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Post Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 10:52 am 
 

Best part about these, not through ebay!  Kijiji rocks :)

Here's a SW Greyhawk lot...
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And some AD&D minis all NIB :)

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Post Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 12:44 pm 
 

Are those from Sudbury?

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Post Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 1:47 pm 
 

Yes, did you pick anything up?  There were a bunch of lots, very fair prices :)


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Post Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 2:31 pm 
 

davidc wrote:Best part about these, not through ebay!  Kijiji rocks :)

Here's a SW Greyhawk lot...
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And some AD&D minis all NIB :)



Nice catch David ! :D
A few rather high value items in the Greyhawk SW lot !

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:14 pm 
 

I went to a yard sale this morning and this guy was selling a pretty large collection of 1st and 2nd ed.-Everything's in fantastic shape and complete, plus i managed to fill in some gaps and upgrade pieces of my collection. I was especially pleased to get a bunch of DL stuff, and the Cardmaster game-complete and uncut. The icing on this cake? DL2, DL7 DL8 and 9 were in shrink.
Now I know you are wondering, how did I stumble across such a lucky find? He called me the night before-saw my want ad on Kijiji  :D
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:47 pm 
 

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FYI: Terrible Trouble at Tragidore (5th picture) is a mini adventure that was originally part of the DM Screen shown in your 4th pic.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:20 am 
 

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:52 am 
 

A couple of weekend ago I went to a local collectors fair; mainly baseball cards (which I have been collecting for many years), but other odds and ends as well. I have never been a fan of comic books of any kind, but my wife found me these:

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Dungeons and Dragons comics in spanish 'Dragones y Mazmorras'. Never seen them before.

'Conan Rey' and 'Conan el Barbaro'. Fun stuff

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:10 am 
 

Chucho68 wrote:I have never been a fan of comic books of any kind

Even if you dont like comic books you might be interested in Dark Horse Comics reprints of Marvel's Savage Sword of Conan magazine (or the actual magazines if you are willing to search for them).  They are black and white but have incredible artwork and fantastic stories.  You can get used copies for more than 50% off cover price.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Savage-Sword- ... d+of+conan


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:05 pm 
 

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Chucho68 wrote:I have never been a fan of comic books of any kind

Even if you dont like comic books you might be interested in Dark Horse Comics reprints of Marvel's Savage Sword of Conan magazine (or the actual magazines if you are willing to search for them).  They are black and white but have incredible artwork and fantastic stories.  You can get used copies for more than 50% off cover price.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Savage-Sword- ... d+of+conan


Man, I bought those Savage Sword magazines when I was a teenager all the time.  I have no idea what I ever did with them.  You couldn't be more right about the artwork and stories, great stuff!  I recently picked up a couple of those reprint books, volume 1 and volume 8 I believe.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:26 pm 
 

The Holmes Basic sets have long had a hold on me, and the UK printing of this box set was an item I have hoped to one day obtain.
This has long been on my wish list and I thought I might never obtain a nice copy, much less at such a relatively low cost.
My most recent fun find....
Purchased from a UK seller for less than $35 plus shipping costs...

I think that this is the Second UK print of the Holmes Edition Basic Box Set, though the copyright page (blue rulebook) states 2nd Edition, November 1978.
References Halflings instead of Hobbits at bottom of page 11, in blue rulebook.

2-1/4" Tall Box: Has the Lizard Logo on the box top (lower left corner), stock number 1001 (top right corner), and the GW fairy logo on the box bottom.
Box has light to moderate shelf wear with small bit of top dishing, has a damaged bit on the box top on one side but no serious crushing or torn corners.
Contents are all Near Mint and it does include the loose extra copy of Page 31/32 of the Module B-1.

The single box on the right side is the featured box for this post, the other two are later US prints of the Holmes set.
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:02 pm 
 

Nice pick up on that Gnat :)


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:30 pm 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:2-1/4" Tall Box: Has the Lizard Logo on the box top (lower left corner), stock number 1001 (top right corner), and the GW fairy logo on the box bottom.
Box has light to moderate shelf wear with small bit of top dishing, has a damaged bit on the box top on one side but no serious crushing or torn corners.
Contents are all Near Mint and it does include the loose extra copy of Page 31/32 of the Module B-1.


Nice one, John.  I didn't even know this existed.  What's the story on the loose extra page from B1?---is it unique to the GW B1 printings, or it is something that's usually lost since it's a loose sheet, etc.?


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:43 pm 
 

And there is one more print than what is stated on Acaeum. I opened a thread about this box few weeks ago, if I am able to raise dead, we could compare your copies and mine.


EDIT: here is the topic
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:52 pm 
 

lokiwookie wrote:And there is one more print than what is stated on Acaeum. I opened a thread about this box few weeks ago, if I am able to raise dead, we could compare your copies and mine.
EDIT: here is the topic
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My blue book is exactly like your blue book (on the right), with prices for every item on the back cover.

I think perhaps the Acaeum's foreign editions listing is slightly off in that Hobbits are not mentioned on page 11 in either book, though I am only guessing as I do not have a copy of that other one.
Perhaps someone here has one or more copies and will check the book(s) for that Hobbit Reference on page 11.

Grodog; the loose extra copy of the back page of B-1 is a new thing for me as was the Holmes UK Edition Basic Set.
In fact the only reason I knew it was supposed to be there is once it arrived I looked at the UK listings and read about it there.
I thought perhaps it was just a zerox sheet, though the copiers made back then could not have made that sheet when this box set was new.
As for rarity: I would guess this loose page gets lost or tossed out at least as often as the mailers and flyers do in these sorts of Basic sets.


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:02 pm 
 

I seem to recall not too long ago finding an extra loose sheet in a late Holmes box (U.S. version). Alas! I no longer have any sets other than the 4th+ I kept. I believe this was the exact printing I began with, though I never owned a copy until about 4-5 years ago.


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:51 pm 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:The single box on the right side is the featured box for this post, the other two are later US prints of the Holmes set.


Thanks for the nice side-by-side pic. I just re-posted it on my blog to share with the Holmes fandom.


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:56 pm 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:The Holmes Basic sets have long had a hold on me, and the UK printing of this box set was an item I have hoped to one day obtain.
This has long been on my wish list and I thought I might never obtain a nice copy, much less at such a relatively low cost.
My most recent fun find....
Purchased from a UK seller for less than $35 plus shipping costs...

I think that this is the Second UK print of the Holmes Edition Basic Box Set, though the copyright page (blue rulebook) states 2nd Edition, November 1978.
References Halflings instead of Hobbits at bottom of page 11, in blue rulebook.

2-1/4" Tall Box: Has the Lizard Logo on the box top (lower left corner), stock number 1001 (top right corner), and the GW fairy logo on the box bottom.
Box has light to moderate shelf wear with small bit of top dishing, has a damaged bit on the box top on one side but no serious crushing or torn corners.
Contents are all Near Mint and it does include the loose extra copy of Page 31/32 of the Module B-1.

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I just found myself a (possibly) 6th print of this in good condition after seeing your post Gnat. Got that and the Best of Dragon Games box set for £20 inc shipping, which I didn't think was too bad.
My Holmes has B2 in it though, not B1, but it has the dice and the chits which are unpunched. :)


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