Bunnies & Burrows - printing variation
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Post Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:30 pm 
 

Hello my fellow learned forum-members,

I won this recently.


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And it is the same as my existing first print, including the blue card of charts... except it has slightly darker blue lettering on the cover and the paper is a little bit stiffer/heavier.  

What do you reckon?  My thinking is that it is a 1st printing variation, i.e. that the first printing run may have been a few thousand copies (2,000 at a guess, maybe more), and at some point during that run they changed ink and/or changed paper stock. I have a friend who does quite a bit of small run printing (photo calendars etc..) and he finds that it is not uncommon to switch paper or ink during a print-run - especially if you are doing it on a budget, as they were in the mid 1970s. Happy to hear any thoughts?

By the way, for comparison here is a 2nd printing:


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:10 pm 
 

Mine is exactly the same, with yellow insert instead of blue. But sheet color is highly variable in FGU products.

As for a printing, perhaps the "other titles" list could help. On last page, the last item is Mercenary. The 1st is Royal Armies of Hyborean Age.
FGU adress on last page is
Post Office Box 182
Roslyn, New York 11576.

If it could help...


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