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Post Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:23 pm 

I have seen at least one other of these recently selling individually and it went for much less. Is this an issue where the signature on it is adding something or did the other one just sneak by. I am thinking the other sold for $30 to $40 or close to that.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 81737&rd=1

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:34 pm 

This one http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1 went for $42.

It's first edition, but punched and played and not in the original bag.  The one you reference looks like it's from Greg Stafford's private collection and in mint condition.  To a dedicated Chaosium fan (like me) over $100 might be a little steep but not out of the ballpark for an autographed copy from the designer.

Also, and this may be unrelated, Moorcock's Elric is going to be filmed and the price of Elric-related items may be getting a boost from Moorcock fans.


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:38 pm 

I 'regular' version of 1st edition Elric will usually go for $40 or so, and they come up now and again (ie, not super-rare). This one was the first unpunched copy I've seen, and from the designer no less.

$115 was a fair price I thought, I would have been happy to win it at that price.




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Post Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:50 am 

I collect mainly Chaosium items and roughly track what they are selling for. The first edition of the game in the big ziplock bag usually goes for around $50. Getting one in unpunched condition isn't that difficult to do. They seem to come up on Ebay about every 3 months or so.

Greg Stafford's personal RPG collection being sold on Ebay (with many more items to come) has generated higher than usual prices for many of the individual items. Getting him to autograph stuff isn't that hard to do, as he still goes to conventions semi-regularly, and has no qualms about autographing stuff for polite people.  

Owning something that Greg has owned seems to matter to some of the bidders, especially for the Gloranthan/Runequest items he has been selling. As usual on Ebay, there is no easy-to-see logic as to why the prices vary widely. Buyer lack of information on the RPG collectables market is probably a factor, as is buyer convenience and self imposed urgency. Patient buyers will pay far less for the items.

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