Huge lot of vintage Sealed Box Sets and a Bunch More!!!
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:11 pm 
 

Here's a list of items I have for sale.

Unopened Box Sets: 1984: - #2014 Dragon Lords-Folklore Creatures of the Night, #2015 Dragon Lords-Dragon Killers, #2016 Dragon Lords-Magic users Advanced Level Adventurers, #2506 Dragon Lords-Silver Dragon, #2507 Dragon Lords-Blue Dragon Metal Figure Set, #2510 Dragon Lords-Gold Dragon

1985: - #2512  Dragon Lords-Spectral Dragon, #2513 Dragon Lords-Sea Dragon, #2516 Dragon Lords-Chaos Dragon, #2518 Dragon Lords-Swamp Dragon, #2519 Dragon Lords-Frost Dragon, #7501 The Lord of the Rings-Fellowship of the Ring(Middle-Earth Meral Miniatures), #7502 The Lord of the Rings-Saurons Dark Ones(Middle-Earth Meral Minis)

No Date on Box: - #10-306 Fantasy Champions-The Best of Ral Partha, #10-307 Mystic Masters-The Best of Ral Partha

Opened Box Sets: 1982 sets; #6001 Fantasy Lords-Dragons of the Emerald Idol, #6002 Fantasy Lords-Skeletons, Raiders of the Undead
1983 sets; #2001 Dragon Lords-Wizards:Masters of Sorcery, #2004 Dragon Lords-Hireling Crew, #2005 Dragon Lords-Fighting Men&The Warriors 10 piece, #2006 Dragon Lords-Specialist:The Skilled Ones, #2009 Dragon Lords-Wizards Chamber, #2010 Dragon Lords-Horrors of the Marsh, #2011 Dragon Lords-Orc's of the Severed Head, #5003 Dragon Lords-Woodland Adventurers, #5004 Dragon Lords-Tomb of Spells, #6003 Fantasy Lords-Elves of the Silvan Brotherhood, #6004 Fantasy Lords-Monsters of Mythology, #6005 Fantasy Lords-Knights,Fighters&Men at Arms, #8004 Dragon Lords-Fantasy Fiends Action Art Figure Set
1985 Sets - #2515 Dragon Lords-Iron Dragon

Non-Dated Opened Box Sets: #2011 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Figure Set-"Orc's Lair", #5004 Advanced Dungeon & Dragons-Tomb of Spells"The Solid Gold Line", #5009 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons-Dragon's Lair"The Solid Gold Line", #8003 Advanced Dungeon and Dragons Action Art Figure Set,

Non-Dated TSR Branded Opened Box Sets: Stock No.-5302 Asst. No.-5500 Advanced Dungeons and Dragon's:Clerics & Druids, Stock No.-5303 Asst. No.-5500 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons-Magic Users & Illusionists

Books: modules; Dungeon Module C2-The Ghost Tower of Inverness(still shrink wrapped), DL1 Advanced Dungeon & Dragons-Dragons Lance/Dragons of Despair(still in shrink wrapping), DL3 Advanced Dungeon & Dragons-Dragon Lance; Dragons of Hope

Hardcover Books All In Perfect to Near Mint Condition: 1983 Official Advanced Dungeons & Dragons-Legends & Lore by James Ward with Rob Kuntz #2013, Official Advanced Dungeons & Dragons-Unearthed Arcana by Gary Gygax #2017, Advanced D&D Adventure Games-Monster Manual by Gary Gygax,  Advanced D&D Adventure Games; TSR Presents-Deities & Demigods(Cyclopedia of Gods and Heroes from Myth and Legend)#2013, Players Handbook;Compiled Information for Players and Dungeon Masters by Gary Gygax, Dungeon Masters Guide-Essential Reference Information for Gamemastering Advanced D&D by Gary Gygax dated may 16 1979


Pictures of everything will be put up shortly working on that now little by little and I also have a bunch of characters with no box's I am sure from the same time period I also have an old map looking thing could be a game board maybe will post pictures of that as well.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:36 pm 
 

Can this be moved to the Classifieds section?


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:22 pm 
 

Well I was hoping someone could appraise it as we'll anyone have an idea.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:56 pm 
 

Mrdoublearon wrote in Huge lot of vintage Sealed Box Sets and a Bunch More!!!:Well I was hoping someone could appraise it as we'll anyone have an idea.


The best way to appraise many of these items is to see what items have actually sold for recently on eBay.  Make sure you are logged in to eBay, then enter a search query for a item like "grenadier box dragon" and then check the little box on the left hand side that says "sold listings."  For me, that gave me about 70 different items, some of which are sales of items you are selling.  Of course, you have to factor in shipping, condition, completeness and many other factors which can affect a final sales price.  You may notice that very similar items sell for very different prices, so unless there are three or more sales, you still may not know with much confidence of what an item would really sell for.  By using this process, you'll be able to evaluate probably three fourths of your items if not more.  Then, if there are three or four that have you stumped, I'd come back and request more specific advice.

Another thing you have not indicated is whether you'd take less if someone bought multiple items from you.  Most people say yes, but then they don't indicate what percentage of a a discount they'd actually give.  

Finally, I would guess that only half the people on these forums, at most, have a buying interest in miniatures.  I love them, but my collection is essentially complete, so I'm not even a buyer.  I think you'll find more interest and feedback on www.dragonsfoot.net in their miniatures forums.  I am not saying to not advertize here, I am simply trying to maximize your exposure.  That said, you'll still probably come out ahead by listing these on eBay.   8)


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:54 am 
 

The most desirable Grenadier sets are the AD&D Gold Line boxes, Lord of the Rings, Dragon Lords (the ones with dragons), and finally the red Dragon Lords boxes (with non-dragon figures), in that order. Depending on condition and demand, sets like a sealed Tomb of Spells (with the Umber Hulk) could fetch upwards of $50-60 bucks. Dragons could sell for $20-30 or more, and the red Dragon Lord sets around $15-20. But those are just numbers off the top of my head - do as Benjoshua suggested and search the sold listings on eBay for recent sales. The current active listings are almost always way overpriced, at least in my opinion. You can also check my Lead Market Reports on my blog (in my sig block) for some past sales numbers as well.

The Ral Partha sets are common, maybe $15-20 or so.

The TSR mini sets are very common and typically don't command high prices. Also around $15-20.

Of course, you never know when someone really wants a particular set or a little bidding war erupts over a common set, so prices can sometimes spike. We miniature collectors can be a fickle and unpredictable lot.

If you are looking to move them quick, selling in bulk is the way to go. If you want maximized profits, sell each set individually. Starting prices like .99 cents always attract a lot of interest, but a start of $10-15 bucks would be reasonable. You can also offer them to the respective collecting groups on Yahoo! (Collecting Grenadier Models, etc).

Oh, and for the love of god, DO NOT tape the boxes shut when you ship them! It seems common sense to most sellers, but some don't realize that collectors value the condition of the boxes too, and tape on the box is a sure-fire way to make a buyer very unhappy.


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:42 pm 
 

Pictures help. Stuff can be sealed but crushed, for example, so the "but its in shrink!" is irrelevant. There's an ad age for the adage, and it involves pictures and value....


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