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    He said he bought it at Half Price Books. He...

    I wish. Probably paid too much ($700 after tax) but like I said, it was better than fine/fine.[/QUOTE]

    You paid $700, not $10.

    That may be a "value", but that isn't "half price"...
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    Peter Straub showed up periodically on...

    Peter Straub showed up periodically on alt.books.stephen_king. King and Straub had said for years (and still do) that they tried to imitate each others styles when writing The Talisman. Because they...
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    I also remember in pretty good detail the first...

    I also remember in pretty good detail the first time I got up the nerve to respond to Bev Vincent on alt.books.stephen_king. I'll have to tell that story one day.
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    It is. Or maybe it is just the way I remember it...

    Makes our site seem tame.[/QUOTE]

    It is. Or maybe it is just the way I remember it after 20 years. I was very new to the internet (I guess we all were). But it seemed everyone else had been there...
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    Great reading, Bev! Thanks for posting that link....

    Great reading, Bev! Thanks for posting that link. I remember so many of those names and it brought back some great memories. The old newsgroup wasn't as saccharin sweet as this one is sometimes....
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    Thanks. I'm glad you remembered. I also very...

    Thanks. I'm glad you remembered. I also very distinctly remember that several members of the newsgroup refused to buy the book itself thinking $90 was a ridiculously high price for a paperback book...
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    No. I don't recall. I seem to remember the...

    I think Stu at Betts made both the slipcases and traycases; the traycases being the more expensive option.[/QUOTE]

    Do you remember what the prices were Bob? I seem to think the traycases are more...
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    I think Stu at Betts made both the slipcases and...

    I think Stu at Betts made both the slipcases and traycases; the traycases being the more expensive option.
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    A copy of the magazine? The original artwork?...

    http://imageshack.com/a/img923/501/f9cDPS.jpg[/QUOTE]

    WANT.[/QUOTE]

    A copy of the magazine? The original artwork? Both?
    ...
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    Yes. It was a fanzine that was published at...

    Yes. It was a fanzine that was published at irregular intervals for years. Besides the hardcover S/L's there were the regular softcover copies (perfect bound with full color covers) that were mailed...
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    Personally I wouldn't waste my time with it or...

    I think a strong argument could be made to include Whispers with "Before The Play." I think it is an excised part of the original manuscript. I really enjoyed finally being able to read it. It...
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    I think a strong argument could be made to...

    I think a strong argument could be made to include Whispers with "Before The Play." I think it is an excised part of the original manuscript. I really enjoyed finally being able to read it. It...
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    The "Before The Play" that is in the TV Guide...

    The "Before The Play" that is in the TV Guide from 1997 is abridged. If you have never read it try to find a copy of Whispers magazine, Vol. 5, Nos. 1/2, Whole numbers 17/18. Published in 1982. It is...
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    No, I was asking a serious question. With word...

    Interesting! Was that obtained from the Guernsey's auction in 1987? If not, when? Is it typed on a typewriter or on a word processor? How can you tell it is original? Interested collectors demand...
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    Interesting! Was that obtained from the...

    Interesting! Was that obtained from the Guernsey's auction in 1987? If not, when? Is it typed on a typewriter or on a word processor? How can you tell it is original? Interested collectors demand...
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    I don't know how they were distributed....whether...

    I don't know how they were distributed....whether by subscription or just for sale locally on campus to students and professors. I once made contact with a professor at Syracuse University who had a...
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    College publication similar in appearance to...

    Thanks! Yeah...that Dino is sure a tricky one![/QUOTE]

    College publication similar in appearance to Moth, Onan, etc. Done in 1994 and, supposedly, only 400 copies.
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    I doubt any of us lowly collectors know the true...

    I doubt any of us lowly collectors know the true answer to that. I assume the lettereds went to contributors (i.e. writers, artists, editors, other people in production, etc.). But why 50 and not...
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    As Alan said it is the same except for the...

    It is exactly the same as the numbered edition. Only the letter designation is different. i.e instead of a number it is a letter. They are otherwise identical.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks Alan. A bit...
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