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Post Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:17 am 
 

Huge congrats to Steven on this Chainmail:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :IT&ih=020



Could turn out to be an interesting copy.  The seller told me it has card-stock covers.


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:33 am 
 

Thanks. Yes, and as to condition, he was quite reassuring about the inside, although he did mention a few spots of rust on the interior of the staples.

My snipe was just high enough, I was hoping that it might remain a wee bit overlooked because of the 'other auction' finishing at the same time.  How LAUGHABLY OPTIMISTIC that turned out to be...  :lol:


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:36 am 
 

I had to turn in a 15 min early bid instead of waiting to the end... sucked.. but I wasn't letting it get away for too cheap if I wasn't going to get it... maybe next time

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:21 am 
 

ScketreWhisp wrote:I had to turn in a 15 min early bid instead of waiting to the end... sucked.. but I wasn't letting it get away for too cheap if I wasn't going to get it... maybe next time

you are the hidden w****r on bid list?? thought had already won one @ $425.

good snipe red_bus. no hiding from you :) :)

  


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:57 am 
 

bombadil wrote:Huge congrats to Steven on this Chainmail:


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Could turn out to be an interesting copy.  The seller told me it has card-stock covers.




Well, no matter what, it seemed like a very nice looking copy. Congrats Steven.


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:44 am 
 

Cheers. Have been looking for one for a while.  I saw both Brian's and Stephen's place-bids when I forst looked, but if I recall correctly you guys already have copies*, so I thought I might get lucky this time...






* In fact, Stephen has ten or so   :wink:


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:19 pm 
 

Woohoo! In shrink, no less - and it's got that innane Jack o' Bear that people have been talking about in it, too! WOOT!




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Post Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:54 am 
 

I found an OCE in a thrift store.  I was quite surprised when I found it under a couple of computer game hint guides in a bin.  The box is seriously thrashed, but the books and reference sheets are at least VF.  And when I opened it up, there were 5 books instead of three.  The box held a decent 12th print Greyhawk and 7th print Blackmoor as well!  $12 well spent.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:42 am 
 

A friend - and fellow Acaeum member - pointed this out to me. So the box is a little whacked, for the price........




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Post Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:45 am 
 

For that price, I'd be willing to buy it without a box. :wink:


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:18 pm 
 

Very very nice condition Petal Throne box set (2nd print?  3rd?) won today by an acaeum member. Nicely done!



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Post Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:48 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:Very very nice condition Petal Throne box set (2nd print?  3rd?) won today by an acaeum member. Nicely done!


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3rd - number in top right is the major give away.



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Post Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:14 pm 
 

I don't have it in front of me, as I've not purchased it yet, but I got a copy of the Dark Sun boxed set (I think it's the revised version, not the original) with the first booklet autographed by a TON of people including Troy Denning sitting in my "stash it away" area at work.  Once I have it, I'll post a scan here in the hopes that somebody may be able to help identify who all signed this sucker; I'm terrible at deciphering handwriting and signatures of people with whom I'm not familiar.

Figured that might be worth a mention in this thread. :)

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:19 pm 
 

If it was autographed by Denning, I'd be more inclined to guess that it's the original boxed set.

Does it have a pair of coil-bound flipbooks?  If so, it's the original.

Or, even easier: Original.
Revised.


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:13 am 
 

Received this today:



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A 1982 sewing kit by TSR's Greenfield Needlewomen subsidiary. A weird obscure footnote of the era, considering the target market at the time thought of D&D as a form of devil worship.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:14 pm 
 

sauromatian wrote:Received this today:


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A 1982 sewing kit by TSR's Greenfield Needlewomen subsidiary. A weird obscure footnote of the era, considering the target market at the time thought of D&D as a form of devil worship.




Does this one mention TSR on the package?  Greenfield Needlewomen was a pre-existing company before TSR bought them so some of their products were not intended for the D&D audience.  The only ones I have seen with the TSR listed on the package are the 3 D&D related ones but I'd be interested to know if there are others.

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:25 pm 
 

It's not a D&D-related pattern, but it does mention TSR in all the fine print, including the Lake Geneva PO Box.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:09 am 
 

You are one serious collector Sauromatian - a floral baby bonnet!!!!

Do have the full Greenfield Needlewoman product list? And do you plan to collect them all!! :brilsmurf:

  


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:41 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:Do have the full Greenfield Needlewoman product list?


Not per se, but I do collect material pertaining to the Witch player character class.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:17 am 
 

Got this yesterday in the mail.




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That's not an outstanding price, but it was in much better shape than I expected. :)   The contents were near mint and the box in fine.  I see these go on eBay all the time for $20 to $30 in this condition.  And the seller actually knew how to pack it right(which seems to be rarer and rarer these days).



Two questions.  First, the top has a very slight dip and was curious about any way to straighten that out.  Or would you recommend leaving it alone?  Second, how do you recommend storing box contents?  I am probably going to bag and board the books which will still fit inside the box, but the maps are slightly too big for that and was just going to store them seperately outside the box so they'll stay flat.  Then I was going to store the box on it's side to limit further dipping of the top.



Any advice is appreciated. :)


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