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Post Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:15 pm 
 

Do issues 2 through 5 of the White Wolf magazine have any value?

Does anyone need them for archiving and/or completing a run of issues?

  

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:21 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Do issues 2 through 5 of the White Wolf magazine have any value?

Does anyone need them for archiving and/or completing a run of issues?


They are fairly cool looking issues. Personally I'd hang onto them, but I haven't seen them go for much.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:22 pm 
 

All over the place for values from past sales.

#1 - and unfortunately not on your list - went for a starter $5 bid as did #2-5 when I didn't spot those until too late, poorly-listed (winner would not part with those "at any price"), whilst another time #1 was listed at $150 and vanished pdq. With only 40(?) copies or so for the start (or pre-start) of the namesake of a large company such as WW that shouldn't be too much of a surprise, I guess.

I'm still needing #3 here (*waves*), having picked up #2 from T&T for $33 (slightly low, IMO) and a spare #1 for $42 (well under-priced despite that $5 major-league miss). My previous #1 was from NKG many years back when Aaron had lower prices than now...
There was a comic shop with a couple of #4s at $20 for a long time and I swept those up when discounted to $10, but that issue is otherwise very rarely seen. #5 is more freely available at $5-10 although it looks rarer than it is and has sold a bit higher in the past.

Allan sold his early copies (missing #1, again) to Shannon Appelcline, IIRC; who was also not parting with those for any money. ;)


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:37 pm 
 

The editorial column from issue 8 of White Wolf has the following information:

June 1986 - Arcanum fanzine (precursor to White Wolf) - 30 copies
August 1986 - WW #1 - 140 copies
September 1986 - WW #2 - 200 copies
October 1986 - WW #3 - 200 copies
November 1986 - WW #4 - 300 copies
December 1986 - WW #5 - 120 copies (first), 1000 copies (second)
February 1987 - WW #6 - 1000 copies
April 1987 - WW #7- no print run mentioned

  

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:56 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:The editorial column from issue 8 of White Wolf has the following information:

Good spot, thank you... that insertion of "40" as seen elsewhere into the /apparent/ gap in Shannon's list per http://www.rpg.net/columns/briefhistory ... ry11.phtml didn't seem particularly elegant. Repeated 200s makes much more sense. :)
#4 is a bit rarer than I had thought if that's the case and I guess I'll need to re-check why re. that relatively very small first run for #5?

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:36 am 
 

As with some other things I've gotten rid of over the years, I'd be interested in picking the early WWs back up :roll:  :wink:

So far as I know, Shannon is still keeping the ones I sold to him years ago, but he's already said I have dibs if he decides to part with them at some point :D :D  

I never had a copy of #1, and according to one of the Wieck brothers when I met them at DragonCon #1, they didn't have a copy of their own either, at that point.


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:17 am 
 

I have 2-5 on my list of things to get...


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:26 am 
 

I kept copies of the good articles (the vampire serial fiction, in particular), but that's just not same, is it?  :lol:


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:19 am 
 

put me down for then as well;)

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:16 pm 
 

Like others, they're on my list to get.  I'm not exactly making a huge effort to find them at this exact moment, but they're there. :)


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:46 pm 
 

Just a heads up in case anyone missed it, I noticed when ordering WW 8 - 16 the other day that Aaron at NKG has a White Wolf #5 up in "EX" condition for 5 bucks. Nothing earlier than that, though.


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:35 pm 
 

You snooze, you lose . . .

I was surprised at the interest for the early White Wolf issues.  With all the talk of other small fanzines, I figured that everyone already had these or had no interest in them at all.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:27 pm 
 

I have the early issues.  Bought them as a gamer (as opposed to collector).

Never seen a copy of White Wolf on sale for very much...guess I haven't looked.


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:41 pm 
 

I bought a bunch of the earlier issues from NK a while back (but not the first few).  Since it seems like there are a few copies of the earliest issues out there, does anyone have a copy of "Curse Undying"?

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:54 pm 
 

I want the issues because I hear they have Shadowrun stuff in them; I want to read that. Eventually, I suppose.

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Looks I am stupid again. Got these confused with Challenge. Still, they do have Arduin and some other things in them, so they're still on my big ol' list of must-gets... some year.


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:34 pm 
 

Clarifying my previous post . . .

The White Wolf issues are spoken for.  Sorry for getting everyone else's hopes up and dashing them.   :oops:   Lesson learned.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:54 am 
 

Mars wrote:Since it seems like there are a few copies of the earliest issues out there, does anyone have a copy of "Curse Undying"?


Heh.  I've never even seen one of those for sale. :)


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:45 am 
 

What's "Curse Undying"?


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:24 am 
 

grodog wrote:What's "Curse Undying"?

=> http://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?mainid=9677
(not seen, either... geographically-challenged as that almost certainly didn't make it over here. :))


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:11 pm 
 

Thanks David:  I've never heard of that one, will have to dig around in my old WW magazine ephemera to see if it was mentioned anywhere therein.


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