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Post Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:04 pm 
 

This is my collection, or should I say accumulation.  Most of this stuff was purchased when the products were new.  I don't use any of it any more.  Since it all sits in boxes, I am trying to decide if I want to keep dragging it around, or should I sell it to someone who may appreciate it more.  My son plays a little 4th Edition but doesn't seem interested in the older stuff right now.  The grading where present is approximate and based more or less on comic book grading.  The older books and materials are stored in comic book bags.  (My accumulation of board games is also pretty large if anyone is interested.)

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Original D & D, 2nd print        Vertical woodgrain box in excellent condition for age.  Square corners, no dishing, some light shelf rub on corners.  Very light soil on label.  Books clean and square, name written in ink on inside first page.  (Not my name.  I bought this many years ago from a friend who is now head of administration at the Bagdad US Embassy.)  Slight paper tears at spine corners on covers, looks like manufacturing error.       
OCE        Box square but soiled.  Bottom has damaged corners.  Books clean and square

Greyhawk        3rd print.  Book solid but soiling on cover.  Probably F       
       11th print,  VF with some cover soiling       
Blackmoor        1st print.  Cover has some soiling, fading.  F       
       7th print.  VF but small black mark on center of cover.       
Eldritch Wizardry        1st print.  Tight book, good color, small black marks near spine.  VF-NM       
       1st print.  Spine rubbing. F-VF       
       9th print.  Nice book, partial price label on cover.       
God, Demigods & Heroes        1st print.  F.  Tight book but spine creasing.       
       7th print.  VF-NM.  Price label on cover.       
              
Swords & Spells        1st print.  VF-NM.  Nice book.       
       6th print.  VF-NM.  Partial price label on cover.       
Bio One        Green cover, Book tight and flat, light soil on cover       
Strategic Review, #3        Folded subscription issue.  Hand addressed.       
Strategic Review, #4        Folded subscription issue.  Printed address label.       
Strategic Review, #5        Folded subscription issue.  Printed address label.       
Strategic Review, #6        Folded subscription issue.  Printed address label.       
              
Dragon Magazine, #1        VF.  Nice copy, very light soiling       
Dragon Magazine, #2        F       
Dragon Magazine, #3        Fair       
Dragon Magazine, #4               
Dragon Magazine, #5        F       
Dragon Magazine, #6        VF       
Dragon Magazine, #7        F       
Dragons        21, 39, 55, 56, most issues from 70-130       
Polyhedron        28-34 with mailer cover       
TSR Mail Order Catalog - 1988               
World of Greyhawk Folio        Folder poor.  Maps good to fine, gazetteer fine       
M1 -- Blizzard Pass        Nice condition, no marker       
S3- Barrier Peaks        Cover Fair, Illustration book only       
T1 Village of Hommlet        Monochrome, nice condition but some waviness of cover       
Greyhawk Adventures, WGQ1        Fine, cover rubbing, minor spine creasing       
Basic Set, later printing        TSR Logo, Box poor, contents VF-nm, blue dice, marker       
Complete Psionics Handbook               
Dragon Quest        Box VF, slight dishing, contents VF, complete       
AD&D complete Starter Set        Box poor, contents decent       
Dragon Strike        Box fair, dished.  Contents good       
D&D Clue        VF-NM, unplayed       
D & D Creature Catalog, DMR 2        1993       
Northern Reaches, GAZ7        Complete, Fine       
Monsterous Compendium, Kara-Tur Appendix               
Deck of Priest Spells               
Forotten Realms Campaign Setting        All components NM       
Dragons Lair        VF       
RPGA Member Directory, 1986               
Star Frontiers, SF2        Spine creases, corner bumps       
They Invaded Pleasantville        Contents nice, partly punched.  Plastic case some yellowing       
Character Archaic, 2nd Print        VF -- NM.  Copy pictured on Aceaum.       
Boot Hill        1st print, clean and tight.  NM       
Dawn Patrol, box set.  Box poor, Map VF, play sheets detached from instructions book, punched, appears complete

 
Judge's Guild
 Most of this came from my subscription during the first two years of JG.  The books are in decent shape, flat and tight and maps are clean and in good shape unless otherwise noted.

City State of the Invincible Overlord, 1st Print        Cover page, Small and large Thunderhold maps, 4 piece large city map, Small city state map, Booklets I and J, Guide to the City State booklet, dungeon levels I-1to 5, dungeon levels J-1 to 4 (missing level 5).  Booklets VF-NM condition, maps decent       
Huberic of Haghill        Booklet K VF, Map to Haghill, Player Campaign Map 1, Ref Campaign Map 1 (fair, some writing)       
Booklet I and K        First prints       
Tegel Manor, 1st Print        Booklet L, Tegel manor Area Map, Tegel manor Map, Character checklist page, Wizard's Guide page       
              
Modron, 1st Print        Booklet M, Large Modron Map, Small Modron map, Monster Compendium       
Booklet M        Book flat and nice but staples very rusty, rust stain       
Village Book 1               
Fantastic Wilderlands Beyonde        Booklet, 4 campaign maps       
Gen Con IX Dungeons        Small brown stains on cover       
Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor               
Citadel of Fire               
Frontier Forts of Kelnore               
Wilderlands of High Fantasy        2 books, 4 campaign maps       
Wilderlands of the Magic Realm        (2 copies) 2 books, 4 campaign maps       
First Fantasy campaign        Book, 2 campaign maps       
Book of Treasure Maps        Miscut       
Ready Ref Sheets        NM, in original envelope       
Judges Shield        Fair, water stains and soiling       
              
City State of the World Emperor, 1st Print        Cover sheet, 3 books, 2 campaign maps, Large color map, fair to good, some light staining       
              
Judges Guild Journals        K, L, M, 5(2), 6, 7, 8(2), 9(2), 10(2), 11(2), 12(2), 13(2), 14(2), 15       
JG Fantasy Catalog        December, 1977
Undated but 1978 based on products
January, 1979
Catalog of miniatures       
              
Magazines

Nexus #1               
Gryphon #1               
Adventure Gaming #1, #2               
Heroes #5               
Fantasy Gamer #1        F-VF, price sticker       
Fantasy Gamer #2, 4,5, 6        With protective mailers       
Space Gamer #71-74        With protective mailers       
All Star Replay #1               
White Wolf #8               
              

Other Manufacturers

Origins II ID entrance badge with my name in plastic holder

The Castle, Mayfair        Ziplock bag, partially punched.  Light creasing of rules       
              
White Bear and Red Moon        Sold in ziplock bag.  Unpunched.  Nice condition.

Assorted homebrew AD&D character shhets from late 1970's.       
              
Advanced Melee        Fair, Marks on cover       
Wizard        Box VF, unpunched, staple rust       
Death Test 1        Box fair, unpunched, staple rust       
Death Test        Box poor, unpunched, staple rust       
Barbarian Prince        Box poor, contents good except lead rot on figure, staple rust       
Star Smuggler        Box poor, contents good except staple rust       
Melandra        Poor       
Starfire 1 and 2        Books only       
              
Ringbearer        Little Soldier,Tan cover, VF       
Book of Sorcery        Little Soldier, VF-NM       
Book of Monsters        Gamescience version, tape residue       
Book of Shamans        Little Soldier, F-VF       
Imperial Guard        Napoleonic Miniatures rules, Little Soldier Games       
Mines of Keridav        Phoenix Games, friction marks on spine       
Harn        Folder Fair to Good, contents VF       
High Fantasy        Jeffrey Dillow, VF       
Sol, World of Galendor        Small Booklet with map.  Cover soiling, sticker residue       
Quicksilver Fantasies, Carnival in Windemere        In original packaging, unopened       
Gunslinger        Richard Sartore & Assoc.       
En Garde        1st print, G-VG       
World of Silverdawn               
Plateau Capital of Evil               
Space Patrol        Gamescience.  F-VF       
James Bond        RPG, Book       
Snapshot        All contents VF-NM, partly punched, no box       
Striker        Nice box, all contents VF-NM       
Nuclear Destruction, Flying Buffalo        Unpunched, Envelope fair, cards cut       
Illuminati        One With Everything.  Box VF, contents unused       
Twilight 200        Box VF but slight dishing, complete contents except 10 sided die missing       
Armory hex paper        In shrink       
Flintloque Reloaded        Alternate Armies, 2002.  F-VF       
Triplanetary        GDW, First print brown box.  Box poor, contents fair plus extra sheet of counters unpunched       
Hero Quest        MB.  Box poor, contents good       
Consulting Detective             Sleuth, Binder fine, contents VF-NM       
Magic Realm        AH.  Box poor, missing two land sections, otherwise complete

  


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:41 pm 
 

JG Fantasy Catalog        December, 1977
Undated but 1978 based on products
January, 1979
    

1977 JG Catalog is their first catalog, worth $13-$53, depending on condtion according to Acaeum valuations.
The other catalogs appear to worth less.

http://www.acaeum.com/jg/IndexbyTitle.html

The scan of the front page of the 1977 catalog indicates they include games other than JG products. By chance, is there anything in there about the "new" D&D Basic Set, which came out Summer/Fall 1977? I'm always interested in finding out about contemporary reviews/advertisements/catalog listings for the first Basic Set.


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:34 pm 
 

The first catalog is December 1977, so doesn't mention new, but does list it.

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:48 pm 
 

Some big dollar items there and some nice lower dollar as well, but before you sell these give yourself a chance to think about it. Sell in haste and repent in leasure. I've seen it happen time after time here. The Woodgrain seems like it is the most valuable in what you have listed. if you keep it you may want to have it insured or at least photo'd or DvD'd and listed on your homeowners insurance. At the very least put it somewhere safe.

I recommend highly not to sell anything till you decide 100% you don't want these. Then do not take offers on the lot or any items till you get a chance to learn their potential value. You can do some of that here but ebay can be somewhat of a price guide if you know how to interpret the final prices (for example many items do poorly at auctions but fantastic as buy it nows and other items it is better to run an auction with a reserve).

Ask questions here and post pictures if you can.

Good luck! (and even when you are 100% sure you want to sell, don't, take a week at least to think it over).


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:58 pm 
 

I cannot help for an appraisal since I am interested in a few of them, I won't be objective :)

As Jazon said, take your time to set a price. There is some very interesting items.

Two questions:        
Is "High Fantasy Jeffrey Dillow" the orange booklet?
World of Silverdawn has the map on the cover or not?


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:06 pm 
 

World of Silverdawn has a map on the cover.  High Fantasy has a warrior with a bloody sword fighting a reddish orange winged demon.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:13 pm 
 

I will try to put up some pictures.  This is my first try.  The woodie is really pretty nice.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:35 pm 
 

Nice pictures and even nicer group of items.
You should be able to retire comfortably after you sell all those items. :wink:


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:04 pm 
 

Given age and rarity, I bet the woodgrain may be one of the nicest 2nd prints still around.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:51 am 
 

Yep, some would sell very well. They look in great shape.

My guess:
- Book of Sorcery $30-40
- Boot Hill $80-90
- Plateau Capital of Evil (3 copies recently in 1 month) $30-40
- Quicksilver adv. $50
- White Bear Red Moon $120-150?
- World of Silverdawn $80
- Sol $50-70
- Space Patrol $10-15
- Death test $10
- Wizards $15-20


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:31 am 
 

Would you please give us a total page count for your Character Archaic?
Every copy I have had and/or seen or read about always has a different page count.
If you have time, please also give us the number of sheets for each Character Class and identify any sheets which are not PC sheets.
FWIW: That will be your #2 in value... behind the Woodie of course.

Does your copy of Boot Hill include a separate sheet folded in half?
Not stapled; single sided with a map showing some building layouts.

The White Bear and Red Moon is a second print and the price ranges quoted above seem right to me for that print.

The two Wilderlands of the Magic Realms are 1st print sets
As is the Wilderlands of High Fantasy set.
Around $35-40 per set on e-Bay assuming no writing, highlighting, ect...


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:39 am 
 

Ringbearer is not laminated.  I actually helped playtest the rules for that at Little Soldier Games back in the day.  I'll have to check the Boot Hill later.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:44 am 
 

ddt58 wrote:Ringbearer is not laminated.  I actually helped playtest the rules for that at Little Soldier Games back in the day.  I'll have to check the Boot Hill later.


After a second look at the picture I saw it was not.
The crinkle on the front cover at the bottom near the spine looks like card stock for sure.

This is the folded map sheet I was speaking of for Boot Hill, 1st print (Later prints had the map inserted/stapled into the book).
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Post Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:04 am 
 

Boot Hill does have a separate sheet folded in half but it is a reference sheet, a single page folded in half with print on both sides.  It has to hit and weapon tables, etc.  I did not see any town diagrams like the picture you provided.  I did notice that Appendix E at the back of the book, which deals with building design, refers to examples "below".  However, the page below is blank.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:12 am 
 

ddt58 wrote:Boot Hill does have a separate sheet folded in half but it is a reference sheet, a single page folded in half with print on both sides.  It has to hit and weapon tables, etc.  I did not see any town diagrams like the picture you provided.  I did notice that Appendix E at the back of the book, which deals with building design, refers to examples "below".  However, the page below is blank.


Interesting.
So the reference sheet is not attached (stapled) to the book?
If not, can you scan or take pictures of both sides of that sheet and add them to your photo album?


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:45 pm 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:Interesting.
So the reference sheet is not attached (stapled) to the book?
If not, can you scan or take pictures of both sides of that sheet and add them to your photo album?


Why is that interesting?  My copy was the same.  Is that unusual?


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:57 pm 
 

It's not stapled and there are no holes so it never was.  I'll have to pull it out again later, since I'm at work.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:45 pm 
 

I often use that last line myself over the phone with my wife.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:49 pm 
 

Bah dump dump! :)

  


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:57 pm 
 

And that one when I finally get home...


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