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Post Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:36 pm 
 

So, what's the scoop on GenCon auctions?  What was notable, what was overpriced, what was a steal? :D


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:43 am 
 

I mentioned a bit already here:

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I'm sure someone has a better handle on the official prices and conditions but here's what I recall for some of the items that sold:

Lost Tamoachan (EX+) #28  $1100
Lost Tamoachan (EX+) #51  $1150
POTVQ 1st (NM) $1200
D&D Brown Box, 3rd (F) $875
Orange B3 (NM) $1000
Fazzlewood (NM) $860
Character Archaic, 2nd (?) $400
Frank's manuscripts went for $200+ each.

Quite a few additional items to be added.

Unfortunately, Frank's DM copy of Inverness didn't sell.  It was missing two 11X17 pages.  What a shame considering no more than 8 DM copies were produced.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:48 am 
 

dbartman wrote:Frank's manuscripts went for $200+ each.


Any details on the mss.?


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:39 pm 
 

I'm suprised that the Brown Box only sold for $875.00

From what I saw of it in the glass display case, it didn't look that bad...

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:50 pm 
 

grodog wrote:
Any details on the mss.?


from memory, there was a Q1 pre-pub and a red sonja tourney ms....cant remember the others (bill easily got them all)

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:17 pm 
 

Invincible Overlord wrote:I'm suprised that the Brown Box only sold for $875.00

From what I saw of it in the glass display case, it didn't look that bad...

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It was pretty roughed up inside and out.  I think it was missing a side to the box top and one or more of the corners were torn.  Lots of mold and rust on the books IIRC.  Not nearly as bad as one of the white boxes though.  I dont remember if it was the 5th or one of the 6th printings that was just total crap.


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It was pretty roughed up inside and out.  I think it was missing a side to the box top and one or more of the corners were torn.  Lots of mold and rust on the books IIRC.  Not nearly as bad as one of the white boxes though.  I dont remember if it was the 5th or one of the 6th printings that was just total crap.


yes it was. it was in pretty rough shape. i was actually surprised it went THAT high but hey, what do i know :)

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:24 pm 
 

dbartman wrote:I mentioned a bit already here:

viewtopic.php?p=118536&highlight=#118536

I'm sure someone has a better handle on the official prices and conditions but here's what I recall for some of the items that sold:

Lost Tamoachan (EX+) #29  $1100
Lost Tamoachan (EX+) #51  $1150
POTVQ 1st (NM) $1200
D&D Brown Box, 3rd (F) $875
Orange B3 (NM) $1000
Fazzlewood (NM) $860
Character Archaic, 2nd (?) $400
Frank's manuscripts went for $200+ each.

Quite a few additional items to be added.

Unfortunately, Frank's DM copy of Inverness didn't sell.  It was missing two 11X17 pages.  What a shame considering no more than 8 DM copies were produced.


The PotVQ went for $1300 actually.  Woulda been nice to get it for a hundred dollars less but oh well.  :wink:


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:27 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:The PotVQ went for $1300 actually.  Woulda been nice to get it for a hundred dollars less but oh well.  :wink:

saved on postage + could see what buying = nice win :) :)

  

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:36 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Lots of mold

gencon auction rules say no mold permitted i thought?? crazy-high price even more if so

  

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Rakeesh sah Tarna wrote:gencon auction rules say no mold permitted i thought?? crazy-high price even more if so


Well I was pretty tired but I coulda swore there was mention of mold spotting on the books.


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Kingofpain89 wrote:
It was pretty roughed up inside and out.  I think it was missing a side to the box top and one or more of the corners were torn.  Lots of mold and rust on the books IIRC.  Not nearly as bad as one of the white boxes though.  I dont remember if it was the 5th or one of the 6th printings that was just total crap.


Yeah, it was a pretty rough copy (fair condition) but no mold, just staining from campaigning...  It was also missing a side to the box and the Men & Magic cover had separated.  Several other defects/damage.  Perhaps I paid a little more than I should but at least I now have a third print.

  

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Kingofpain89 wrote:Well I was pretty tired but I coulda swore there was mention of mold spotting on the books.

erf. was there more than one or is that dbartman's pickup?? good price on one tamo to offset
not just there for auction even if obvious draw + sounds like was a blast :) :)

  

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:08 pm 
 

too slow. answered :P :P
am sure had more history than sitting on shelf for 33 years. good to know not mold!!

  


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:56 pm 
 

So, no Treasure of the Dragon Queen sightings? :D


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:49 pm 
 

grodog wrote:So, no Treasure of the Dragon Queen sightings?


So sorry.

True enough that I pull anything with mold and isolate it in a (fresh) trash bag, simply to avoid cross-infection. The lousy-shape Brown we had didn't require such extreme measures tho.

That PVQ was ultra-clean, from Fonarow's collection.
'twas an extra/spare for T&T so Jon unloaded it.

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:05 pm 
 

Okay, for those that either can't view the Gencon auction spreadsheet or are too lazy to do a sort  :) , here are the major D&D items that sold at Gencon.  I removed some of the items that were not role-playing/D&D related.

It does seem like some items are missing.  I know there was a Character Archaic sold but I couldn't find it listed.

Sell Price         Title
$100.00                 Titan
$100.00                 The Wargamers Backpack
$100.00                 Talisman Dungeon of Doom - SA
$100.00                 Talisman
$100.00                 Shogun
$100.00                 Set of 7 Rings (w/bag)
$100.00                 Prepublished Beta Version of D&D 3.0 Dungeon's Masters Guide
$100.00                 Lot: D&D Monster & Treasure Assortment 1 and 2
$100.00                 Gary Gygax collection
$100.00                 dnd orginal 3vol set plus
$100.00                 AD&D R-2 The Investigation of Hydell
$105.00                 Original Awful Green Thing Art
$105.00                 d&d 6th print
$105.00                 City State of the Invincible Overlord
$105.00                 7 Dice Set - Citrine
$107.00                 Gary Gygax collection
$110.00                 Booty and the Beasts
$115.00                 Gygaxsaurus
$117.00                 HeroScape Complete Utgar's Rage Set w/ Display Box!
$120.00                 Metamorphosis Alpha
$120.00                 Empyrea Campaign Setting
$120.00                 D&D 3.0 Pre Production Monster Manual
$125.00                 The Ringbearer
$125.00                 Dune
$125.00                 7 Dice Set - Gold Plate
$125.00                 1st Ed - Non-Player Character Sheets (Bundles of 6 booklets)
$135.00                 Empyrea / Appraisal
$140.00                 Set: Finieous Fingers Painted Figures
$140.00                 Dune: Chronicles of the Imperium
$145.00                 Prepublished Beta Version of D&D 3.0 Player's Handbook
$150.00                 Original D&D White Box Set
$150.00                 Nuclear War
$150.00                 Gary Gygax collection
$150.00                 Dark Tower
$155.00                 The Duel
$155.00                 Spice Harvest
$160.00                 RPGA Bucks 1983
$160.00                 Dragons An Adventure into Middle Earth
$170.00                 GG Autographed Chainmail Rules
$170.00                 Gen Con 2007 Blanket
$170.00                 Characature of Gary Gygax
$175.00                 Players Handbook
$180.00                 Dragon Artwork (matted)
$200.00                 Two Towers, the
$200.00                 Talisman 2nd Complete!
$200.00                 Larry Elmore print "Saturday's Child"
$200.00                 Gary Con TShirt
$200.00                 AD&D R-3 The Egg of the Phoenix
$200.00                 AD&D L2 Assassin's Knot Layout
$210.00                 To the Aid of Falx
$210.00                 Fossilized Petrified Wood Dice
$210.00                 AD&D Battlesystem manuscript
$215.00                 Cosmic Encounter
$220.00                 Tower of Gygax TShirt
$225.00                 Titan (first edition)
$225.00                 Gary Gygax collection
$230.00                 The Investigation of Hydell
$240.00                 Dark Elves Numered, Matched, Framed Prints
$250.00                 AD&D Red Sonja Unconquered
$260.00                 Search for the Emperor's Treasure Prototype
$280.00                 Dragonlord
$280.00                 Cosmic Encounter
$300.00                 R4 Doc's Island
$300.00                 Kights of the Dinner Table #1
$310.00                 The Vanquished Foe
$310.00                 Large lot of 1st & 2nd ed. AD&D
$325.00                 Dark Tower
$330.00                 Adventures in Fantasy - Playtest copy
$340.00                 Dwarven Glory, the
$360.00                 The Vanquished Foe
$380.00                 Nuclear War
$400.00                 Wilderness Survival Guide manuscript
$410.00                 D&D Miniatures Archfiends Booster Case #1 - SA
$425.00                 Misty Isles, The
$500.00                 D&D Minis Harbinger Booster Case - SA
$500.00                 D& D Outdoor Geomorphs Set 1
$525.00                 Q1 Manuscript (AD&D)
$620.00                 Egg of the Phoenix
$625.00                 Larry Elmore original art
$750.00                 Six Sided Dice Collection
$850.00                 The Dwarven Glory
$850.00                 Quest for the Fazzlewood
$850.00                 Blade Runner Boardgame
$875.00                 Dungeons & Dragons - Brown Box
$1,100.00                 Lost Tamoachan
$1,100.00                 B3 Palace of the Silver Princess (Orange)
$1,150.00                 Lost Tamoachan #51
$1,300.00                 Dungeon Master Kit-Number 1Palace fo the Vampire Queen 1st
$1,400.00                 The Lost Caverns of Tsojconth
$1,500.00                 The Grand Gygaxian Dice Collection

  

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:01 am 
 

hi,

CA is one there - it didnt sell at a min bid of $500.

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:35 am 
 

dbartman wrote:Okay, for those that either can't view the Gencon auction spreadsheet or are too lazy to do a sort  :) , here are the major D&D items that sold at Gencon.  

Sell Price         Title
$100.00                 AD&D R-2 The Investigation of Hydell
$225.00                 Titan (first edition)
$500.00                 D& D Outdoor Geomorphs Set 1
$620.00                 Egg of the Phoenix


Thanks dbartman!  Some very intersting prices in there.  

I'm surprised that the R2 went so low (must not have been in good shape?), and same with the Gorgonstar Titan, while the Outdoor Geos and R3 went very high!


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:09 am 
 

I bought the R2 for $100. My grading standards may not be as tough as some of the other people here, but I thought it was in good shape. There is some cover wear but the inside is great.

The only thing is that one of the maps was outlined to make it a little darker (I almost didn't even notice) and some guy named Frank Mentzer scribbled his name on the title page.

I was glad to get it since the other three R modules are available as PDFs and now I have them all in some fashion.

  
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