Charlie the Choo-Choo 1st trade edition

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Owen
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Charlie the Choo-Choo 1st trade edition

Post by Owen » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:46 pm

Hi,

Does anybody have the complete specifics for the 1st trade edition of "Charlie the Choo-Choo"?

Does the number line: "2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1" indicate a first printing? I'm used to seeing "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" in SK Scribner/Schuster firsts. I understand that "Copyright c. 1942, Fourth Printing" is intended as a nod to the DT.

Any help/information would be appreciated.

Many thanks,

Owen.



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Re: Charlie the Choo-Choo 1st trade edition

Post by Mr. Rabbit Trick » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:43 pm

Owen wrote: Does the number line: "2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1" indicate a first printing?
Yes. The lowest number means the print number.

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Re: Charlie the Choo-Choo 1st trade edition

Post by Owen » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:43 pm

Hi,

Many thanks for the response.

Right. I see. I'm quite a novice with book collecting as I've only recently taken it up.

Can I ask, is there a specific reason why the number line in "Charlie the Choo-Choo" begins with a "2", as opposed to the usual "1" found in Scribner/Schuster 1st prints?

Regards,

Owen.

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Re: Charlie the Choo-Choo 1st trade edition

Post by Mr. Rabbit Trick » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:24 pm

Owen wrote:Hi,

Many thanks for the response.

Right. I see. I'm quite a novice with book collecting as I've only recently taken it up.

Can I ask, is there a specific reason why the number line in "Charlie the Choo-Choo" begins with a "2", as opposed to the usual "1" found in Scribner/Schuster 1st prints?

Regards,

Owen.
Simon & Schuster made a right mess of this movie publicity edition. They started to print the book and then noticed they had missed some info. They stopped printing and made the corrections.
The first printing has a numberline of 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
The later printing has a numberline of 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 9, 7, 5, 3, 1
Both numberlines indicate a first printing, but the 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 one is the actual first.

The movie people must be loving all the attention this little book is getting. They are getting lots of free publicity for the forthcoming film. My guess is all this is deliberate to get people talking about the film.

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Re: Charlie the Choo-Choo 1st trade edition

Post by Owen » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:34 pm

Ah, right. I see. Thanks for the information.

That is a little mixed-up, and I suppose slightly annoying. I noticed Cemetery Dance had copies available for pre-order a few weeks back, but must of taken them down, as they're not even listed on their website anymore. I'm assuming for the reason you stated. Does anybody out there actually have a copy with the number line: "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1"?

Owen.

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Re: Charlie the Choo-Choo 1st trade edition

Post by Mr. Rabbit Trick » Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:00 am

Owen wrote:Does anybody out there actually have a copy with the number line: "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1"?

Owen.
I know several people who have it. They got theirs from Amazon and their local Barnes and Noble.

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Re: Charlie the Choo-Choo 1st trade edition

Post by darrellyow@yahoo.com » Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:34 pm

I have a copy with 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 number line, the different isbn number and the missing upc code on the back replaced w/a sticker

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Re: Charlie the Choo-Choo 1st trade edition

Post by allasorte » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:08 pm

Exactly what Mr. Rabbit Trick stated.

On the DT site they have been talking and attempting to confirm the firsts

One of these with the US sticker on the back of the book and print line of 10-1, is rumored to be 10% of the print run of this book, so much rarer.
The US edition with the "1" present would still be a first, but not as rare.
I am also hearing from buyers that they are getting books of CTCC print runs with the lowest being a "2" and "3" and people are shocked that there are books after the first printing.

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Re: Charlie the Choo-Choo 1st trade edition

Post by andyg1975 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:38 am

Hi all, First time poster on here and relatively new SK collector. I've heard stories about this anomaly printing as it's becoming known.

I found this link on The Overlook Connection, thought it might interest you:

http://www.stephenkingcatalog.com/catal ... -2400.html

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