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    Quote Originally Posted by Father Cody View Post
    Itís times like these I really feel for the completists.
    I would like to be a completest, and as such, is why I would not personally consider this as a signed limited.
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    'Salem's Lot Portfolio #606. (could just trade limitation sheets).

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    I wouldn't consider this a signed limited anymore then I would consider the copies of Sleeping Beauties given out on the book tour.
    Signed copies given out on tour (which are no different to King signing a book on his way to a car) are very different to a limited number of signed books with a specific bookplate. I see this copy is more akin to the Folio Society Shining or even the Hodder limiteds.
    The books given out on the tour are closer to this book then a book signed on the way to his car. Although there is no bookplate, it was still given a "limitation" of 400 per event, and there was a limited number of events. Both were given to random patrons of the store/event. I suspect the bookplates are all in a normal trade hardcover. Do we even know if they are all 1st/1st's? This was done after publication and not published as a signed limited, but rather are normal books enhanced by a signature on a bookplate.
    Yes, I see your points. My analogy with a signed book on the way to his car is really to say, those signed Sleeping Beauties would be indistinguishable from those signed by King and King on the way to their car (thereís no limitation page, etc). And whether this is a first or not doesnít detract from whether it could be a limited. But youíre right - thereís still a lot to verify, including whether itís actually a real sig (and not a facsimile), etc etc. But yes, thereís some good discussion to be had with this book if we can discover some more info. Iíve been able to find nothing online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peripheral View Post
    Has anyone seen this before? Someone was querying about it on Facebook and (to me) the signature looks legitimate. (Facsimile on a limited paste down?)

    I wonder about the lighting in the picture. The true 1st has "orange" pastedowns. The pic looks like brown paper. The limitation sticker could be legitimately signed, or it could be a facsimile signature.


    I'm sure dozens of people are scrambling to contact the owner, and buy the book in question. Until there are better pictures, more collaborating information, and or someone has the book in hand, we can only speculate.



    I love it when these oddities pop up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    I love it when these oddities pop up.
    Agreed. This is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
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    I love it when these oddities pop up.
    Agreed. This is great.
    Yes, me too. And itís awesome to be part of this community where these can of questions can actually be explored...

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    Quote Originally Posted by peripheral View Post
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    I love it when these oddities pop up.
    Agreed. This is great.
    Yes, me too. And itís awesome to be part of this community where these can of questions can actually be explored...
    I have looked everywhere and cannot find a thing on this book. I think itís so cool when we find something like this... whether it real or not... it sure is fun to chat about


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    Side note: I hope itís fake or a facsimile so I donít have to secure a copy! Lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
    Side note: I hope itís fake or a facsimile so I donít have to secure a copy! Lol


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    After speaking with the seller and doing some research I believe this is be real. From the seller:

    ďThe Booksmith was a locally owned business....a popular bookstore here until its closing. Tom Clancy would always do his first book signings there for luck, since they originally let him do a signing for Hunt for Red October when he was a totally unknown author (the original was published by The Naval Press). Sub Base is just across the river in Groton CT. Here's a link nice article about it .....https://www.theday.com/article/20131002/nws13/131009933
    Another interesting Booksmith fact is the owner had Hasbro Toys make a limited edition USS Connecticut GI Joe which was sold in his store. Hasbro is about an hour away in Rhode Island. (See pic below). It was a great place but ultimately could not compete when Borders came to town.
    For this book, The owner wanted to do a special raffle to be drawn at 12:04 AM on the day of the books release. He contacted King who agreed to sign the 25 custom bookplates for the drawing. According to the owner King thought the middle of the night raffle was a cool idea. I was one of the 25 winners.
    This is a first edition, I will post some pics of the copyright and jacket flap later today.
    Let me know if you have any other questions.
    AlanĒ

    I asked for a ton more questions and won it for $315!


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    I think that's a great price. Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    I think that's a great price. Congratulations!
    Thanks RF. I wanted to make sure it was something before I went for it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
    Side note: I hope itís fake or a facsimile so I donít have to secure a copy! Lol


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    After speaking with the seller and doing some research I believe this is be real. From the seller:

    ďThe Booksmith was a locally owned business....a popular bookstore here until its closing. Tom Clancy would always do his first book signings there for luck, since they originally let him do a signing for Hunt for Red October when he was a totally unknown author (the original was published by The Naval Press). Sub Base is just across the river in Groton CT. Here's a link nice article about it .....https://www.theday.com/article/20131002/nws13/131009933
    Another interesting Booksmith fact is the owner had Hasbro Toys make a limited edition USS Connecticut GI Joe which was sold in his store. Hasbro is about an hour away in Rhode Island. (See pic below). It was a great place but ultimately could not compete when Borders came to town.
    For this book, The owner wanted to do a special raffle to be drawn at 12:04 AM on the day of the books release. He contacted King who agreed to sign the 25 custom bookplates for the drawing. According to the owner King thought the middle of the night raffle was a cool idea. I was one of the 25 winners.
    This is a first edition, I will post some pics of the copyright and jacket flap later today.
    Let me know if you have any other questions.
    AlanĒ

    I asked for a ton more questions and won it for $315!


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    nice catch... a book with cool history!
    Looking for:
    S/L: "Insomnia" (#117), "Firestarter", "EOTD"
    US 1st/1st: "'Salem's Lot", "Night Shift"
    Portfolios: "'Salem's Lot", "Cycle of Werewolf" (#192)
    please help me find any #731 or #431

    My full Wanted List

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