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Post Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:03 am 
 

After seeing an auction with quite a number of SW items go for some pretty good prices, I am curious what this is worth now in today's market.  It was purchased in 2002 and has been out of sight ever since.  I am terrible at searching with Ebay so can anyone please tell me the last time one like this came up for auction?  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:25 am 
 

It was about 3 or 4 years ago, if I recall correctly.  Around $1700-$1900, I think, though it didn't look like the cover was in such nice condition as yours.

Why, are you considering selling?   :D


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:25 am 
 

I can't remember a covered one going really since those couple back then.... Hmm...

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:01 am 
 

I'd be willing to bet that if you offered it for private sale on Acaeum (closed bids), you'd get at least $2K for it. On RPG Marketplace with a link placed on Acaeum, you'd still get the dedicated collectors and probably a higher prive. Maybe beat the all time high for a non-unique item. It would certainly be well worth watching.

So do you have one? I've seen that picture before.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:26 am 
 

what is the item?

cant see a picture or detail of what the item is?

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:32 am 
 

Sir Kill Alot wrote: this

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Al, click the word 'this'. It is the Jade Hare with cover.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:52 am 
 

It would top 2K easily. It's probably rarer than a woodie.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:44 am 
 

Well, I'd go to 2K without thinking about it. Beyond that it's anyone's guess.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:53 pm 
 

aha! yes now i see...thanks shane

if thats your thing, then yes, i think a massive amount, but for me, pfft, toilet paper :)

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:38 pm 
 

beasterbrook wrote:I can't remember a covered one going really since those couple back then.... Hmm...

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Brette, do you still have your copy?  If Scott {Foul} still has his, that makes three.  

There's got to be more....a box somewhere will be found that is full of these.  (The evil inside me hopes not :twisted: )

Wasn't  there a bunch of old Tamoachan mods that were found in a hobby shop basement or something?

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:45 pm 
 

Sir Kill Alot wrote:Wasn't  there a bunch of old Tamoachan mods that were found in a hobby shop basement or something?

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Sir Kill Alot wrote:
Brette, do you still have your copy?  If Scott {Foul} still has his, that makes three.  

There's got to be more....a box somewhere will be found that is full of these.  (The evil inside me hopes not :twisted: )

Wasn't  there a bunch of old Tamoachan mods that were found in a hobby shop basement or something?

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No I have only ever had the coverless versions, has 3 now only have 2...
There was a couple of thes covered versions sold all around the same time (and shrinked from memory as well) 3-4 or so of them... thats about all I can rember of then being sold.. but I'm going strictly from memory here...
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beasterbrook wrote:There was a couple of thes covered versions sold all around the same time (and shrinked from memory as well) 3-4 or so of them... thats about all I can rember of then being sold.. but I'm going strictly from memory here...
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http://www.acaeum.com/ddindexes/modpages/jade.html for 2002. still no record covered version sold to public??

  

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No I have only ever had the coverless versions, has 3 now only have 2...
There was a couple of thes covered versions sold all around the same time (and shrinked from memory as well) 3-4 or so of them... thats about all I can rember of then being sold.. but I'm going strictly from memory here...
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Right, that was a while ago...

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:43 pm 
 

Sir Kill Alot wrote:
Right, that was a while ago...

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4 times... and one of those may be a resale?? so maybe 3(4?) with a cover on so far in existance?? There have been quite a few coverless up for sale .. usually 2-3 a year.. the covered version I have been on the lookout for and the 4 listed here are about it I think... I wish there was more of these around, even more woodies than that (in the last month;)..

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:28 am 
 

One of the thoughts from that thread suggests that the cover authenticates the item.  IMHO, the cover does just the opposite.

I was wondering if anyone has dug up the details on why so few copies were issued with the cover or if someone working for TSR has ever verified that TSR actually issued them at all?  I don't remember the 3 or 4 auctions from 2002, just the maxwell auction - and from what I remember he wasn't exactly a credible seller.

As it stands this seems to be the most rare of all D&D items (rarer than any tournament module, prepub, woodgrain set, etc) and in comparison it is not that old.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:00 am 
 

I remember the 4 Jades. They went around $800 each or so IIRC.


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:08 am 
 

Mars wrote:One of the thoughts from that thread suggests that the cover authenticates the item.  IMHO, the cover does just the opposite.

agree more inhouse use only to cover tsr back on product. maxwell sale was of internal tsr copy never sold to public
uncovered is the real deal for public in acaeum scope
Mars wrote:As it stands this seems to be the most rare of all D&D items (rarer than any tournament module, prepub, woodgrain set, etc) and in comparison it is not that old.

not as rare as oz g+d complete in shrink guess $2k give or take. if had choice will take those in two seconds and leave jade hare cover to completist list tickers :) :) nice to have perhaps but not that nice personally. filed under same category as acaeum preproduction woodie ;>
someone still will pay plenty $$$ am sure

  


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:27 am 
 

Rakeesh sah Tarna wrote:not as rare as oz g+d complete in shrink guess $2k give or take. if had choice will take those in two seconds


Would be too late...one second here.   :D


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:32 am 
 

Rakeesh sah Tarna wrote:not as rare as oz g+d complete in shrink guess $2k give or take.


Maybe not as rare as the modules in shrink but we have definitely seen more oz g+d in total - I'll take these too.

In looking over the old thread again, it seems like the 4 copies came from the same source and again this part of the story gets somewhat suspect to me - a friend who was selling everything had them. "The book that you now own may have been part of the TSR library collection or may have not been."

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