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Post Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:21 pm 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:D&D Cartoon Show Book : Backward Magic


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I have not seen this before. I'm sure $60 is way overpriced, but what is it worth. How many of these were published?




If I remember correctly, there were six.  When I was collecting them, I recall them going for $10 or less each, but if you get two bidders who want it then....  :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:41 am 
 

A UK seller recently had 3 up for sale, I believe they went for $13-$19

  


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:31 am 
 

First Mono Inverness on Ebay that I have seen in a looonnnngg time:




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Its #40 and loks to be in solid condition. :)





Same seller also has up a pretty good looking Lost Tomoachan:




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This one is #172.



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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:35 pm 
 

Nice.   :D

Didn't the last one (Inver) go for a little over $1300 about 3 years ago?


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:05 pm 
 

Guys, what's your opinion on the long term value of these items (Inverness/ Tsoc)? I'm thinking that however many still exist are probably going to be around in 10, 20 years time as they're likely all in the hands of collectors now. Is that a valid assumption or not, would you say? If valid, are these things likely to appreciate beyond present day cost + inflation?

  


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:38 pm 
 

Well, they have been selling as rares for a while - at Gencon auctions before selling online.  So the concept of rare D&D (and other rpg) items is well established now.  They will probably not go down in price too much over the next ten years or so. How much will they go up?  Hard to say.  As has been said here many times before, there are better investments if you are looking to invest £££ for the future.  And less risky ones too (see the discussions here on forgeries too).  Or, someone in an old game shop could find a box of ten  8O

Beyond ten years - who knows.  Oil prices will have crippled our economies, governments will have raised taxes by 25% - to pay for massive flood defences to halt climate-change caused coastal flooding and to pay for preposterous military overseas adventures to secure energy sources... Try selling your old D&D stuff in dystopia-ville...

Having said that, prices for some of the rares has been going up.  For example, how much would a Fine quality 1st print Chainmail go for on ebay now I wonder?


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:51 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:Beyond ten years - who knows.  Oil prices will have crippled our economies, governments will have raised taxes by 25% - to pay for massive flood defences to halt climate-change caused coastal flooding and to pay for preposterous military overseas adventures to secure energy sources... Try selling your old D&D stuff in dystopia-ville...

Having said that, prices for some of the rares has been going up.  For example, how much would a Fine quality 1st print Chainmail go for on ebay now I wonder?


oh i dunno, i am all for submerging london and most of the south :)




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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:55 pm 
 

Thanks Red, so what you're saying is buy $2000 worth of oil and sit on it?

  


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:55 pm 
 

Ha! We will have olive groves and banana plantations. And good cheap tapas.  :D

[edited] yes, stack the barrels high to avoid floodwaters.  :D


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:58 pm 
 

Sooo, megnelwil.  Is that $2,000 you are going to bid for the Tamo or the Inverness, or for both together..  :wink:


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:04 pm 
 

megnelwil wrote:Thanks Red, so what you're saying is buy $2000 worth of oil and sit on it?


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and red_bus has all the room to talk!!!! how much on brown boxes then reddy? :)



  


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:10 pm 
 

'tis true, I am not the man to talk when it comes to 'investing' in D&D collectibles.  But it is fun though  :D

Still jealous that you are off to gencon you lucky bastard!


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:12 pm 
 

Why does the fish always have to be wet? Neither I think, on further reflection. Or I might wait until Al is on the plane and can't intervene.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:12 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:'tis true, I am not the man to talk when it comes to 'investing' in D&D collectibles.  But it is fun though  :D

Still jealous that you are off to gencon you lucky bastard!


well you could still book a flight chummer?

thats me all over though. i just decided while eating my lunch :)

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:15 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:33 pm 
 

This guy has some early Dragon Mags with mailing covers.



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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:11 pm 
 

megnelwil wrote:Guys, what's your opinion on the long term value of these items (Inverness/ Tsoc)? I'm thinking that however many still exist are probably going to be around in 10, 20 years time as they're likely all in the hands of collectors now. Is that a valid assumption or not, would you say? If valid, are these things likely to appreciate beyond present day cost + inflation?


I think it depends on how much you believe in the value of paper and the spirit of the original (or at least as much of an original as a multi-copied piece of paper can be).

What should be done is to collect the history of the item as well as the item itself. How many bodies does this bit of paper have on it, as is the case with precious stones, or where did it come from, where has it been.

Remember that anything made once, especially paper, can be made again, and when prices start getting into the thousands of dollars I would be very concerned about whether what is being sold is an original or a very convincing duplication.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:19 pm 
 

That's useful Jason and nice advice about taking collecting a step further. Thanks.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:15 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:This guy has some early Dragon Mags with mailing covers.

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Isn't this the guy who was bidding on any and every earlier Dragon magazine not too long ago?

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:29 pm 
 

If it wasn't, it was somebody with an incredibly similar name.

  
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