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Post Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:54 pm 
 

Nyah, again? ;)

Gnat the Beggar wrote:On the other hand: I know someone who has at least a dozen (probably more) Dragon Ones and I saw a few that are danged near near Mint....

Mhmm... Doug has what was one of the best #1s I'd seen up for sale.
I was just a bit wary that Mark's $1,120 had already been rounded down to $1,000 and then you added "for Mint", since that might've resulted in ~$500 offers for merely "Good" copies when that isn't much more than what these would've sold for over here 20-25 years ago.

Gnat the Beggar wrote:Of course I also heard he sometimes rips up older issue Dragon Mags to pack boxes for shipping too. 8O

Erm, true... :o

(Thankfully Allan/grodog saved the staple-less copies from that fate :))


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:07 pm 
 

Mars wrote:
My R's are all in used condition; R1 even has highlighting inside.  But I can't complain at $1 each from the used section of a (relatively local) gamestore - glad I got there before Davidc started collecting ;)


Lol, now I'm probably your best customer :)

  

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:00 pm 
 

@Bill: for fun let's see how we're doing against those below. Shouldn't fare too badly, hopefully, since they were hand-picked copies from what should've been the largest retailer in the UK at the time and stacked away for 30 years +/- . #7's the least good copy, fwiw, along with a couple of the run of Strategic Reviews that go with these.
I'll add the links for the higher res versions if you might wish to compare crease for crease. :)

@Gnat: ...was what I'd meant 'bout Mark's $1,120 (already a bit down from current "list"), rounding that down mentally to $1,000 and then someone taking that as "Mint" per your comment and aiming for similar to those below at ~$850-875, say. Might be a long wait at that unless very lucky... :?

Wouldn't mind a larger scanner... trimmed right-hand sides are a pain. Take as better than the left-hand sides, anyhow; e.g.

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#14 sold from the shelf with mailing wrapper (in the UK, yeah...): not tearing that off, sorry!
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Post Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:28 am 
 

Faro, that is one of the nicest collections of Dragon Mag 1-30 I have ever seen.
Especially Issue Number 4!
The red portion seems to be faded in most examples I have seen.

Nice collection!


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:42 pm 
 

Mars wrote:I haven't watched prices for these lately but I can give valuation a shot:

#1 $350
#2 $100
#3-6 $40 each
#7-12 $25 each
#13-30 $20 each
#31-40 $8 each
#41-50 $6 each





I sold several early Dragons lately:



#1 Poor $90.00


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#1 Fine $178.51


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#2 Fine $118.13


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#4 Fine $46.00


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#6 Fine $50.00


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#7 Good to Very Good $11.00


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#8 Fine to Very Fine $27.01


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#16 Good to Very Good $20.89


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I believe I did well on these sales except for issue #7 which was mislabeled.  :oops:


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:18 pm 
 

benjoshua wrote:#2 Fine $118.13

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Possibly the best price of the bundle and a positive result from describing all faults rather than merely a catch-all grade: unrelated name on the cover, scuffing and creasing, tiny rust stain, small tears, paper clip/rust marks, smell of smoke and (presumably?) slight aging if that's the same as the #1 would combine to give a wide range of grades depending on how harsh one is.

Not so easy to "complain" about such differences of approach if that's all spelled out, though. :)


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:40 pm 
 

faro wrote:Possibly the best price of the bundle and a positive result from describing all faults rather than merely a catch-all grade: unrelated name on the cover, scuffing and creasing, tiny rust stain, small tears, paper clip/rust marks, smell of smoke and (presumably?) slight aging if that's the same as the #1 would combine to give a wide range of grades depending on how harsh one is.
Not so easy to "complain" about such differences of approach if that's all spelled out, though. :)


Yes, I had no complaints from any buyers or any other Dragons I've sold for that matter.  I believe I graded better than most Dragons I've bought.  :eye:


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:59 am 
 

Here's a decent-looking Dragon #10 but at an inflated price.




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Still, I wouldn't be surprised if it sold.  8)


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:10 am 
 

I think you might well be right. ;)
Price ain't that bad, IMHO, for a complete copy which looks very good from the front (even with creasing flooded out by that flash). Unmentioned staple rust transfer, however, might well put some people off.


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