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Post Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:41 pm 
 

I've been selling off my F/RPG collection, but I haven't touched my larger SF/RPG collection, notably just about everything ever put out for Traveller.

Is there a site like this one where there are serious collectors of Traveller stuff?  I need valuations.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:04 pm 
 

I'd be very curious to see what SF/RPG stuff you have.  There really isn't a good resource for pricing of Traveller stuff (that I am aware of).

There are however, a number of people here (such as "Traveller") who have a very good feel for where the market is at for many of these items and they can probably tell you which ones are rare vs common.

Some sellers such as Crazy Egor have large stashes of some of the books and sells them at as low as $1 each.  Others are harder to find and worth much more.  Lots of 3rd party stuff out there as well that some of us here collect :)

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:24 pm 
 

Traveller doesn't command as much attention as Dungeons & Dragons or Call of Cthulhu, so there isn't a collector site devoted to it.

Post what you have and we'll see what's up.



  


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:52 pm 
 

JTAS 1-21,23 becomes:
Challenge 25-32,34-7
Space Gamer 15-75
all 1st Ed. Traveller books
High Guard 2nd Ed.
Supplements 1-13
Adventures 1-12
Double Adventures 1-6
four Alien modules (or six depending on how you count them)
The Traveller Book

GAMES: (GDW)
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Mayday
Snapshot
Azhanti High Lightning
5th Frontier War
Invasion Earth
Striker
Triplanetary
Imperium
Dark Nebula
Asteroid

Paranoia Press books 1-5

four Palladium books

IISS Ship Files (GW)

FASA:
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A1-7, A10, DA1, B1-4, C1 (diskette)
High Passage 1-5 (mag)
Far Traveller 1,2 (mag)

Judges Guild:
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75-490, 590, 760, 940

Gamelords:
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10 books/modules

Different Worlds mag (lots of Trav. articles)
1-31

a few odds and ends.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:53 pm 
 

I sold a similar collection to yours -- but not quite the number of 3rd-party material -- about six years ago.  I sold them singly and in small lots, on eBay, and netted about $1200.  For what that's worth.

The bulk of my collection was in "lightly-played-with" condition.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:08 pm 
 

There is a lot here of value, and we can figure out a lot of it, but condition is very important here.

How much rubbing is on the covers of the LBBs?
Is the Traveller Book hardcover or softcover? If hardcover, is the dust jacket present and in what condition is it?
Which Alien modules do you have, since there are eight alien modules for Classic Traveller?
Are the games complete? NOTE: I assume these are played so I do not ask if they're unpunched.
Which Paranoia Press books do you have?
What are the "odds and ends"?

Some brief notes regarding some of the valuables in this list:

Most of what you have in the Traveller RPG books is relatively common. Books 6-8, Supplements 10-13, and Adventures 9-13 will see a premium due to low print runs. Supplement 4 will see a premium due to popularity. The Aliens modules are not common so depending on condition can do well.

When selling Azhanti High Lightning, make sure you put Supplement 5 in the box, since that is part of the game.

The FASA stuff you don't see every day. Same thing with the IISS Ship Files and the Gamelords material.



  

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:11 am 
 

Most of the Gamelords stuff is still available from www.diffworlds.com for $5-$8 each.

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:48 pm 
 

Should have mentioned condition.  Most is like I just bought it.  Even the original books are quite good.  I've played Imperium and AHL (and maybe FFW).  Everything is intact, complete, and damn near Mint.  

The Traveller Book is HC, the dust jacket is not only present but nearly perfect.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:49 am 
 

Then you should do well. But, what are the "odds and ends" you refer to in your original post?



  


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:19 pm 
 

The odds and ends include 4 sets of Martian Metals minis and one set of the paper minis.  Frankly, I haven't been into the collection in a while so I don't remember them all.

Alien Modules are Aslan, K'kree, Zhodani, Hiver.  I don't recall which are the big books and which small (may be both).  

Paranoia Press:
Scouts & Assassins (1st ed.)
Merchants and Marauders
Vanguard Reaches
The Beyond
SORAG

Palladium Books:
Mechanoid Invasion
The Journey
Book of Weapons
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:08 am 
 

The miniatures for Traveller are themselves not often seen. In fact the only time I've ever seen any was when they were still available for purchase, a very long time ago. :)

The Paranoia Press books you should offer separately. I'm not sure I pointed that out.

All Alien modules are in the large (post-Starter Traveller) format.

The Palladium Stuff I am not as familiar with, even though I do own The Mechanoid Trilogy. I do know however that Palladium collectors might go for The Mechanoid Trilogy, since you don't see them available every day. Just don't expect them to go for much more than cover price. I got my copies of the three books for far less than cover from the (now closed) FLGS.



  


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:22 pm 
 

Just picked up a copy of Vargr for $7 plus shipping.  Obviously I'm finding it hard to transit from "collector" mode to "sell this stuff" mode...


I do have the four sets of minis on eBay ($48 ), with little interest.



For "cover price", this stuff ain't goin' nowhere.

  
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