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Post Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:57 am 
 

The paint itself may have lead in it.
Lead does not absorb through the skin, but if your little one chews off an arm or leg, it can cause irreparable damage. All of my minis are in my game room in the basement; my wife asked about them before our son was born in April so I packed them away.
Sorry to hear about your brother, Shane. That is a tough nut to chew.


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:00 pm 
 

Well I've basically gone through his RPG material, so know what I have.  As for minis well when I get a camera shall try and tackle them then.
I do have a painting (print actually #200 something out of 1000) from Brom called Black Wing and am wondering value for insurance purposes.  Also have a red Dungeon T Shirt with Warduke on it and wonder when that was made.
The hardest thing to tackle will be the Star Wars Decipher cards, Mythos cards and Wizards (LotR) cards.  Should I leave them in the boxes he has with their individual protectors or arrange them in a 9 card holder for a binder?

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:14 pm 
 

Couldn't tell you the best storage system for cards, as I'm not into collecting them, but one thing I do know from selling a bunch of ME:The Wizards cards last spring: Every detail counts.

Being a Tolkien fan, I had about 75 of the cards from Christmas gifts when they were new, but only used a few times. I had thoughts of collecting the series when I picked up a batch of about 400 dirt cheap. Then, I began to research numbers and variants and came to the conclusion that collecting over 1700 cards was not going to happen for me. So, I decided to sell.

I initially had the auction set up to detail the exact cards present, including how many of each and rarity. The first couple of times, it failed to sell. Then after being questioned on the color of the border for a few rares (they had blue and black border variants), I added this little detail to every card in the auction, and watched the bids roll in.

Something to keep in mind should you decide to sell.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:28 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:Well I've basically gone through his RPG material, so know what I have.  As for minis well when I get a camera shall try and tackle them then.
I do have a painting (print actually #200 something out of 1000) from Brom called Black Wing and am wondering value for insurance purposes.  Also have a red Dungeon T Shirt with Warduke on it and wonder when that was made.
The hardest thing to tackle will be the Star Wars Decipher cards, Mythos cards and Wizards (LotR) cards.  Should I leave them in the boxes he has with their individual protectors or arrange them in a 9 card holder for a binder?

Thanks again all,
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Don't do  a binder for the cards. Binders can put a bend in cards, especially those near the inner rings of the binder.


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:58 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:I do have a painting (print actually #200 something out of 1000) from Brom called Black Wing and am wondering value for insurance purposes.


I don't collect too many prints, but from what I see on ebay often for TSR artists (Elmore and Caldwell, especially) is that they don't typically re-sell high even when sellers have them framed nicely. My guess would be $10-$30.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:58 am 
 

Plaag wrote:Also have a red Dungeon T Shirt with Warduke on it and wonder when that was made.


Likely from around the time of Paizo-era Dungeon #105 (Dec? 2003) and the shirt's still available too:  http://paizo.com/store/paizoExclusives/v5748btpy73ag


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:10 pm 
 

Am looking to sell duplicates but not sure on the prices for these:
2007-X Chaosium Box Set - Thieves World
(Is there printing differences with this?)
T1 Thieves World FASA Adventure Traitor
1000 Iron Crown Entertainment Box Set Rolemaster
5000 Shadow World-RM Iron Crown Entertainment Cloudlords of Tanara
504 Thieves World Mayfair Sanctuary Thieves' World Boardgame

This won't be sold but curious as to a value
6896 X-Men Box Set The Uncanny X-men Special! Campaign Set (SW)

Finally are any of these books worth it so sell individually or sell as sets:
http://s210.photobucket.com/albums/bb11 ... Books1.jpg
http://s210.photobucket.com/albums/bb11 ... Books2.jpg
http://s210.photobucket.com/albums/bb11 ... Books3.jpg
http://s210.photobucket.com/albums/bb11 ... Books4.jpg
http://s210.photobucket.com/albums/bb11 ... Books5.jpg
http://s210.photobucket.com/albums/bb11 ... Books6.jpg
http://s210.photobucket.com/albums/bb11 ... Books7.jpg

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:36 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:Am looking to sell duplicates but not sure on the prices for these:
2007-X Chaosium Box Set - Thieves World
(Is there printing differences with this?)
T1 Thieves World FASA Adventure Traitor
1000 Iron Crown Entertainment Box Set Rolemaster
5000 Shadow World-RM Iron Crown Entertainment Cloudlords of Tanara
504 Thieves World Mayfair Sanctuary Thieves' World Boardgame

This won't be sold but curious as to a value
6896 X-Men Box Set The Uncanny X-men Special! Campaign Set (SW)

Finally are any of these books worth it so sell individually or sell as sets:
http://s210.photobucket.com/albums/bb11 ... Books1.jpg
http://s210.photobucket.com/albums/bb11 ... Books2.jpg
http://s210.photobucket.com/albums/bb11 ... Books3.jpg
http://s210.photobucket.com/albums/bb11 ... Books4.jpg
http://s210.photobucket.com/albums/bb11 ... Books5.jpg
http://s210.photobucket.com/albums/bb11 ... Books6.jpg
http://s210.photobucket.com/albums/bb11 ... Books7.jpg

Thanks,
ShaneG.


Maybe the P.K. Dick and the Gygax books. They used to be worth selling individually, especially the P.K. Dick, but I haven't tracked these on ebay in a couple of years. The other things would probably go as sets.

I know I'd be interested in several of the books I saw such as the Burroughs, the Day of the Triffids and the Red Dwarfs, and maybe the Erickson's.


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:02 pm 
 

I more or less agree with Jason. The PKDs might net you $6 - $9 apiece if you sold them individually as BiNs, but it might take a while. They're not in perfect condition, but they're not bad either.

If it were me, I'd put the Lovecrafts, Burroughs, Dicks, etc. each in their own lot and do auctions with a minimum bid of whatever you're willing to accept. You have some good titles in decent shape, and I'd guess you'd get $20 - $35 for the lots in auction. I'm not that familiar with the other authors so can't say much about those.


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:18 am 
 

Sorry to hear about your loss Shane, not been too active here for a while...


With regards the lead minis, I think its been covered, but BitD I would paint copious amounts of lead minis from Grenadier and then GW and dont appear to have any issues  :wink:   It would be a case of chewing off arms that causes issues though...


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:02 pm 
 

Borrowed my Mother in law's camera and was able to take pictures of the miniatures.
This is the Photo Album

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:09 pm 
 

Like the medusa and the wolf thing with the swods.
Let us know if you're gonna sell them.


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:53 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Let us know if you're gonna sell them.


Ditto.  Cool pics!   :)


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:58 pm 
 

Would like to know what they are actually, other then the spider lord which is the only bit of packaging he had.

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:24 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:Would like to know what they are actually, other then the spider lord which is the only bit of packaging he had.

ShaneG.


I can identify some of them.  Photo #6 is the Barbarian Archer:
http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lost ... gp-892.jpg

Photo #10 is Artimus High Priest of Chaos:
http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lost ... 0-307h.jpg

Photo #18 is a Thugge Cultist:
http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lost ... e-321b.jpg

#28 is something-I-don't-know and a Medusa:
http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lost ... 11-470.jpg

#56 is a Necrophidius:
http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lost ... 11-471.jpg

#58 is a Hecatron

#60 is a Lesser Barrow Wight:
http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lost ... -M255a.jpg

#64 is a Cave Giant on Hunt:
http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lost ... M-3714.jpg

#68 are a bunch of kobolds, some of which are here:
http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lost ... 11-421.jpg

Hopefully, this will get you started on your own search on the Lost Minis Wiki.  

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:21 pm 
 

Photo 3 is Ral Partha, either Witches Cave or more likely from Wizard's Lair/Room/Library (whatever the 2nd word was).

IMG3915 is also RP, IIRC, but I may be wrong on that one, too--Grenadier and others have had similar torture sets; that said, it does remind me of Dennis Mize's style, so RP seems likely to me.


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:59 am 
 

I will be dumping the novels that I have either on Ebay or seeing what Noble Knight will offer by Wednesday as I have use of a camera and have been organizing more.  So from now till then anyone can make offers - shipping will be priority mail so keep that in mind.
I also have Snow Crash, Thieves World books, Wheel of Time books and some more Forgotten Realms books that I will have to list when I have time.
I also have comics and magazines I'll see which route to take with:
Dungeon Magazines (1, 9, 12, 15, 16, 20, 21, 26-43, 45-47, 51, 52, 56, 58, 60)
Soldiers & Swords        Realms
Timescape Newsletter (Winter)
Timescape Newsletter (Spring)
Worlds Ahead (Feb/Mar)
Xignals
Games Workshop        The First Citadel Compendium-US Version
Dark Horse        Comic        Age of Conan
Dark Horse        Comic        Conan Wild Cimmerian Bull
Dark Horse        Comic        Conan Rat's Den
Seven Lights, LLC        Comic        The Continuum
Seven Lights, LLC        Comic        The Continuum
DC Comics        Comic        Warlords
Camarilla        Magazine        Requiem (Winter)
Science Fiction Chronicle (Vol. 4, Aug)
Sylvain PILET        Lotus Noir
Harbringer       
Harbringer       
Quick Quincy Gazette (April)        1979
Quick Quincy Gazette (April)        1980
603 Amazing Stories (Sept 2004)
Undefeated (Aug/Sept)
Games Quarterly        2004
Games Quarterly        2004
Games Unplugged (Oct/Nov)        2000
Gateways (March)        1988
ICv2 Guide       
Locus (Vol. 16, No. 8) August        1983
Locus (Vol. 16, No. 11) November        1983

Plus whatever else I can find.

Early Spring cleaning, course now it feels more like winter.

((Edit to state Dungeon magazine numbers))

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:26 pm 
 

My condolences on your loss as well, Shane.

Doug summed up use of lead in miniatures pretty well. While there are no regulations against it, so to speak, I know of several manufacturers that steer clear simply over "implied" liability and the costs of cleanup.

I inquired of my casting company if they had considered moving back to lead from "lead-free" models and they gave me an emphatic "no way."

Apparently, there are substantial EPA regs regarding cleanup of any facility engaging in lead-based production that would ultimately be cost prohibitive.


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:09 pm 
 

On the miniatures side of things, would it be best to store them in a finished basement or main level of the house?  I'm keeping them as they are (i.e. some painted, others unpainted, etc).

As for the remaining single novels:
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Would they go better as a group or broken up in smaller bundles?

And the Dungeon Magazines: 1, 9, 12, 15, 16, 20, 21, 26-43, 45-47, 51, 52, 56, 58, 60, 114 how should they be grouped? (Course I have to check these sometime one against my own collection but also for completeness)

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:10 am 
 

Condolences.

Although your brother had good taste in reading :), I don't think any of those are particularly valuable, nor do they together make a cohesive lot. You might try to sell the few that are in nice shape (Snow Crash) individually, but I don't think you'll get much for them. The Wyndham hardcover is a book club edition, I think, but an older one in decent condition, and might go for $10 - $15 at auction on a good day.

I think the prevailing wisdom with Dungeon is to sell the ones under issue 6 individually, as they are much rarer, and bundle the others. So definitely put #1 by itself, and then group the others into small lots?


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