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

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.


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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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