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Post Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:55 pm 
 

I will post a picture if I can....got to locate the right camera and then make my son do it for me.

However...the "washed out" look you are mentioning may in fact be the color difference I have long noticed.  I suspect it was always lighter colored.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:46 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:

yeah nothing much fun being found - cmon you moneybags lot...surely there must be some stuff out there i can be jealous of :D

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I've got:

Immortal Rules with a $20 BIN

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Rules Cyclopedia with a $5 BIN

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Planescape Campaing Setting for $8.88:

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Lands of Intrigue in Shrinkwrap for $8.64

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:47 pm 
 

Just to cover all the bases, is your red lettering actually red, chromaticknight?


Yes it is.

Sorry no fun finds to report at this time  :wink:

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:18 am 
 

Not much but here is something....


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:45 am 
 

Marlith wrote:Not much but here is something....


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Not bad!

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:30 am 
 

Marlith wrote:Not much but here is something....


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not much??!! WOW!

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:08 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
not much??!! WOW!

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Weren't these going for $40 - $50 just a year or so ago?  I think I picked up mine for $12 and really haven't looked at them much since.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:17 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
Weren't these going for $40 - $50 just a year or so ago?  I think I picked up mine for $12 and really haven't looked at them much since.


well they always sell well and coug managed to sell one for £50! so i would say NICE!

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:14 pm 
 

Maybe not the steal of the century, but I was very pleasantly surprised when the books arived in near mint condition!  :D
Just fantastic copies, all 3 of them.

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:01 pm 
 

That PHB looks exceptionally clean.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:20 am 
 

A simple purchase, but a fun find for me back in June which I meant to post earlier.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

Received & in very nice condition. I haven't owned an entire Holmes Box Set since my very first D&D set back in the early 80s. That original set had a 3rd edition rulebook & B2 & chits (box & chits are long-gone & the books are very worn and missing pages), whereas this one has a 2nd edition rulebook & mono B1 & low-impact dice (none of which I ever owned until now). :)

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:36 am 
 

All but forgot about this one. Another one is up right now as well and I have it listed under the Interesting Items....


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:05 am 
 

Whoa!  Very nice! And for a great price!  

I'm starting to look into the Holmes boxes...I want to replace the box I have framed on my wall...a casualty of the Psychic Wars.

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zhowar wrote:A simple purchase, but a fun find for me back in June which I meant to post earlier.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

Received & in very nice condition. I haven't owned an entire Holmes Box Set since my very first D&D set back in the early 80s. That original set had a 3rd edition rulebook & B2 & chits (box & chits are long-gone & the books are very worn and missing pages), whereas this one has a 2nd edition rulebook & mono B1 & low-impact dice (none of which I ever owned until now). :)


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:06 am 
 

Marlith wrote:All but forgot about this one. Another one is up right now as well and I have it listed under the Interesting Items....


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Does the Lizard Logo book make it more valuable?


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:09 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Whoa!  Very nice! And for a great price!  


Thanks. Shipping was a littler higher than I realized (~$8), but he packaged it very nicely with foam peanuts in a large box & sent it by UPS.

I'm starting to look into the Holmes boxes...I want to replace the box I have framed on my wall...a casualty of the Psychic Wars.


I wish I still had my original box & chits. I don't even remember throwing them out...I've almost thrown out my original rulebook because it's so ragged (missing pages, cover stapled on). But the inside of the cover has the first map I ever drew. It's a crude island with a giant crab (wonder where that came from...). Yes, I drew a large crab right on the map.

A few years ago I cut the Trampier manticore out & made a magnet out of it. Kind of fun having on the fridge (remember, the entry says "Their favorite prey is man").

MShipley88 wrote:Does the Lizard Logo book make it more valuable?


Yes...to some folks, most of them around here.
If the rulebook also has code F-116R on the cover it's a first print (~1977) of the rulebook & uses "hobbits" instead of "halflings".
However, the 2nd & 3rd prints of the rulebook also have the Lizard Logo, but have code 2001 on the cover & use "halfings" instead of "hobbits".
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I compiled an annotated list of the cumulative changes between the first print and the last printing (3rd edition, Wizard Logo, Dec 79) of the rulebook:
Dragonsfoot • View topic - List of changes made to the Holmes Basic Rulebook (1st/3rd)

Basically, the 1st print has the most errors (which oddly makes it more collectable)...if you want the most "playable" version, go a later print. The early prints also have some differences in artwork/formatting (see above list).

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:04 am 
 

I'm still hunting for a 1st printing set, but I'm not settling for the stand-alone rulebook.  I think $60 might be on the low side, if it was well-known.  :?

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:02 am 
 

deimos3428 wrote:I'm still hunting for a 1st printing set, but I'm not settling for the stand-alone rulebook.  I think $60 might be on the low side, if it was well-known.  :?


You'd think . . . but where was everyone when this was auctioned?  I even listed it in the classifieds:

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:05 pm 
 

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You'd think . . . but where was everyone when this was auctioned?  I even listed it in the classifieds:

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I was there :wink:

I still need to compare the 1st with the 2nd print using zhowar's format, just haven't found the time.

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