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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:32 pm 
 

Well, its been awhile since I posted anything in this thread, so I figured what the hell.  this was a one a long time waiting and considering that the last that I saw sold by Monte & Sue Cook went for over $500, I was quite happy to get this at this price:




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A few other nice SW module pick ups for me here:




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And then the granddaddy that I alluded to late last week:



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Now here is the really really good part.  I received this in the mail today and a couple of things happened that just made this an even better buy than I thought it was.  First off, the seller in the ad claimed that the original staples were removed from the booklets and were replced.  After asking the seller about this he ended up getting back to me letting me know that this was not in fact the case.  The previous owner from whom he was selling this on behalf of did remove the staples however he did not replace them with new ones, he just put the old ones back in. Now finding that out I was very happy, but the news just got a whole hell of a lot better today when I got this in the mail.  There is something else about this listing that was entirely wrong.  This listing indicates that this set was a second printing set, which is flat out wrong.  This set is actually a First Print Set. :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  



Granted the interior of the pages are abit damaged from the staples being removed and replaced and alos appaears that the previous owner did some other fixing by using a couple of extremely small pieces of scotch tape to help fasten the pages to the staples and the box top hasis split along all four corners, but everything else is actually pretty nice.  Much nicer that the set I currently own.  Hmm, 2 first print sets means one should be up for sale shortly....


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:45 pm 
 

*points you back to my PM*



You'd've been doing the seller a *big* favor by just telling them to lob it back on eBay...

I'd strongly advise against just throwing it back on eBay as-is. If you need me to explain why, let me know. ;)




Can't believe you were going to ditch that 'coz of the staples. :)



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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:45 pm 
 

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i think you duplicated one of the listings at the end there chummer....the I10 shows twice..

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:47 pm 
 

faro wrote:*points you back to my PM*



Can't believe you were going to ditch that 'coz of the staples. :)

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Ahh, it all makes sense now.  I was scratching my head wondering why and now I know. You have a PM BTW D.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:51 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Ahh, it all makes sense now.  I was scratching my head wondering why and now I know. You have a PM BTW D.

Already replied.

Even if the books had been 2nd print, the box would've fetched more than that (horizontal grain).


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:09 pm 
 

Wow, really nice win, Brian!  (The auction doesn't show up in your post, though.  The link is in David's reply).  

Great one!


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:33 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:Wow, really nice win, Brian!  (The auction doesn't show up in your post, though.  The link is in David's reply).  

Great one!


Thanks! I am quite pleased right now. :D  After just finding somethings out about this particular sale though, it has kind of taken a bit of the luster off of it as it seems that "my" lucky find has quite a bit of blood on it (through no fault of my own and I wan't even aware of it until today), but I am still pretty happy overall.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:36 pm 
 

I think I know what you're referring to.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:19 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
Thanks! I am quite pleased right now. :D  After just finding somethings out about this particular sale though, it has kind of taken a bit of the luster off of it as it seems that "my" lucky find has quite a bit of blood on it (through no fault of my own and I wan't even aware of it until today), but I am still pretty happy overall.


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Well done Brian!  :wink:


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:50 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Thanks! I am quite pleased right now. :D  After just finding somethings out about this particular sale though, it has kind of taken a bit of the luster off of it as it seems that "my" lucky find has quite a bit of blood on it (through no fault of my own and I wan't even aware of it until today), but I am still pretty happy overall.


That's a bummer:  taking the lustre off of such a nice find is rather disappointing, all-around :(

If you find, however, that the guilt/angst/distress is too much to bear, please let me know and I'll be happy to try to help assuage your conscience by taking such a tainted item off of your hands :D :D


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:23 pm 
 

Here is a gamble that I took based off the sellers description and man it paid off nicely:




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1st print and man is it a great copy. :D



Here is another item that I picked up, that I think I did pretty good on, although my knowledge of miniatures is extremely limited so I could be wrong:




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Was this in fact a good pick up?


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:44 pm 
 

You posted the same link twice Brian.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:46 pm 
 

Mars wrote:You posted the same link twice Brian.




Dammit I did that again. :x   Here we go:






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Post Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:14 pm 
 

Same lot links, Brian :D


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:22 am 
 

Here is another item that I picked up, that I think I did pretty good on, although my knowledge of miniatures is extremely limited so I could be wrong:




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Was this in fact a good pick up?[/quote]



Hi BClarkie,

Not that I claim to be an expert, but IMO that is in fact a very nice find.  Single Dungeon Dwellers in unopened blisters often go for that much.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:04 pm 
 

Here's a nice little surprise.  On top of the item itself, which is pretty nice, there was a 2nd print T1 tucked inside:



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Plus free shipping!   :D


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:51 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:Here's a nice little surprise.  On top of the item itself, which is pretty nice, there was a 2nd print T1 tucked inside:


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Plus free shipping!   :D




wow nice one stephen!!



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Post Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:04 pm 
 

I think I got rather lucky getting the chess set for $990, considering the last time it was up the second place bid was $1210.    If only I'd gotten as lucky on deadlord's Wee Warriors items.


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:37 pm 
 

NetRodent wrote:I think I got rather lucky getting the chess set for $990, considering the last time it was up the second place bid was $1210.    If only I'd gotten as lucky on deadlord's Wee Warriors items.




yes i just got back and see all my bids got blasted out the water and didnt get back in time to stick more on :(



ah well - next time maybe :)



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Post Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:52 am 
 

I'm just back from NYC, where I found a $3 softcover copy of Heroic Worlds (used in VGC).

This book is as good as I've frequently heard here at the Acaeum. The product lists are comprehensive, well-organized (by genre) and have well-written capsule reviews of each product. There are a nice quantity of illustrations recycled from covered products (with permission). For example, Tramp's Lizardman from the Monster Manual squats threateningly at the top of page 104. The short essays are a real treat (by EGG, Greg Stafford, Ken St. Andre, Dave Arneson, Tom Moldvay, Sandy Peterson, Paul Jacquays and others). Law Schick's intro covers the history of RPGs, starting with Dave Wesely's "Braunsteins" which have been discussed in this Acaeum thread:

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