Value of the Gunslinger Signed by illustrator.

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Value of the Gunslinger Signed by illustrator.

Post by tricnomistal » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:59 pm

Hello,

This is my first time posting, though I've ventured on to the site to check values of various books before. I come with a question. I own a normal first edition of the Gunslinger that is signed by Michael Whelan. I don't know anything about whether or not his signature ads any market value to the book. I certainly think that it's a neat addition, which I know is the most important part, and I don't plan on selling it, but I was curious if anyone had an idea of how much Mr. Whelan's signature affected the value.

Thanks!



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Re: Value of the Gunslinger Signed by illustrator.

Post by Mr. Rabbit Trick » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:56 pm

As a guide to price. Betts Books have sold three recently. The prices were very different:

Gunslinger 1st edition 1982 signed by artist Michael Whelan - Library of Peter Scelfo imprint (from one of those squeeze seals) on bottom title page Fine/Fine - $599

Gunslinger 1st edition 1982 signed by artist Michael Whelan - Fine-/Fine - $775

Gunslinger 1st edition 1982 (only 10,000 printed) signed by artist Michael Whelan - Fine/Fine in slipcase - $800

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Re: Value of the Gunslinger Signed by illustrator.

Post by tricnomistal » Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:40 pm

Thanks for the reply. Essentially, the price doesn't seem to have changed much from a typical first edition of the gunslinger. On another note, thanks for introducing me to this new website.

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Re: Value of the Gunslinger Signed by illustrator.

Post by jhanic » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:11 pm

tricnomistal, you might also want to check out www.thedarktower.org. It's one of the premier Stephen King sites. One of the forums, Calvin's Corner, is mainly for collectors.

John

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Re: Value of the Gunslinger Signed by illustrator.

Post by tricnomistal » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:47 pm

jhanic wrote:tricnomistal, you might also want to check out http://www.thedarktower.org. It's one of the premier Stephen King sites. One of the forums, Calvin's Corner, is mainly for collectors.

John
I'll definitely check it out.

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