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Post Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:35 am 
 

Makes me sad I missed this auction (for twenty-six dollars)

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     Book 0 Introduction to Traveller
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     Book 1 Characters and Combat
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     Book 2 Starships
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     Book 3 Worlds and Adventures
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     Book 4 Mercenary
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     Book 5 High Guard
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     Book 6 Scouts
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     Book 7 Merchant Prince
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     Book 8 Robots

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:41 am 
 

Ethesis wrote:Makes me sad I missed this auction (for twenty-six dollars)

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  Book 0 Introduction to Traveller
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  Book 1 Characters and Combat
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  Book 2 Starships
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  Book 3 Worlds and Adventures
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  Book 4 Mercenary
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  Book 5 High Guard
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  Book 6 Scouts
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  Book 7 Merchant Prince
 *
  Book 8 Robots

Rating: 9.5 (Collectible!)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 71951&rd=1


Well, if it is any consulation to you, I believe those come fairly offen, so if you keep an eye out for them it is sure to pop up again.  :D


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:50 am 
 

Well, if it is any consulation to you, I believe those come fairly offen, so if you keep an eye out for them it is sure to pop up again


Thanks, I can wait.  I've waited more than twenty years (I played it when it came out) ...  8)


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:35 pm 
 

Ethesis wrote:BTW, I'd be glad to pay $25.00 for a serviceable (good quality or so) set of:

Book 4 Mercenary
Book 6 Scouts
Book 7 Merchant Prince
Book 8 Robots

That price you're shooting for is reasonable given the four books you've posted.  Just be aware that you might end up getting into a bidding war with someone over Books 7 and 8, given that their print runs were 16 or 17 thousand copies for Book 7 (haven't checked my reprints for the actual printing numbers lately, so I could be off by a bit), and around 12 thousand copies for Book 8.

That's of course assuming that you want the actual books and not the reprints.

FYI, that auction was for The Classic Books, the authorized reprint of the core rulebooks.  The person in question did not get that good of a deal, as 404 Not Found lists that book for $28.00.  Shipping and handling for a hardcover RPG I bought through the mail was about $3.00, so really, why wait when you can get the reprint now?



  


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 2:11 am 
 

YI, that auction was for The Classic Books, the authorized reprint of the core rulebooks.  The person in question did not get that good of a deal, as 404 Not Found lists that book for $28.00.  Shipping and handling for a hardcover RPG I bought through the mail was about $3.00, so really, why wait when you can get the reprint now?


Oh, I did not know that.  I'm more than willing to buy the reprints.

Thank you!  I'm assuming this link takes me there.  Thanks again.

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:48 am 
 

Thanks to everyone (Traveller in particular) for the very helpful discussion on this thread. I'm selling my classic Traveller books via ebay and this thread has been very useful. I've already shipped off the Alien Modules, and right now Books 4-8 are for sale (i.e., Robots, Scouts, etc.):  

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I've been providing a link on the ebay listing back to this thread, so that prospective buyers can get a sense of what things are worth. I hope no one objects to this...

The Traveller Book, Spinward Marches and Alien Realms will be the next to go.

Someone posted earlier about a copy of an Alien Module for which the cover was not stapled to the text pages. My K'Kree module was just like this. The cover did not rip off -- it came this way from the store.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 2:17 pm 
 

Thanks for that clarification about the alien module.  I didn't have my copy of Alien Module 1 readily available so I wasn't 100% sure about that.



  


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 4:43 pm 
 

Does anyone know what the difference is between
"Special Supplement 1 - Merchant Prince" and
"Book 7 - Merchant Prince"?

  

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 5:36 pm 
 

Book 7: Merchant Prince is a reprinting of Special Supplement 1: Merchant Prince from the Journal of the Traveller's Aide Society.  From what I recall, not having the reprint volume in front of me, there were some changes made to the trade and commerce section of Special Supplement 1 and the revised whole became Book 7.



  


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 5:44 pm 
 

Thanks.  I have Book 7 and have recently bid on SS1 as I had not seen it before.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:39 am 
 

Is there a good site or page that lists the GDW catalog for Traveller so I have a checklist for completing a collection?

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 5:25 pm 
 

Illustrated Traveller Bibliography - Table of Contents



  


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 6:51 pm 
 



Great site.  Thanks :wink:

  


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 12:16 am 
 

Traveller, I was hoping to get your opinion about pricing for two things. I have copies of the Traveller Book (although it does not have the dust jacket) and the Spinward Marches campaign, both in very fine condition. I'm planning on listing them on ebay but I'm trying to get a reasonable sense of their value. What are your thoughts?

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:20 pm 
 

Limbic, The Spinward Marches Campaign should fetch between $50 and $60 in decent condition, possibly more if it's really stellar.

You have my sympathies regarding the lost dustjacket for The Traveller Book.  When I graded my own copy in one of the other threads, I graded the dustjacket and the book seperately from each other.  I did it as an example to show the valuation board how the book grading scale I use could be used to determine prices on components, since apparently no one liked the idea of something missing parts grading no better than Poor.

*shrugs*

If you're missing a dustjacket, the book technically cannot grade higher than fair, since it was issued with a dustjacket.  Mine, even considering how I graded it for the example I noted above, doesn't grade higher than good due to the damage to the dustjacket.  The funny thing is that even with the missing dustjacket, you could easily get $30 for the book, as the RPG collectible market is only just starting.



  

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 12:24 pm 
 

Do the GDW 120 series games have some form of interest in collecting?

I recently cleared the basement of my ex-wife - where I had some gaming material - lot of Avalon Hill and SPI (including a nice pair of Swords and Sorcery and a complete Lord of the Rings with the two gamettes), and I found out my old Traveller RPG box with supplements 1,2,3 and 6 plus book 4 and 5.

On the same box there were those two games, Snapshot and Dark Nebula.

Do someone know something about them?
Any info would be appreciated.

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 2:28 pm 
 

A frequent poster on the forum here recently (very recently) made a killing on a Traveller buy at a local used bookstore.  I was there to witness Aneoth purchase a bundle of older Traveller, including all the Alien modules and a huge stack of the older booklets, for $40!  Fess up Aneoth and give us a list of what you got, you may get some offers you can't refuse..... :D Even with the reprint volumes the older booklets have quite a neat, nostalgic look about them that make them very collectible....
  Myself I got there late but was able to pull a GURPS Traveller Behind the Claw and First In off the shelf for half price.  Already sold the Behind the Claw for what I thought was a pretty fair BIN. I have some other GURPS Traveller items if anyone is interested...I'm hoping to get my boxed sets of Striker, Mayday, and some 2300 stuff up next week...


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 5:00 pm 
 

rosenkav wrote:Do the GDW 120 series games have some form of interest in collecting?

I recently cleared the basement of my ex-wife - where I had some gaming material - lot of Avalon Hill and SPI (including a nice pair of Swords and Sorcery and a complete Lord of the Rings with the two gamettes), and I found out my old Traveller RPG box with supplements 1,2,3 and 6 plus book 4 and 5.

On the same box there were those two games, Snapshot and Dark Nebula.

Do someone know something about them?
Any info would be appreciated.

I don't know much about the GDW games, but I do know that Snapshot has two versions, boxed and polybagged (if I recall correctly).  Unfortunately, since I tend to specialize in Traveller itself, I can't give you a price for those.  However I do believe the Traveller Trader (http://www.travellertrader.com) has a copy of Snapshot for sale.



  
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