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bsaenz24
08-02-2011, 04:02 PM
When my wife tells me I spend too much money on signed limiteds, I offer to go to a support group for people who spend too much on signed limiteds, as long as their membership brochures come in a signed limited format.

Hi, my name is Brad, and I buy books.

Hi Brad.

I have not bought a book in 4 days.

(Polite applause)

njhorror
08-02-2011, 06:40 PM
My name's Stephen.

I haven't bought a book in 6 months.

Well, okay . . . I haven't bought a book in 3 months. I haven't had any money, but when I get some I'll just go binge buying like you wouldn't believe. Silly shit, anything. Numbered, signed, draw a dick in it, I don't care.
I'll BUY it!

So, maybe if someone would sponsor me I won't fall back into those habits.

and lend me twenty five bucks. NO, it's for a TRADE hardcover!!!!

Tito_Villa
08-02-2011, 07:33 PM
I try so hard nt too buy too many but there are so many good deals & what if someone else buys the damn thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

srboone
08-02-2011, 07:48 PM
(A gaunt and angular fellow gets up from his chair, noting with a smirk of satisfaction that no one really seemed he was there in the first place. He clears his throat dramtically...)

Hello, my name is Squire.

And I'm a fine-book-aholic. I like signed/limiteds, leather-bound books (not necessarily signed) and nice-looking trade hardcovers. I once failed to catch a expensive crystal bowl an ex-girlfriend dropped because I was more concerned with hanging onto my brand new 1st print trade HC of The Dark Half by Stephen King (it had just been released). I look back on that day and ask if I would do anything differently, and...no, I wouldn't.

Anyway, I hadn't bought a book in 2 weeks and was really doing well, but then last Friday, I ordered an artists' edition of Little Sisters of Eluria from DMG. I'm concerned that I'm going to start ordering Traycased editions and Lettered editions soon (while I've avoided this temptation, I have to admit, I never knew what one was until April of 2010. I did order MHB's Deluxe edition of The Howling--it's only numbered, but in roman numerals).

I kicked my alcohol, smoking and gambling addictions (those groups meet down the hall), but I'm afraid this one might be harder to do...(cold turkey would be hard and cool turkey would be disastrous here, no offense to that great and eminent junkie Henry Dean...)

(After he sits down, the other people present look at each other in confusion, each wondering who they had been listening to...)

bsaenz24
08-02-2011, 07:56 PM
Hello squire.

Good call on the ex-girlfriend's bowl vs the book. Unless the crystal bowl was was a really really really limited edition (like a 1 of 1), I say save the book every time. Plus girlfriends never last anyway. They either become a wife (if they forgive you for breaking the bowl) or they become ex-girlfriends in which case it's WAY better to have saved the book. Either way, the book is saved!!!

srboone
08-02-2011, 08:26 PM
(Tall and Angular looks over at the group leader, a look of astonishment on his face. A long moment is taken, not for (melo-)dramatic purposes, but for T&A to take in what has just happened.)

Hello, Brad. Thank you for your words of support. The ex-girlfiend is an addiction I beat also; I just stopped acquiring girlfriends--obvious, really. Any way, this group seems different from the others down the hall. I don't think anybody here really wants to get better. I like that. I think I'll stay.

(As T&A surveys the room, the others seem to be noticing his prescence along with Brad. The smirk that was once on his face has become a smile.)

Ka.

Martin
08-03-2011, 12:46 AM
Hello, my name is Martin and I haven't bought a book today. OK but in my defense the book I bought yesterday was only the limited edition and it was only $60.00, that all while they still had the deluxe, $995.00, edition available. I credit myself with great restraint. My wife does not agree. Early on when this hobby (addiction) began my wife saw it as a passing phase and politely asked when I would 1) Slow down 2) Sell some of my purchases. A couple of times I made the mistake of taking her with me into the rare book room at Powell's books, even proudly commenting when I saw a book selling for much more than I had paid for the same book, this was always followed with 'You should sell yours!'. For reasons I feel I do not need to explain I no longer take my wife me into the rare book room at Powell's. In what I feel is a rare compromise I no longer buy many trade editions, choosing instead to read the books from the library. I continue to buy limited editions and yes I do read my limited edition books, of course I do this while treating them like my children, I must add that those are my wife's words not mine. My wife has also has compromised, for which I do appreciate. She no longer begins each entry into my den with the question 'When are you going to sell some of these books!' She instead has begun offering suggestions about how we can display some of my books in other rooms in the house, I suggestion I will need to take her up on soon since the den is simply over capacity.

Thanks for allowing me to be part of your little group!

bsaenz24
08-03-2011, 12:58 AM
the book I bought yesterday was only the limited edition and it was only $60.00, that all while they still had the deluxe, $995.00, edition available. I credit myself with great restraint.

You are a model of inspiration!!

srboone
08-03-2011, 01:43 AM
Welcome, Martin. Thanks for sharing. I left my house and went to the movies when I openned the email about yesterday's Limited Edition announcement. I think of my books not as children, but as my harem. Available for my use at anytime; I have my favorites, those that I reread completely, I have those that have read, but still like to revisit certain episodes in them. I guess it depends on POV. i still haven't purchased the $60 version. I probably would have if I hadn't ordered LSoE on Friday.

I second Brad's sentiment.

peteOcha
08-03-2011, 07:54 AM
Hi my name is Peter.

I buy books because I have to. What I mean is that I need them to be on my shelf, for me to read and look at. Whenever I see an email from Cemetery Dance in my inbox my heart beats faster and with shaking hands I click on the email, thinking, "Will I have enough money to get this? Is this something by Stephen King? Whatever it is, ME WANTS IT!!!!!

Sorry, got a bit carried away, will stay clear of caps lock abuse and excessive exclamation points. It's just that it's been too long since I bought a new book. Maybe 2-3 weeks. Well, I did pick up the Early Reader's program bit, but I don't have those books yet so it's not the same. I'm not doing so hot money wise and all now, with a 10 month old baby boy, I just don't have the cash to get everything i would want. So I guess that's a good thing or else I would spend it all on books...(I know, it's not a good thing, but that's what I tell myself, so shhhh.) My wife doesn't mind, at least not yet.:)

So, where's the donuts and coffee?

srboone
08-03-2011, 11:08 AM
:)Hi, Pete!! Glad you could make it!:)

TerryE
08-03-2011, 04:33 PM
My name is Terry and I'm a book buyer. It's been one day since I bought a limited edition. I ordered Granta 117 today, but that doesn't come out until November, and it's not a signed limited, so that doesn't count, right?

When I was in high school I saw an ad in F&SF for a new Stephen King book that was going to come out called Eyes of the Dragon. It would be limited to 1000 copies and you had to write in to enter a lottery to win the opportunity to spend $100 for this new book. That seemed like a ton of money for a Book! for pete's sake. But part of me loved the idea of having something that only that few people could have, and it was a Stephen King story I otherwise wouldn't be able to read. But I didn't have the cash & didn't see the point. I was very happy several years later when the book was released to the mass market and I didn't feel so left out. Then I heard of this book called the Dark Tower which the library couldn't seem to find. After that the limited edition intrigued me even though I couldn't afford them. Or know where to find them. Then I discovered Betts Bookstore in Bangor which specialized in Stephen King merchandise and rarities. The rarities were still out of my range, but I now knew where I could get them. Then about 10 or 15 years ago they had an ad for a new King limited called Six Stories. But it was $60 or $80 for a paperback and that seemed like too much. A few months later when I had the money the book was nowhere to be found, then I discovered it on e-bay for several hundred dollars. That made up my mind that I had to start buying these limiteds when they came out. I'm so happy I was able to get the Centipede Press verion of 'Salem's Lot when it was released. (FYI, in the late 80s I worked for a comic book mogul and found out he had 2 copies of Eyes fo the Dragon. I even got to see one of them while moving furniture in his office one day. 20 years after that I finally made the plunge and got a copy from veryfinebooks during a sale :D )

My recent King is fairly complete and I've got some signed books by Straub and Bradbury. I got in on the ground floor with Joe Hill and have most limiteds by him. My pride however is my Neil Gaiman collection. I've been reading his work since his first American comics work and have most books, anthologies, and signed limiteds by him. One of these days I'll be able to afford a lettered edition of something.

Like the rest of you, others around me don't understand, especially the wife. "You have to stop buying books." "There's no room for what you have." "Why don't you throw them away (or I'm going to box them up and give them away)" [Oh the horror of those words] I really don't have any vices and this money is much better spent than on drink, drugs, or gambling.

I found the coffee and donuts, but didn't someone say something about the "Bible" edition of The Stand being around here someplace.

divemaster
08-04-2011, 11:49 AM
I use my gambling addiction to pay for my book addiction! I collect Stephen King S/L editions. I'll buy a book and then hit the casino to win enough money to cover the cost.

Plus I drink.

jester05jk
08-05-2011, 05:06 AM
I use my gambling addiction to pay for my book addiction! I collect Stephen King S/L editions. I'll buy a book and then hit the casino to win enough money to cover the cost.

Plus I drink.

That might be one of the most awesome things I've ever read.


My addiction has gone to the point where I will only eat ramen noodles twice a day to save up money for a new(or old) book I want.

peteOcha
08-05-2011, 07:35 AM
Mmmmm.... Ramen.....

srboone
08-05-2011, 07:49 AM
Everybody loves ramen!!!:D

314

Wonder what books he's saving up for???:confused:

peteOcha
08-05-2011, 08:23 AM
Building A Better Relationship With Your Son For Dummies, maybe?

Tito_Villa
08-05-2011, 10:56 AM
I bought a Lettered copy of 'The Road To The Dark Tower' the other day, but it was only 53 ... and for a $350 book ... it would have been a crime to pass on the oppertunity!

Dave1442397
08-05-2011, 11:35 AM
At least you can hang on to the books once you buy them. I've probably spent thousands of dollars on chocolate too, but I have nothing to show for that (only because I exercise it off again).

I don't think my wife has any idea what my books are worth. I could see me keeling over and her selling them off in a yard sale for $1 each :)

peteOcha
08-05-2011, 11:48 AM
I bought a Lettered copy of 'The Road To The Dark Tower' the other day, but it was only 53 ... and for a $350 book ... it would have been a crime to pass on the oppertunity!

How did you get it for so cheap??

Tito_Villa
08-05-2011, 01:02 PM
How did you get it for so cheap??

I found it poorley listed on ebay.co.uk :)

njhorror
08-05-2011, 06:05 PM
I bought a Lettered copy of 'The Road To The Dark Tower' the other day, but it was only 53 ... and for a $350 book ... it would have been a crime to pass on the oppertunity!

That's what they all say! I HAD to buy it. Don't you see that it's just your disease talking, man? You didn't HAVE to buy it, you just WANTED to buy it.

Anyway, we're moving and my wife asked me to pack my books. It took two months (she caught me reading them when I should have been packing) and with forty boxes packed, I'm about halfway finished! When she started doing the math she suggested that I "might want to go live in those fucking boxes of fucking books for what they cost!" *ouch*, but I promised her that it would only be paperbacks . . . used paperbacks from now on.

srboone
08-16-2011, 11:12 PM
I just had thoughts about purchasing my first Traycased/Lettered edition--on the secondary market, of course.:(

My name is Squire. And I might be turning into a collector. I hope it's not a painful process... :eek:

<...sniff...>

Ben Staad
08-17-2011, 12:50 AM
"Hi." shifts nervously and clears throat. "I go by Cope...and I'm an addict."

peteOcha
08-17-2011, 08:46 PM
I just had thoughts about purchasing my first Traycased/Lettered edition--on the secondary market, of course.:(

My name is Squire. And I might be turning into a collector. I hope it's not a painful process... :eek:

<...sniff...>

...only if you struggle to resist too much. ;)

bsaenz24
08-17-2011, 09:05 PM
My name is Squire. And I might be turning into a collector. I hope it's not a painful process... :eek:

<...sniff...>

Turning into a collector is EASY!!! Supporting the habit, now there's the trick!!!

PaulB
08-18-2011, 09:53 AM
I only wanted a taste. After all it was only one book. What could it hurt? But then I get another email. I'll get just a couple more....

gsconquest
08-18-2011, 11:38 PM
Sigh. My name is Guy, and...and..I'm a book addict. I told myself for years that it was okay because at least it wasn't drugs, and plus I was buying all mass market paperbacks so it was fine...then the last time I moved I sold over three hundred books and I told myself I was better. That was two years ago, and now the books are back... there are more bookshelves in my apartment than places to sit. And then...about two months ago...I bought my first limited edition. It was Shivers VI...now I can't stop, and there is no more room in this place for books. I thought I was better, and now I'm trying to justify selling my living room set to make room for more bookshelves. There are at least ten more limiteds making their way to me right now, and when they get here they will overtake me. Who I was will be no more...then I will just be books.

peteOcha
08-25-2011, 08:02 AM
So... It's been a long time since I bought a book... last one i believe was somewhere around July 12th, 6:30pm.... I feel them calling to me... And what makes it worse is the 3-4 emails I get each day, telling me that this book is in stock or this will be released then, and so on...

Ben Staad
08-25-2011, 11:35 AM
So... It's been a long time since I bought a book... last one i believe was somewhere around July 12th, 6:30pm.... I feel them calling to me... And what makes it worse is the 3-4 emails I get each day, telling me that this book is in stock or this will be released then, and so on...

God...I wish I had your willpower. I have certainly "cut back" but I still buy way to many books.

peteOcha
08-25-2011, 11:37 AM
God...I wish I had your willpower. I have certainly "cut back" but I still buy way to many books.

Oh no, no. It's not willpower....

Lack of funds is a more appropriate term to describe what I have. :)

Ben Staad
08-25-2011, 11:39 AM
Oh no, no. It's not willpower....

Lack of funds is a more appropriate term to describe what I have. :)

LOL! Hell I cut back on food so I can buy a book...is that wrong? :confused:

peteOcha
08-25-2011, 11:42 AM
LOL! Hell I cut back on food so I can buy a book...is that wrong? :confused:

Not in my eyes. If I skip lunch for two more days I'll be able to order Dreamsongs Volume II. :D

TerryE
08-25-2011, 01:20 PM
Pete, you forgot the most obvious solution. 2nd mortgage.

srboone
08-25-2011, 01:35 PM
What about child labor?

Ben Staad
08-25-2011, 02:17 PM
What about child labor?

Are you kidding?! It takes more of my effort to get my kids to do anything. LOL

RJK1981
08-25-2011, 04:10 PM
I haven't bought a book since I got the advance notice about The Dropper on Aug 23rd at around 1:45, lol. I definitely enjoy and spend too much on these books, as I have ordered all but 3 of the the CD titles listed on the 2 pages of Just Announced on the website

srboone
08-25-2011, 04:13 PM
Are you kidding?! It takes more of my effort to get my kids to do anything. LOL

Child labor was easier to accomplish in the 70's (me and my 6 siblings never saw any of the money from our paper routes while growing up). Ever since that brat was allowed to divorce his parents in the 1980's, kids unemancipated from their parents have too many rights.

Ben Staad
08-25-2011, 04:22 PM
Child labor was easier to accomplish in the 70's (me and my 6 siblings never saw any of the money from our paper routes while growing up). Ever since that brat was allowed to divorce his parents in the 1980's, kids unemancipated from their parents have too many rights.

Hear! Hear! My son actually threatened to call protective services on me at one point (because as a punishment for using an expletive in the house I had him doing laps and pushups in our yard)...Well I can't get into what happened after that but let's just say he didn't end up calling and he hasn't repeated this again.

peteOcha
08-25-2011, 07:45 PM
What about child labor?

Too early, the little guy is only 11 months old. :)

peteOcha
08-25-2011, 07:47 PM
Pete, you forgot the most obvious solution. 2nd mortgage.

Don't give me ideas now! :)

Dan Hocker
08-25-2011, 08:04 PM
There's always selling blood / other bodily fluids, as well as spare organs.

srboone
08-25-2011, 08:28 PM
Have you tried this?

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[ Will Work for Signed/Limiteds. ]
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bsaenz24
08-25-2011, 08:33 PM
I made up a sign "Will have sex for signed limiteds". So far, I have only shown the sign to my wife and she has chosen to decline the offer. Again.

RJK1981
08-26-2011, 03:03 AM
I made up a sign "Will have sex for signed limiteds". So far, I have only shown the sign to my wife and she has chosen to decline the offer. Again.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again! ;):p

bsaenz24
08-26-2011, 03:04 AM
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again! ;):p


Yeah. She said, "No". Again.

RJK1981
08-26-2011, 03:22 AM
Yeah. She said, "No". Again.

Don't give up! You could always tell her you're going to keep doing it until she gives in. Maybe make a personalized t-shirt with that on it. You could also tell her I gave you these ideas and that I say she should give in, but she'll probably just wonder who the hell I am, lol

srboone
09-03-2011, 06:35 AM
It's been more than a week since my last purchase. I catch myself surfing small press sites looking for something; I also will put in a generic subject into book searches and look through thousands of titles. This is maddening at times.

I guess I picked a bad week to go cold turkey on coffee...

peteOcha
09-03-2011, 11:52 AM
It's been more than a week since my last purchase. I catch myself surfing small press sites looking for something; I also will put in a generic subject into book searches and look through thousands of titles. This is maddening at times.

I guess I picked a bad week to go cold turkey on coffee...

I was good for a month, 2 weeks, and 3 days... But then I couldn't resist any longer. I ordered a few books online, bought 3 in a book store (pics will be shared when the wife and little one get back from vacation, they have the camera). Plus CD had the Labor day sale, but thankfully there were no in stock books that I really wanted so I picked up some slipcases instead.:) ...too bad the offer wasn't good for pre-orders, although my bank account probably says thank you.:)

Menace
09-05-2011, 04:45 PM
There's always selling blood / other bodily fluids, as well as spare organs.

this is the kind of ad you need to see....Send CD your spare organs get 50% off your next purchase...I have a spare kidney, half a liver, a spleen plus and eye.. I only need one eye to read. Do you take limbs. :)

Grant Wootton
09-06-2011, 06:50 AM
Argh !!!! I was doing so darn well until ... until .. until .. a guy in the UK (www.analectabooks.com) twisted my rubber arm to purchase one of the Hard Gore Press Limited Edition books (in this case Masterton's "The Sphinx" he has shipped off to the artist (in the case, it was both the exterior and interior artists) for both signing and remarquing ... The remaruqes are awesome ... And ... I ... Should ... Have ... Quit .. At .. One .... :( But, needless to say, I didn't ... now I'm in hock for four remarques (all Hard Gore Press editions) as well as a couple of other Stephen King related remarques (Glenn Chardbourne and a Vincent Chong) ... Darn !!!!

theenormityofitall
09-10-2011, 07:38 PM
Man, this is the place for me. I think I really do need a support group because all I think about are limited editions, in fact as I write this, I'm paying on 3.

Grant Wootton
09-10-2011, 09:35 PM
Man, this is the place for me. I think I really do need a support group because all I think about are limited editions, in fact as I write this, I'm paying on 3.

I know what you mean, I've scored Lettereds of both SoD V 1 and SoD V2 during the week (thanks to Mindy) and now need to find organ donors to pay for them (willing, or unwilling, doesn't matter - internal organs are over-rated anyway) :D

theenormityofitall
09-13-2011, 07:40 PM
LOL. Wow you have lettered editions of SOD?? That's one think I don't have...a lettered King novel. And from the prices I've seen, you can buy a pretty decent car for the same amount, but I'd still like one. The only "special" King limited I have is Insomnia and it's only special because it's a single digit limited and the only single digit of any limited I have by any author (I think). I do have lettered versions by other authors...about a dozen I think...but I don't think I'll ever have the money for a King one. My problem is that I'm a knife collector also as well as Swiss watches, so that takes a huge amount of money right there. I keep telling myself I must sell some of my King limiteds but I just can't do it. I was able to sell Desperation, and still miss it as well as The Colorado Kid which I don't miss (the most pathetic "limited edition" I've ever seen). I still have about a dozen with more to come. It really is like an addiction...I did manage to get a copy of IT as well as be able to gather a bunch of DT limiteds and the one coming out in Febuary by Grant. I absolutely must get that one or it will go to someone else and I'll never have a shot at Grant anymore if he publishes a King limited again. One last thing I've mentioned elsewhere on this forum: My limited of Insomnia (#9) has an incredibly tiny spot on the top of the spine that has peeled....it actually came to me that way. I still considered it mint but I guess it's not because of that damn lil thing. It's literally about half the size of the head of a pin. But because of that, I want to get rid of it. It just bothers me so much!

Grant Wootton
09-14-2011, 06:47 AM
LOL. Wow you have lettered editions of SOD?? That's one think I don't have...a lettered King novel. And from the prices I've seen, you can buy a pretty decent car for the same amount, but I'd still like one. The only "special" King limited I have is Insomnia and it's only special because it's a single digit limited and the only single digit of any limited I have by any author (I think). I do have lettered versions by other authors...about a dozen I think...but I don't think I'll ever have the money for a King one. My problem is that I'm a knife collector also as well as Swiss watches, so that takes a huge amount of money right there. I keep telling myself I must sell some of my King limiteds but I just can't do it. I was able to sell Desperation, and still miss it as well as The Colorado Kid which I don't miss (the most pathetic "limited edition" I've ever seen). I still have about a dozen with more to come. It really is like an addiction...I did manage to get a copy of IT as well as be able to gather a bunch of DT limiteds and the one coming out in Febuary by Grant. I absolutely must get that one or it will go to someone else and I'll never have a shot at Grant anymore if he publishes a King limited again. One last thing I've mentioned elsewhere on this forum: My limited of Insomnia (#9) has an incredibly tiny spot on the top of the spine that has peeled....it actually came to me that way. I still considered it mint but I guess it's not because of that damn lil thing. It's literally about half the size of the head of a pin. But because of that, I want to get rid of it. It just bothers me so much!

Well, SoD V1 is a PC (but, honestly, for the price, I couldn't pass it up) with the SoD V2 being Letter K. I've got a FDNS and IT Lettered on order through CD (was lucky enough to get in early) - apart from that, the only other lettered item associated with King I have at hand is Legacies, which is pretty cool. Man, keep a hold of your Insomnia # 9 (of the numbered King's I have none of them that are under 200) a little blemish like you describe shouldn't effect the value (although, if you're like me, it's not the monetary value of the book, more than it is having a beautiful book - or - lots of beautiful books :)). You got in on the Grant WTTK!!!! You lucky bugger!!!! I have a Little Sisters, but it's numbered in the 1,200's so I don't get a look in for WTTK - so it's back to the aftermarket for me after it's released. I guess I'm fortunate, in that my only vice is books (unlike yourself with multiple passions) and I'm at the stage of life where I can afford to indulge myself a little on something I've always loved. Yep, know what you mean about the PS limited of The Colardo Kid. I haven't actually seen a copy of the slipcased limited edition, but did score a traycased edition (which sounds all grand and mighty until you see what's one the "This Is Copy XX" of the signature sheet). I take solace in it having SK's signature on it (as well as the three artists) but, as you say, the presentation is a little disappointing, particularly the traycase itself.

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Tito_Villa
09-14-2011, 08:02 AM
To be honest i happen to really like 'The Colorado Kid' S/L :)

frik51
09-14-2011, 03:37 PM
The Colorado Kid which I don't miss (the most pathetic "limited edition" I've ever seen).

Really? Have a look at these two editions, the one Grant posted, plus this one.
I think they're gorgeous books!

sk

Mine is the Potter edition:

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/1480/stephenkingdtforumdeel3.jpg

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/6859/stephenkingdtforumdeel3n.jpg

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/2391/stephenkingdtforumdeel3l.jpg

frik51
09-14-2011, 03:38 PM
Maybe you meant the unsigned editions?

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/5845/stephenkingdtforumdeel3z.jpg

frik51
09-14-2011, 03:39 PM
Or the slipcased editions?
I again only have the Potter version:

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/2696/stephenkingdtforumdeel3mzk.jpg

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/4682/stephenkingdtforumdeel4.jpg

sk

sweeper4football
09-14-2011, 07:21 PM
Argh !!!! I was doing so darn well until ... until .. until .. a guy in the UK (www.analectabooks.com) twisted my rubber arm to purchase one of the Hard Gore Press Limited Edition books (in this case Masterton's "The Sphinx" he has shipped off to the artist (in the case, it was both the exterior and interior artists) for both signing and remarquing ... The remaruqes are awesome ... And ... I ... Should ... Have ... Quit .. At .. One .... :( But, needless to say, I didn't ... now I'm in hock for four remarques (all Hard Gore Press editions) as well as a couple of other Stephen King related remarques (Glenn Chardbourne and a Vincent Chong) ... Darn !!!!

Ha! Hard Gore Press do some lovely looking books don't they!!

Grant Wootton
09-15-2011, 03:04 AM
Really? Have a look at these two editions, the one Grant posted, plus this one.
I think they're gorgeous books!

sk

Mine is the Potter edition:

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/1480/stephenkingdtforumdeel3.jpg

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/6859/stephenkingdtforumdeel3n.jpg

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/2391/stephenkingdtforumdeel3l.jpg

I agree, the book itself is pretty much above reproach (although I'd love to have a numbered version - or two - such as you, you lucky man, possess, as opposed to a file copy) the issue I have is with the quality of the traycase. Maybe I just received the solitary lemon from this particular SK orchard, but the interior has started to peel :( which tends to make the overall presentation less than ideal - but, maybe I'm too picky for my own good (or sanity)... hahahaha ...

Grant Wootton
09-15-2011, 03:08 AM
Ha! Hard Gore Press do some lovely looking books don't they!!

That they do - I've got four all up of the Roman Numeralled editions that were sold via Cemetery Dance over the last 12 months or so, and they are very nice pieces indeed :cool: The remarques are being FedEx'd from the UK this week, so I should have them at hand shortly and will certainly post some pics when they do arrive .. Woo Hoo :)

theenormityofitall
09-16-2011, 07:16 PM
Well, SoD V1 is a PC (but, honestly, for the price, I couldn't pass it up) with the SoD V2 being Letter K. I've got a FDNS and IT Lettered on order through CD (was lucky enough to get in early) - apart from that, the only other lettered item associated with King I have at hand is Legacies, which is pretty cool. Man, keep a hold of your Insomnia # 9 (of the numbered King's I have none of them that are under 200) a little blemish like you describe shouldn't effect the value (although, if you're like me, it's not the monetary value of the book, more than it is having a beautiful book - or - lots of beautiful books :)). You got in on the Grant WTTK!!!! You lucky bugger!!!! I have a Little Sisters, but it's numbered in the 1,200's so I don't get a look in for WTTK - so it's back to the aftermarket for me after it's released. I guess I'm fortunate, in that my only vice is books (unlike yourself with multiple passions) and I'm at the stage of life where I can afford to indulge myself a little on something I've always loved. Yep, know what you mean about the PS limited of The Colardo Kid. I haven't actually seen a copy of the slipcased limited edition, but did score a traycased edition (which sounds all grand and mighty until you see what's one the "This Is Copy XX" of the signature sheet). I take solace in it having SK's signature on it (as well as the three artists) but, as you say, the presentation is a little disappointing, particularly the traycase itself.

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Now those editions of The Colorado Kid look a million times better than what I had. I had the Miller version and it was in fact, signed. I don't get it? How come mine looked like some trade paperback in a slipcase?? Yours look a helluva lot better than mine did. I first tried selling it on ebay...$400. Then went down to $350, then $300, still no one even had it in their "Watch List", much less place a bid. I finally sold it to Camelot for $200. I hated it so much I had to get rid of it lol. But I don't understand why yours look so much better, and Frick's below as well.
LOL yeah, the Grant LSOE I just got lucky "winning" it in the lottery they had for the few remaining copies Grant had left. Number 544...but Grant makes the best looking limited editions I've ever seen (no ofense CD...you're second best :). But I'm wondering how much that'll be? I'm thinking $250-300. But you think I should hold onto that Insomnia book, huh? I had it listed on ebay with a lot of watchers trying to "win" it at the last second...I think I had it for $399 as a starting price. I ended it at the last minute since I couldn't bring myself to sell it. I felt bad enough about Desperation, I would of felt worse if that one went yet, the problem is I'm needing some cash for that 8th DT book. Have to sell some of my Laymon Headline editions maybe. Not just that, but Weaveworld by Barker as well...the special anniversary edition.
Well, for me, it's both the collectible factor as well as the beauty of the book. I just worry everytime I handle one, I'll put some type of mark on the page edges which will drive me nuts so for the most part, I leave them alone as much as possible. My LSOE limited is still in the shrinwrap lol. I said on here I was going to take it off but can't do it. I have the Gift version also which is great looking and it's even hard for me to look at that one! Pathetic lol.

theenormityofitall
09-16-2011, 07:21 PM
Maybe you meant the unsigned editions?

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/5845/stephenkingdtforumdeel3z.jpg

Those were exactly what I had, but mine was definitley signed. It was a pretty low number as well. I don't get this. I'm seeing all these editions of that book and mine looked like garbage, it really did. I got it directly from PS themselves. And what Grant edition are you talking about Frick?

theenormityofitall
09-16-2011, 07:25 PM
I got screwed, didn't I? Because those above were what I had and they were the unsigned ones?? I know with 100% certainy mine was signed, or of course, I wouldn't have got $200 from Camelot. But I'm thinking now they just sent me some cheap trade edition, had King sign it and shipped it. I'm not sure what to think actually. Maybe the sig was even forged??

Dan Hocker
09-16-2011, 07:52 PM
I got screwed, didn't I? Because those above were what I had and they were the unsigned ones?? I know with 100% certainy mine was signed, or of course, I wouldn't have got $200 from Camelot. But I'm thinking now they just sent me some cheap trade edition, had King sign it and shipped it. I'm not sure what to think actually. Maybe the sig was even forged??

Knowing PS publishing, I doubt that it was forged, and I doubt that it was on purpose. I'm thinking probably more likely is a shipping error, that no one caught. It is a very strange situation though, as I've seen copies of the Trade editions here, but I never remember them being of poor quality as you describe it. It is most certainly a weird situation. Too bad you don't still have it.

Edit: You might be able to find what your copy was via this link: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showwiki.php?title=Test+Thread

Grant Wootton
09-16-2011, 08:23 PM
Now those editions of The Colorado Kid look a million times better than what I had. I had the Miller version and it was in fact, signed. I don't get it? How come mine looked like some trade paperback in a slipcase?? Yours look a helluva lot better than mine did. I first tried selling it on ebay...$400. Then went down to $350, then $300, still no one even had it in their "Watch List", much less place a bid. I finally sold it to Camelot for $200. I hated it so much I had to get rid of it lol. But I don't understand why yours look so much better, and Frick's below as well.
LOL yeah, the Grant LSOE I just got lucky "winning" it in the lottery they had for the few remaining copies Grant had left. Number 544...but Grant makes the best looking limited editions I've ever seen (no ofense CD...you're second best :). But I'm wondering how much that'll be? I'm thinking $250-300. But you think I should hold onto that Insomnia book, huh? I had it listed on ebay with a lot of watchers trying to "win" it at the last second...I think I had it for $399 as a starting price. I ended it at the last minute since I couldn't bring myself to sell it. I felt bad enough about Desperation, I would of felt worse if that one went yet, the problem is I'm needing some cash for that 8th DT book. Have to sell some of my Laymon Headline editions maybe. Not just that, but Weaveworld by Barker as well...the special anniversary edition.
Well, for me, it's both the collectible factor as well as the beauty of the book. I just worry everytime I handle one, I'll put some type of mark on the page edges which will drive me nuts so for the most part, I leave them alone as much as possible. My LSOE limited is still in the shrinwrap lol. I said on here I was going to take it off but can't do it. I have the Gift version also which is great looking and it's even hard for me to look at that one! Pathetic lol.

Re the WTTK, I think maybe that $250 - $300 is a little on the conservative side, LSOE went for $300 back in the day, so I'd suggest you'd better brace yourself for something more like $350 - $400, particularly given that market interest for WTTK appears to be considerably greater than it was for LSOE :( Yep, if it were me, I'd keep a hold of Insomnia, but then again, it depends on which author floats your boat the most. If I needed to divest a part of my collection to add a new item to it, I'd offload anything but SK (although I'd also find it hard to break up my Koontz collection too). I know what you mean about handling the limiteds. I handle mine as infrequently as possible (which isn't that much as I do like to pull them down and have a look through from time to time). My worst bad (thus far) was when I was brodarting a copy of Dark Forces - got a little over enthusiastic in the process and managed to rip the dust jacket (about 1" in length on the front). It's barely noticeable, visually, but mentally, it screams at me with reproach everytime I look at that particular book :(

frik51
09-16-2011, 09:18 PM
And what Grant edition are you talking about Frick?

Grant Wootton! :D

sk

Grant Wootton
09-16-2011, 09:59 PM
Grant Wootton! :D

sk

The Dutch have a rather strange sense of humour :p

theenormityofitall
09-16-2011, 11:02 PM
Re the WTTK, I think maybe that $250 - $300 is a little on the conservative side, LSOE went for $300 back in the day, so I'd suggest you'd better brace yourself for something more like $350 - $400, particularly given that market interest for WTTK appears to be considerably greater than it was for LSOE :( Yep, if it were me, I'd keep a hold of Insomnia, but then again, it depends on which author floats your boat the most. If I needed to divest a part of my collection to add a new item to it, I'd offload anything but SK (although I'd also find it hard to break up my Koontz collection too). I know what you mean about handling the limiteds. I handle mine as infrequently as possible (which isn't that much as I do like to pull them down and have a look through from time to time). My worst bad (thus far) was when I was brodarting a copy of Dark Forces - got a little over enthusiastic in the process and managed to rip the dust jacket (about 1" in length on the front). It's barely noticeable, visually, but mentally, it screams at me with reproach everytime I look at that particular book :(

Oh man. You tore the DJ? Possibly the worst thing you can do to a book! I'd feel absolutely horrible as well if I did that. It hasn't happened yet with any of the few hundred books I have, but once again, just dumb luck.
$350-400???? These book prices are getting really out of hand. But I have no choice but to get it; how many times are you given an opportunity like that? But damn, that's a lot of bread (to use a 70's phrase). But if anyone here wants any Laymon, Ketchum, Garton, Lee or even King limiteds, let me know please by sending me a PM. And as I said, my other problems...the knife collecting as well as the Swiss watches...cost me a fortune, so it's going to be difficult to get the new DT book, but I'm determined by God! Maybe King won't be around for too much longer...you never know and with the prices they are now, they'll be double or even triple if he were to "pass on", to be as sensitive as possible. Look at the Laymon titles. Even back in the early 90's when I was buying tons of his Headline signed books, even then they were $55-60 a piece, most bought from Roy at Bad Moon Books and some from Dave at the Overlook. Most people never heard of Laymon; everyone knows King so it's best to get as many signed trades and limiteds by him as possible. Next year I'm going to get a couple more on layaway from Betts. But I hardly have any room anymore. I have 4 bedrooms and the room I'm in now has books sky high to the ceiling in the closet, plus about a hundred books I haven't even seen for 15 years in a couple of huge plastic "Boxes". And my spare room, they're all over there too. On the bed, all the drawers in the chest of drawers, under the bed...it's absurd. My plan before I get too damn old, is too sell off just half and try to get a big ass annuity for around 100 grand or so so I can retire before 50 and have automatic checks sent to me every month. On top of that, I think I'm going to buy a couple ATM machines and gumball machines for even more income, plus my pension from working as an electrician the past 22 years (I turned 45 in August..getting up there lol).
You were saying what author floats your boat...actually King used too, but not much anymore with some of his not-so-good novels. I've always like Garton and Koontz, but Laymon and Ketchum as well. Oh, and Clegg and Mcammon (sp) too. But those guys' books aren't worth even half the price of King limiteds (most of the time and except the Laymon ones are actually worth more than King's...about half or more of his books).
Just your opinion: what ones from the books I mentioned, would you sell? I don't really want to sell any, but if I want that annuity, I'm going to have to get rid of, like I said, at least half. I also have four Bradbury limiteds, the most valuable definitely being the lettered of Dark Carnival. It's worth around a grand or so.
Oh well, I think I've said more than enough in this post lol. Often times I just get type-happy and can go on and on like I did here. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
Thanks.

theenormityofitall
09-16-2011, 11:04 PM
Grant Wootton! :D

sk
I'm missing something Frick? Everyone else go the joke but not me. But that's not unsusal at all, often times things sail right over my lil head.

But "Grant Wootton" reminds me of the great MMA fighter from Holland...Bos Rutten, lol the perfect name for a MMA guy. Do you know him by any chance??

theenormityofitall
09-16-2011, 11:10 PM
Knowing PS publishing, I doubt that it was forged, and I doubt that it was on purpose. I'm thinking probably more likely is a shipping error, that no one caught. It is a very strange situation though, as I've seen copies of the Trade editions here, but I never remember them being of poor quality as you describe it. It is most certainly a weird situation. Too bad you don't still have it.

Edit: You might be able to find what your copy was via this link: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showwiki.php?title=Test+Thread

Yeah, doesn't seem likely it was forged, but I just can't believe all these years I thought I had the limited. I seriously thought of contacting them because just from the looks of it, it looked like an ordinary trade edition. And it was!! Yeah, I'd really want that back because it would probably be worth much more than I paid for it. A simple trade edition in a slipcase, but if they were supposed to be unsigned, why was mine signed and numbered (I think it was numbered) and it came in a slipcase?? Surely someone as PS publishing could not have possibly missed that.

theenormityofitall
09-16-2011, 11:19 PM
Knowing PS publishing, I doubt that it was forged, and I doubt that it was on purpose. I'm thinking probably more likely is a shipping error, that no one caught. It is a very strange situation though, as I've seen copies of the Trade editions here, but I never remember them being of poor quality as you describe it. It is most certainly a weird situation. Too bad you don't still have it.

Edit: You might be able to find what your copy was via this link: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showwiki.php?title=Test+Thread

I forgot to look at the link you provided. That's it!! http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showwiki.php?title=Colorado+Kid+The+-+S+L+Miller
But it says signed and numbered limited? I thought these were the trade versions like the photos on this page? I still don't know what the other are with the red traycases.

Grant Wootton
09-17-2011, 12:02 AM
Well, I guess price is all relative, I've got a couple on order with CD (lettered SoD V 2, FDNS and IT) that cost a little more than I thought I'd ever pay for a "book". Then again, as I've discovered (to my delight) some books are not "just books" :o As regards a suggestion of what to sell off to assist in getting your annuity, you're asking the wrong bloke - I'm 50 next year and, at this point in time, I'd sooner part with an internal organ than just one of my treasures. Maybe that'll change in the future, but for now, to paraphrase your NRA "you'll pry my books from my cold, dead fingers ;)). Man, it sounds like you have in your possession possibly more books than I've seen in my life, never mind what I actually own myself - although it sounds like you consider this to be a curse rather than a blessing? If this is true, curse me six ways to Sunday and I'll be a happy man :)

theenormityofitall
09-17-2011, 12:30 AM
Well, I guess price is all relative, I've got a couple on order with CD (lettered SoD V 2, FDNS and IT) that cost a little more than I thought I'd ever pay for a "book". Then again, as I've discovered (to my delight) some books are not "just books" :o As regards a suggestion of what to sell off to assist in getting your annuity, you're asking the wrong bloke - I'm 50 next year and, at this point in time, I'd sooner part with an internal organ than just one of my treasures. Maybe that'll change in the future, but for now, to paraphrase your NRA "you'll pry my books from my cold, dead fingers ;)). Man, it sounds like you have in your possession possibly more books than I've seen in my life, never mind what I actually own myself - although it sounds like you consider this to be a curse rather than a blessing? If this is true, curse me six ways to Sunday and Ill be a happy man :)
LOL 50? That's nothing. 70? Yeah, that'd probably be a lil late to invest in an annuity. " "you'll pry my books from my cold, dead fingers ;)" LMAO. That's exactly how I feel, it's just I don't have a choice if I want that annuity. I really don't need it considering how big my pension will be (I'm not bragging btw, it's just a fact), but I also know I almost certainly won't see any social security money since this country is already all but bankrupt, and that's the main reason I want an annuity.
LOL no curse, I just worry about them and where to keep them. I love the damn things. Actually, I still have no clue what to do with them at this point, I just know I have to sell some somehow and not have to go on Prozac afterwards for getting rid of them.

Dan Hocker
09-17-2011, 02:23 AM
I forgot to look at the link you provided. That's it!! http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showwiki.php?title=Colorado+Kid+The+-+S+L+Miller
But it says signed and numbered limited? I thought these were the trade versions like the photos on this page? I still don't know what the other are with the red traycases.

PS sold a couple different versions. Artist edition (with all 3), A S / L Slipcased Edition, A S / L Traycased Edition, and the Trade Hardcover editions. Within that there where the different editions for the 3 different artists. However I think if you bout the Artist edition, you received all 3 editions in a slipcase, all signed by the artists and numbered.

frik51
09-17-2011, 04:46 AM
I'm missing something Frick? Everyone else go the joke but not me. But that's not unsusal at all, often times things sail right over my lil head.

But "Grant Wootton" reminds me of the great MMA fighter from Holland...Bos Rutten, lol the perfect name for a MMA guy. Do you know him by any chance??

I wasn't trying to be funny, really (I don't think I've even got much of a sense of humor...); just have a look at some forum names here...

sk

Grant Wootton
09-17-2011, 10:58 AM
I wasn't trying to be funny, really (I don't think I've even got much of a sense of humor...); just have a look at some forum names here...

sk

To love horror fiction you have to have a sense of humour - ergo, you do ;)

theenormityofitall
09-18-2011, 07:32 PM
just have a look at some forum names here...


LOL yeah like mine.

theenormityofitall
09-18-2011, 07:40 PM
PS sold a couple different versions. Artist edition (with all 3), A S / L Slipcased Edition, A S / L Traycased Edition, and the Trade Hardcover editions. Within that there where the different editions for the 3 different artists. However I think if you bout the Artist edition, you received all 3 editions in a slipcase, all signed by the artists and numbered.
Well, it still seems like I got screwed. I couldn't believe it when the book arrived, that it was a "limited edition". Like I've said, it looked like a trade paperback in a slipcase. But I guess it wasn't that bad afterall...I think I paid $250 and sold it for $200.
Still, from your post, it sounds like I should of ordered the artist editions.

Dan Hocker
09-18-2011, 08:03 PM
Well, it still seems like I got screwed. I couldn't believe it when the book arrived, that it was a "limited edition". Like I've said, it looked like a trade paperback in a slipcase. But I guess it wasn't that bad afterall...I think I paid $250 and sold it for $200.
Still, from your post, it sounds like I should of ordered the artist editions.

Possibly, the essential difference I think is the artist editions weren't signed by King.

Grant Wootton
09-19-2011, 04:38 AM
LOL yeah like mine.

Tell me about it - I use the pseudonym "Grant Wootton" cos using my real name "Bill Duhbetturmowwstrapp" would be just plain silly :rolleyes:

srboone
09-19-2011, 05:53 AM
Man, and I thought "Zachariah Bumwhacker" was needing of a psuedonym!!!;)

Grant Wootton
09-19-2011, 06:49 AM
Man, and I thought "Zachariah Bumwhacker" was needing of a psuedonym!!!;)

You know my brother ??? - Jeez Louise, it's a damn small world :D

srboone
09-19-2011, 08:28 AM
Brother?????? I was talking about my sister!!! This is too weird...:(:confused:

Grant Wootton
09-19-2011, 04:46 PM
Ah, I see, before she was your sister she was my pre-op brother - things got complicated, he became she, vanished into the sunset - until now. It soothes my soul that he/she has found a good home with you, but see if you can do something about having her change her name - Zac just doesn't cut it as a chicks name :confused:

theenormityofitall
09-24-2011, 06:48 PM
Possibly, the essential difference I think is the artist editions weren't signed by King.

Yeah, but if I had questioned PS Publishing about it, I would of received the proper edition. But that would have been a big hassle having to send it all the way back to England...still, I think I would have preferred the artist editions over the limited. They look pretty nice to me.

theenormityofitall
09-24-2011, 06:50 PM
Tell me about it - I use the pseudonym "Grant Wootton" cos using my real name "Bill Duhbetturmowwstrapp" would be just plain silly :rolleyes:
Now, are you being serious? That's your real last name? Like you or some other guy on this forum said, it'd be kind of strange for a mother to name her kid "Theenormityofitall". Maybe even more silly to name him "gagagoo" which is another name I use sometimes :)