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Post Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 3:55 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 5:08 pm 
 

So far no bids, though.  To my eyes the starting bids are too high.  I could only imagine spending serious money for "iconic" TSR D&D/AD&D art, such as the original paintings from DCS from the Player's Handbook and DM's Guide, and the cover art of Erol Otus from the classic D&D modules.  They may not be as good aesthetically as these now up for auction, but they mean more in nostalgia, and hence I think they'd receive a lot of high bids.  For example, $24,000 for the Parkinson Gamma World art.  It's a great painting but who cares that it was the cover of a Gamma World product?  I'd rather have Otus and Jeff Dee black and white drawings.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 5:39 pm 
 

I agree with dathon. They are great pieces of art, but definitely a little on the high side. Who here has an extra $24,000 burning a hole in their pocket?

  


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 9:44 pm 
 

The same seller had the original Caldwell cover to Gygax's _Artifact of Evil_ Greyhawk novel for sale, and IIRC it was a pretty high minimum starting price too (and it didn't sell at least three times that I saw it listed).


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 10:07 pm 
 

I remember the Caldwell Artifact of Evil too. I would really like to own that, but it is a little out of my league.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 10:31 pm 
 

It'll be interesting to see if they get any bids so let's all check back in a few days.  The more and more I think about it, $24,000 for the Gamma World painting is absurd.  Perhaps they're just trying to set the market, though I don't think most of us are buying it.  Which would you rather have as a gift: this Gamma World painting or an excellent condition woodgrain box?

  

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 11:31 am 
 

Which would you rather have as a gift: this Gamma World painting or an excellent condition woodgrain box?


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 5:31 pm 
 

Actually, the Caldwell "Artifact of Evil" painting was from a different seller. Her price was top dollar ($2700), but no more than Clyde charges for his stuff himself these days. Nowadays, you can pretty much forget anything really nice by any of the "Big Four" (Easley, Elmore, Parkinson, Caldwell) for under $2K unless you get lucky.

Of course, the prices from the "Gamma World" seller are absolutely ludicrous except for the Elmore "Book of Lairs" piece -- that one's only off by $500-$1000. The only way you could get $24,000 for the Gamma World cover would be if it had a Frazetta on the back of it . . . . Keith would be selling that piece somewhere in the $3000 range or thereabouts.


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 10:15 am 
 

And they all received no bids.  I guess not much of a surprise there.
The $24,000 asking price for the Gamma World painting may go down as one of the most ludicrous asking prices I've seen for a gaming item since one guy tried to sell his 81st level magic-user's character sheet with a starting bid of $81.  But then again he did say he worked real hard gaming a lot to get that character to such a high level.   :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 1:39 pm 
 

since one guy tried to sell his 81st level magic-user's character sheet with a starting bid of $81. But then again he did say he worked real hard gaming a lot to get that character to such a high level.


I remember that auction!!  I thought the guy lost his marbles  8O



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Post Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 9:20 pm 
 

muaddib5 wrote:
since one guy tried to sell his 81st level magic-user's character sheet with a starting bid of $81. But then again he did say he worked real hard gaming a lot to get that character to such a high level.


I remember that auction!!  I thought the guy lost his marbles  8O


I remember someone on frp.marketplace e-mailed the seller and he said he felt "hurt" by all the negative e-mails he had received.  
I remember either Dragon or Dungeon had an editorial a few months later mentioning how ludicrous the auction was... and also pretty humorous.

  
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