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Post Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:42 am 

Hello all, if you've seen my messages in the General forum here and here you know my story, that my house burned down and my collection with it, and not being a real active collector I need some help estimating its value prior to the fire. (After the fire, it's worth F.A. except for the insurance claim.)

So I've finally worked my way through the whole thing and compiled a list, and keyed out the printings of everything based on this site's FANTASTIC reference pages. I've noted duplicates and I've noted conditions, which I must say are rough estimates based on my recollection of their conditions pre-fire.

Responses from everyone encouraged, post them here or send me a PM and I will do my best to respond promptly.

Rulebooks and Sets

Chainmail: Third Edition, Second+ Printing (Fine)
Original D&D Set (White Box): Fourth Printing (VGood)
Supplement I, Greyhawk: Second Printing (Fair)
Supplement II, Blackmoor: First Printing (VGood)
Supplement III, Eldritch Wizardry: First Printing (VGood)
Swords and Spells: First Printing (VGood)
Basic Set (Magenta Box): Ninth Printing (Good)

Deities and Demigods (Chthulhu): Second Printing (Near Mint)
Deities and Demigods: Fourth Printing (Fine)
Dungeon Masters Guide: Ninth Printing (Fine)
Fiend Folio: First Printing (Fine)
Monster Manual: 3rd Edition, December 1978 (Fine)
Monster Manual: 4th Edition, August 1979 (Good)
Monster Manual II: Second Printing (Fine)
Player's Handbook: Sixth Printing (Good)
Unearthed Arcana: Tenth Printing (VGood)


A1 Slave Pits of the Undercity: Third Printing (Good)
A2 Secret of the Slavers Stockade: Third Printing (Good)
A3 Assault on the Aerie of the Slave Lords: Second Printing (Good)
A4 In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords: Second Printing (Good)
B1 In Search of the Unknown: Fourth Printing (Fair)
B3 Palace of the Silver Princess: Fourth Printing (Good)
B6 The Veiled Society: (Good)

C1 The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan: Fourth Printing (Good)
C2 The Ghost Tower of Inverness: Fourth Printing (Good)
C6 The Official RPGA Tournament Handbook: (Fine)
CM6 Where Chaos Reigns: (Good)
CM8 The Endless Stair: (Good)

D1-2 Descent into the Depths of the Earth: Second Printing (Good)
D3 Vault of the Drow: Seventh Printing (Good)
EX1 Dungeonland: First Printing (Good)
EX2 The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror: First Printing (Good)
G1-2-3 Against the Giants: First Printing (Fine)

I1 Dwellers of the Forbidden City: First Printing (Good)
I2 Dwellers of the Forbidden City: Second Printing (Good)
I2 Tomb of the Lizard King: Second Printing (Fair)
I3 Pharaoh: Third Printing (VGood)
I4 Oasis of the White Palm: First Printing (VGood)
I5 Lost Tomb of Martek: (VGood)
I8 Ravager of Time: (Good)
I9 Day of Al'Akbar: (Fine)

L1 The Secret of Bone Hill: First Printing (VGood)
L2 The Assassin's Knot: First Printing (VGood)
M1 Into the Maelstrom: (Fine)
M2 Vengeance of Alphaks: (Fine)
MSOLO1 Blizzard Pass: (Fair, marker has been used)
N1 Against the Cult of the Reptile God: (Fair)
N2 The Forest Oracle: (Fine)
N4 Treasure Hunt: (VGood)

Q1 Queen of the Demonweb Pits: Second Printing (Good)
Q1 Queen of the Demonweb Pits: Third Printing (Good)

S1 Tomb of Horrors: Fifth Printing (VGood)
S2 White Plume Mountain: First Printing (Fine)
S2 White Plume Mountain: Third Printing (VGood)
S2 White Plume Mountain: Sixth Printing (Good)
S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks: Fourth Printing (Good)
S4 The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth: Second Printing (Good)
T1 The Village of Hommlet: Fifth Printing (Good)

U1 The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh: First Printing (Good)
UK1 Beyond the Crystal Cave: (Good)
UK1 Beyond the Crystal Cave: (Good)
UK2 The Sentinel: (Good)
UK3 The Gauntlet: (Good)
UK3 The Gauntlet: (Good)
WG4 The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun: First Printing (Good)
X2 Castle Amber: First Printing (Good)


AC4 The Book of Marvelous Magic: (VFine)
Dungeon Master's Adventure Log: Sixth Printing (Good)
Dungeon Master's Screen: Fifth "Plus" Printing (Fine)
Dungeons and Dragons "Blue Book": Third Edition (Good)
Lankhmar, City of Adventure: First Printing (Fine)
REF3 The Book of Lairs: First Printing (Fine)
The Rogues Gallery: Fifth Printing (Good)


Judges Guild Ready Ref Sheets Volume 1, Second Edition: 3rd Printing (Good)

That's it! Thanks in advance for your help, and let me once again express my extreme gratitude to those of you who have sent me donations of your extra books. I've received stuff from all over the country and even from New Zealand! It really helps ease the pain of having to rip apart the charred covers in search of the ISBNs.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:51 am 

Hope things go well with the insurance.

I sent you a package yesterday.  SHould arrive by friday.



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Post Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:23 pm 

For the modules/hardcovers, I'd just stick with the values presented here.  It's not going to be perfect, but it's probably close enough:

The rest aren't off that much either, but you might want to get more recent valuations on the OD&D books as those are the items most likely to shift in value.  I'd bet the 2nd GH would be worth more than $10, even in "Fair".


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:48 am 

Add 30-40% to the OD&D books for a much more realistic sale price or insurance claim. Price fluctuates some but the values as listed in those threads are out of touch even in the current depressed economy. At least that's what Alan Greenspan told me yesterday.  :wink:

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