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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 9:43 pm 
 

Alright, who asked THE question on these?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 93550&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 95405&rd=1

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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 11:13 pm 
 

BWAHAHAHAHA!


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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 11:16 pm 
 

The seller is actually a really nice guy from France. Francois by name. I've been looking for a copy of Booty for about 5 years now. Is it useful?


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Post Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 12:23 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:Alright, who asked THE question on these?
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Alright, newbie alert here... what the heck are those? Never seen 'em before. Are they fakes?

  

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Post Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 12:29 am 
 

They are probably the best copies anyone could ever ask for. Signed too.


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Post Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 1:42 am 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:They are probably the best copies anyone could ever ask for. Signed too.


Erol's in the area, I should get him to sign my copies as well....


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Post Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 5:47 am 
 

spotted - rare Cthulhu Rulebook (slightly damaged though).

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 64991&rd=1

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Post Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 9:56 pm 
 

Good looking copy of Tegel Manor.....

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... eName=WDVW

$10.00 USD - 4+ days to go..

Edit - Still in shrink!


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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 12:52 am 
 

I've been watching this one all week...

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

I know really nothing about this item, but early Guidon made it interesting. Most interesting perhaps is the name "Wham" written on the cover....hmmm....Tom Wham? It would make sense if G.G. and Tom knew each other in 1972...I would guess yes...anyone know?

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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 1:37 am 
 

Howdy -

From memory, Don Lowry ran a hobby store back in the late sixties/early seventies. He also had a mail order business, and his own company (Guidon Games) designing and producing games. He put out a newsletter for a bit, then took over the publishing of Panzerfaust magazine (and later on, Campaign).

Most of the Guidon business was wargaming stuff, and Gary started to contribute articles to Panzerfaust, and after a while became the Miniatures Editor. He also designed a few games, such as Dunkirk and Alexander, and helped with Tractics. When the mail order side started to get busy, Don took on some help - Tom Wham and Pete Rice. Tom had written some stuff with Don that was published under Guidon (Ironclad for example).

Next step was Don moving the business to Maine, with Tom and Pete going along. About this time Gary got started with TSR, and stopped contributing to Panzerfaust. Then sometime in the mid seventies Don moved again - this time to California. He kept the publishing side of things and the mail order, but sold the hobby shop to Pete who stayed in Maine. Tom left Guidon at about this point, and I imagine Gary offered him a job at TSR, which at that time was expanding exponentially.

I have a run of Panzerfaust and Campaign from issue 54 up to 110, and most of the story I know I gleaned from the editorials. It's been a while since I've read them, but I think thats the basics.

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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 3:05 am 
 

I had noticed the "Wham" in the auction, too, but didn't know any of those juicy details.  Thanks for sharing them Mike.  

If you don't mind, I'd love to save that info for my eventual cultural biography of D&D and TSR?  And, if you have a few spare minutes sometime, I'd appreciate pointers to the Panzerfaust editorials that describe that trail of info, so that I could cite them properly.


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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 5:55 am 
 

Hi Allan -

Sure thing - all that was off the top of my head, and I haven't looked at it for a while. I'll dig out my old Panzerfausts and skim through them, and send you any info I can find on Gary and Tom.

Actually, the old Campaign mags from the late seventies are a good source of info on available products. As Don ran a mail order business, in the middle of each issue was a four page catalogue of products available. When I was looking for info on that Wee Warriors Banners of Chaos sheet for example, I looked back through some Campaigns and there it was, listed with other WW products such as Character Archaic, The Village, Dwarven Glory, POVQ and others.

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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 1:41 pm 
 

HackMaster original art:
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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 3:04 pm 
 

seeyouinescrow wrote:I've been watching this one all week...

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

I know really nothing about this item, but early Guidon made it interesting. Most interesting perhaps is the name "Wham" written on the cover....hmmm....Tom Wham? It would make sense if G.G. and Tom knew each other in 1972...I would guess yes...anyone know?

:?: :!:


Not really surprised to see the winner of this auction. :wink:

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I figured there would have been at least a few other snipes in there, but I guess with eyeofvecna's proxy bid and your snipe, it may have blocked others. :)


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Deadlord36 wrote:They are probably the best copies anyone could ever ask for. Signed too.


Heya Frank, just curious, how much did you offer the seller for them?


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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 9:47 pm 
 

seeyouinescrow wrote:I've been watching this one all week...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1
I know really nothing about this item, but early Guidon made it interesting. Most interesting perhaps is the name "Wham" written on the cover....hmmm....Tom Wham?

*reads back through the thread*

Am very surprised I got away so lightly ($54 = "lightly"?) given the discussion here!

bclarkie wrote:*<waves hiya to David>*

*grins and waves back*

Thanks, Mike, for the rest of those biographical details... :)
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Noble Knight appear to have multiple copies of Ironclad at $18, not just the one I mentioned on the Guidon products list thread; Guidon Games

Yeah, and that auction description was too cute!
"and somebody wrote the word "WHAM" on the front top left corner" :P

Alas, no provenance, just "I won this and several other magazines from a local hobby store in a suburb located on the Northwest side of Chicago" from the seller.

  

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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 10:53 pm 
 

I didn't offer the seller. I never do. Merely asked if he had a BIN price in mind. He did!


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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 10:56 pm 
 

I might also note that if I DID in the future offer a price to a seller, I would not try to pork them. I'd offer what I felt the item was worth. I'm a collector, I only sell items that have had no trade offers.


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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 11:01 pm 
 

AND............
I am not going to divulge the price, given the crap that one of my sellers got last year when the price was leaked onto the board, and the fact that someone from here has already contacted him with the "you're an idiot" e-mail. I don't appreciate that, whoever it was. I'm not going to grill the seller for a name, since it seems we will be doing a bit of business in the future, but I would appreciate people keeping their frigging noses out of others' transactions, please.


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Deadlord36 wrote:AND............
I am not going to divulge the price, given the crap that one of my sellers got last year when the price was leaked onto the board, and the fact that someone from here has already contacted him with the "you're an idiot" e-mail. I don't appreciate that, whoever it was. I'm not going to grill the seller for a name, since it seems we will be doing a bit of business in the future, but I would appreciate people keeping their frigging noses out of others' transactions, please.


Simple enough, I was just curious. I can assure you though that if someone did contact that seller about it was not me, I am not like that. I would be a hypocrit if I did, because I have on a few occasions asked the BIN question. :wink:


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