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Re: Let's get to know each other a little

Post by mulleins » Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:30 am

jmcdan08 wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:47 pm
Hello,
My name is Josh. Just got on the forum. I’m a wannabe collector. I don’t have much to speak of right now but am looking to collect 1st editions....hopefully. Any suggestions where to start would be great. I’m assuming I should start with the newer published books and work my way back, right?
Hello Josh and Welcome

Even a collection of 1 book it a great collection. The newer published books are easily found in first edition due to higher publication numbers. Your harder ones of course are the older ones. As you start to grab the newer copies, always keep an eye open for the older at a good deal. That's the fun of collecting and building a collection. Here is a link to some excellent information on First Editions and what to look for:

https://www.stephenkingcollector.com/1st_editions.html

I've been collecting since the early 80's so if I can be of any help, please don't hesitate to contact me. Again, welcome to The Collector, this site is awesome.

Ralph Mulleins



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Re: Let's get to know each other a little

Post by mulleins » Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:35 am

UsBeez wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:51 pm
Hello!

I started collecting King books in 1982 when as a newlywed I was hospitalized and my husband bought me two Stephen King books to help me get through those long days. I was forever hooked at that point and within a short time was reading everything that I could find that he had written. After I lost my husband 13 years later, my love for collecting dimmed some (with grief you lose interest in about everything for a time). But I have cared for those books, magazines, and other memorabilia so carefully snd with great affection. And I have made purchases here and there since. While I’ve collected the books and Limited Editions, I have also spent a lot of time looking for the rare King collector Items (like the very early stories published in magazines like Startling Mysteries and Cavalier).

Always nice to meet people with the same love and craziness as me 😂😊

Lynn
Hi Lynn

It sounds like we started collecting about the same time, early 80's. I have some of the older magazines but really never got rolling in that area. I stayed with the signed limited editions, signed first editions, and first editions.

We all look forward to hearing more about your collection. Hope you stick around.

Ralph Mulleins

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Re: Let's get to know each other a little

Post by TheCollector » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:57 pm

Welcome Josh and Lynn I hope you enjoy the site and forum here.

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Re: Let's get to know each other a little

Post by Noxus35 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:47 am

Seems i missed out on a lot of introductions by new members here so this may be a bit overdue but .... Welcome to all! 😎

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Re: Let's get to know each other a litt

Post by UsBeez » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:04 pm

Thank you @mulleins @thecollector and @Noxus35 :D

It feels as if my collecting was in another era somehow, it feels so different now. I had been tossing around months ago possibly selling much of my collection and have sold some (various reasons that I won’t bore you with), but I was so surprised by changes! Nice to know there are a few people who have been at it a while. I love the King books (and Anne Rice and urban fantasy - gotta love a monster and a vampire LOL).

Thank you for the kind welcome.

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Re: Let's get to know each other a little

Post by Ben Staad » Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:10 pm

Welcome to the forum all. 8-)

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