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    Hey everybody. I have reading King since the late 80's. I have been buying new King since the 90's and since 2006 I have been trying to complete a nice collection. So far I have 46 first ed. In addition to that I have some S\L Dark Tower books.

    I have noticed that people share events that have happened to them here as well as their King collecting experience. I would like to do the same thing because it's what has shaped me into the person I am today. It also may explain some other things as well. So here we go.

    I hope you have time . When I was 9 I had two cats. One was a hunter. We would find dead animals under the bushes. We think that's how I got sick I contracted something called leptospirosis. I think they had to send it down to the CDC to get it analyzed. This was
    back in 1979 just so you know.

    So, the doctors really could not do much for me. I basically had to fight it off on my own. I coded on the way to the hospital. I had massive organ failure meaning, my liver failed, my kidneys failed, my blood became toxic. My white blood cell count went through the floor. I also developed gangrene on my feet so they had to amputate my toes. It was so bad that doctors wanted to "pull the plug" but
    my parents said no. I was also in a coma for a month. I had a fever of about 108 degrees. Plus I had acute meningitis. All in all I was in a hospital and rehab place for 15 month.
    You can look it up on line if you are really interested in the illness.

    I also had two near death experiences. One was that I saw my deceased great grandmother when my grandfather was praying to her for me and then I had another one. In this one, I went up on an escalator. At the top I saw a man in booth. He asked what myname was. He looked in a book he had in front of him and he said "It's not your time yet". So I went back down.

    I was also blind and I couldn't talk for a time. Also, I had to learn how to walk again, which the doctors said I would never do. I also had to learn how to hold a fork again and everything else over again. I also had scar tissue on my brain which causes me to have uncontrollable
    spasms. Lucky for me, I am taking medicine for that.

    There may be other things that I don't remember that my parents do but those are the main things. I also had years of physical therapy afterwards. To say that it's lucky that I survived is an understatement. To live through it as well as I did is almost impossible. Remember, this is 1979 so they did have all the stuff they had now.

    So fast forward to later in life. As I said, I has spasms that would cause me to fall. I fell and hit my head a few times. I needed staples to close up the wounds. After a major fall I went for a cat scan and they found out that I had scar tissue on my brain. . Then in 2016 I fell and dislocated my shoulder. The shoulder was at least six inches out of the socket. And I was in so much pain. Then they popped it in twice.

    After that, I could not even move it at all or even feel anything because I had sever nerve damage. Feeling slowly came back but I still don't have 100% feeling in my hand and that's probably as good as it'd going to get. It still feels like it's a little asleep, like when you sit on it for too long.

    But in between all that I had multiple other surgeries on my feet because my toes were not right. I was in constant pain. Then later I had bone spurs that had to be removed.

    I could probably go on but that's basically what happened. So I don't diminish what anyone else is going through but I have been fighting for 40 years.

    Whether it was physical or mental. I don't want to seem like a complainer that's all.
    So that's about it. I am sure I left some stuff out but that should give you a sense of my life and what I have lived through and what I am still living through. .
    P.S I did warn you this would be long .

    But now I am a King collector and it's great. I just wanted to share my story because other people have shared there stories. Like I said, If you have any comments or questions, don't hesitate to ask.
    Now on to my collection.


    First ed
    Carrie post 338 page 14
    Salem's Lot(3rd state) 2nd printing of 7500 I believe according to this site. Still a 1st though I think. post 167 page 7
    The Shining* post 53 page 3
    The Stand post 293,294,295 page 12 (read the uncut version)* Post 927-932 page 38, page 39 post 939
    NightShift (library copy) post 40 page 2 post 424 page 17
    The Dead Zone(Review) post 14 page 1
    Fire Starter (Review) With copy of review post 12 page 1
    Cujo Post 762 page 31
    Different Seasons Post 761 page 31
    Christine* Post 759 page 31
    Pet Semetary Post 760 page 31
    Cylcle of the werewolf (Trade)
    Thinner Post 763 page 31
    The Talisman* Post 758 page 337
    Skeleton Crew pst 735 page 31
    IT (True 1st/1st 1 of 400,000)* post 283,284,285,287 page 12
    Eyes of the Dragon
    Misery (Review) With copy of review* post 12 page 1
    4 past midnite
    Needful things*
    Geralds game*
    Nightmares/Dreamscapes
    Insomnia*
    Desperation
    The Regulators*
    Bag of bones*
    The Black house*
    From a buick 8
    Everthings Eventual
    The Girl who loved Tom Gordon(pop up not signed)
    Cell*
    LISEY’S STORY
    Blaze(Bachman)
    Duma Key
    Just After SunSet With N DVD(Collectors set)
    Full Dark, No Stars
    11/22/63 post 72 page 3
    Dr. Sleep
    Mr. Mercedes
    Revival
    Finders Keepers
    The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
    End of Watch
    Sleeping Beauties
    Gwendy's Button box
    The Outsider

    coffee table
    NightMares in The Sky(Crease down center of DJ)
    (pamphlets)
    The Monkey post 851 page 35
    The Raft post 851 page 35

    Gift Ed
    The Talisman\Black house
    Secretary of Dreams I
    PS publishing Christine 25th Anniversary ed #662 post 169 page 7
    SP The Shining post 168 page 7
    Hodder&Stoughton Dr.Sleep(UK not real signature) post 171 page 7
    Folio The Shining
    Full Dark No Stars post 852 page 35
    The Colorado Kid Artist Edition Lettered Set Letter K of 26 page 39 posts 958,959,964


    Suntup Books
    The Haunting of Hill House #130 page 36 post 878,879,880,890,891,892,893,894
    Misery Gift ed post 706,707,708,709,710,711

    Proofs
    The Haunting of Hill House 36 post 881
    Unbound Blue Line proof Road to The Dark tower page 43 posts 1030,1031
    The Talisman post 315 page 13
    From a Buick 8 Flat signed UK version post 365 page 15
    Wolves of the Calla post 592 page 20
    From a Buick 8 post 590 page 24
    Four past midnight post 589 page 24
    Scream Plays Post 959 page 39
    Riding The Bullet Proof (in a nice case) post 1018 page 41

    ABA
    Bag of Bones (with letter) post 489 page 20
    Hearts in Atlantis post 489 page 20 (with letter in the book)
    Gerald's Game 1 of 2000 give out a convention post 1011 page 41
    Thinner Post 959 page 39

    signed first ed
    Carrie-Flat signed
    Night shift-Inscribed with signature at the end and dated. Library Copy
    11/22/63 Flat Signed with paperwork
    Mr. Mercedes Flat Signed page 391 page 16
    Finders Keepers Flat Signed post 366 page 11
    End of Watch Flat Signed post 267 page 11
    Bag of Bones Flat signed with paperwork post 853 page 35

    Signed/Ltd
    IT #639 post 640,641,642 page 26
    Christine #713 post 448,449 451,452 page 18,19
    The Stand #477 post 165 page 7
    Fire Starter #541 signed by Mike W and with small inscription by King. Date 7/7/80 post 224 page 9, post 765 page 31
    Skeleton Crew #34 post 262,263 page 11
    Talisman #310 post 736,737 page 30
    Black house #1395 post 489 page 20
    Wizard & Glass UK S/L #316 (book plate) post 468 page 20
    Insomnia #158 post 734,735 page 30
    The Regulators #84 check made out to Julie Lowry for Mi-dol. Post 264,265,266 page 11
    Desperation #533 post 676,677,678,679 page 28
    Dr.Sleep (with Remarque) #195 post 313 page 13
    The Shining #230 post 314 page 13
    Joyland #302 post 793 page 32
    Dollans' Cadillac #442 post 794 page 32
    Under the Dome post 172 page 7
    Gwendy's Button Box #46 960,961 page 39
    The Dark Man S\L #155 post 1012 page 41
    999 #403 (I know not signed by King but I am listing anyway) page 41 posts 1007,1008


    Dark Tower series
    The Gunslinger First ed I post 795 page 32
    Drawing of the Three(S\L 1 of 40 Authors copy. Also inscribed) II*
    The Waste Lands S\L(957) III*
    The Wizard and Glass S\L(957) IV*
    Wolves of the Calla S\L(957) V
    Song of Susannah S\L(957) VI
    The Dark Tower S\L(957) VII
    The Dark Tower Art ed VII
    The Little Sisters S\L(957) VIII*
    The Little Sisters Art ed VIII
    Wind through the key hole S\L(238 ) IX post 364 page 15
    Wind through the key hole Art ed IX post 170 page 7
    Wizard and Glass First Ed


    Instead of posting my wants in another thread, I will keep them here so I can monitor them more easily. I streamlined my wants to my priorities at the moment.
    1. Salems' Lot with Second state dust jacket F\F
    2. The Shining in F\F (This is the best of the bunch so I am not too concerned about it). But I still want one.
    3. Night Shift F\F
    4. Carrie F\F

    5. I am unsure of any other S\L I want.

    6. Suntup Misery/Dragon Rebound (Just because I post it, doesn't mean I will get it). But this is MY want list, so in they go.
    Then Proofs and S\L First ed.
    After that, I will work on filling in the holes with some of the other ones

    Plus if I find some cool stuff that I don't know about. Will check eBay and maybe add to this list.
    I think that's about it. If I can get some of those, then I will see if want any others.
    THIS IS MY OVERALL WISHLIST.
    So that's it. I know many people here have many more then that. Once I get Carrie, Salems' Lot I will have all the First ed I want (EDIT: Now have both of those). Then I might work on some of the other Limited or just some others with an autograph. Thanks for looking.
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    Looks good! Can't wait for some pictures, though!

    John

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    That's an admirable collection! You certainly have more high-end books than I do (I don't own any books signed by King). I'm looking forward to some pics of your bookshelves and to your participation in the discussions.

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    Thanks. I will see what I can do. Maybe if I have time over the weekend. If I am not to lazy

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    Thanks Biomieg. The signed ones are interesting. The first one I bought was The Drawing of the Three. When I bought it I did not know it was a true S\L. I just thought it was a regular signed book. Then I was able to find books III-VII in one set. So I paid over time and eventually got them. I was also able to get a good first ed Gunslinger. After I registered my books I was able to get LSOE so I bought both the S\L and Art ed. The Night Shift I have on Lay away is singed also. I am not buying it becasue it is signed I am buying it becasue I hardly see an Night Shift books for sale. The Under the Dome was just a signed copy from the publisher.

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    Great list, but we need some pictures mike! lol

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    OK OK. I get the hints. I will put some up this weekend. Who would of thought that buying Christine would put me on a path to being a King Collector. That was way back in 2006. I have been collecting ever since. I had the 1990's nailed down on my own but the years before that I had to rely on eBay and private dealers. Also some it the early 2000's I had to get from dealers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDuke View Post
    OK OK. I get the hints. I will put some up this weekend.
    Looking forwards to it!

    sk

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    I changed the two ARC's to Promo(for Promotional). I found out with the help of Jhanic that what I thought were proofs were something else. I am going to try and verify what they really are.
    EDIT: I think my Dead Zone may also be a "Promo" copy. I will check tonight.

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    really nice collection you got there mike,but give us the photos man!!

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    OK, Lets try this out



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    Here is some Fire starter. This is an "Review Copy"


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    Here is a Misery Review Copy



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    I have a "Review Copy" of the Dead Zone but it only came with the card that idicates that it is a review copy


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    Here is one shelf. In the following pictures you may not be able to see every book I have listed because of where my book case is located but you can see enough of them to get the point.

    http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/...hpB5baLCPM.JPG

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    Here are some more


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    Here is another one

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    Acctually, that is about all of them. Some may be obsucured by bigger ones but that is my collection as it stands now. I don't think it's too bad.

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    A good collection! I've never seen the review copies of those books before. Very nice!

    John

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    Nice collection!

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    Thanks. It's kind of cool to hear some one say "I've never seen the review copies of those books before" on this site . I am sure though that the "value" is not that much more then a first ed of the book. But it's still cool to have something like that in my collection.

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    Nice collection you have there, and welcome to the site.

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    all matter is energy, all energy is GOD

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    Thanks for the welcome. I am nothing if not persistant. For some of them I.E Fire Starter, The Dead Zone and Eyes of the Dragon, I did not jump at the first ones I saw. Some of them had dust jakets that looked like they were eaten. I was willing to wait until I saw what I wanted. Cujo was the first book I bought back in 2006 when I decided that I wanted to start collecting. I have been building ever since.

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    added a few more to the list above. Secretary of Dreams I(unsigned) and The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon popup(unsigned). I have them but I forgot to put them in the above list.

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    Nice collection you have growing there and welcome to our site.

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