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Post by PL_Drafter » Tue May 19, 2020 7:26 am

Hi all! My name is Todd. I'm a Navy veteran-turned plumbing drafter. I've been an avid collector for about four years. (I've also done more than my share of slip case purchases from The Collector since. I may actually need more. :shock:)

My interest in SK began in the mid-80's when I read Pet Sematary. Most encompassing book I've ever read! Then I read The Gunslinger, and it's been my favorite to-date. I've managed to acquire the entire Dark Tower collection of 1sts or better, in fine or as-new condition. My prized copy is the LSOE remarqued 2121 copy shown on the site. Now that I've been cut off from poker play, in light of recent events, I'm able to focus on acquiring S/L of those books and have managed to snag LSOE and Waste Lands. Not sure if I'll ever get my hands on a Gunslinger S/L, but I can always aspire. ;)



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Post by mulleins » Tue May 19, 2020 11:26 am

Welcome to the site Todd.

Hope you locate what you need for your collection.

If I can help in any way, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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Post by Noxus35 » Tue May 19, 2020 7:29 pm

Welcome Todd!

Enjoy it here. 😉

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Post by TheCollector » Wed May 20, 2020 6:59 am

Welcome to the forums Todd, glad to have you here!

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Post by PL_Drafter » Wed May 20, 2020 7:18 am

Thanks for the homely welcoming to each of you. I think this forum is deserving of much more attention. :)

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Post by Ben Staad » Tue May 26, 2020 1:16 pm

Welcome to the forum, Mr. Todd! Hope you get your wish, one day, in owning a S/L Slinger.

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Post by styrophome » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:34 pm

Good evening! I'm Bill, 59 and live outside of DC in Ellicott City. Avid book collector and first started my collection with a signed limited DTGS #399 back in the early 80's. Paid $195 for it...right?

Was opening it today for the first time in many years to recall what number it was and was devastated to find the jacket had been clipped.

I came here in the hopes that some could explain to me why anyone would have done that.

Beyond that, it might be nice to chat about a book or two every once in a while.

My collection...today anyway! Need more room.
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Post by TheCollector » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:49 am

Welcome to the forums Bill. Thanks for sharing a photo of your collection, it looks great!

Sorry to hear about the price clipped DJ. A little before my time but I hear back in the 70's and 80's it was more common to see price clipping on a DJ to hide the price of the book when giving it as a gift.

I mean, I guess someone could have (theoretically) trashed their original dustjacket and tried replacing it with a 2nd edition dustjacket and cut the price off to hide the fact it wasn't a 1st edition DJ, but depending on when in the 80's you bought the book the 1st edition DJ's would have been the only one's available. Seems like a stretch though on a limited edition.

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