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Post Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:48 pm 
 

Hi,
Firstly - an apology. I wasnt sure where to put this as the subject and questions didn't naturally fit within the assorted forum subjects. I settled on here as being the least wrong forum. Sorry if this was incorrect.

Around 25 years ago I started collecting artwork and from links with assorted UK RPG events, auctions and artists I amassed a reasonable amount of original artwork. My collection was concentrated around D&D/AD&D product-based originals and sketches done by a number of the artsts involved with TSR in the 80's (around 350 pieces in total).

Having been out of the environment for over 10 years now, I have sort of lost touch with how the 'market' for art had developed.

On to the questions that I hope someone can help with:

Does anyone know of a central repository on art collections or specialist sites covering TSR art swaps/sales?

Also, does anyone know any sites covering the current/past values of old TSR product artwork?

I was also wondering if anyone knew of any gallery-based collections/displays of fantasy art from the genre?

Thanks in advance.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:18 pm 
 

Hi,

that you John?

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:35 pm 
 

What do you have?  Ebay may be a good place to go if you are selling.


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:59 pm 
 

The best place to go for all Fantasy Art that I know of is Pat Willshire's site:

http://www.munchkinpress.com/IndexOLD.html

and here is the link to his forum:

http://www.munchkinpress.com/phpBB2/index.php

Pat posts here every once in a while under the user ID tsrart.  In addition, the burtwire brothers who post here are big TSR art collectors and so is (or at least was) Vermillionfire.  I am sure they can help you out as well. :)


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:26 pm 
 

lawrenson wrote:Hi,

that you John?

Cheers,
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:D Yep

  


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:38 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:The best place to go for all Fantasy Art that I know of is Pat Willshire's site:

http://www.munchkinpress.com/IndexOLD.html

and here is the link to his forum:

http://www.munchkinpress.com/phpBB2/index.php

Pat posts here every once in a while under the user ID tsrart.  In addition, the burtwire brothers who post here are big TSR art collectors and so is (or at least was) Vermillionfire.  I am sure they can help you out as well. :)


Given the wealth of material produced by TSR et al I was amazed there were not more sites like Pat's - but now I've looked it over - perfect!

Many thanks for the info and the quick reply - exactly what I was looking for as a starting point to get back in the swing of trading/swapping/showing. Trying to start with Ebay was a nightmare  :D

J

  

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:17 pm 
 

Do you ave a list of artwork? I'm sure quite a few people will be interested...

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:17 am 
 

beasterbrook wrote:Do you ave a list of artwork? I'm sure quite a few people will be interested...

Brette:)


Hi Brette,
A full listing will take a while I'm afraid - when I dropped out of the scene most of the art was stored away. I plan on putting up a random selection on Pat's site but that will probably have to wait til after Xmas.

The collection starts with a number of pieces from the early 80's including some of the interior B&W art used in the TSR UK series of adventures (UK 1- 7),  through original sketches and pictures by Easley, Elmore etc. from the mid '80's and on to odd stuff like the transparencies TSR used to use for advertising shots/campaigns and signed limited posters.

Given the large number and the fact most of it was aquired through what randomly appeared at events run in the UK and the artists that appeared at those shows - an 'eclectic range' would best describe it.

Now, all I need to do is find that camera...  :D

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:21 am 
 

I'm sure that a lot of us will be waiting to see what pops up.. :)

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:36 am 
 

Sorry, I haven't been on the boards here for a while . . . .

John, by all means drop me a note and let me know what's up!

And thanks for the plug, bclarkie! I never realized that you were in Pittsburgh . . . .!


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