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    Blu Gilliand's Collection

    Hey guys! I've been admiring many of your collections on this forum for quite some time, and thought I'd finally get around to sharing my own humble "library." It's a mix of everything from battered old paperbacks to a couple of higher-end collector's items, so hopefully everybody will see something they like. Anyway, I figured I'd kick it off with the two that are probably the rarest, most "collectible" things that I own.

    First up: Copy #229 of Six Stories by Stephen King:

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    I was able to get this when it was first published thanks to a postcard from the George Beahm mailing list - I sent in a check ($80, I believe) to reserve my copy, and it showed up a while later. I really didn't know what I had at the time, but it's a cherished piece now!
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    Excellent, Blu! That's one I don't own myself!
    Can't wait to see what else you've got to show us...

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    Real nice. Looking forward to more.

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    Next up: Copy #800 of Grant's signed, numbered, traycased edition of Prime Evil.

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    I worked at a comic book store in college, and the owner spent a weekend away at a convention (Dragon*Con in Atlanta, I think). He won this in a raffle there. He brought it back and handed it to me, saying, "I can't think of anyone who'd appreciate this as much as you." Needless to say, he still stands tall as my favorite boss ever!
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    Another treasure! This is gonna be a great thread!!

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    Both of those look great!
    WARNING!!! WARNING!!! DO NOT VIEW THIS SPOILER! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!
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    Great posts! Love to see more!
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    Fantastic start to the thread Blu - both are incredible books !!!!
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    Love what I see! And that sure is one great boss you had!

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    Hate this new guy already.

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    Then he is acceptable! (But here's been around for a while, just not a mapcap poster like us.)
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    He's a lurker with only 39 posts I think it was when I first saw him. So that makes him new.

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    Blu's been here from the start, just not a big poster.

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    Oh, Blu, two great pieces to start the thread. I still kick myself for passing on "Six Stories" when it was first released. My boss at the comic store was never that generous, but was a great guy.
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    Impressive Blu, two posts into a new collection thread and you already have an 'I Hate Chu'. Congratulations are in order. Thanks for starting a new collection thread, looking forward to seeing more!

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    Great stuff and we ...well accept for terri love everything from the old paperback to the highly collectable.Very good stuff.Looking forward to lots more.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blu Gilliand View Post
    Hey guys! I've been admiring many of your collections on this forum for quite some time, and thought I'd finally get around to sharing my own humble "library." It's a mix of everything from battered old paperbacks to a couple of higher-end collector's items, so hopefully everybody will see something they like. Anyway, I figured I'd kick it off with the two that are probably the rarest, most "collectible" things that I own.

    First up: Copy #229 of Six Stories by Stephen King:

    SixStoriesCover.jpg

    SixStoriesSignature.jpg

    I was able to get this when it was first published thanks to a postcard from the George Beahm mailing list - I sent in a check ($80, I believe) to reserve my copy, and it showed up a while later. I really didn't know what I had at the time, but it's a cherished piece now!

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    Wow I'm very envious of your "Six Stories"! Great book.

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    Thanks for the warm welcome, guys (and, er, TeriW). I hope to post some more tonight - but be warned, it's all downhill from here!
    Visit my horror/crime fiction blog October Country.
    Stalk me on Twitter: @BluGilliand.

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    You have some fantastic books though!

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    Okay up next I've got the signed/numbered/slipcased edition of Borderlands 5:

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    Visit my horror/crime fiction blog October Country.
    Stalk me on Twitter: @BluGilliand.

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