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Post Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:17 pm 
 

Hello everyone.
This is my first post here, and I found this site shortly after reclaiming a couple of boxes of RPG stuff from the attic that I had spent happy years playing in the early / mid eighties.

I guess I am torn between my memories of these items and the realisation that I am not going to get the best from them, and I wouldn't want to see them deteriorate through general handling.

So, being realistic I figure that if these have a value to others, others who may well get more current enjoyment from them, then I should let them go.
Otherwise, maybe I should try to explain to my son what life was like before computers and playstations came along.  :)
Of course, some I'll just pop back into a box and get them back out to read in another twenty five years.

Anyway, onto the mercenary bit...


I have the following Tunnels & Trolls rulebook and solo dungeons and was wondering if
a) what value these may have
b) is it better to sell as a group, or split them up

These are UK prints (actually printed about 10 miles from where I now live... maybe I should see if 'Chris Harvey' is still going in Aldridge)

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Tunnels & Trolls rulebook.
5th edition, 2nd printing : January 1980
Yellow cover, black line art, no colour

Buffalo Castle (SD1)
1st edition : 10th printing April 1980
Pink cover, black line art, no colour

Deathtrap Equalizer Dungeon (SD2)
2nd edition, revised March 1981 : 1st printing April 1981
Blue cover, black line art, no colour

Labyrinth (SD3)
1st edition, revised May 1980 : 9th printing, September 1980
Red cover, black line art, no colour

Naked Doom (SD4)
1st edition : 4th printing November 1978
Yellow cover, black line art, no colour

Dargon's Dungeon (SD5)
2nd edition : 1st printing April 1981
Beige cover,  black half-tone art, no colour

Weirdworld (SD6)
1st edition, revised January 1979
Grey cover, black line art, no colour

Overkill (SD7)
2nd edition
Yellow cover, black half-tone art, no colour

Beyond the Silvered Pane (SD8)
1st edition : 4th printing November 1979
Yellow cover, black line art, no colour

Sword for hire (SD11)
1st edition
Green cover, black line art, no colour

Arena of Khazan (SD12)
1st edition : 4th printing October 1980
Orange cover, black line art, no colour

Blue Frog Tavern (SD15)
1st edition : 1st printing August 1981
Yellow cover, black half-tone art, no colour


And also Grimtooths Traps Too

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1st edition : 1st printing October 1982
Blue cover, black line art, no colour
ISBN 0-940244-78-0

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:20 pm 
 

The UK Grimtooth Trap books are fairly common, and sell for only slightly more than the US editions.
Perhaps in the range of $15 USD.

UK Edition Solo adventures and Rule Book:  
Buffalo Castle is the most common T&T item in existence and has at least two or three dozen US printings and I suspect more than a dozen UK printings as well.
About $10

The Yellow Rules books are the next most common UK printing from T&T and were sold with a box set and separately as well...
Again many printings were produced.
This one looks more used, hard to tell... a guess... $20 more or less based on actual condition.

As for the others:
Most of those are tougher to find, and they usually sell at just above the prices that the full sized US editions sell for.
Probably $10-$15 each.
In single item auctions on e-Bay, a few of them might get a couple of collectors fighting over them and could go to $30 plus.

I have some of those you pictured, most of those were purchased from UK Sellers over a span of several years.
So, adding the extra shipping costs I paid more than I would have for US copies, but the books themselves cost me about the same as the US printings I have.

You do not have a fortune with those items, but a nice collection of UK books and they look to be excellent condition.
They are items that dedicated T&T Collectors will be interested in.
I would be one of those T&T Collectors who would be interested.

Selling them one at a time would obviously take more time, but should get you more money in the long run.
Of course there is the individual shipping materials, shipping costs, your time and e-Bay fees to worry about there too.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:53 pm 
 

My T&T coiofairly lacking (would you believe that!) So I might be interested if you sell em as a lot..

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:30 am 
 

as would i


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:33 pm 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:The Yellow Rules books are the next most common UK printing from T&T


I have one of these which is stapled on the side, rather than saddle-stitched with staples on the edge or perfect-bound. Is this how they were originally bound, or was this a consumer modification?

  


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:14 pm 
 

All the books are stapled in a similar fashion, with two staples on the fold of the books running from the outside through to the centre pages.
The position of the two staples varies in that some ae closer to the middle (height wise) of the book whereas others have the staples closer to the top and bottom of the book.

I have boxed and weighed the books and found it to be just over 1.1kg
On the royal mail parcel website that would give an 'airsure' mail cost of £22 ($36) if I enter the value at less than £50, up to £25 ($41) for a value upto £250.
Airsure gives tracking facilities of the parcel.

Without tracking would be reduced to £16 ($26) at less than £50 value, and no change at the higher value.

I guess the value entered is a limit to potential claims in the event the box was lost in transit.

  
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