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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:12 am 
 

What is the current market price for a excellent condition copy? I observed that prices are lower than 1-2 years ago, but how much does it worth currently? How much I would have to pay to get one?

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:32 pm 
 

Probably 2K :?


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:16 pm 
 

Even with the current roughness in the market which presumably will affect the (relative) excessive inflation on the 1sts in recent years, I'd still be surprised if you could /leverage/ an "excellent" 1st print - I take it you're meaning "early 1st"? - from anyone who knows its value for much under $2,500-2,750: there simply aren't that many around in that condition. Too many people paid $4-5k to be willing to take a loss and other owners are likely to be reluctant to be selling "cheaply", I'd've thought.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:58 pm 
 

Thanks guys. I will have to wait one year or two (for an increase of Euro value, or a decrease of Woodgrain price).

I understand what do you mean for the problem of loss and it seems logical. I didn't think about this. The best way is to wait and to find one on ebay (if one comes in excellent condition). I guess that most of TSR collectors have one copy (at least a 2nd or 3rd print) so we will be less numerous to fight :)


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:00 pm 
 

lokiwookie wrote: I guess that most of TSR collectors have one copy (at least a 2nd or 3rd print) so we will be less numerous to fight :)


But you have forgotten the first rule, 1 copy is for the collection, copy numbers 2 & 3 are for the hoard... 8O


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:06 pm 
 

ashmire13 wrote:
But you have forgotten the first rule, 1 copy is for the collection, copy numbers 2 & 3 are for the hoard... 8O


8O  8O   :cry:  :cry:

That makes me think, do someone already list who own a copy (or more) of each prints, to know how many could be still available to the market and how many globally still exists?


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:56 pm 
 

ashmire13 wrote:But you have forgotten the first rule, 1 copy is for the collection, copy numbers 2 & 3 are for the hoard... 8O

Ah... did Brian manage to get that UN resolution passed, then?


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:01 pm 
 

faro wrote:Ah... did Brian manage to get that UN resolution passed, then?


I think that you should give your surnumerary copies to the poor and deprived guys (like the ones who don't own a woodgrain of course :))


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:11 pm 
 

lokiwookie wrote:I think that you should give your surnumerary copies to the poor and deprived guys (like the ones who don't own a woodgrain of course :))

There were others, but I think Bill can better afford to be charitable. ;)
Rather a large drain on funds as far as research goes...


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:17 pm 
 

faro wrote:Ah... did Brian manage to get that UN resolution passed, then?


Alas no.. I am sure that there were pictures of a collection here last year which included more than 1 Woodie..  :?  :lol:


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:47 pm 
 

ashmire13 wrote:Alas no.. I am sure that there were pictures of a collection here last year which included more than 1 Woodie..  :?  :lol:

As above, Dave; yeah, Bill has a few, too.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:49 pm 
 

faro wrote:As above, Dave; yeah, Bill has a few, too.


Holy cow, I'd not seen that set of pics before...  8O  8O  8O


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:11 pm 
 

"Look to my bookcases, ye mighty, and despair"? :lol: :lol:

I'm sure he'll appreciate that reaction. ;)

(Still in personal agreement with Mark's observation at the end of that page, though).


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:24 pm 
 

I remember the Stratochamp hoard pictures  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  8O  8O  8O

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Wonderfull pictures. I am envious of such TSR collections. Definitely.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:32 pm 
 

faro wrote:(Still in personal agreement with Mark's observation at the end of that page, though).


I can't argue with that.

Looking at the pics makes me want to post photos of my very modest setup, homemade C&C guinea pig pen and all, haha.


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:27 pm 
 

I have one for sale that a prominent member here can verify (don't want to name drop unless he doesn't mind). Anyways, it's damn near mint with some interesting indications that it is an early 1st print. My selling price is $3k though

  

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:31 pm 
 

Seems like a reasonably fair price, although you did spot that latest one went for $5,600?


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:33 pm 
 

Geez. These prices flucuate so much.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:36 pm 
 

faro wrote:Seems like a reasonably fair price, although you did spot that latest one went for $5,600?


True, but it truly looked mint, and was accompanied by a signed letter from EGG.  Given the purchaser, I suspect the presence of the letter added quite a bit to the final sale price.


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:40 pm 
 

Yep. Doesn't hurt to check back on recent sales before you state your price. ;)

Personally, I wouldn't have added much for the note from EGG that set had since that had very little historical "value", even if it was a decent 1974 date: others might say otherwise.
Was a bit surprised how high that went relative to the 1st Chainmail in the same sale.


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