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Post Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:21 pm 
 

Anyone familiar with early 1970's miniatures wargames? I picked up a book today and I'm curious if it's worth anything. Thanks all!

  

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MadCatUSA wrote in 1970's Wargame books?:Anyone familiar with early 1970's miniatures wargames? I picked up a book today and I'm curious if it's worth anything. Thanks all!


See if your book is for sale here:

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They have several from the 70's that are offered for as high as $50.00 to $75.00.  I am not suggesting they are actually worth that, but they could be.  8)


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MadCatUSA wrote in 1970's Wargame books?:Anyone familiar with early 1970's miniatures wargames? I picked up a book today and I'm curious if it's worth anything. Thanks all!


See if your book is for sale here:

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They have several from the 70's that are offered for as high as $50.00 to $75.00.  I am not suggesting they are actually worth that, but they could be.  8)


Thanks! Checking now.
I did a quick Google search while I was at the shop and I could find only ONE mention of it.  8O

  

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benjoshua wrote in 1970's Wargame books?:
MadCatUSA wrote in 1970's Wargame books?:Anyone familiar with early 1970's miniatures wargames? I picked up a book today and I'm curious if it's worth anything. Thanks all!


See if your book is for sale here:

AbeBooks | Shop for Books, Art &amp Collectibles

They have several from the 70's that are offered for as high as $50.00 to $75.00.  I am not suggesting they are actually worth that, but they could be.  8)


Nothing on Abe Books.
I'll post a photo in a few. I'm curious what it's worth.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:41 am 
 

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See if your book is for sale here:

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They have several from the 70's that are offered for as high as $50.00 to $75.00.  I am not suggesting they are actually worth that, but they could be.  8)

Good grief! Just out of curiosity, I searched for the AD&D Monster Manual. Only two under $40, and a slew of them over $100 plus. Even later prints!  8O


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See if your book is for sale here:

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They have several from the 70's that are offered for as high as $50.00 to $75.00.  I am not suggesting they are actually worth that, but they could be.  8)

Good grief! Just out of curiosity, I searched for the AD&D Monster Manual. Only two under $40, and a slew of them over $100 plus. Even later prints!  8O


And that's why I wrote that comment stating the sales price is not necessarily indicative of the actual worth (just like on eBay).  However, this is a site that offers a wider (or at least different) range of books for sale than eBay, which might have proved useful in his search.   8)


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:12 am 
 

I collect old wargame rules... not in a particularly organized or exhaustive manner :)  but still, I find them interesting - especially the rules from the 70s that include some fantasy elements.

I lump them into three broad categories:

- historical rules & simulations published by rpg game publishers, for instance Fantasy Games Unlimited has a number of stand-along wargames rules, these often sell in the $20 range.  TSR booklets can range a lot - Classic Warfare & Bio One are $20-$40, early Boot Hills & Warrior of Mars are many hundreds.  

- miniature rules with a fantasy element, e/g/ Chaimail from a little to a lot depending on printing,  Little Soldier books like Ringbearer are really cool and under $100

- wargames rules that are historical and/or simulations... these are pretty inexpensive and scratch the collecting itch just fine.  They often can be had for $5-$10 and can be delightfully obscure.

I find this an interesting sideline to my general rpg collection hobby.  I have considered organizing my wargame books somehow but for now they share shelf-space mixed in with my non-TSR rpgs.


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