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Author:  RIC [ Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Little Sisters PC

How to you think the value of a Little Sisters PC edition compare to a S/N? Would it be more in the range for a low number S/N or a high numbers? Or neither? Anyone have any thoughts? Would they be more sought after or less? All opinions are welcome... thanks

Author:  jhanic [ Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Little Sisters PC

This question has been discussed very much elsewhere and the consensus is that it depends on the buyer. Some people would rather have a PC copy than a numbered one. I myself prefer a numbered one because that number makes it a unique item. Others like the PC copies because it may be easier to complete a set of PC volumes.

Big help, huh?

John

Author:  Mr. Rabbit Trick [ Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Little Sisters PC

I personally would not have a PC copy in my collection. They are generally worth a lot less than a numbered or lettered.

A numbered or lettered copy is unique, whereas there might be dozens of PC copies.

There are some PC copies of King books on ebay right now, priced well below issue price, and they are not selling.

Author:  TheCollector [ Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:02 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Little Sisters PC

jhanic wrote:
This question has been discussed very much elsewhere and the consensus is that it depends on the buyer. Some people would rather have a PC copy than a numbered one. I myself prefer a numbered one because that number makes it a unique item. Others like the PC copies because it may be easier to complete a set of PC volumes.

Big help, huh?

John


That's very correct. I do want to point out that as of right now, today, 3/8/12, it's probably going to be a little lower then an 801+ copy.

DMG is currently shipping out copies of TWTTKH but their latest newsletter stated that they were giving owners one last shot at claiming matching copies. This means that numbers 1-800 are still selling for a premium. However PC copies cannot be redeemed in the same way.

After this window closes the difference will go down, although there will more then likely be some difference in price as the lower numbered sets can be matched.

Author:  RIC [ Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Little Sisters PC

Thanks for the responses.. Most of you confirmed my thinking.. That's good.. thanks

Author:  FineEditionBooks [ Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Little Sisters PC

Mr. Rabbit Trick wrote:
I personally would not have a PC copy in my collection. They are generally worth a lot less than a numbered or lettered.

A numbered or lettered copy is unique, whereas there might be dozens of PC copies.

There are some PC copies of King books on ebay right now, priced well below issue price, and they are not selling.


As a numbered or lettered edition of a modern book is NEVER, to the best of my knowledge, restricted to a print-run of one copy, it is incorrect to describe a copy of either the numbered or lettered edition as "unique". The number or letter of a specific copy may not be repeated in the run, but that does not make the book "unique", as there are numerous other copies manufactured to the same specification in the edition. Although there is no such thing as the typical print run of a numbered limited edition, King limiteds tend cover the spectrum from 200 to 1500, meaning that they are most assuredly more plentiful than the number of PC copies available of either.
The anti-pc bias is defined by a spectacular lack of logic, as it is neither borne out by the numbers nor by a semantic exploration of the term "rare". A pc run of 25 copies is, by definition, significantly smaller than a numbeed edition print run of 200 copies. The suggestion that the number (as opposed to the letters pc) makes a material difference is, frankly, fanciful. The pc bias may well have its roots in the somewhat self-serving approach to publishing pc copies adopted by the late lamented Dark Harvest publishers, accused by some to be guilty of supplementing the numbered run of a limited edition with more than a reasonable number of pc copies back in the 80s - notably where Dean Koontz titles were concerned . However, even if the number of pc copies is 50, it is still no more than 25% of a numbered run of 200 copies or 10% of a more common print run of 500.
A pc copy of the first edition of a Gutenberg bible, a Shakespeare sonnet, a Brothers Grimm fairy tale or a psychedelic William Burroughs extravaganza would be as welcome as a numbered copy - more so, in fact - and it would almost certainly be in much shorter supply

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