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Post Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:34 pm 
 

Hi,

This is my first post on this forum, which I've rediscovered after 4 years. I have a question which I haven't seen answered anywhere. I have the AD&D hardcover Dragonlance Adventures, but it's been bound upside down. If you open the front cover, you get to the index. I can give you an image if it helps.

Any idea how common this is? Thanks in advance.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:57 pm 
 

huw wrote:Hi,

This is my first post on this forum, which I've rediscovered after 4 years. I have a question which I haven't seen answered anywhere. I have the AD&D hardcover Dragonlance Adventures, but it's been bound upside down. If you open the front cover, you get to the index. I can give you an image if it helps.

Any idea how common this is? Thanks in advance.

I've no idea how frequently these sorts of errors occurred,  but they don't seem to affect their value significantly.  I've run into a handful, but not that one specifically.

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:31 pm 
 

Printing/binding errors seemed to happen more frequently with the later books when the quality seemed to take a back seat to quantity pushed out.  Mostly detrimental to the value.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:52 am 
 

I have an OA like this. Like the others, I don't think it increases the value, just a quirky item to have though :)


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:00 pm 
 

Apparently someone paid a lot of money for a misprint DMG, so you never know.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:30 pm 
 

huw wrote:Hi,

This is my first post on this forum, which I've rediscovered after 4 years. I have a question which I haven't seen answered anywhere. I have the AD&D hardcover Dragonlance Adventures, but it's been bound upside down. If you open the front cover, you get to the index. I can give you an image if it helps.

Any idea how common this is? Thanks in advance.


As noted by the knowledgeable folks here in this thread, this item is not going to be worth any more than than a regular one would be and to be 100% honest it is probably less valuable than a DL Adventures book that is normal. The reason for this is that this type of printing error would drive even the people who were looking to use the book for gaming purposes away from it due to the printing error in question.  

These types of printing errors, although not extremely common, are both common enough to make it of little to no value by it in itself, but they are also easy enough to manipulate the original book itself to "create" another book with this type of printing error.  I suspect that you would be pretty hard pressed to get anything more than $5 to $7 for it and quite likely even less. :)


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:57 pm 
 

I got $12 for an upside down high grade 2nd edition Player's Handbook once.  Figure, I probably posted a classified and I'm (somewhat) well known on ebay.  So, there might be a few who want these oddball variations, but either below or right at market value seems about right.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:09 pm 
 

From my point of view a printing error such as this would slightly, emphasis on the word slightly, increase the value of an item.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:16 pm 
 

Thanks for everyone's replies. It'll probably appear on ebay in the near future - I'll just have to see what happens to it.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:11 pm 
 

I just found a copy of the Dragonlance Adventures misprint.  Book is in good shape - paid $12.

  
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