68 Dragon magzines sealed dated back to 1968
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Post Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 9:31 am 
 

Hello everyone!  I know a lot of people are always asking about the value of their old Dragon books, but I was wondering if mine may has some value?  Like the title says, my first on is from June of 1968, then I have 4 from 1979.  The rest of them are numbers 33-68.  I don't have every issue in between, but I do have multiple copies of a few.  I also have 5 copies of the Dragontales issues.  Every single one of these has never been used, maybe never even been taken out of the sleeve.  I've also got 3 copies of the Finieous treasury that look the same way they did when I bought them in the early 80s.  Of course, I can make a list of everything, if these sound like they may have some value.  Any information, would be much appreciated!

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 9:57 am 
 

dp21894,

I'm not a magazine collector myself, but there are dozens of Acaeum members who could probably weigh in on issue values.  Here is a link to Dragon Magazine values to get you started:

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Post Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 10:16 am 
 

Thanks for the link!  I know that condition is the most important factor. My question may sound weird, but I'll give it a shot.  When dealing with an item that was a player's guide, does the fact that they've never really been used, make up for the binders not being perfect because of storage?  The front and rear covers are just as colorful as they were new and aren't wrinkled up, but the binders on some aren't perfect?

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:16 am 
 

Can you provide more information on exactly what it is you have from 1968? TSR did not start publishing The Dragon until 1976 - the company did not even exist in 1968.

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:48 am 
 

tool wrote in 68 Dragon magzines sealed dated back to 1968:Can you provide more information on exactly what it is you have from 1968? TSR did not start publishing The Dragon until 1976 - the company did not even exist in 1968.


I think he meant '78


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Post Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 12:35 pm 
 

Sorry about , June 78

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 12:44 pm 
 

Here's the list.  the dash after the issue number is the number of copies I have.

15-1, 22-1, 23-1, 28-1, 29-1, 33-1, 36-2, 38-2, 39-1, 40-1, 42-2, 44-2, 45-2, 46-1, 47-2, 48-2, 49-1, 50-1, 51-2, 52-1, 54-1, 55-1, 56-1, 57-1, 59-1, 60-2, 61-2, 62-2, 63-3, 64-2, 65-1, 67-2, 68-2, Dragontales-5, The Finieous Treasury-3

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 12:45 pm 
 

Certainly early issues have some value and are worth selling individually.  I usually find that after issue 60 or 70, it becomes a difficult sell (i.e. you may sit on them for a long time) and the value is worth maybe $1.  The earlier the issue the more value they have.

Dragontales generally sells for about $5 - it is not very rare.  Finieous probably around $25.

The mailing packaging for magazines generally do help out the value a bit or at least make them a bit easier to sell.

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Post Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 2:18 pm 
 

Do the older magazines still have their mailing covers attached?


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Post Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 3:31 pm 
 

Everything after about the 50s, as Mars said, might sit awhile.  You could get $5-$7 apiece for some of those. depending on how long you wanted to sit on them, or their condition

You should do ok on the pre-#50 issues, and Fineious Treasurys.

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Post Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 5:05 pm 
 

Are you asking if they're in a sleeve?

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 5:56 pm 
 

dp21894 wrote in 68 Dragon magzines sealed dated back to 1968:Are you asking if they're in a sleeve?


Some issues came with mailing covers. That might be what they are talking about.


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Post Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 6:09 pm 
 

No, they don't have those.

  
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