[Signed]Streets of Silver: A Twin Crowns Adventurer's Guide
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:52 pm 
 

I recently found a copy of Streets of Silver: A Twin Crowns Adventurer's Guide by Living Imagination that was heavily signed on the credits page. I was wondering if it might have any value? Here's a scan:

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BTW: The page is actually B&W. This is probably the best copy protection I have ever seen.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 2:49 pm 
 

Still in need of help on this. Please. Anyone?


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 10:04 pm 
 

My guess is not much.  Most d20 stuff is near worthless (and, yes, I do collect nearly all of it), and since none of the people who contributed to this product are famous (yet), it's probably not going to increase in value.  You might want to hold onto it for another 10 or 20 years to see if any of these people become famous and then it might be worth something.  As an example, I have the Tom Clancy inspired PC game, Force 21, signed on the package by the entire design team and I can't sell it for even $5, including the Prima strategy guide.  
Long story short: Autographs by people that no one has heard for a product that nobody cares about doesn't do much for an item's value.  
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 10:19 pm 
 

dathon wrote:My guess is not much.


Gotta agree. Most gaming-related signatures seem to inspire a collective yawn. I've had signed stuff in the past from Elmore, Parkinson, Jaquays, Otus, etc., and it didn't seem to make a damn bit of difference in the resale price. I have to say I'm not surprised by this: I mean, they're game-designers; why would their signatures mean anything to anybody?

There might be a couple of exceptions to this. I'd imagine some 1974 to 1977-era stuff signed by Gygax might bring in a few extra dollars, but I couldn't say for sure. And dead artists — not to be too grim about it — will usually see all of their prices rise, whether or not the pieces are signed.

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 2:21 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:
dathon wrote:My guess is not much.


Gotta agree. Most gaming-related signatures seem to inspire a collective yawn. I've had signed stuff in the past from Elmore, Parkinson, Jaquays, Otus, etc., and it didn't seem to make a damn bit of difference in the resale price. I have to say I'm not surprised by this: I mean, they're game-designers; why would their signatures mean anything to anybody?

There might be a couple of exceptions to this. I'd imagine some 1974 to 1977-era stuff signed by Gygax might bring in a few extra dollars, but I couldn't say for sure. And dead artists — not to be too grim about it — will usually see all of their prices rise, whether or not the pieces are signed.


As a funny aside, once I bought a guy's collection and there were a set of signed Hseries (actually, just H2, H3 and H4).  Signed by Gary Gygax...who had nothing to do with any of the above items!  I never got the story behind these, probably some guy at a convention saw Gary, and had nothing in his hands except for the H-series, and thought...naw, even that doesn't make sense.  I wonder what was going through EGG's mind as he signed these?  I sold the H3 and H4, I still have the H2 around here somewhere as an odd curio.

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:57 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote: There might be a couple of exceptions to this. I'd imagine some 1974 to 1977-era stuff signed by Gygax might bring in a few extra dollars, but I couldn't say for sure. And dead artists — not to be too grim about it — will usually see all of their prices rise, whether or not the pieces are signed.


I am currently bidding on a white box set signed by Gary Gygax. It is already at a higher price than I would have normally been willing to offer without the Signature. Besides, I already have more white box sets than anyone should want or need anyway. I am thinking of giving one of them away as some sort of prize for some sort of charity auction, or lottery, or something along those lines. :?:


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:01 pm 
 

Hey Aneoth, if it has ents and hobbits, you could always send it to me.  After all I'm a charity, and I'd want to hold an auction.  One bidder only of course. :)



  

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:06 pm 
 

Aneoth wrote:
Xaxaxe wrote: There might be a couple of exceptions to this. I'd imagine some 1974 to 1977-era stuff signed by Gygax might bring in a few extra dollars, but I couldn't say for sure. And dead artists — not to be too grim about it — will usually see all of their prices rise, whether or not the pieces are signed.


I am currently bidding on a white box set signed by Gary Gygax. It is already at a higher price than I would have normally been willing to offer without the Signature. Besides, I already have more white box sets than anyone should want or need anyway. I am thinking of giving one of them away as some sort of prize for some sort of charity auction, or lottery, or something along those lines. :?:


I thought you were buying those to build a wall somewhere in your house..... :wink:

But seriously, a couple of suggestions, you might auction one and donate the profits to Tsunamai charities (I think ebay has a link how to do this somewhere on their info pages); I'm pretty sure you could write off the winings as charity donation.  I would pick someone reputable such as Red Cross or a similar organization.  I heard about some good old boys right here in Texas who are donating three industrial sized water treatment machines and flying the devices there themselves; my wife saw the story on the news and is trying to get her company (Lockheed) to sponsor the guys or help them out in their journey logistically.  Also, you could get pretty good value for trade on one of those, probably as much trade value as what you spent in most cases (trade value, not cash).

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