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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 
 

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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?

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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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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 11:06 pm 
 

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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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 11:13 pm 
 

Deadlord36 wrote: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.

:(
Well at least it's good to hear the seller ain't going to pull a paid-for sale, like I was on the receiving end of... (and after it was posted, too).


*nods on the $/fair price comment*. Plenty of other people around here seem willing to offer $25 for a $250 item.
Still dunno 'bout that, given we seem to be in a position of "unfair advantage"; even when the seller makes the offer....


*shrugs*. But enough of that, I s'pose.


*goes back to looking at the neat Vaughan Bode (Cobalt 60, Cheech Wizard, etc.) cover art on that Guidon 'zine*


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Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 11:36 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:Am very surprised I got away so lightly ($54 = "lightly"?) given the discussion here!


I have two of the Guidon newsletters - the one from this auction, plus one from January 74. I'm not sure how often they came out, most likely quarterly I would think. Otherwise you might have had some more competition.

Guidon Games was basically Don Lowry and his wife Julie I think. They gave up publishing games (financial decision it seems) when they moved to California, and just did the mail order and Panzerfaust/Campaign mag. I'm not sure when the mag went under - the latest issue I have is #111, from the early eighties.

I've always been a huge fan of Tom Wham's work - I sold off a few Polyhedron's earlier this week and after they'd sold I was packing them up and noticed some Wham cover art on issue 29 or 30 - a Wizard's Tower. Absolutely fantastic - I should have looked under the mailing cover before I listed it.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 2:21 am 
 

It's not an RPG... I think... since it has 108 unit counters. But I've never heard of it... anyone?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 50558&rd=1

  

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jamesmishler wrote:It's not an RPG... I think... since it has 108 unit counters. But I've never heard of it... anyone?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 50558&rd=1


This was a minigame released by Mayfair during the minigame craze of the early 80's (not sure of the date), joining Transylvania, ICBM and Star Empires as Mayfairs only releases in this format.  


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 5:17 pm 
 

A couple of Hess items in this lot, one being the first item number produced. They look like they are in good shape.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 08747&rd=1

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 5:23 pm 
 

dbartman wrote:A couple of Hess items in this lot, one being the first item number produced. They look like they are in good shape.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 08747&rd=1


I have the "coug" bid up to less than 1 increment on that for anyone looking to snipe. :twisted:


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 5:25 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
dbartman wrote:A couple of Hess items in this lot, one being the first item number produced. They look like they are in good shape.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 08747&rd=1

I have the "coug" bid up to less than 1 increment on that for anyone looking to snipe. :twisted:


i had already spotted that auction and ASKED if they would ship to here...still waiting for a reply mind....

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 7:51 am 
 

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Lots of uncommon interesting items from this seller - especially magazines -  Challenge, Spacegamer, Sorcerers Apprentice


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