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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 1:07 pm 
 

On the other hand . . . these are the sale prices I have had on Rolemaster within the last few weeks . . .

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I did pretty well . . . I'm no "creep"  :D  , but I still have certain minimums I set my items at.  No way I'm "risking" a Spell Law box set selling for only a couple of dollars cause no one was interested at the time . . .  :wink:

Besides, I needed these Rolemaster items for my "virtual" collection (i.e. items that "pass" through my hands and leave behind a pic and a brief memory  :D  )


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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 1:10 pm 
 

May all be marketing and name recognition then or at least a good part of it.


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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 2:22 pm 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:On the other hand . . . these are the sale prices I have had on Rolemaster within the last few weeks . . .

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Yeah, the most recent material is still selling reasonably well: those prices ain't exactly "high", but $18 BIN http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8816778009 is still pretty good compared with similar era D&D. ;)

Darn straight you don't want to be selling an early Spell Law box for $1, though! Most of those which have survived are in pretty rough condition thanks to their size/construction.
Should do pretty well with that latest haul, I'm sure, even if prices for the early material are rather miserable just now.

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I suspect you're right, Marl, about marketing. Both of those on the previous page weren't exactly well targeted.
e.g. had Guido flipped the book over and shoved a $24.99 start price, it really should have gone for $35-40+. "First print" was all too easily overlooked in isolation as is the blue/black difference whilst browsing, I'm sure.
Didn't have the original half-cover, ziploc, handwritten receipt, future product list, etc., but it's still a good solid rarity "4" I'd think (at least on a level with a 1st print Iron Wind).

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@BtB: How many of the combined CL/AL boxes (per http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8814398407 ) have you seen, out of interest?
That one's a big of a scarcity, too, since it was heavily edged out by the "full" RM box; so much so that ICE appear to have chopped up the remainder pre-folded box tops and used those as colorful cover sheets to help sell the single sets (and these cut-down covers are more common than the boxes!). Had seen the CL/AL box go to $60-70+ before, anyhow.
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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 2:34 pm 
 

Yeah, I'm not the one to ask as I haven't had any yet  . . . I've only recently began taking an interest in Rolemaster . . . as it becomes harder and harder to win AD&D/D&D lots, I look more and more to other RPGS.

Luckily (for me) there is still Warhammer, Battletech, Twilight 2000, MERP, Rolemaster, Pendragon and others (like 7th Sea and d20 D&D).

It helps to branch out as much as possible . . .  :D


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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 3:32 pm 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:Yeah, I'm not the one to ask as I haven't had any yet  . . . I've only recently began taking an interest in Rolemaster . . . as it becomes harder and harder to win AD&D/D&D lots, I look more and more to other RPGS.

Luckily (for me) there is still Warhammer, Battletech, Twilight 2000, MERP, Rolemaster, Pendragon and others (like 7th Sea and d20 D&D).

It helps to branch out as much as possible . . .  :D


Can't say it is easy to win Warhammer or MERP lots either. And if it is east they are not cheap. Me I am trying to get most of the FGU stuff. It seems to go cheap still, an maybe it always will, but is interesting stuff.


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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 4:09 pm 
 

faro wrote:Or should I be asking Frank M., too?


Huh? Not me, never got into Chartmaster.


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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 10:47 pm 
 

Kinda fits in here, I s'pose...

If given a choice between a higher grade unmailed copied and lower grade, signed (on the envelope ;)) mailed copy, I'll usually go for the latter.

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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 1:35 am 
 

The emptying of my storage space continues to yield treasures...several boxes came to light today:

Dragons (Varanae Books, by Dave Graves and Doug Philip)
    (Anyone familiar with this one?)

Moorguard (for High Fantasy)
    (Anyone familiar with this one?)

Ironhoof Highlands (by Group One)
    (Any idea of the value on this one?)

The Moonbridge Raid (Dragonraid adventure book...remember this one?)

Teeth of Mordor (MERP)

Hillmen of the Trollshaws
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The Tower of Cirith Ungol and Shelob's Lair
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Phantom of the Northern Marches (MERP)

Tulan of the Isles (Midkemia Edition)

Heart of the Sunken Lands (Midkemia)

Tulan of the Isles (Chaosium Edition)

Dragons of Weng T'sen (Role Aids)

The Demon Pits of Caeldo (Gamelords)

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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 6:55 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:
Ironhoof Highlands (by Group One)
    (Any idea of the value on this one?)

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Make sure its complete (I have one complete copy and the other is missing everything except the booklet stapled in the cover.

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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 7:00 am 
 

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MShipley88 wrote:
Ironhoof Highlands (by Group One)
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Make sure its complete (I have one complete copy and the other is missing everything except the booklet stapled in the cover.

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i got one off crazy egor many moons ago...

read it once - good lil read...

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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 3:25 pm 
 

I've heard that Moorgard is supposed to be quite good, but don't know more than that about it :D


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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 4:06 pm 
 

The Dragons book by Varanae is pretty rare. Listed on Ebay it would get some good $$.

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 5:32 pm 
 

I flipped thru mine once. I recall liking it a lot. I don't remember if I ever read my Moorguard.


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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 7:33 pm 
 

faro wrote:Kinda fits in here, I s'pose...

If given a choice between a higher grade unmailed copied and lower grade, signed (on the envelope ;)) mailed copy, I'll usually go for the latter.

COA date = 2/75 & postal franking 5/75, aside.
30 cents for 1st class mail... Bring back those days? :D


Hey David - when did you pick up that Bo5A? It's not the one that was just up a few days ago, was it? The one you linked to looks in better condition than the recent one....

(I was going to bid on the one from a few days ago, but had to choose between it and a Guidon Dunkirk. As I already had a TSR Bo5A, the Guidon won....)

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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 9:28 pm 
 

mdr003 wrote:(I was going to bid on the one from a few days ago, but had to choose between it and a Guidon Dunkirk. As I already had a TSR Bo5A, the Guidon won....)

Congrats on the Dunkirk, btw: that seems to have become a serious $ item. Well, judging by the way my snipes have been annihilated recently, rather than "just missing". ;)

Heh. I don't even have a TSR Bo5A, either; and that's after 15 attempts, or so.

mdr003 wrote:Hey David - when did you pick up that Bo5A? It's not the one that was just up a few days ago, was it? The one you linked to looks in better condition than the recent one....

The LORE vs. TSR rarity difference noted on Tolkien Boardgames: Tolkien Boardgame Collecting is probably understated since http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8815878528 (from the WoM seller) was only the second recorded eBay copy, afaik. Mike Kuo didn't have a copy, either.
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Yes, somewhat better condition- no "age" discoloration and mailed/"signed"- but it cost me an arm and a leg (and still wondering whether it /was/ the copy that went cheap at GenCon a couple of years ago).
Was rather well hidden in a reseller's list until a week or two ago... I just kept looking and looking at it for months and no-one would buy the darned thing! :D

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 10:00 pm 
 

Ahhh.... it's funny how an item can go months or years without appearing on ebay, then you get two within a short space of time. Or maybe the 2nd seller saw that your copy found a buyer, and thought he'd chance his arm?

The Dunkirk looked to be in very good condition, so I took a punt. $100 for a Guidon game isn't a bad price I think; I paid a little more than that, but I put that down to entering my bid 10 hours before auction end and giving the underbidder two shots at hitting my max bid.

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BTW, forgot to ask - which reseller was it?


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mdr003 wrote:Ahhh.... it's funny how an item can go months or years without appearing on ebay, then you get two within a short space of time. Or maybe the 2nd seller saw that your copy found a buyer, and thought he'd chance his arm?

Well, only one on eBay in this case. I'd guess the other was several years ago... missed that totally.

Doubt the seller knew about the reseller copy, though, since they misspelled the name totally on their auction (=> "The Battle of Five Armys" *2 on http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8815878528 ). That can't have helped and seriously looks like they just lobbed that on along with their WoM, Minas Tirith and Helm's Deep).

"Just". Heh, heh... :)

Rather like when I posted a scan of the UK release (=T1st *g*) of "Wizards & Warfare"; Mike Kuo went "what on earth?", and no sooner that then two copies appear on eBay - having never been spotted there before!

I doubt whether ~$160 would entice another LORE Bo5A onto the market, either, given some of the recent TSR prices in comparison.

mdr003 wrote:The Dunkirk looked to be in very good condition, so I took a punt. $100 for a Guidon game isn't a bad price I think; I paid a little more than that, but I put that down to entering my bid 10 hours before auction end and giving the underbidder two shots at hitting my max bid.

Snipe, snipe, snipe. ^^

Yeah, good solid condition there and I remember well how much the SW'd copy went for that I'd pointed out last year...

mdr003 wrote:BTW, forgot to ask - which reseller was it?

As Al might say, "tsk, tsk". ;)
Not as though I don't pass-on links; even if that other one didn't work out (non-communicative seller :?).

  

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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 12:39 am 
 

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Make sure its complete (I have one complete copy and the other is missing everything except the booklet stapled in the cover.

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Mine is complete....I bought it as a gamer...and thus I regretted the purchase. But, as a collector, it's not bad.

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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 12:50 am 
 

Pulled from the storage unit today:

The Beastlord (By Yaquinto Games....box in terrible condition, but the insides are good)

White Bear and Red Moon  It has been played with, but I think it is complete...map and all.  I never had a box...I bought it in a plastic bag.

The Siege of Minas Tirith  Subtitled The Battle of the Pelennor Fields Mrch 11-15, 3019  (By Fact and Fantasy Games, Maryland Heights, MO)  (I have a booklet in rough condition and a rack of counters...which is all I think there ever was.  This one came in the bag with the White Bear and Red Moon game when I bought it for $1.50)

The Company War (Mayfair Games)

Perilous Lands (Avalon Hill)

The Valley of the Pharaohs (By Palladium Books)

Arduin Grimoire #1-3 and extra copies of #2 and #3.

and a brochure from Metagaming Concepts, dated 1976, with ads for Monsters! Monsters!, Godsfire, Empire of the Petal Throne (looks like the TSR publication, but no mention of TSR), Stellar Conquest, OGRE, The Ythri and The Space Gamer magazine.

"Copyright Metagaming Concepts, 1/1/77"

Might be a useful history item.

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