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On 1/26/2022 at 6:03 AM, Bronty said:

Ok thanks anyways.

I don’t think I can watch the whole thing.   Too long :)

You should watch the whole thing, interviews with all the surviving original artists....BUT...you can start from 1:10 for the discussion of art returns, lost art, tossed art, and where the Trampier Handbook cover was discovered and almost lost.

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On 2/13/2022 at 12:20 PM, nightbells said:

$5 in my totally rad squeeze coin purse. At a book fair in school, I purchased 2 books. For timing reference, there are Smurfette stamps on the inner covers!

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This was one of my favorite pages:

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At a convention several years ago, a former TSR artist and employee had that original piece. And I had a ... moment. :cloud9:

The artist stated "My wife feels I should sell you the art. You seem really taken by it."

So several decades after purchasing the book, at a convention in Lake Geneva celebrating the life and works of Gary Gygax, I became the curator of this original piece by Harry Quinn!

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Very nice!  :headbang:

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Some TSR art has survived. There's a store in Canada (The Beguiling, maybe?) that displays the original cover painting to DEITIES AND DEMIGODS. And a prominent OA collectors has the original cover to the first Monster Manual.

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On 6/1/2022 at 1:23 PM, comix4fun said:

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And I've been staring at, admiring, and lusting after that cover art since I first got my copy of Deities and Demigods sometime in 1980. 

I have made exactly 0% progress in my goal to obtain it (aside from knowing where it is)...in fact I've likely lost a lot of ground towards that goal. 

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On 6/1/2022 at 3:12 PM, comix4fun said:

And I've been staring at, admiring, and lusting after that cover art since I first got my copy of Deities and Demigods sometime in 1980. 

I have made exactly 0% progress in my goal to obtain it (aside from knowing where it is)...in fact I've likely lost a lot of ground towards that goal. 

It's a phenomenal piece of history. I am glad it still exists. 

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On 6/1/2022 at 8:23 PM, batman_fan said:

the OA to this one sold on Heritage a while back

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I think I remember that auction. I remember not being prepared for what it went for. Just looked it up to refresh my memory $15,000 in 2013. With scant top shelf material hitting the auction block at the time making a good prediction was difficult. It's a great piece. 

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On 6/1/2022 at 10:46 PM, comix4fun said:

I think I remember that auction. I remember not being prepared for what it went for. Just looked it up to refresh my memory $15,000 in 2013. With scant top shelf material hitting the auction block at the time making a good prediction was difficult. It's a great piece. 

15k in 2013 was nothing to laugh at!

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