection, since it's not really D&D!  But it's kind of nifty.


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:38 pm 
 

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Wow! Buy that man a case of his favorite beer.


only one case?!  :lol:


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:24 am 
 

gvaughn1 wrote:the Avalon Hill game "Outdoor Survival" which is referenced in the OD&D books.


This is one of my very favorite OD&D items. I believe there is more to it (in relation to early D&D) than is currently recognized. Namely, I believe that the board was considered a specific place in the early campaign worlds, which evolved into the middle of the Greyhawk map.

Gygax described it later as only an abstraction, meant to represent random bits of wilderness unknown to the players. If my theory is true, I don't think an author in a similar situation would be inclined to fess up, since it would raise unwanted questions of derivative copyright.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:41 pm 
 

While this is no great bargain, I've been wanting this Night Below set for some time.  I kept losing out to snipers until this auction.




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While $19.99 isn't a steal, it does feature free shipping, and the set was in excellent shape.  I look forward to reading it.  I hear it's better than average.   8)


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:36 pm 
 

gvaughn1 wrote:My DM in my campaign knows I collect OD&D products.  So he just gave me (free!) the Avalon Hill game "Outdoor Survival" which is referenced in the OD&D books.

It's really in pristine shape, un-cut, etc.  All the pamphlets and such are in the box.

Anyway - that was a very nice gesture from Jim!

I'm not sure where to keep it in my collection, since it's not really D&D!  But it's kind of nifty.


We played the hell out of Outdoor Survival way back in the day. Very fun.


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:06 pm 
 

Well, I guess that it's a comment on the state of the 3.5 secondary market theses days as well as a "fun find", but I was at my local Farmer's Flea Market and found  a MINT 3.5 PHB for 15 Cdn dollars!
Needless to say I was well pleased!


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:13 am 
 

Fun finds for the weekend:

KOBOLD QUARTERLY issues:  $0.98

Gary Gygax's Necropolis:  $14.94

Rappan Athuk III:  $7.95

DUNGEON magazines:  $0.98


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:30 pm 
 

Is this the right place to post this?
After all, it was recent and it was a fun find :-)

I just bought World of Greyhawk (no box; 4th printing, maybe) at a used bookstore for $10.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:43 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... AQ:US:1123



And except for a couple of very small tears, almost as minty fresh as the one I got at Gencon last year...


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:26 pm 
 

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And except for a couple of very small tears, almost as minty fresh as the one I got at Gencon last year...




See, I told you they were available for less!


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:55 am 
 

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And except for a couple of very small tears, almost as minty fresh as the one I got at Gencon last year...




F**K. I completely lost track of this auction. Nice steal, IO.   :D


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:58 pm 
 

Yeah, I was watching it too, and it slipped past me because I was busy with something else.  I was ticked when i saw how cheap it went.  Congratulations, Andrew.


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:26 am 
 

Won a first print D1 on eBay. Received it today and was very pleasantly surprised to find it is in VF+ (almost NM) condition. Asked the seller to take care in packing it, and she sent it in a box with packing peanuts. It pays to communicate with the seller.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:10 pm 
 

Doug Williams wrote:Won a first print D1 on eBay. Received it today and was very pleasantly surprised to find it is in VF+ (almost NM) condition. Asked the seller to take care in packing it, and she sent it in a box with packing peanuts. It pays to communicate with the seller.


Sorry I drove the price up on that one for you.... sort of.   :evil:


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:00 pm 
 

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Sorry I drove the price up on that one for you.... sort of.   :evil:


It's all good. Yea, I paid a premium, but hopefully I won't be buying another D1 in my lifetime.  :D

  
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