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Post Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:16 pm 
 

Lots of good stuff in there for sure.  On the Ebay vs GenCon discussion, you can find the sale prices of items from the previous years of GenCon (not sure if this year's are posted yet).  Its always fun to browse through and in general, most items sell for considerably less than on Ebay.  You should take into account the fee structures for both places though.

It might be worth your while to figure out the prices and try and sell items on the forums (here, dragonsfoot, rpg.net, etc) to avoid the fees altogether.

For some of the rares such as the open tourneys and signed D&DG, it really is tough to gauge what the final selling price will be.  If a couple of bidders get into it, they could end up much higher - they have very good potential.  Wasn't it a month or so ago that a trashed DMG (with grey duct tape onn the spine) signed by Gygax sold for $160?  A 1st print D&DG has a solid price to begin with (and is an early book), etc...

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:28 am 
 

Mars wrote:Lots of good stuff in there for sure.  On the Ebay vs GenCon discussion, you can find the sale prices of items from the previous years of GenCon (not sure if this year's are posted yet).  


The auction report for Gen Con 2011 has been posted here:

http://www.livegameauctions.com/index.p ... &Itemid=13

As a general matter, I agree with others that prices are usually lower at Gen Con.  But not always.  If it's something that stratochamp, Blackmoor or I would be interested in, you're likely to get the same price or even higher.  Assuming we're in the room at the time it comes up, of course.   :roll:


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:29 am 
 

Oh, and Erol Otus, too, since he'll be back next year....


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:34 pm 
 

Unpunched Ares mags (any number) sell for $20 plus consistently. Anything less is a bargain for the buyer.


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:47 am 
 

Mars wrote:For some of the rares such as the open tourneys and signed D&DG, it really is tough to gauge what the final selling price will be.  If a couple of bidders get into it, they could end up much higher - they have very good potential.  Wasn't it a month or so ago that a trashed DMG (with grey duct tape onn the spine) signed by Gygax sold for $160?  A 1st print D&DG has a solid price to begin with (and is an early book), etc...




There was this one with duct tape and Gygax and Sutherland's autographs which was sold by re4321 for approx $55 (US) / 35 GBP

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:03 pm 
 

Thanks for the replies everyone!

I opened up ebay and paypal accounts his weekend, and even bid on a few things to get my feet under me. No winning bids - but thats just fine as I start to make sense of everything.

NTRPG con sounds like a blast, even if autographs be hanged! Life permitting, I might just pencil it in.

I have gone back and updated the original messages with the values from the last box. Roughly $1000 out of that lot - bringing the total so far up to around $3000. Still a couple boxes to go as well.

Here is an updated list of "open items":

Signed DL poster - 1984 dramatic reading
Ares #3 punched ($5-10?)
Secrets of the Sages (summer 1988 - the only issue I think)
"The Dungeon" retail order blank (Nov 1980): worthless?
Dragons of Winter Night handbill (GenCon 18 - photo on thread page 2)
Shadowrun 7101 (1989), screen, unpunched counters, Silver Angel, and 1989 and 1990 update flyers.
The Iron Wind (1980)  
Judge Dread Collection (IPC 1985)

A remarkably small list consdiering how much has been posted!

This weekend I also found the printed prebublication manuscript for Helm of Selnor. It is a workinng copy with a couple edits scribbled in, and it is likley the only one in existance.

So what would a lot composed of the following be approximately valued at? :
- Tresures of Grayhawk (signed authors copy - one of many authors to be sure though).
- 4 pages of handwritten mansuscript (including my hand drawing of the helm in the margin).
- The complete prepublication working copy.

Guesses?

I will try to get started on the next box this week, but I have some travel coming up so no promises...

  


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:46 pm 
 

RE: The Iron Wind (ICE 1980)

Found a first printing Iron Wind (b&w printing on parchment cover) at Noble Knight for $60.

Auction Estimate $30-$50 NM sound about right?

I think these were first printed b&w on parchment, then a few months later had covers removed from the remaining inventory and rebound with a reddish colored cover.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:07 pm 
 

$30-50 for a 1st Iron Wind sounds about right (assuming it is in good shape). I have one too from way back when, so I tend to watch them on eBay to see how they fare.

Thanks for the pic of the Grenadier bolt thrower :)

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:07 pm 
 

Quick Helm of Selnor MS scans:

Printed version:
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:46 pm 
 

Would these be in the ballpark?

Early DragonLance autographs: $50
Helm of Selnor manuscripts and signed Treasures of Greyhawk: $75-150

Take a vote - too high or too low!

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:55 pm 
 

Haunted wrote:"The Dungeon" retail order blank (Nov 1980): worthless?


I'd guess about $10 or so if you have a nice picture.

Could you scan the front page of this?

Tome of Treasures has scans of the March and June 1981 Retail Order Blanks posted in this thread, but not for November 1981.


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:39 am 
 

Zenopus wrote:
Could you scan the front page of this?

Tome of Treasures has scans of the March and June 1981 Retail Order Blanks posted in this thread, but not for November 1981.


It's actually Nov 1980 (rather than 81) :roll:

Here are the scans (front and back). Feel free to crosspost it back to the tome!

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:27 pm 
 

The next box (more modules):

I1-I14
IM1
L1-L2
LC1-LC2
M2, M5
N1, N3, N5
O2
OA1-OA7
OP1
Q1
REF3 - REF5
S1 (1st mono)
S2 (1st mono)
S3 (1st)
S4
T1 (1st mono)
T1-4
U1-U3
UK4-UK7
WG4-WG8
WGA4
WGS1-WGS2
X1-X7, X10, X11, X13
XL1
Ruins of Adventure
Lankhmar - City of Adventure
Expert Set Box (1st)
Holmes rulebook (4th)
Companion Rules Box (1st)

I think most of this stuff is available on the site. No estimates needed.

Next box is hardcovers mostly. Will try for this weekend :?

  


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:06 pm 
 

Haunted wrote:
It's actually Nov 1980 (rather than 81) :roll:

Here are the scans (front and back). Feel free to crosspost it back to the tome!



Thanks for the scans! How many pages are there total? Is it just a single sheet with a front and back? The ones on Tome of Treasures have 24 or 32 pages, IIRC.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:23 pm 
 

Zenopus wrote:Thanks for the scans! How many pages are there total? Is it just a single sheet with a front and back? The ones on Tome of Treasures have 24 or 32 pages, IIRC.


Hmm - your right. Just a single sheet printed front and back. Wierd. Does anyone else have any of these old order forms sitting around? I wonder when they went from single sheets to a beefier format.

This was just sitting in one of my old boxed sets, where I must have stashed it to keep it from getting crumpled (I dont throw away much - obviously).

I doubt if anyone is really actively collecting these, or even passingly interested, but these are the kind of random discoveries that jazz me up for some reason  :oops:

What "treasures" have other folks discovered in hidden amongst your collections?

  

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:53 pm 
 

Other than The Black Vial, I haven't found anything noteworthy, but I have a zillion boxed sets to go through. The wife has become quite proficient at inventorying; she is breastfeeding, and the kid spends 90% of his day on the boob, so she has plenty of time to do it. She had me laughing my ass of Sunday when she had an opened boxed set resting on the baby while he boobed.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:37 pm 
 

Some people do collect old TSR catalogs, etc :)  Although a single page one that doesn't list the RPG stuff probably isn't going to bring in very much.  It does make me wonder if it is really only 1 sheet of a larger bundle.  I would have to dig out my catalogs to see how they compare but they are a bit buried at the moment.

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:39 am 
 

RaisedFromTheDead wrote: she had an opened boxed set resting on the baby while he boobed.


Genes + environment...this kid should turn out to be a champion collector.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:36 pm 
 

Mars wrote:Some people do collect old TSR catalogs, etc :)  Although a single page one that doesn't list the RPG stuff probably isn't going to bring in very much.  It does make me wonder if it is really only 1 sheet of a larger bundle.  I would have to dig out my catalogs to see how they compare but they are a bit buried at the moment.


Yes, I was wondering that, too (if it came out of a larger set of Retail Blanks). But it does have a page 1 on the front, and seems to be complete in itself. Perhaps it was printed up when the World of Greyhawk mini line debuted? I know there was a minifig flier included with some of the WoG folios from that time period - how similar is the flier (which I don't have) to this sheet?

It might have a little value to someone who collects those figures, since it has the info on which countries in Greyhawk the various figures are assigned to. However, the same info is also found in the much longer June 1981 Retail Blanks, which I typed up here at one point before I sold them (to Mars!).

So, guessing - the November 1980 short form comes from debut of minis for sale, and then the info is incorporated into later forms such as June 1981.


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:52 pm 
 

Haunted, thanks for the great scans of the ROB. I reposted them over in the thread at ToT:

http://tomeoftreasures.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4141


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