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Post Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2004 8:56 pm 
 

The seller paid 50 cents for it at a yard sale.


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 2:47 pm 
 

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burntwire wrote:Worse case scenario is we have a better condition 2nd print and can then trade or sell the other.


Nice buy fella's!

The larger label indicates a 2nd or later print but I'd bet a 3rd or later print based on my research. Woodgrain 1st prints, and possibly some 2nd and 3rd prints, have smaller labels, i.e., they are trimmed closer to the printing (both the top and side labels). This being the result of a bit of research I've been conducting after examining over 20 different woodgrain sets. Anything else is a "Frankenstein".

In a Q&A with Gygax, he related that the labels came from the printer precut to a standard size and were hand pasted for the entire print run. The next set of boxes had it's own set of labels as well. Further, he stated they did not have enough money for extra labels for each print run. A run of 1,000 boxes = 1,000 labels.

Shawn and Devon, I'd appreciate an email confirming the printing.

I'll post my research here eventually. I have images of 20 confirmed printings and another 5 personally inspected sets.


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 5:03 pm 
 

It is a 3rd. The seller just e-mailed me.


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:25 pm 
 

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Deadlord36 wrote:It is a 3rd. The seller just e-mailed me.




Thanks Frank! Another matter is the side label. On the hybrid print, 3rd+, the label is pasted onto the left side. All other printings have it on the right side of the box.



Shawn and Devon, or Frank. Would you please confirm? Thank you.





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Post Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 11:36 pm 
 

stormber wrote:The larger label indicates a 2nd or later print but I'd bet a 3rd or later print based on my research. Woodgrain 1st prints, and possibly some 2nd and 3rd prints, have smaller labels, i.e., they are trimmed closer to the printing (both the top and side labels). This being the result of a bit of research I've been conducting after examining over 20 different woodgrain sets. Anything else is a "Frankenstein".

I'll post my research here eventually. I have images of 20 confirmed printings and another 5 personally inspected sets.


If you don't mind sharing, Paul, what was the result of that disputed 1st printing that you won for a record price?  Did it turn out to be legit, or a Frankenstein?  

In any case, I look forward to seeing the results of your research when you post it.  It sounds like real interesting detective work.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:23 am 
 

Dathon,

It was legit after all, IMHO.  Foulfoot came in and set the record straight on the lightness of the paperstock in question.

There was ALOT of debate and I personally wasn't convinced until Mr Foot came in and had a compelling set of arguments.

It's a worthy thread to review!  I just can't find it at the moment.  I'm sure someone will post a link.


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:36 pm 
 

AD&D OFFICIAL PAINT SET ~ TSR 1983 ~ SHRINKWRAPPED!!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 39253&rd=1
7 day auction with no reserve.  Opening bid is $5.99.



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Post Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:09 pm 
 

Orange flyleaf PHB if I'm not mistaken.  Worth an email to check the printing number if you want one.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:14 pm 
 

JonOakes wrote:Dathon,

It was legit after all, IMHO.  Foulfoot came in and set the record straight on the lightness of the paperstock in question.

There was ALOT of debate and I personally wasn't convinced until Mr Foot came in and had a compelling set of arguments.

It's a worthy thread to review!  I just can't find it at the moment.  I'm sure someone will post a link.


This one from April 2004?
post-5905.html

(Was diverted, reading several other posts whilst searching; including Jon's comment re. paper stock from an earlier (2/03) post: post-1060.html )

  


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:33 pm 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:The seller paid 50 cents for it at a yard sale.

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I'm almost certain the original owner wouldn't have "thrown it away" for that price, even if they were unaware of the printing distinctions.

(How many of us (especially those without families) have got lines in their will to say "don't trash all that 'D&D stuff', since it's not all common/mass-produced?).

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 1:56 am 
 

OK. How many people spotted the cover art to Dragon #241, but weren't saying so...?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5912885112

I made a test bid and the previous high bidder was relatively cautious (<cntrspll> at $102.50; now with me at $203.50), fwiw.
Apologies if they're on here! ;)
Reserve is $500 and over 3 days to go.

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From the same seller; 11 Judges Guild items for $1.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5913211063

Oops, just went to $1.25. *g*.

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Not so cheap...  ($100 at present with 1 1/2 days to go).
Has anyone heard back from this seller as to whether these 11 modules are actually shrinkwrapped? I never heard back...
Just out-of-interest, anyhow; but would seem reasonable, if so.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5912586259

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And for fun... How much for Tiamat?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5912400034
($51 and 10 hours to go)

  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 2:09 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:
Not so cheap...  ($100 at present with 1 1/2 days to go).
Has anyone heard back from this seller as to whether these 11 modules are actually shrinkwrapped? I never heard back...
Just out-of-interest, anyhow; but would seem reasonable, if so.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5912586259



The pic shown doesn't look like its shinked and it looks strangly like half a coffee stain right in the middle of it, far from the MINT it claims to be anyway...

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 2:22 am 
 

Who cares if it's MIS, $100 is stupid for it anyways.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 2:25 am 
 

beasterbrook wrote:
harami2000 wrote:
Not so cheap...  ($100 at present with 1 1/2 days to go).
Has anyone heard back from this seller as to whether these 11 modules are actually shrinkwrapped? I never heard back...
Just out-of-interest, anyhow; but would seem reasonable, if so.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5912586259



The pic shown doesn't look like its shinked and it looks strangly like half a coffee stain right in the middle of it, far from the MINT it claims to be anyway...


Seller states in the auction description that he downloaded the pic from the internet. With a 1-feedback seller buying this lot is gambling.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 2:26 am 
 

beasterbrook wrote:The pic shown doesn't look like its shinked and it looks strangly like half a coffee stain right in the middle of it, far from the MINT it claims to be anyway...


[capsoff]
"I will include one picture of the Tomb of Horrors as my sample pic at this time. I downloaded it off the net. It will serve as an example of the auctioin, just in csae you've never seen the old modules. I love d&d...... I have pictures now, but someone has bid on the item so i cannot alter the images. If you need to see pics i will be happy to send them to you via email"
[/capsoff *g*]

Certainly would need a proper pic/confirmation of shrinkwrap on the actual modules for sale, I think.
Was just wondering whether anyone had had such a response...

  


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 2:28 am 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:Who cares if it's MIS, $100 is stupid for it anyways.

11 modules stated "in plastic", not one... plus the "odds and sods".

Agreed though, Ralf; gambling, without any further confirmation.

*wonders whether the Dragon cover art has been pushed off the page by now*

  


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:43 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:11 modules stated "in plastic", not one... plus the "odds and sods".



Perhaps by in plastic the seller refers to packing in bubble wrap or plastic sleeves. :roll:  8O


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:01 am 
 

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harami2000 wrote:11 modules stated "in plastic", not one... plus the "odds and sods".



Perhaps by in plastic the seller refers to packing in bubble wrap or plastic sleeves. :roll:  8O


Or maybe he used that sticky plastic to "preserve" the covers.  I've seen some auction descriptions where the seller thought that made it more collectible.  Ouch....

  


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:56 am 
 

dathon wrote:Or maybe he used that sticky plastic to "preserve" the covers.  I've seen some auction descriptions where the seller thought that made it more collectible.  Ouch....


8O   Perhaps he laminated it!!!  8O


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:05 pm 
 

Hey, I have laminated, beautiful Darlene folio Greyhawk maps and they will never fade, get torn, etc. now.  I'll keep 'em any day over minty unlaminated ones  :wink:


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