Palace of the Silver Princess (orange copy)
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:51 pm 

What's it worth?  Excellent/near mint condition, no shrink wrap.

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:27 pm 

Obviously, it depends on the condition of the module.  But assuming that its VG+, I'd say it's worth between $2300 and $3000 (big range, but since one hasn't been seen in a little bit - I'd say it's possible for it to go high even without the SW).


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:42 pm 

Hard to tell from the pictures, but it looks like it might be VF/NM.  If so, it could probably sell for $2,000-2,500.  It could sell for more, since there haven't been a lot of these come up in recent times, and a most have been in SW, which can skew the results.  Being that it is not in SW, would make it attractive to some, and it probably doesn't have the warping damage that occurs to some of them from the SW tightening over time.

Here are four eBay auction sales from 2016 to current:

Sold For:  $2,177.86
Date: January 23, 2016
Condition: VF (SW)

Sold For:  $2,900
Date: June 19, 2016
Condition:  NM (SW)  (Jeff Leason's Staff Copy)

Sold For:  $2,627.84
Date: December 04, 2016
Condition:  VG (Steve Marsh's Staff Copy)

Sold For:  $2,800
Date: January 15th 2017
Condition:  NM (SW)

No BINs or private sales included.

If you are planning to sell, I would recommend you list it at a reasonable starting price.  List it accurately, with several high-quality pictures.  It will find it's value.  eBay would probably be the best place to list it, with posts here and possibly on Facebook.  You could try to sell it on one of the Facebook groups, but I suspect it would do better on eBay.

This is an item where The Acaeum valuations are probably low, since there haven't been a lot of recorded valuations in recent years, and the ones that have, are mostly in SW or unique copies.  It would be good to get some new valuations so we can see if the trend is similar to many of the other rares, which have spiked recently.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:58 pm 

You're going to get a good amount of money for your book either way but your pictures will determine what you get by maybe thousands of dollars, especially if you aren't a regular Seller.

Don't just say the book's condition in your listing, you will need to show it. Especially if your book is in excellent condition.

Show the corners that they don't have damage
Show the spine front and back, that it doesn't have spine stress and/or color losses
Show the staples to see if they have rust or not
Is the cover perfect with complete gloss? Front and Back

Many sellers, including experienced ones short themselves especially when they DO have a Near Mint or better book by not showing proof to the potential buyers that their assigned condition is accurate.

Gabe is an excellent seller and he does great pictures for the things he sells. Obviously you don't need to shoot a picture of every page like he did here, but do follow his example of showing EXACTLY what the real condition of the book is.

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:36 am 

Those are poor photos that do not accurately show the condition of the module. If anything, cropping off corners and edges lead me to believe that is in worse condition than stated, and flaws are being intentionally hidden, though of course you are not listing it for sale at the moment, so not really an issue.

That being said, dbartman gave the best info with the recent auction history, significantly outpacing the Acaeum's listed values, even taking SW and specific provenances into account, IMO.  This is obviously quite a rare item that has limited sale data for the valuation board to work with, but it does to be very low compared to what is seen in these auction histories.

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