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Post Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:53 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:01 am 
 

Hello everyone,

new poster here, and I don't know the site's etiquette so I hope I'm right to post here.

This forum has been suggested to me because I'm a former player and collector of AD&D, and there are some items I want to sell.
I write here because I am not a professional seller, so I'm looking for some form of appraisal of the condition of my books: where should I post first?

Just to be clear, I own some different boxed sets and books of Forgotten Realms and Planescape mainly, plus a couple of Ravenloft books and something else.
What kind of pictures are needed for the appraisal? External shot of the box, front and back, and a general image of the books are enough, or do you need something more?

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:17 pm 
 

lp331518 wrote in Introduce Yourself, Fellow Collectors:Hello everyone,

new poster here, and I don't know the site's etiquette so I hope I'm right to post here.

This forum has been suggested to me because I'm a former player and collector of AD&D, and there are some items I want to sell.
I write here because I am not a professional seller, so I'm looking for some form of appraisal of the condition of my books: where should I post first?

Just to be clear, I own some different boxed sets and books of Forgotten Realms and Planescape mainly, plus a couple of Ravenloft books and something else.
What kind of pictures are needed for the appraisal? External shot of the box, front and back, and a general image of the books are enough, or do you need something more?

Thank you,

lp


Check out the grading section of this site found here:
https://www.acaeum.com/frontdesk/grading.html

If you want our opinions, post pictures.  The picture ideas you proposed sound good.  You can look on eBay and see how sellers present their products.  You like some listings and not like others.  You'll catch on.

The questions you ask have been asked many times before.  Use the search feature and you'll find lots of helpful advice.  If there's something you can't find the answer to, we'll try to help as best we can.   8)


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:44 pm 
 

lp331518 wrote in Introduce Yourself, Fellow Collectors:Hello everyone,

new poster here, and I don't know the site's etiquette so I hope I'm right to post here.

This forum has been suggested to me because I'm a former player and collector of AD&D, and there are some items I want to sell.
I write here because I am not a professional seller, so I'm looking for some form of appraisal of the condition of my books: where should I post first?

Just to be clear, I own some different boxed sets and books of Forgotten Realms and Planescape mainly, plus a couple of Ravenloft books and something else.
What kind of pictures are needed for the appraisal? External shot of the box, front and back, and a general image of the books are enough, or do you need something more?

Thank you,

lp


You can ask here in the Collecting Appraisal forum or in the Facebook Acaeum group on FB. Photos are a must, as detailed as possible. If I'm looking at prices, I look at eBay and filter by SOLD listings, then average out the prices in my head. DON'T look at Amazon for pricing, I don't know what is going on over there but the prices are so inflated as to be ridiculous. You can also check the individual listings on the main section here for the latest eBay (somewhat accurate if a little behind.)

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:33 pm 
 

Thanks for the replies, in a couple of days I'll post some pictures of the sets.

Browsing the forum, it seems that many of you are more geared towards really old and important material, but I hope you can help me in appraising even more recent items.
BTW, is there some interest for foreign language editions? I'm italian, so some of my books are in my language, and many in english.

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:04 am 
 

Ciao e benvenuto, there are some fellows from italy on these boards!

Back to your points: yes, foreign editions do have a value... The red box in italy does have a special value in case of first print (printed in spain!)... By "editions" i an ref to dnd and adnd 1E...

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:25 am 
 

aia wrote in Introduce Yourself, Fellow Collectors:Ciao e benvenuto, there are some fellows from italy on these boards!

Back to your points: yes, foreign editions do have a value... The red box in italy does have a special value in case of first print (printed in spain!)... By "editions" i an ref to dnd and adnd 1E...

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Hey,

good to know there's some interest even for foreign material; although my red box has seen some heavy, heavy play, so it's probably really out of shape, I have some other boxes (Expert and Companion), one or two supplements, and game manuals for AD&D 2nd ed.

Just to avoid breaking the etiquette, when posting in the appraisal forum, should i make a different thread per single item, or should I open one megathread "lp331518's collection" and post everything in there?

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:39 am 
 

As you prefer... Usually people open 1-item topics but it is not forbidden to do differently.
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Post Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:00 am 
 

Hello -

I just joined, I'm not a collector so much as someone who cut his RPG teeth on Basic D&D (Red Box, Blue Box, Elves cast spells and Dwarves don't D&D) and cruising this site was a bit of a trip.

I have a few well-thumbed copies of different TSR things (mostly late 80's, early 90's) which aren't worth very much but it's fun to look them up here and find out a bit of history that goes with them.

To those of you who came up with and curate this site, I salute you!  PDT_Armataz_01_01

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:23 am 
 

Welcome jonny deathstar!  You'll find out about all kinds of things you didn't know you wanted before!   :)


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:16 am 
 

Hello all,

Just registered, great site. Have really enjoyed reading through some of the content on this site, wish I had discovered it a lot earlier.

My story: started playing in 1980 with older brother, we have boxes of old material, but most is his since he was older and bought most of it. Don't have time to play anymore and we live in different states, so been kicking around the idea of collecting some of my favorite stuff. The nostalgic factor has gotten very high over the years and really enjoy the art of it and flipping through old pieces occasionally. Anywho, have just started pecking away at reassembling a collection of my favorite modules, some of the old rulebooks and sets. Seems like some of the ebay prices have gone a little whacky on some of this stuff. Any thoughts, advice most welcome. Look forward to chatting about old games on these boards.

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:18 am 
 

Narsil wrote in Introduce Yourself, Fellow Collectors:Hello all,

Just registered, great site. Have really enjoyed reading through some of the content on this site, wish I had discovered it a lot earlier.

My story: started playing in 1980 with older brother, we have boxes of old material, but most is his since he was older and bought most of it. Don't have time to play anymore and we live in different states, so been kicking around the idea of collecting some of my favorite stuff. The nostalgic factor has gotten very high over the years and really enjoy the art of it and flipping through old pieces occasionally. Anywho, have just started pecking away at reassembling a collection of my favorite modules, some of the old rulebooks and sets. Seems like some of the ebay prices have gone a little whacky on some of this stuff. Any thoughts, advice most welcome. Look forward to chatting about old games on these boards.

Rob - Austin


Make sure to check out the Facebook groups as well. I've gotten some great deals through the RPG Auctions group there, and our own Facebook Acaeum group!

  


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:33 pm 
 

Thanks! I'll check out both of them.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:42 pm 
 

Welcome Narsil. You came to the right place to collect what you are looking for. :)
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Post Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 11:09 am 
 

Hello All! Joined the RPG Auctions group to sell a collection a friend gave me. A few years (and many thousands of dollars) later, here I am! Hooked on the R and RPGA series rares, and love seeing all the cool old stuff I had no idea existed.

  

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Post Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 7:12 pm 
 

Narsil wrote in Introduce Yourself, Fellow Collectors:Any thoughts, advice most welcome.


First, take....your...time.  You will see crazy prices on eBay and other places for stuff that you'll regret buying because it's incomplete, or in poor condition, etc....   Cigarette smoke damage, pet smells, and mold/mildew are all factors you sometimes can't see, but will impact your feelings about a purchase.

Second, figure out what you really want.  There are people here who want most everything shrink-wrapped and others who just want reading and playing copies.  Some people want only 1st edition, and others want everything prior to a certain date, and other people have different parameters.  Some people buy things for investment purposes.  Figure out what you like/want and get that.

Third, take care of your collection.  There are numerous threads which discuss tips, tricks and storage advice.

Fourth, the search button on these threads will turn up a lot of great information regarding most any question you might have.

Fifth, join us for North Texas RPG Con in Dallas/Fort Worth June 5-9.  There's a thread with lots of information and links about this.  It's a blast!   8)


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Post Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 7:37 pm 
 

Dumpling wrote in Introduce Yourself, Fellow Collectors:Hello All! Joined the RPG Auctions group to sell a collection a friend gave me. A few years (and many thousands of dollars) later, here I am! Hooked on the R and RPGA series rares, and love seeing all the cool old stuff I had no idea existed.

I came here 13 years ago for the same reason - to help a friend sell her stuff. Have met wonderful people that have enriched my life tremendously. Recently retired, so ya'll might see me around more often. Welcome, Dumpling!


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Post Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 8:31 pm 
 

Hello, everyone.

I guess I'm new to the Acaeum fora, which is new to me, though I've actually used the main site off and on for a considerable while. But I got to browsing/lurking and it seems like a good group.

I'm not really a great collector. My own collection is pretty modest, and I doubt I have anything of genuine rarity or value. I'm mostly in it for the art (Otus and Trampier especially, but I also love Holloway. Darlene, LaForce, Dee, &c.) and the ideas. I grew up on the Erol Otus Basic/Expert rulesets, then later acquired the Holmes Basic and AD&D stuff (the latter scattershot and very haphazardly). I've probably mostly gamed with Basic or a hybrid of both.

And I've been away from the scene, only occasionally dipping my toe back into the water, but having to withdraw for one reason or other. Usually a move or some other life-event claiming my time and attention has frustrated my desire for a game night. Video games have just not scratched that particular itch I have for tabletop. (How did Jeff Dee recently put it? Something like even the most open of video games cannot approach the resolution possible with a real RPG—a human moderator can describe the world inhabited by the players down to the color of any given grain of sand and more.)

In spite of that, some of my gaming books have followed me from when I first acquired them (often used) back in the mid-1980s. Friends were great sources of material, even if we talked more about gaming than actually gamed. But being a Navy brat, we moved around so much that maintaining permanent friendships was often difficult, and as a consequence I relied on solo game materials a lot, and drafted much of my own (almost none of which remains).

But I see myself as being "back" hopefully to stay, or at least become more involved. Collecting isn't a primary interest—but it is interesting, and I've loved reading about long-lost connections being renewed in some of the threads here. (Collecting also appears to take a lot of money, and that's not a resource I have much of any more. But its still nice to read about it, and I am very patient when it comes to rebuilding what I lost—even if I very much lament the stupidity of a younger self who thought moving required purging choice items for pennies or even nothing. I am—slowly—learning lessons others knew more easily than I.)

I'll probably return to lurking for a bit and reading, but this time as a member. Be seeing you.


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Post Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 11:35 pm 
 

Welcome Dumpling and Alaskanaut!

  

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Post Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 11:02 am 
 

I second the welcoming!
Welcome Dumpling and Alaskanaut, you'll both enjoy it here. :)



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