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    This guy can ask all he wants, but $1250.00 is ridiculous.
    If you contact Glenn personally and send him one of your books, he'll do a remarque for a few hundred dollars.
    Don't know exactly for how much, but not even close to the amount mentioned above.

    Let's see, the non-remarqued S/L edition sells for about $500.00 (if you're lucky), add $250.00 tops for a remarque, so $750.00 would seem a reasonable price for a remarqued S/L Full Dark No Stars.
    Or am I far off?

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    I would agree personally. For that price it better have a lot more than just the one full page remarque

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    The S/L with a remarque isn't worth anywhere near $1,000 imo and recently i have sold off most of my remarques, they used to be one of my main collecting goals and through them i have worked up a relationship with quite a few artists but now my main aim if 1st editions by Stephen King and James Herbert

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    Siep i'm pretty sure that Glenn would do a very nice remarque for $250 and it probably wouldn't be that much

    I always go direct to the artist for my remarques and you always get a better piece of art for your money, all the ones i have dealt with have all been very easy to deal with too!

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    I think you're right.
    And I will contact Glenn one day and see what he can do.
    Does Michael Whelan accept this kind of commission?
    I'd love to have him do one of my King limiteds.

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    If your are seriously considering Glenn let me know because i have a different e-mail you can use to contact him. Not sure about Michael Whelan though, i think David @ Betts might be the best guy to ask?

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    Will do...will do...

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    For that enormous price that guy was asking, someone will eventually buy it. It's a very good thought-out ad and someone will think this has to be really special so they'll buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theenormityofitall View Post
    For that enormous price that guy was asking, someone will eventually buy it. It's a very good thought-out ad and someone will think this has to be really special so they'll buy it.
    No, I don't think so.
    For that price it won't sell. Just too expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frik51 View Post
    No, I don't think so.
    For that price it won't sell. Just too expensive.

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    I would say you are correct as I have seen a PC copy of the lettered From a Buick 8 on Ebay for $2,000 for a very long time now. Comes with free shipping and from a seller I trust and have dealt with more than once, but I don't think I'd pay that much for a PC of that one without any remarques or anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJK1981 View Post
    I have seen a PC copy of the lettered From a Buick 8 on Ebay for $2,000 for a very long time now. I don't think I'd pay that much for a PC of that one without any remarques or anything
    I have a regular lettered edition and it's a gorgeous production.
    Does anyone have an explanation for the fact that PC copies sell for much less?
    it's the same book, same verything, except for that darn letter.
    Is one letter worth hundreds of dollars??

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    Nothing wrong with it, but I would imagine that an actual letter would be worth more simply because there would only be one of those while there is more than one PC. I could buy one else for just a little under $2,000 that is an actual letter instead of PC.

    Now, if I had enough money to buy something like this, well, I probably would whether it was a PC or not. Most people, especially in a down economy, won't have that kind of money though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frik51 View Post
    I have a regular lettered edition and it's a gorgeous production.
    Does anyone have an explanation for the fact that PC copies sell for much less?
    it's the same book, same verything, except for that darn letter.
    Is one letter worth hundreds of dollars??

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    Probably for the same reason people will pay more for a limited edition with a low number than one with a high number. Like you said, it's the same book, so I don't really get it either.

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    As RJK1981 indicated, there could conceivably be 25 or 50 or even more PC "editions" floating around, while there should only be one "A" or "T" or "RR" (for 52-copy runs). It MIGHT be the same book (I've seen PC copies missing elements from regular serialized versions), but with PC versions there's a lot more containing the same serial. This makes them far less rare and, therefore, much less of a collectible in many people's eyes.

    Also, when it comes to series (like The Dark Tower), matching numbers or letters always commands higher prices than mismatched sets. But even then, a mismatched set containing all letters will still be more highly appraised than a mismatched set containing PC copies.

    Don't get me wrong - PC copies are great to have when absolutely nothing else is available. However, when regular serials are accessible, it's better to go after those and pay the premium (within reason, of course).

    As far as the high/low number/letter thing - I don't quite get that, either. However, there could be significance within a certain context. For example, for the 25th edition of a something, it would be neat to have number 25 or letter "Y". Or if a number or letter has critical meaning within the prose that is well-known amongst readers, it would potentially be desirable to obtain a matching serial. A few numbers have special connotations beyond the writing, such as 13 or 666, which might garner a higher price than an otherwise pedestrian number (you could argue that "1" or "A" falls into that category).
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    Quote Originally Posted by fleggett View Post
    As RJK1981 indicated, there could conceivably be 25 or 50 or even more PC "editions" floating around, while there should only be one "A" or "T" or "RR" (for 52-copy runs). It MIGHT be the same book (I've seen PC copies missing elements from regular serialized versions), but with PC versions there's a lot more containing the same serial. This makes them far less rare and, therefore, much less of a collectible in many people's eyes.

    Also, when it comes to series (like The Dark Tower), matching numbers or letters always commands higher prices than mismatched sets. But even then, a mismatched set containing all letters will still be more highly appraised than a mismatched set containing PC copies.

    Don't get me wrong - PC copies are great to have when absolutely nothing else is available. However, when regular serials are accessible, it's better to go after those and pay the premium (within reason, of course).

    As far as the high/low number/letter thing - I don't quite get that, either. However, there could be significance within a certain context. For example, for the 25th edition of a something, it would be neat to have number 25 or letter "Y". Or if a number or letter has critical meaning within the prose that is well-known amongst readers, it would potentially be desirable to obtain a matching serial. A few numbers have special connotations beyond the writing, such as 13 or 666, which might garner a higher price than an otherwise pedestrian number (you could argue that "1" or "A" falls into that category).
    I don't believe I've even seen a PC copy of any book so I wouldn't really know what they look like. I've had chances to buy a lot of them but always passed them up for a numbered copy.

    Also, when it comes to series (like The Dark Tower), matching numbers or letters always commands higher prices than mismatched sets. But even then, a mismatched set containing all letters will still be more highly appraised than a mismatched set containing PC copies.
    Yeah. As I've said before on this forum, I have the last three DT books with the number 911....the only other chance I'll have to get a matching number of a book will be the new DT book coming out next year. I'll have 544 since my copy of LSOE is 544.

    A few numbers have special connotations beyond the writing, such as 13 or 666, which might garner a higher price than an otherwise pedestrian number (you could argue that "1" or "A" falls into that category).

    I hear that lol. Unfortunately, my DT books as I said above, are all 911.

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    A PC (lettered/numbered) edition usually looks the same as a regular (lettered/numbered) edition. But, there's no number or letter; it just says PC.

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