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Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:42 am 
 

I've been doing some more collections management lately, and posted some pics to Facebook.  From a collector POV, this is really the only one worth crowing about a bit :D  

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Rarities from my Pagan Publishing collection. I happened to meet the Pagan crew at KULCon II in Lawrence, Kansas, c. 1993, so I was able to pick up many of their early (and now quite rate) products as they were released. So I've had about 2/3 of these since they were published.

Top row: Delta Green fiction anthologies. Alien Intelligence (limited and trade editions), Rules of Engagement (limited hardcover and trade pb), Delta Green Eyes Only limited chapbooks (Machinations of the Mi-Go, The Fate, Project Rainbow), Dark Theatres trade pb (I don't own the limited one), recent Through a Glass Darkly Kickstarter-funded novel, and Thom Ring's King in Yellow.

Middle Rows: Weapons Compendium, Ambrose chapbook stories (not pictured: Broadalbin, as I was reading it a little bit ago and apparently didn't put it back on the shelf; neither Sosostris nor The King in Yellow as I don't own them), Black Sands (Blair Reynolds' horror comic; directly below and to the right are two unpublished comics that may have eventually been part of Black Sands #2, perhaps). Killer Crosshairs is the yellow covered title (and it was later reissued by Biohazard Games too), followed by Alone On Halloween, Guide to the Cthulhu Cult, and Tales of Terror (ToT2 isn't picture, still seeking that one).

Lower rows: Stark Raving Mad (a collection of essays celebrating the 10th anniversary of CoC), The Unspeakable Oaths #1-4, including the pre-press grey-cover #1s, Creatures and Cultists card game, Walker in the Wastes (with players aid pack/kit; my favorite campaign published by Pagan). Then two Outsider catalogs, and a copy of Ken Hite's Dubious Shards, which was printed by Phil Reed exclusively for sale at the Origins convention in 2007 or 2008.

I didn't picture other Delta Green titles, later issues of TUO, etc., since they're more generally available.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:03 am 
 

That is very cool. I wasn't into the Cthulhu Mythos back then and it is only recently (thanks to the kindle) that I have begun rereading Lovecraft. I know the Delta Green material looks interesting but I don't know anything about their earlier work (except that it is sought after). That is a fun looking collection.

How are the novels? I picked up Denied to the Enemy on kindle and found it a tad gruesome.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:14 am 
 

Great collection Allan !

My Pagan collection is very close to yours it seems. I do have a tales of terror 2 but no killer crosshairs  :D

And should you ever wish to part with that extra copy of Ambrose, I'd be interested  :wink:

Great to see all that stuff in one picture.



  

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:41 am 
 

Awesome photo, that's one heck of a collection :)  Thanks for sharing!


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:14 am 
 

Great picture! What a wonderful collection. Pagan Pub items are real gems. Thanks for sharing!

(2 copies of TUO greyish cover? Don't you sell one? :) )


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:39 am 
 

Nice collection Allan.
Thank you for posting the picture.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:42 am 
 

I had never seen the print version of Dubious Shards before.  Not technically Pagan, but still cool!


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:26 pm 
 

Lovely collection Allan!  Don't you also have the Pagan Pub. art portfolio too?  I thought you did. Regardless, great to see it all together  :D


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:56 pm 
 

Thanks for the kudos, guys :D

JasonZavoda wrote:How are the novels? I picked up Denied to the Enemy on kindle and found it a tad gruesome.


I like the short stories better than the novels, in general, Jason.  I think that they're generally tighter written than the DG novels, and that they're more suspenseful in the shorter format.  Alien Intelligence probably still contains my favorite DG stories.  

xRalphx wrote:My Pagan collection is very close to yours it seems. I do have a tales of terror 2 but no killer crosshairs  :D


Go figure ;)

xRalphx wrote:And should you ever wish to part with that extra copy of Ambrose, I'd be interested  :wink:

lokiwookie wrote:(2 copies of TUO greyish cover? Don't you sell one? :) )



Extras are there to act as trade bait, of course :D

TheHistorian wrote:I had never seen the print version of Dubious Shards before.  Not technically Pagan, but still cool!


Good point, Steve.  It just sidled in, non-Euclidean-like, and I hadn't even noticed :D

red_bus wrote:Lovely collection Allan!  Don't you also have the Pagan Pub. art portfolio too?  I thought you did. Regardless, great to see it all together  :D


True, Steven:  that's still upstairs in my our turret room closet, and needs to be brought down to join the flock!  I'll do that tonight, although it's sufficiently large that it would also have to be buried in order to show the rest of the books, too....


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:33 pm 
 

The Armitage House chapbook story "Sosostris" by John Tynes arrived in the mail yesterday afternoon:

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Yay! :D


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:15 pm 
 

You're welcome.   :wink:


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:33 pm 
 

TheHistorian wrote:You're welcome.   :wink:


Indeed, and thank you all for letting me fill this little hole so cheaply :D


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:22 pm 
 

grodog wrote:
TheHistorian wrote:You're welcome.   :wink:


Indeed, and thank you all for letting me fill this little hole so cheaply :D


Hey grodog,

I tried not to push the auction up that hard either. :)

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:45 am 
 

grodog wrote:Indeed, and thank you all for letting me fill this little hole so cheaply :D


It's obscure enough that I don't recall any other sales, but that seemed incredibly low.  I think only hardcore Pagan fans would have recognized it.


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:41 am 
 

You're lucky I was on holiday  :P

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:43 am 
 

Sweet!   :)



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Post Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:31 am 
 

rhynne wrote:I tried not to push the auction up that hard either. :)


xRalphx wrote:You're lucky I was on holiday  :P


I count my collector blessings whenever they come through =)

xRalphx wrote:Nice catch Allan !!


Thanks, Ralph, but Steve graciously pointed it out to me.


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