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Post Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:07 am 
 

I have a 1st print Brown Box Beta wood grain.  Seems to be complete with very minimal wear. the books themselves look to have not been used much.  has an original receipt dated from May 1975 for $10.60 including tax. the wood grain box is in decent shape (small tear on corner).  what would the value be on this? I saybits beta because of the reciept from may 75 and the fact is has the errata sheet.  The books have the $3.50 value.  i will post pictures soon, i tried uploading but image is too big.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:04 am 
 

I'd figure you are looking at a minimum of $4K. Are you going to list it on eBay?

  


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:38 am 
 

upon further research on this amazing site i was able to determine that this is actually a 2nd printing from 1975.  I dont think i can change the title to reflect that, i dont want to mislead people. but if anyone wants to check out the photos i took and let me know their opinion on what the value is or potenially could be feel free to reply :) thank you!

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:17 am 
 

mrantbanks wrote in D&D 1st Print Woodgrain Brown Box Beta:upon further research on this amazing site i was able to determine that this is actually a 2nd printing from 1975.  I dont think i can change the title to reflect that, i dont want to mislead people. but if anyone wants to check out the photos i took and let me know their opinion on what the value is or potenially could be feel free to reply :) thank you!

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Beautiful looking set and the covers of the booklets look to be in great shape. I did notice writing on the errata "Reference" sheets. In addition, there were some errata sheets that were not part of the original set. Do you know where they came from? Possibly the convention or tournament where you bought this set? Lastly, is there any highlighting, marks, missing pages, stains, staple rust, tears, or writings (crayon, pen or pencil) anywhere on the booklet covers or inside their pages (inclusive of Greyhawk & Blackmoor)?

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:28 am 
 

Hello Paul! I have added some more pictures to the album.  there are some pencil and highlighter in the first two books through out many pages.  the subsequent books looks like there are a lot less pencil marking and highlighter. Although i did find pen marking on the last page on a couple of the supplemental books.  also the supplemental books look to have rust on the staples but the first three books appear to have no rust.  i tried to get some close ups of the spine so you can be the judge.  thanks for your reply!

  


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:46 pm 
 

Hello,

That is a nice looking set.

You can get a sense of what it could sell for from the estimated values here.  In truth, going with ebay will get you the widest audience for this.

I am kind of in the market for a 2nd print to fill out a gap in my collection. I will send you a message with an offer too (if you don't think that is being too cheeky!

Best of luck!


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:59 pm 
 

Hi again! I have sent you a pm through this site with an offer (and a bunch of questions). Good luck with everything.

... and for the curious here (of course) I suggested that I would be prepared to pay in the region of $3,000 (up or down) depending on condition/pics etc.. Feel free to message me if you think I have gone too high or too low for a nice 2nd print :D


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:58 pm 
 

Hello everyone!
i have uploaded more pictures to the google folder here:
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I could not detect any cigarette, mildew, mold smell on any of the items. From what I was reading online the supplemental books are from a later date and added to this collection set.  Is that correct? im just wondering what the price of the supplemental books are on their own.. anyone know?  i guess the best bet is to check ebay sold prices.... anyway thank you all and please let me know if i should add more pictures or if i missed any questions.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:10 pm 
 

You need to figure out what printing the Greyhawk and Blackmoor supplements are, to determine what they are worth.  First prints bring a premium.  The separate sheets are interesting.  Some appear homemade, though.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:56 pm 
 

hi!  i have been going through acaeum site and found the following link about the Greyhawk supplemental.  Based on what is written I have a 1st print supplemental.  i noticed that the price in the last page was crossed out for the dice thinking that the previous owner updated the price.  Also this Greyhawk supplemental on the inside has copyright 1975 without any printing number.  About the seperste sheets they indeed look interesting and one in partichlar seems to have been typed up on their typewriter.

thanks for replying!

https://www.acaeum.com/ddindexes/setpag ... ments.html

  

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:17 pm 
 

I love the fact the original receipt is with it!!!  :)



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Post Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:43 pm 
 

yes i thought the receipt was pretty neat too! I understand the dice were not part of the origonl box set as I understand but added to this set at some point.  I finally opened the little plastic bag where the dice were stored and pulled out the card, it is a warranty card it looks like from Lou Zocchi.  if the dice wear out before 1980 they will replace them. i will upload a picture later today when i get home.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:41 pm 
 

Beautiful set. Thanks for posting!

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