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Post Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2003 3:25 am 
 

Hey guys, looks like we can find out what possibly may be the current price of a ST1. The market for tsr items has been low, but rares seem to do well even in this kind of economy. Here is the link:  http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 3112514198  As expected lawrenson is bidding, guess he wants to hoard all the ST1's and control the market. Mccarthy is bidding, though I thought he already owned one.  Guess one is not enough for some of these collectors :-)  Len, Adam, and any others interested in obtaining a ST1, go check the ebay auction and see if you are gonna bid.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2003 3:08 pm 
 

No ST1 yet... this would be my first if I can snag it....  :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2003 12:57 am 
 

I am very interested too see where this one ends up, Mike.  I think that once one pops up, other owners see what was paid for it and decide to let theirs go as well.  Call me picky, but if I am going to plunk down a grand for something, I would like to see it in a tad better condition. :?

  


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2003 2:22 am 
 

Your picky Len  8)  I'm the same as you! If I'm going to spend a lot of money, I would go after items in the best condition.   Perhaps this year will be a great year for William and he will get himself a ST1 after all these years :-)  I wouldn't be surprised if more ST1's pop up after this auction.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2003 5:38 am 
 

Mkman wrote:I wouldn't be surprised if more ST1's pop up after this auction.
 I thought that, when I Ebayed mine a couple of years ago.  I know of only 1 that resurfaced because of that, into a UK RPG auction.  Hope some do tho :)  Cheers, malcolm

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2003 1:22 am 
 

Mkman wrote:The market for tsr items has been low, but rares seem to do well even in this kind of economy.
 I know I'm sittin' this one out.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2003 1:47 am 
 

Hey Malcolm, in the last year or so I've seen at least 4-5 ST1s pop up for auction so I'm sure we will be seeing more come up soon. Owners of an ST1 will be following this auction closely because if it goes for a good amount, many will want to sell theirs.  I'm out of the bidding because I'm trying to obtain something far rarer than a ST1. Clue "its a daystar item".  8)  8)  8)  8) SUCKA!

  


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2003 3:29 pm 
 

..hey...wanna buy a nice Pharaoh ?  I wonder if the unsold ST1's were actually pulped?

  


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2003 5:12 pm 
 

Hey NN I need a Pharoah :-) Let me know if you got one  8)   I think the acaeum stated that unsold copies of ST1 were destroyed.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2003 4:18 am 
 

I didn't get the impression that that was confirmed, just a best guess.  Even if they weren't all destoryed, ST1 would STILL be the rarest item in any collection.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2003 4:23 am 
 

ST1 wouldn't be THE RAREST in a collection. The Daystar West items have a much smaller print run and very few exist today. I'd say the daystars, lost tamoa, ghost tower, lost caverns, etc all are among the rarest. Very few exists of those today. ST1, not THE rarest but perhaps the most expensive.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2003 4:41 am 
 

Yeah, forgot about those.  I really only go for stuff with the TSR logo on it at this point.  It will be intresting to see if anything comes of that reported "Vampyr" module.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2003 1:31 pm 
 

If the Vampyr is confirmed, I'd love to see a picture of it. I bet it looks neat just like Rahasia and Pharaoh.  
Yeah, forgot about those. I really only go for stuff with the TSR logo on it at this point.
 Come on Jacobite, those items are great. I know you want them if you had the chance of acquiring them. The only rarity I really don't even want is the B3 orange. Too many of them around for something so rare.  Speaking of b3 orange, you would assume it would be the rarest since on the acaeum says a batch of 72 or so were saved. Thats a very small amount. But contrary we see so many.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2003 7:16 pm 
 

Why dont we ask Tracy Hickman about Vampyr? He has a website, cant remember the address but it wasnt hard to find.   Im just not convinced that the unsold ST1's, and the orange B3's really were all pulped. I mean, youre the pulping guy, youve got a box of these D&D things to chuck in the machine, you remember your nephew or your neighbours cousin or whatever likes this stuff,....  BTW, what is ST1's content actually like? (Ive heard its rubbish.)

  


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2003 10:03 pm 
 

Yeah, I saved a bunch of LPs I was suppose to destroy for a university library once.  Record collecting was my primary hobby for years.  
Come on Jacobite, those items are great. I know you want them if you had the chance of acquiring them.
 No, I would NOT take them if you gave them to me!  :roll:    Seriously, I have a lot of common stuff to get still.  I'll see what happens when I start running out of easy stuff to buy.


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2003 2:29 am 
 

If anyone wants to ask Tracy Hickman about Vampyr, by all means, do so!  He can be contacted via his website at Tracy Hickman : Official Site of the NYT Best-Selling Fantasy Novelist and Game Creator .  Unfortunately, for whatever reason, Tracy won't respond to any of several e-mails I've sent him over the years.  Maybe someone else will have better luck!  Foul

  


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2003 3:52 am 
 

Jacobite, collecting is almost like an addiction, you'll never have enough  :-) Give it time and you'll fall to this addiction 8)  8)  and start wanting to get the rare stuff  :lol:

  

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2003 2:58 pm 
 

Mkman wrote:Hey Malcolm, in the last year or so I've seen at least 4-5 ST1s pop up for auction
 You must have amazing eyesight then, cos the aceum lists 4 in 3 years.  M: $1575 (7/00),  EX: $834 (6/01),  G: $1035 (5/02), EX: $1233 (6/02),   Which are the also the ones I've also noticed.  The 2 that went in 2002 were the same copy however, so that makes 1 per year.  :)  Cheers, malcolm

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2003 5:36 pm 
 

Yes I do have good eyesight. I'm a lot younger than you  8)  :lol:   I wouldn't just think that what the acaeum says on the auction is correct. I have seen plenty of items on ebay that the acaeum did not report.  Perhaps I should say 4-5 copies in all auctions (ebay, gencon, private, etc)

  


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2003 1:57 pm 
 

Early last year I emailed Mr.Hickman  The fickle gods of ebay have blessed me with a copy of your original Daystar West "Pharoah" adventure, and my cold and flinty heart would like to know how many copies were printed, and whether or not you have a big box of them in your attic.   frp_guy   and he kindly replied  That you have an original "Pharaoh" is rare indeed. I do not recall the exact figures but I believe that there were fewer than 200 originally printed ... closer, most likely, to 100. I have possibly two existing copies here at the house in my archive.  Tracy Hickman

  
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