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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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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 
 

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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:

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

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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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Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:13 pm 
 

I would rather have a wizard set.  That would match my old friend.


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:51 pm 
 

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

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

I was still in the hospital tending to wife & baby.  It won't happen again.  :wink:

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:13 pm 
 

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

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

:D


I had just completed mine IIRC correctly or was waiting on the book from the set of three that Frank & I split. I was tempted but one of the two reasons above had me pass.


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 2:34 am 
 

ouhhh... damnd jet leg!!!

i missed to be online for these:


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how is it possible that the price was so below its fair value?!?!

and this one ended with no bids:


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:? ok, i'm not interested in al-qadim, but it was anyway an interesting offer...


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 2:57 am 
 

just another question:


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have you ever seen a color map in this module?!!?  8O


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:41 am 
 

Al Quadim, Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance.

All three have in common that they are not particularly beloved by old school collectors.  

Dragonlance was too much a novel in game form.  Good, if you like that kind of thing.

Al Quadim is Arabian Nights stuff.  Not that popular with Americans, who find almost all things Middle East alien and somewhat distasteful.

Forgotten Realms...well...I don't like it for two reasons.  First, there is too much of it and I usually don't like what I find.  Second, Forgotten Realms was the world TSR went to specifically to deny royalties and credit to Gary Gygax for the World of Greyhawk.  I think of it as Second Edition stuff, and thus second class.

As for Planescape...the seller just hit a bad moment.  There have been so many good deals on Ebay in the past week that I, for one, am just good-dealed out.

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