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Post Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:47 pm 
 

Yes, that's nice, and the seller was very involved in that project, look at his name...
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:57 pm 
 

Invincible Overlord wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:
le Rahib wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:The complete appendix N... only if you have the time.

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Personally I think it's pretty cool that someone put together that list of books to sell. However it's not like they're all 1st print books (I can't tell/see if The Hobbit is a 1st print [That would have some value in itself...])...


A very cool collection! Great to see the entire list.


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:23 pm 
 

Invincible Overlord wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:Personally I think it's pretty cool that someone put together that list of books to sell. However it's not like they're all 1st print books (I can't tell/see if The Hobbit is a 1st print [That would have some value in itself...])...

Looks like a fairly recent Hobbit. :)
Agreed; neat to see the collection and I'm sure that would add up $-wise even if not quite to that value, perhaps. (I'm resisting temptation to figure out which of those particular books/editions are the most "valuable" but it might be in the seller's interest to offer a list/spreadsheet to help justify the average $40 each asking price?).


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:32 pm 
 

The item listed is a TSR item, but there were some other "goodies" in the 2nd photo. I'm not too sure about their completeness or condition, but I think I got a good deal  :D

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Please let me know your thoughts, as I am not a collector of the counter type games.

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:42 pm 
 

Very nice find, Paul! :)


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:47 pm 
 

PM-Knight wrote:Please let me know your thoughts, as I am not a collector of the counter type games.

Seems to include rulebooks for these.
Check to see if those extra counters are for WBRM; if so, flip (parts) for profit.

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:16 pm 
 

Seems to include rulebooks for these.
Check to see if those extra counters are for WBRM; if so, flip (parts) for profit.


There was definitely a WBRM counter sheet in there. It's either 2nd or 3rd edition WBRM, I can't tell from that picture (2nd had matte counters, 3rd had glossy, otherwise they're extremely similar).

  


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:29 pm 
 

tool wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:There was definitely a WBRM counter sheet in there. It's either 2nd or 3rd edition WBRM, I can't tell from that picture (2nd had matte counters, 3rd had glossy, otherwise they're extremely similar).


The WBRM booklet looks like 1st edition.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:01 pm 
 

sauromatian wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:
tool wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:There was definitely a WBRM counter sheet in there. It's either 2nd or 3rd edition WBRM, I can't tell from that picture (2nd had matte counters, 3rd had glossy, otherwise they're extremely similar).


The WBRM booklet looks like 1st edition.


It does now you mention it, but those definitely aren't 1st edition counters, which looked VERY different.

I have all three rulebooks and maps in the basement, I'll try to remember to check them.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:48 pm 
 

tool wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:
sauromatian wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:
The WBRM booklet looks like 1st edition.


It does now you mention it, but those definitely aren't 1st edition counters, which looked VERY different.

I have all three rulebooks and maps in the basement, I'll try to remember to check them.


So, it turns out I don't have a 2nd edition rulebook - I have a 2nd edition map and counters but the rulebook with them is 3rd edition.

The 1st edition rulebook is about the same size as the one in this auction, and has the same cover art, but the typography is different and it doesn't have the logo or text at the bottom - you can see a picture here: White Bear & Red Moon | Image  | BoardGameGeek

So I have to assume the auctioned rulebook is 2nd edition.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:16 pm 
 

tool wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:So I have to assume the auctioned rulebook is 2nd edition.


So then the edition order would be (?):
1st: original cover with no bar at bottom; runic counters.
2nd: original cover with bar at bottom; figures on matte counters
3rd: new cover on digest-sized booklet; figures on glossy counters.

I wasn't aware that the map changed. My set has a map c. 1975, figures on counters with a textured surface but not especially glossy-looking (to me at least), & a digest booklet with the newer cover.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:28 pm 
 

sauromatian wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:
tool wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:So I have to assume the auctioned rulebook is 2nd edition.


So then the edition order would be (?):
1st: original cover with no bar at bottom; runic counters.
2nd: original cover with bar at bottom; figures on matte counters
3rd: new cover on digest-sized booklet; figures on glossy counters.

I wasn't aware that the map changed. My set has a map c. 1975, figures on counters with a textured surface but not especially glossy-looking (to me at least), & a digest booklet with the newer cover.


I believe that is correct.

I can compare the 2nd and 3rd counters again, but I'm pretty sure the finish was the only difference.

I am not sure that the map changed in a significant way. My 3rd edition map is missing the copyright notice in the bottom right corner that the other editions have, but it looks the same otherwise. However, I haven't done a close comparison.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:17 pm 
 

Okay, this may be a bit premature, but I figured I'd post it...

My sister and her husband clear out old estates for a living (reselling items in antique stores and thrift shops - they used to be an eBay Powerseller but after issues, they stopped using them - but that's a different story and I digress).  Anyway, she called me and said that they pulled a "four foot stack of D&D books and boxes" from an estate today and wanted me to look at it to see if there was anything valuable in it.  After telling her to make sure no boxes were getting crushed :-) , I told her I would stop over tomorrow morning to look at it.

I wonder what I'm going to find in the morning?  :-)

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:47 pm 
 

throwi wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:Okay, this may be a bit premature, but I figured I'd post it...

My sister and her husband clear out old estates for a living (reselling items in antique stores and thrift shops - they used to be an eBay Powerseller but after issues, they stopped using them - but that's a different story and I digress).  Anyway, she called me and said that they pulled a "four foot stack of D&D books and boxes" from an estate today and wanted me to look at it to see if there was anything valuable in it.  After telling her to make sure no boxes were getting crushed :-) , I told her I would stop over tomorrow morning to look at it.

I wonder what I'm going to find in the morning?  :-)

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:53 pm 
 

The waiting is half the fun :)

I've picked up, well not tons, but a couple dozen lots on kijiji and such, there's sometimes some very cool things tucked in box sets and as thrown-ins.... there's also lots of Monster Manual IIs  :?   I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:02 am 
 

Well, after schedules changed, I was finally was able to get out to my sister's last night.  Here's the breakdown:

The "four foot stack of D&D books and boxes" was really about 2 feet of books and one boxed set:  World of Greyhawk, nice box, missing one map... which was the theme of the day...

Nearly everything in the lot was either missing something or was in less than good condition (with a few exceptions).  Most of it smelled like an old basement but nothing was wet or had mold on it (a plus for sure).

First here's the ho-hum list:

A few b/x and 1e mods (Q1, S1, S4, S2, B1 mono, X1) - X1 was in the best condition... of course.
A near full run of DLs;  DL1-DL14;  DL10 - DL14 looked incomplete *except* a couple had full, unpunched counters.  A few maps were missing though.
A few hardbacks:  MMII [ thanks Thunderdave ;-) ], an orange spine PHB, a DMG (newer printing), Oriental Adventures, and either a DL or Greyhawk, I forget.
The basic, expert, companions, masters, and immortals rulebooks ... no boxes of course.  Expert rulebook w/o cover.

Several Gamma World parts (reboot rulebook, adventure guide from the boxed set), and a 1st Gamma World referee's screen w/ mini mod.
Bits and pieces of the Indiana Jones boxed set (no box of course)
Quite a few Top Secret mods (I think all of the first run, plus a few from the later run - a few missing the maps) plus a James Bond Q manual
A couple of Star Frontiers rulebooks

Also, there were tons of photocopies, apparently used for TS game sessions, and dozens of character sheets for all the game systems

A few interesting items:

Polyhedron #24, #25, #26 w/ covers including the Needle adventure (parts 1-3)
Polyhedron #23 w/ cover including part 2 of In the Black Hours mod
2 copies of the Armory 30 sided Dice Gaming Tables (I'm definitely keeping one of these!)
An interesting book entitled The Armory Book One - had firearms from 14th century later - had real pics of weaponry, pretty interesting book.
[EDIT:  The name of this book is: "The Armory Volume 1 Gunpowder Era Weapons from the Fourteenth Century to the Present"]

I gave my brother in law the going prices (estimates) for each item, highlighting the Polys.  In the end, he said he probably couldn't sell these in his antique/thrift store channels - he wanted to know if I wanted the lot for $50.  I told him that the Polys were probably worth close to that alone but he didn't want them so I took lot.

I needed the Polys for my collection, plus one TS and GW book... I probably would have spent over $50 to get those anyway.  I will likely sell whatever is "sell-able" on eBay next week.

So, nothing too great but loads of fun going through them all!

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:16 pm 
 

Lol, toild you :)

Still about the best way to work on a collection, get enough re-sellable items to cover your cost, and keep the ones you need for free.  I'm glad you found something for yourself!


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:25 pm 
 

Finally got a first print Outdoor Geomorphs.  And it came with a second print Dungeon Geos Set One, a first print Dungeon Geos Set Two, and a third print Dungeon Geos Set Three.  All in really nice condition.   :D

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:30 am 
 

Bracton wrote in Fun Finds in the Past:Finally got a first print Outdoor Geomorphs.  And it came with a second print Dungeon Geos Set One, a first print Dungeon Geos Set Two, and a third print Dungeon Geos Set Three.  All in really nice condition.   :D

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Very nice!!


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:23 am 
 

A couple of months ago was reviewing some lot sales on eBay and saw the cover of 'Wild Things'. The lot was not in great shape and couldn't see too much on photos. Took a leap and bought it at 70$, if I recall, got 4 rule books 6 modules, none in great shape and a little mildew smell (they were segregated from main collection), and the cover of and module 'Wild Things'. No Wilderness Survival Guide. Aired it and and bagged it seems to be in good shape.

I'm new here is that a good buy?  I keep telling myself to sell the other parts of the lot and maybe I can have gotten 'Wild Thing' almost for free.  Just haven't gotten time to list anything

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