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Post Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:26 pm 
 

Jack Campbell wrote:At that time, I looked at the ad from D. B. Enterprises for the Dragonbone, but it was an expenditure that was beyond what my disposable income provided.

Even today, I will pay hell from my wife--there are two little ones now to consider--but damn, I am glad to have taken the plunge.

From what I have seen, collectors who are selective and patient are the ones that develop a collection that everyone appreciates.  Me, I just buy shiny things.   :D

  


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:43 pm 
 

Great find!


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:03 am 
 

I am happy with this for $200.  Includes the reference sheets.




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Post Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:08 am 
 

That's a really sweet 4th!  Easily worth more than you paid.  Congrats!


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:47 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:That's a really sweet 4th!  Easily worth more than you paid.  Congrats!

looks like 5th color on u&wa + (c)1974 not 1975 but white + sweet enough seller may have overstated small faults??
dragonbone good purchase too btw grats on both :) :)
edit. duh spot difficult miss obvious :lol: :lol: ref sheets = 5th

  


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:34 pm 
 

Oops here, too.  I was thinking of another set...


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:43 pm 
 

I know it's not eBay, but I found some goodies at the local Half-Price Books this afternoon while on lunch. I usually find SOMETHING, but nothing like today!

Deep in the shelf - surrounded by old Dragonlance modules and GURPS books, I found an H2, H3 and H4.

The best part is the H2 and H3 were $4.98 each, and the H4 was $6.98. All were in VF+ condition and complete!

Made me smile at work the rest of the evening....

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:45 pm 
 

Not too long back I found a Ruins of Myth Drannor box set for $10. I snapped it up with a BIN cause I wanted it.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:11 am 
 


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Who's king of the BINers? :wink:


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:03 am 
 

Not D&D, but I snagged this:




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Post Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:46 am 
 

francisca wrote:Not D&D, but I snagged this:


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not too shabby!!


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:52 am 
 

gyg wrote:
not too shabby!!


Yeah, I'm happy with it.  Not so much for the investment side of things, but because I really like the game, and I've never owned the EON version (already had the Mayfair version + More Cosmic).

Now I need to find a way to badger grodog into a game of CE......   :lol:

  


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:19 pm 
 

In the last month or so, I've collected some fun stuff:

Karameikos: Kingdom of Adventure $8.00
Mystara's Night of the Vampire $5.00

and the real score: TSR's 25th Anniversary boxed set $25.00!

All complete and look unused.

All in all a pretty good late winter! I wonder what spring holds?

  


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:35 am 
 

The first piece of my lost childhood collection is finally on its way home.  This innocent looking box changed my life back in 1975, and I almost died when I found out it was gone.  This one is never leaving my sight.  




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edit:  Unfortunately I had to return the item.   The left hand side of the box lid had severebubbling (approximately 1/2 inch to 1/4'' wide to 7 1/2'' long and quite prominent).  In turn the water damage makes the slight bowing more sever in the upper left hand corner.  The bubbling wasn't visible in the auction pictures, and was described as slight water damage in the description.



The seller was fantastic with the return.  He apologized repeatedly for the oversight, and acted professionally.  No harm, no foul.



A shame, but my search for a pristine 4th print white set goes on.



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Post Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:50 am 
 

PaulKM wrote:The first piece of my lost childhood collection is finally on its way home.  This innocent looking box changed my life back in 1975, and I almost died when I found out it was gone.  This one is never leaving my sight.  


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Congrats! Nice looking set!  PDT_Armataz_01_34

  

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:01 am 
 

PaulKM wrote:The first piece of my lost childhood collection is finally on its way home.  This innocent looking box changed my life back in 1975, and I almost died when I found out it was gone.  This one is never leaving my sight.  


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Great looking condition! Very nice!


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:23 am 
 

PaulKM wrote:The first piece of my lost childhood collection is finally on its way home.  This innocent looking box changed my life back in 1975, and I almost died when I found out it was gone.  This one is never leaving my sight.  


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Paul that's a beautiful copy!  Congrats on finally winning one!



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Post Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:50 pm 
 

PaulKM wrote:The first piece of my lost childhood collection is finally on its way home.  This innocent looking box changed my life back in 1975, and I almost died when I found out it was gone.  This one is never leaving my sight.  


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Beautiful !!  :D


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:26 pm 
 

PaulKM wrote:The first piece of my lost childhood collection is finally on its way home.  This innocent looking box changed my life back in 1975, and I almost died when I found out it was gone.  This one is never leaving my sight.  


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I was watching that one too, since I've long been on the look-out for a nice 4th print.  But we went to see Watchmen that evening (two stars, in my book), and I never got around to bidding.  I'm glad it went to another Acaeumite, and at a very nice price.  Congratulations!   :D


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:17 am 
 

Thanks all.  I haven't been able to wipe the slight grin off my face since the auction ended.  Funny how one little box can have so much meaning and make me so happy :)

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