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Post Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:58 am 
 

That box is in great shape, the books have been well loved, though. But still, nice score!

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:09 am 
 

It's nice to see a set which was actually played.  That is why they were made, after all.  Sometimes -- given the boxes in good condition regularly sold on eBay -- one might wonder if even then they were all just bought by collectors.   :P


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:40 am 
 

Bracton wrote:It's nice to see a set which was actually played.  That is why they were made, after all.  Sometimes -- given the boxes in good condition regularly sold on eBay -- one might wonder if even then they were all just bought by collectors.   :P


To play??? What? Who said that???  8O

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:40 am 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:Sweet.  8)
One wonders how much was spent and you even got out of having to buy dinner...  :lol:


Wasn't it around $400?  Nice find for sure!

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:46 am 
 

tiro wrote:Wasn't it around $400?  Nice find for sure!

*nods* Was the price on Craigslist, anyhow. :)

+thx for the photos to clarify - the original advert made that late 1st U&WA a somewhat different shade of cardstock. Mystery solved. ^^


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:02 pm 
 

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Nice late night buy:)


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:27 am 
 

Got this for 4 euros plus shipping (and it's in great shape):

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:56 am 
 

Found late printing copies of Eldritch Wizardry; Gods, Demigods and Heroes; and Swords and Spells in excellent shape at Half Price Books for $2.99 a book.  Even had a 10% off coupon.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:19 pm 
 

ddt58 wrote:Found late printing copies of Eldritch Wizardry; Gods, Demigods and Heroes; and Swords and Spells in excellent shape at Half Price Books for $2.99 a book.  Even had a 10% off coupon.




Wow, $3 per Supplement is wonderful value.

No matter what printing they are.

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Have no idea why this sold for so little.

Box not perfect, dice might not be original, and it is a later print... still.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:59 pm 
 

In my opinion, that is the correct price for a Holmes Basic Set in that condition.  That's about what I'd bid.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:57 pm 
 

My first recent fun find...

Bought a large lot of ratty play quality stuff for about $3/piece once you included shipping.

It was all of it was exactly that, better than fair, but no where NM.

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A complete 2nd print of Outdoor Geomorphs: Walled City, uncut and in pretty good shape actually, again not NM, but very decent.

And a near complete Set Two and Set Three Dungeon Geomorphs, both missing the front cover sheet, but both having the final back sheet which has all of the juicy stuff on it.

Combined with the Set One I got in a Basic box I got for about $15 last year, I just got a complete set of all of the extra info from the various Geomorphs as a surprise.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:14 am 
 

I managed to biuy this rare (very rare?  :D ) French Transecom Player's Handbook for AD&D. Yes, it's second edition but...




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Post Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:08 am 
 

Alexander wrote:I managed to biuy this rare (very rare?  :D ) French Transecom Player's Handbook for AD&D. Yes, it's second edition but...


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It's an excellent deal for two reasons. First, the books seems is excellent condition, second it is the first print by Transecom, that was quickly followed by another translation and cover title, once Transecom was no more distributing and translating AD&D material in France.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:40 am 
 

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Alexander wrote:I managed to biuy this rare (very rare?  :D ) French Transecom Player's Handbook for AD&D. Yes, it's second edition but...


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It's an excellent deal for two reasons. First, the books seems is excellent condition, second it is the first print by Transecom, that was quickly followed by another translation and cover title, once Transecom was no more distributing and translating AD&D material in France.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:30 pm 
 

Went in to my favorite local used bookstore today and was informed by the friendly folks who work there that they had recently bought a huge stack of D&D stuff (basic/expert, 1e, and 2e).  They know that I am a collector and pulled out the basic and 1e stuff for me to look at.  I bought a few modules, between $5 and $10 each, but these were mostly better condition versions of modules I already own.  I was upgrading condition.  But they did have one item I didn't have and was excited to find, one of the Fighting Wheels.  It was shrinked with a DM screen, with the top of the shrink split open, obviously not original shrink.  I paid the price that is on the yellow stickie note in the picture.  I have no idea how great of a deal I got but I am pleased regardless.

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:08 pm 
 

That's a pretty damn good deal. These go for over $100. It's a shame they never actually sold the Wheel shrinked with the DM Screen; it's not a bad idea.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:18 pm 
 

That is really cool.  8O


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:38 pm 
 

Bargain? (not me, I forgot to bid :( )

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:13 am 
 

Hi,

today, got a collection in.

Malc finished off his Dragon/Dungeon collections, plus a full run of Bohemian Ear Spoons and TSR Broadsheets, plus almost all Fantasy Worlds.

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:29 am 
 

Thats a couple of good collects Malc has bought of late..

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