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Post Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:23 pm 
 

Among the RPG books I am selling is the entire rare Primal Order sourcebooks from WotC before they became involved with D&D. One of the books called "Pawns - The Opening Move" containing art from Ron Spencer (WoD, Talislanta, M:tG and D&D) of which I have the following:

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I have a buyer interested in the book and potentially the artwork too (it would be a shame to separate them), and my question is how do I determine fair value for something like this? It's unique and purchased directly from the artist on eBay in 2003.

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:09 pm 
 

I've bought a fair amount of interiors.  Hard to tell the size of the artwork but if 8.5x11 and considering the quality I say fair market in the range of $150 - 250.

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:15 pm 
 

Thanks Prufrock. The actual size is 8.5 x 11.875 ...

  

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:36 am 
 

So when selling them together, what would be a reasonable asking price?

  

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:17 am 
 

Metal-Demon wrote in RPG Art ... question about value:So when selling them together, what would be a reasonable asking price?

I am not familar enough with the rarity of the module to provide you an answer.  Sorry.

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:56 am 
 

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The TOO books generally sell in the $35-$75 range, so they're not super-collectible in general. The are mildly scarce, though.

Since it was a WotC product, and many of their early artists did work on MtG too, you may get a bit more for it if you can associate the artist with other products/lines too.  In terms of value, I would guess that Martin's estimation is reasonable, but I'm not a big art follower either, so other folks might chime in, perhaps, with better estimates.


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:34 pm 
 

I know Ron Spencer also did art for Talislanta.


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:17 pm 
 

Personally, if that is the current value of the original art, I would hold onto it. The risk is that the value will go down, but if it is so low at the moment it isn't much of a risk and it is a cool looking bit of artwork that would look nice framed with the open book beneath it.


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