Effect of written name in Woodgrain books?
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:09 am 
 

If a nice second printing of the Woodgrain set has a name neatly printed in the first page after the cover of each book, how much would the value of the set be affected, if any?

  


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:19 am 
 

I assume it is pen and not pencil.  Depends upon (i) the condition of the set and (ii) how big the name I suppose...  

If the set is in well used but Good condition, and the name is small, possibly hardly any change at all.

If the set is in Very Fine condition and the name is written large with marker pen (and it is a long name  :) ), then maybe $200.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:00 pm 
 

The books are otherwise close to unused.  Probably VF but could be better.  The name is in pen, upper right, about half inch high, neatly printed.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:51 pm 
 

ddt58 wrote:The books are otherwise close to unused.  Probably VF but could be better.  The name is in pen, upper right, about half inch high, neatly printed.

Probably negligible in this case, but definitely mention everything in the description if you're planning on selling.  Trying to remove the name would likely be futile, and a big mistake as the book might suffer damage from the attempt.  Most collectors realize the set was owned previously and won't care about a neatly penned name.  If it's a famous name, it might actually add to the value.

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:40 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:If it's a famous name, it might actually add to the value.


Even not-so-famous... many of the kids who played in Greyhawk c 1973-76 rarely if ever appeared in any big way. Might have a gem there... might not.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 7:22 pm 
 

I bought the set off a friend about 15-20 years ago.  He's now a deputy director at the US State Dept.  Not famous though.  The box is clean and square too, so its a nice set.  I don't plan on selling yet.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 9:45 pm 
 

ddt58 wrote:I bought the set off a friend about 15-20 years ago.  He's now a deputy director at the US State Dept.  Not famous though.  The box is clean and square too, so its a nice set.  I don't plan on selling yet.


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