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Post Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:01 pm 
 

Dear all,

While looking into one of my 6th print white boxes, I noticed that it had 12 receipts related to sales of D&D related items from a store named 'Chess & Games Unlimited' based out of California. Do you think that this would be of interest to a collector? I am going to be selling the white box, and was curious if I should package it all together as it came to me or sell these separately if of interest.

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:44 pm 
 

If you can match up a receipt to the item shown being purchased on it, by all means that receipt should be sold with the item. Personally I always consider that a huge plus for the item. That would be referred to as providing Provenance for the item.

If you can't match an item up to a receipt, would the receipt have value too? Maybe, it would depend on the item being depicted on the receipt I'd guess. Would also depend on the Game Store - I'd assume a receipt from The Dungeon would be valued more highly than others.

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:57 pm 
 

Thank you, I will include the one receipt tied with the purchase of the boxed set. I did a bit of research on the internet (although that is not my expertise) and found that the company stopped filing in 1985, and was owned by Melvyn L Gerst. These types of 'finds' are interesting, and the prices are insane :D

While the receipt states that Chess & Games Unlimited is the "World's Largest Game Stores", I would have no clue if that was true or not, especially since I have lived on the East Coast my entire life (Miami).

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:46 pm 
 

Glad to help Jorge. Good luck on your sale.

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:06 am 
 

carrejo wrote in Interest for game store receipts:While the receipt states that Chess & Games Unlimited is the "World's Largest Game Stores", I would have no clue if that was true or not, especially since I have lived on the East Coast my entire life (Miami).


I would think the if they were a contemporary of Wargames West, that would not be true.

Now I wonder how many stores that advertised in Dragon Magazine are still in business. I know Complete Strategist is - just visited them in January.

Anyone else care to chime in with "Legacy Stores"?


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:48 am 
 

The Last Grenadier (Burbank, CA - advertised in The Dragon #8) closed in April 2013, or thereabouts.

Earliest one I could find - not counting The Dungeon Hobby Shop. There are a couple other stores that advertised earlier, but a Google search turns up nothing.

The War House (Long Beach, CA - Also advertised in #8) IS STILL OPEN.      (562) 424-3180. 630 W. Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90806


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:36 pm 
 

The Armory advertised a long time in Dragon. Unfortunately, they closed down over 10 years ago. Maybe 15 by now, I've lost track. It figures, just after I moved near the area.


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