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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:01 pm 
 

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I have a FF in (probably) VG condition as it has some wear and my name written on the inside fly.
Looking on this site that would suggest its worth as much as $5 on a good day ...

But I won the book in a competition and some of the White Dwarf / TSR UK staff signed it, specifically :;Ian Livingstone, Albie Fiore, Liz Linders, Jamie Thomson, Mary Common & Don Turnbull
See images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/flymypretties

Can you tell me, does that improve its value?
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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:17 pm 
 

In its current condition the signatures certainly wouldn't hurt its value. For those who enjoy this sort of memorabilia, I would think there would be some who would pay $20 for it? Just a guess.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:48 pm 
 

Maybe those names have more resonance in the UK and the messages are far better than usual, too, IMHO. :)
$50 doesn't sound at all out of line here.


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:21 pm 
 

I believe Ian Livingstone is a pretty big name in UK RPG circles. If I'm not mistaken he's one of the guys responsible for a wildly popular fantasty CYA-style series of books.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:35 pm 
 

Thanks for the valuations, not sure I'll part with it, even though I'm trying to declutter, as it reminds me of just about my only claim to fame ...

As for Ian, I think that's (honorary) Dr Ian Livingstone OBE*, Life President of Eidos ... the boy done good ....

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*(For the non-UK residents that's Order of the British Empire)

Which begs the question what is the US for of recognising civilian achievement outside politics? On this side of the pond we have Knighthood, Baronetcy, Orders etc. what do you have?


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:03 pm 
 

MEB_Pompey wrote:Which begs the question what is the US for of recognising civilian achievement outside politics? On this side of the pond we have Knighthood, Baronetcy, Orders etc. what do you have?


We have federal penitentiary and state prison.

Oh, wait, that is for politics.  In Illinois, anyway.


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:02 pm 
 

Sometimes they give you a parade or you might get a medal.  Other times they name a school (or some other important building) or a street after you.  And if you are really noteworthy, they give you an oversized "Key to the City" (whichever one you live in) that opens absolutely nothing.

But people dont have to call you "sir" or "lord" or anything like that.  Unless of course your nickname in high school was "sir farts-a-lot".

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:57 pm 
 

Keys to the city are given on the basis of fame:  Singers, actresses, porn stars, etc...


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:02 pm 
 

MEB_Pompey wrote:
Which begs the question what is the US for of recognising civilian achievement outside politics? On this side of the pond we have Knighthood, Baronetcy, Orders etc. what do you have?


Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian honor bestowed here.  It can be awarded for almost any achievement of significance, honor, or importance.


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:13 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:Keys to the city are given on the basis of fame:  Singers, actresses, porn stars, etc...

Capt. Sullenberger, the pilot who landed his plane in the Hudson River a couple of years back was presented the "key" to New York.  If he's a porn star that's news to me.

Midian_Beasttoothe wrote:Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian honor bestowed here. It can be awarded for almost any achievement of significance, honor, or importance.

Yeah, but its not limited to U.S. citizens.  Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher were both awarded one.  And since they are both foreigners AND politicians I figured it didnt count towards his question.


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:55 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Yeah, but its not limited to U.S. citizens.  Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher were both awarded one.  And since they are both foreigners AND politicians I figured it didnt count towards his question.


Good point, but it does go to non political as well. Hell Sinatra got one :)


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:59 pm 
 

OH!  That guy Sullenberger?  Total slut!  That's what I heard.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:32 pm 
 

Thanks for the lessons in US recognition - it looks to me like you mostly have to suck up to your local big wigs and we have to suck up to The Establishment ... either way there's a whole lot of sucking going on ....

'Value' aside I've decided to keep the book.

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:15 am 
 

MEB_Pompey wrote:'Value' aside I've decided to keep the book.

Good call and a nice bit of history; personal and otherwise. :)


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:37 am 
 

MEB_Pompey wrote:Can you tell me, does that improve its value?


Oh, the poor Fiend Folio. It gets so many disparaging comments round these here parts. Maybe it would improve in value with a signed apology from the designers.

  
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