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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:24 am 
 



This is the 3rd or 4th time this one has been listed, perhaps the price is a little high


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:44 am 
 

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This is the 3rd or 4th time this one has been listed, perhaps the price is a little high


you think?  :D



  

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:57 am 
 

Every time there is a free or cheap posting day all this artwork goes up from that seller.  There are quite a few nice pieces of Greyhawk, Ravenloft and Dragonlance but the prices are really too high.  A 30% discount would probably starting moving them, but I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for that to happen.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:13 pm 
 



Well mark me down for 2!!!  8O


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:25 pm 
 

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Well mark me down for 2!!! 8O

Ummm...there aren't 2.  That's why it's so expensive.  :wink:

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:31 pm 
 

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bclarkie wrote:
Well mark me down for 2!!! 8O

Ummm...there aren't 2. That's why it's so expensive. :wink:

Oh well, I guess that eliminates me  :D . I only really wanted it if I could get 2 of them  :wink:


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:39 pm 
 

Im just hypothesizing but at one time i was browsing the web sites of all our favorite artists and they sell stuff right off the site, and none...I mean none of the pieces were over $3,000.

Im guesssing this fellow hoarded the ones he thought would be popular and marked them up 50-100%.

I dont think peoples interest in art is enough to get them to break the bank, I mean even the mint hand made Gary Gygax woodgrains sell for a lot less.


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deimos3428 wrote:Ummm...there aren't 2. That's why it's so expensive. :wink:

Oh well, I guess that eliminates me :D . I only really wanted it if I could get 2 of them :wink:


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:46 pm 
 


$7,000? *shrugs*

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(Seem to have lost the bookmark for the really expensive one.
This one's got an ugly banner at the foot, however... probably keeps the price down).


(D&D's definitely still a "niche" market from that p.o.v.).

  


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:51 pm 
 

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$7,000? *shrugs*

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(Seem to have lost the bookmark for the really expensive one.
This one's got an ugly banner at the foot, however... probably keeps the price down).


(D&D's definitely still a "niche" market from that p.o.v.).


Geez just $210,000.00 8O 8O 8O 8O. Now I am glad I decided to save my money on the Queen of the Spiders art :roll:. THe worst part about that sire is this Tolkien Calendar Centerfold 1977 The Unexpected Party | Tolkien | Spiderwebart Gallery

Notice the big SOLD 8O


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:01 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Geez just $210,000.00 8O 8O 8O 8O. Now I am glad I decided to save my money on the Queen of the Spiders art :roll:. THe worst part about that sire is this http://www.spiderwebart.com/productsd.asp?snob=103070

Notice the big SOLD 8O

Is a bit sneaky, that...

They actually sold that one for $150k in 1993 ;)
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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:05 pm 
 

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 5955870173

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 5955872329

Enormous amounts for SpaceGamer. I have no idea why they went for so much; I had a few of those early issues for sale a couple of months ago for $7.50 each (5, 7, 9, 10, 11).... three of them sold at the starting price and three didn't get a bid (although they sold with a relist).

I thought I was bidding over the odds with $60 for the later issues... apparently not. A few months ago I picked up about 70 issues in one lot (including issues 2 - 11) for $270 - at the time I thought I was paying a premium, but after the above auctions perhaps it was a bargain.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:08 pm 
 

Personally, I loved the Hildebrandts' work for comics and D&D.  Their use of color is amazing.  But for LOTR stuff...Angus McBride is the King.  TBHS' stuff for LOTR is a little too...comic book-like for my appetite...IMO.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:11 pm 
 

mdr003 wrote:I thought I was bidding over the odds with $60 for the later issues... apparently not. A few months ago I picked up about 70 issues in one lot (including issues 2 - 11) for $270 - at the time I thought I was paying a premium

The "official line" was "pretty reasonable". Let's not rub it in too much, Mike! ;)
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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:12 pm 
 

Just checking out that website, the do have some very cool, very nice work, but its just a little bit out of my price range. Then again, I can't say that even if I had that kind of money laying around, that I be filling my check-out cart right now anyway.....


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:26 pm 
 

Hi David - I'd forgotten all about that discussion. Pretty reasonable indeed. It also makes that 5-14 auction for $82 look like an absolute  bargain as well - the one yesterday was almost identical, and four times as much!

Hey-ho, as you say.... I'm young, I can wait for the issues I need to come round again.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:22 pm 
 

Now here is a rather aggressive opening bid. :lol:

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 7&rd=1

At least he didn't hit it up with all the typical buzz words that seem to go along with these types of auctions (i.e ULTRA SUPER RARE, UBELIEVEABLY HARD TO FIND, OUT OF PRINT, etc)


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:15 pm 
 

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 3&rd=1

I've got the PDF. I might start printing my own at that price. 8O


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:33 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 3&rd=1

I've got the PDF. I might start printing my own at that price. 8O


Well at least his feedback is good 8O


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:22 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 3&rd=1

I've got the PDF. I might start printing my own at that price. 8O


How about sending me a copy of that PDF, I would use it in my game.


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:25 pm 
 

Me too please? :D


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