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 Post subject: Insomnia 1st edition
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:28 am 
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Hey, i'm looking to get a 1st copy of Insomnia with the variant DJ, however all on ebay (as i'm writing this) have the £18.00 (export only) i'm honestly having a hard time trying to find one without it. why is it that not many of the true 1sts are listed, i came across only 2 one had a torn DJ, and the other was the white DJ that i have. any thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia 1st edition
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:47 am 
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I'm not sure what you mean by a variant dust jacket for the UK Insomnia. I have a UK first/first but I got it when it was first published. There were two other editions of Insomnia published--one a signed limited of 200 copies and another what i term as a gift edition of 2000 copies. If I remember correctly, neither of these was issued with a dust jacket.

The US edition was published with two dust jacket variants--one with white lettering on red and the other red lettering on white. Is this what you meant?

John


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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia 1st edition
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:19 pm 
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jhanic wrote:
I'm not sure what you mean by a variant dust jacket for the UK Insomnia. I have a UK first/first but I got it when it was first published. There were two other editions of Insomnia published--one a signed limited of 200 copies and another what i term as a gift edition of 2000 copies. If I remember correctly, neither of these was issued with a dust jacket.

The US edition was published with two dust jacket variants--one with white lettering on red and the other red lettering on white. Is this what you meant?

John


Hi John, yes what you said is what i mean, the US Viking red and white lettering not the UK Hodder edition, all the US Vikings i have come across on Ebay at the moment all say on the bottom of the DJ flap - £18.00 (export only), i have the copy with white lettering on red background (without the £ export price), but am looking for the red lettering edition with white background, but as stated above currently on ebay all i'm finding are export copy's even from reliable King sellers.

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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia 1st edition
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:37 pm 
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Both my US Insomnia versions (both versions of the red/white, white/red lettering) have that "export only" comment at the bottom with the 18 pound price printed. Does this mean they are not true first editions?


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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia 1st edition
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:41 am 
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My copies Red & White and White & Red have three prices and say (export only) on the bottom flap. I bought some in Canada and some in the USA. They all have the 987654321 line so they must be first trade editions.


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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia 1st edition
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:56 am 
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Hi, question for John, does your copy of the Viking 1st Insomnia (either jacket variants) have £18.00 export only on the bottom of the DJ flap.

Thanks ,

Owen


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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia 1st edition
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:56 am 
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I have both variants 1st ed - purchased in Canada and both versions have the 18 pound symbol and export only on the inside flap (lower right).

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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia 1st edition
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:00 pm 
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JackTheLad wrote:
I have both variants 1st ed - purchased in Canada and both versions have the 18 pound symbol and export only on the inside flap (lower right).

Clint


Hey Clint, did you buy them both new back in 94, or later on?

Owen


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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia 1st edition
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:34 pm 
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miserywilkes wrote:
Hi, question for John, does your copy of the Viking 1st Insomnia (either jacket variants) have £18.00 export only on the bottom of the DJ flap.

Thanks ,

Owen


Sorry I haven't been able to get back to you sooner, but my copies are not readily available. As soon as I can dig them out, I'll let you know.

John


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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia 1st edition
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:06 am 
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jhanic wrote:
miserywilkes wrote:
Hi, question for John, does your copy of the Viking 1st Insomnia (either jacket variants) have £18.00 export only on the bottom of the DJ flap.

Thanks ,

Owen


Sorry I haven't been able to get back to you sooner, but my copies are not readily available. As soon as I can dig them out, I'll let you know.

John



Cheers John,

thanks again ,

Owen


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