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Merlin1958
12-03-2014, 03:15 AM
Hi,

I'm relatively new here, but I am feeling my way around. Thought maybe a few of you folks might enjoy some of my collection. I guess I'll work my way backwards


"Revival" signed by King in Austin.

15971

Merlin1958
12-03-2014, 03:23 AM
A few more recent acquisitions...

15972


15973


15974

And one of my all time favorites...

http://imageshack.com/a/img594/1690/005lsm.jpg

TDT III with a one of a kind remarque by, Ned Dameron.

Merlin1958
12-03-2014, 03:28 AM
I'm kind of going random with my personal favorites. I got this special tray case w/art by Glenn signed by Mr. King at the last RBR concert in L.A.

http://imageshack.com/a/img7/618/104xo.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img33/7602/105fe.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img140/2606/106ze.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img705/4751/619bills.jpg

Merlin1958
12-03-2014, 03:30 AM
As you can see, I am unsure as to the proper picture posting ins and outs here. Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome. I use Imageshack to host my photo's

Martin
12-03-2014, 03:51 AM
Thanks for starting another collection thread. It is off to a great start!

bookworm 1
12-03-2014, 04:03 AM
Great books. Show us more! Show us more!

Theli
12-03-2014, 04:15 AM
Very nice selection to start with. Love the custom Chadbourne traycase, and of course the remarqued copy of Dark Tower 3.

No problems with the pics, at least so far as I can tell, I use photobucket, but I think there is a way to upload them through the site too.

Merlin1958
12-03-2014, 04:17 AM
Okay, since you asked for it. Not all, King related....


http://imageshack.com/a/img837/9670/ejrd.jpg


http://imageshack.com/a/img819/2863/4ofh.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img820/5619/sux4.jpg

Merlin1958
12-03-2014, 04:19 AM
And...


http://imageshack.com/a/img839/6402/in0h.jpg


http://imageshack.com/a/img203/5749/x61y.jpg

Merlin1958
12-03-2014, 04:20 AM
Glen Chadbourne...


http://imageshack.com/a/img36/2507/vjl8.JPG

Merlin1958
12-03-2014, 04:24 AM
http://imageshack.com/a/img209/328/if7f.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img845/6973/0tmx.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img33/4954/mwye.JPG

http://imageshack.com/a/img822/9006/03u4.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img689/609/005fqr.jpg

Merlin1958
12-03-2014, 04:25 AM
Alex McVey...


http://imageshack.com/a/img833/6568/001xyp.jpg

Merlin1958
12-03-2014, 04:26 AM
http://imageshack.com/a/img14/9531/pfxk.jpg

Merlin1958
12-03-2014, 04:26 AM
http://imageshack.com/a/img443/6330/ruoe.jpg

Merlin1958
12-03-2014, 04:27 AM
http://imageshack.com/a/img842/3176/mulr.jpg


http://imageshack.com/a/img706/6317/001wiu.jpg

Merlin1958
12-03-2014, 04:29 AM
http://imageshack.com/a/img801/9484/001cvd.jpg


http://imageshack.com/a/img42/4125/1k3h.jpg

Merlin1958
12-03-2014, 04:31 AM
http://imageshack.com/a/img843/8996/002bpm.jpg


http://imageshack.com/a/img266/9862/001ygb.jpg

Merlin1958
12-03-2014, 04:38 AM
http://imageshack.com/a/img12/9127/imagespb.jpg

15975

Merlin1958
12-03-2014, 04:46 AM
I was/am the Haven Fund guy over at "Thedarktower.org". As such, I have access to a lot of, King artists who generally donate their work for the benefit of the Haven Fund each year. As a sort of "perk" (though I pay my way) I have access to these fine people others do not. Therefore, I have taken advantage of the "perks" to purchase a good bit of art for my own collection. Here is an example.

http://imageshack.com/a/img36/5241/takattackremarque.jpg

Though what I have purchased is wonderful, what these guys do for the benefit of the Haven Fund is truly remarkable. Mostly, one of a kind art. I like to help the contributing artists as much as possible, so if any of you are looking for a remarque, give me a shout out and I'll see what I can do for you.

Merlin1958
12-03-2014, 04:54 AM
http://imageshack.com/a/img14/3253/img3587v.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img442/1354/003yct.jpg


http://imageshack.com/a/img846/38/001ceq.jpg


http://imageshack.com/a/img208/7003/005fei.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img829/4594/dracula026.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img39/6687/004kbd.jpg

Merlin1958
12-03-2014, 04:56 AM
Last one tonight, here is the concept art for the, Dameron remarque I commissioned...


http://imageshack.com/a/img534/2451/019hp.jpg

bookworm 1
12-03-2014, 08:39 AM
Fantastic collection. Love the woodcases. Can't wait to see what else is in your collection.

Ben Staad
12-03-2014, 01:17 PM
Excellent, Mr. Merlin.

Theli
12-03-2014, 03:34 PM
Indeed, very beautiful collection!

TJCams
12-03-2014, 04:17 PM
Simply awesome stuff! Thanks for sharing with us!!!!!!!

Merlin1958
12-03-2014, 05:50 PM
http://imageshack.com/a/img19/4474/img0302zy.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img694/8351/img0303fi.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img29/5074/001peb.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img713/4311/002biv.jpg

Merlin1958
12-03-2014, 05:54 PM
http://imageshack.com/a/img208/3856/001dyb.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img687/7618/wolvesofthecallasl.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img28/4152/003enx.jpg

Merlin1958
12-03-2014, 05:56 PM
http://imageshack.com/a/img43/2055/004nh.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img402/4444/002eqp.jpg

srboone
12-04-2014, 08:28 AM
Excellent!! That TCK by Potter was my favorite of the three covers. Thanks for posting.

jhanic
12-04-2014, 03:34 PM
Bill, As you know, I've seen these before, but I am still amazed. Congratulations!

John

Sock Monkey
12-04-2014, 05:47 PM
Simply amazing. Love everything, especially those wood traycases. Thanks for sharing!

Theli
12-04-2014, 06:05 PM
More awesome books. I dig the burnt look of the traycase for Firestarter.

Merlin1958
12-05-2014, 02:23 PM
More awesome books. I dig the burnt look of the traycase for Firestarter.

There is actually quite a story behind that case. It's a one of a kind and the entire story is well documented in my thread over at TDT.Org if you're curious. I'm very good friends with the case maker, Dick Olson

https://www.bookslipcase.com/Home.html

Merlin1958
12-05-2014, 06:46 PM
Round 3? LOL


http://imageshack.com/a/img502/4871/jas2o.jpg


http://imageshack.com/a/img835/5731/002uji.jpg


http://imageshack.com/a/img835/3382/004lc.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img62/6281/003uls.jpg

Merlin1958
12-05-2014, 06:50 PM
http://imageshack.com/a/img99/1102/002kbh.jpg


http://imageshack.com/a/img138/2898/002pyn.jpg


http://imageshack.com/i/7g001mamj

http://imageshack.com/a/img42/9335/002ijn.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img829/7913/darktower45wrapped2.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img507/3581/darktower45signature.jpg

Merlin1958
12-05-2014, 06:56 PM
http://imageshack.com/a/img526/8539/003rsx.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img848/2331/007oq.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img69/7996/scadi0011.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img402/6751/scadi0031.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img820/5985/coloradokid001.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img196/2876/edmilleroriginalck.jpg


http://imageshack.com/a/img155/20/006bt.jpg

Merlin1958
12-05-2014, 07:06 PM
A little something different....


http://imageshack.com/a/img546/9954/hobbittentfrontleft1doc.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img854/650/hobbittentopendoc1.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img16/79/hobbittentengraving3doc.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img543/505/hobbittentlabeldoc1.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img825/6128/00075611.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img844/9300/00075641.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img713/3639/00075621.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img69/153/00075631.jpg

Custom wooden case, the imperfections in the wood were intentional to "distress" the case a bit and make it look older. If I recall (I'd have to check my notes, but its old and in wonderful condition) 15th UK edition of The Hobbit. I have LOTR as well, but timeline wise I bought the collectible editions before having the custom cases built so I have to search a bit to round all the pics up for one post.

Merlin1958
12-05-2014, 07:15 PM
Ah, after al little looking I found some "after" pics once it was all assembled together.

http://imageshack.com/a/img600/2600/lotrcase002.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img812/922/lotrcase001.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img100/9035/labeldoc1.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img3/7656/engraving2doc1.jpg

LOTR, US 16th printing. Also in excellent shape. Damn, it seems as if "Imageschack" has lost some of my older pics!!! What a PITA!!!

Merlin1958
12-05-2014, 07:22 PM
There is a little more continuity in "My Collection" thread at TDT.Org as a lot of my books were "upgraded" with art later. If you are interested the link is listed in my signature. I'll do my best to consolidate them for here though. Let me know if I should keep going, or if its "enough" already. LOL I am still a newb when it comes to the protocols on these boards and don't want to seem like an ass.

Dan Hocker
12-05-2014, 07:41 PM
There is a little more continuity in "My Collection" thread at TDT.Org as a lot of my books were "upgraded" with art later. If you are interested the link is listed in my signature. I'll do my best to consolidate them for here though. Let me know if I should keep going, or if its "enough" already. LOL I am still a newb when it comes to the protocols on these boards and don't want to seem like an ass.

Great stuff. I really love the LOTR stuff. I wish I had the money to get some good collectible versions of those. Or even the Easton Press collection.

Merlin1958
12-05-2014, 07:54 PM
Great stuff. I really love the LOTR stuff. I wish I had the money to get some good collectible versions of those. Or even the Easton Press collection.

I as well. While what I have acquired is not cheap by any means and Tolkien's four novels are my all time favorite as much as I love King, between the complexities of identifying editions and the cost as you go back you could put a down payment on a house for what it would cost for some of the really early editions. I'm very happy with what I was able to afford and that is why I splurged on the custom cases. I hope that "Merlin IV" (my Grandson) can pass them on to "Merlin V, VI & VII".

Thanks for your thoughts, Dan!!!

Martin
12-05-2014, 08:05 PM
Please keep going. I am enjoying being envious!


There is a little more continuity in "My Collection" thread at TDT.Org as a lot of my books were "upgraded" with art later. If you are interested the link is listed in my signature. I'll do my best to consolidate them for here though. Let me know if I should keep going, or if its "enough" already. LOL I am still a newb when it comes to the protocols on these boards and don't want to seem like an ass.

Merlin1958
12-05-2014, 08:38 PM
From the comics. Back in the day I had occasion to cross swords with, Richard Isanove for the following....


http://imageshack.com/a/img806/4747/riremarqueskcomics001.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img211/2413/riremarqueskcomics004.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img15/5355/riremarqueskcomics003.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img87/5240/riremarqueskcomics002.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img694/9126/riremarqueskcomics005.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img97/7442/riremarqueskcomics009.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img28/2500/riremarqueskcomics008.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img528/1707/riremarqueskcomics007.jpg



http://imageshack.com/a/img13/8964/isanovesketch003.jpg


http://imageshack.com/a/img155/5644/isanovesketch004.jpg

Merlin1958
12-05-2014, 08:41 PM
http://imageshack.com/a/img812/6440/riremarqueskcomics011.jpg


http://imageshack.com/a/img9/6258/chadbourneremarques001.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img12/8595/chadbourneremarques002.jpg

Theli
12-06-2014, 03:47 AM
Absolutely stunning remarques and sketches. My brother has sketch from one of the artists of the Dark Tower graphic novel series in his hardcover of the first GN, I'll see if I can dig it up for a picture. Can't recall which artist it was.

Merlin1958
12-06-2014, 04:18 AM
Absolutely stunning remarques and sketches. My brother has sketch from one of the artists of the Dark Tower graphic novel series in his hardcover of the first GN, I'll see if I can dig it up for a picture. Can't recall which artist it was.

That would be cool!!! probably, Jae Lee????

Merlin1958
12-06-2014, 05:21 AM
A favorite of mine...


http://imageshack.com/a/img251/8956/skcollection013.jpg

Merlin1958
12-06-2014, 05:35 AM
http://imageshack.com/a/img823/1610/insomniacompspinedoc2.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img694/402/insomniacomp14fsdoc.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img98/4580/insomniacomplimitationd.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img573/7549/insomnia1.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img513/1130/insomniasignedpage1.jpg

bookworm 1
12-06-2014, 02:06 PM
Great stuff. I love The Lord of The Rings stuff. Very unique. The King remarques are amazing.

Sabrina Morgan
12-08-2014, 04:58 AM
Simply stunning!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Theli
12-08-2014, 04:06 PM
That would be cool!!! probably, Jae Lee????

I found it, it's a Dennis Calero sketch of Roland Deschain. I'll post it up when I'm off work.

Merlin1958
01-23-2015, 12:44 AM
Something new, from Rachel Readman and "Elf"


16262

Theli
01-23-2015, 03:17 AM
Very cute!

srboone
01-24-2015, 02:16 PM
Very nice! as a Yankees fan, I love it!