He doesn't come around much anymore, but I want to wish Dolan (Kenny) a very happy birthday!
"...that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little." ~ Ray Bradbury
Awwwww happy birthday Kenny! Miss talking to you!!
I think I qualify as an old timer now. It's been awhile, but I'm back to being here regularly now. I think it's been close to two years??? Anyhow I moved fom NC to OH and my collection is down from about 500-100 items most of which is still in NC so I don't even remember most of what I have. I have 3 books with me here.
Welcome back old timer. Time to start building the collection again.
I have PS - Thinner Signed/Lettered for Sale. Trade or Swap. Layaway possible
I have PS - Skeleton Crew Signed/Lettered for Sale, Trade or Swap. Layaway possible
Perhaps soon. First once I'm working again I need to focus on getting those books in NC to me. Before that though I get to get shots in my back. I'm sure that'll be as pleasant as it sounds.
Go under? Like anesthesia? I think it's too late for that. I believe it's being done in the doctor's office.
Ask Bob for advice, he's been shot in the back a few times recently....
"We used to play cards up in the tower
but now the suits lay scattered"
I remember going to the first Skemers in 1997. I have pictures somewhere. I remember joining Skemers. I saved all of the old posts. I think I was the 7th person that joined. Rich Demars where are you :-) I think Kevin Quigley and you Jonathan came just after me. I believe Michelle and the Montequins were on before me.. Good to dig those items out. Jonathan, did you get Tina's new email? James Carpenter? You on here?
I actually used to run the Skemers shopper now that I think about it. Here is one of the old catalogs from August 1998
__________________ SHOPPER # 23 __________________
Hey guys, here comes the newest SKEMERs "shopper" catalog.
I am looking forward to helping publish this new catalog
for all my fellow skemers in Topeka !!!!
These are some of my plans:
First to have a Bi-weekly Shopper filled with wonderful King items.
I may trim some entries for wordiness or if space is running short!
Second is to do a monthly update at the SKEMERs internet site which
would focus on ISO ads (In search of) and may include higher priced
and scarce items on it.
If you have an image or theme that would suit this site, please send to me!
To start everyone off, I have a few entries through a non-internet user:
Dolan's Cadillac $400
My Pretty Pony $85
3 Gallery Mags (Crate, Jaunt, Monkey) $45 each
Castle Rocks (all but 1st 7) $150
OUI - Aug 1981 - The Kings Of Horror $25 VG
Penthouse - July 1976 - The Ledge $20 Good (one crease)
Heavy Metal -December 1983 - Cycle of the Werewolf excerpt $20 Good
WHISPERS #11/12 "The doll who .."-review by SK $50 Mint signed by editor
In my quest for having all King books in HC, may it be 1st ed's, 345th ed's
or book club editions, I'm willing to do different trades. I have some
rare stuff that I think can interest some of you. Get in touch if this
sounds appealing--- // email@example.com (Anders)
Hi Skemer's - Here's my new list!
All First Editions unless otherwise noted.
1. The Wastelands , mint $30.00 Shrinkwrapped.
2. The Drawing of the Three, mint, $45.00.
3. Both Wastelands and Drawing of the Three, $65.00. Limited quantities !!!
4. Bare Bones, $35.00 boxed and numbered. Book of SK interviews. Shrinkwrapped.
5. Danse Macabre, (non-fiction), $75.00 V.G. condition
6. Thinner, $65.00, Excellent condition.
7. These First Editions are all $25.00 each. The Dark Half, Tommyknockers
(permissions to come ed.), Needful Things, Geralds Game, Four Past Midnight,
Pet Sematary, Delores Cloiborne, Rose Madder, It, Nightmares and Dreamscapes,
Insomnia, Prime Evil (trade edition) Fear Itself, Desperation, Regulators.
8. SPECIAL!! The Witching Hour, signed by Anne Rice $50.00
9. Roadwork - 1st printing, PB, USA, by Bachman $55.00 V.G.
10. Night of the Living Dead- 1st printing, 1981 by John Russo $25.00
I pay postage on all above items.
All are sent Priority Mail.
Email me at Bigragu43@aol.com for snail mail address.
1998 Purina calendars with a picture of Mr. King's dog, Marlowe in it.
It has a background of a bunch of hardback King books piled high. It's
a neat picture. If you'd like one, he said he'd send SKEMER members one
for 5.00$ plus 1.50 S&H (He'll even provide the envelope). Write to:
Gene Curnow 2328 NE 156th Place, Portland, OR 97230-8219
or send an E-Mail to: Shields503@aol.com
Thanks, Cherie Shields
I have a (very) small number of Carrie II promo badges (pins).
These rectangular badges measure about 2" x 1" and are black with red lettering.
It has the Carrie II logo in the center and then under that
(in smaller print) "In Theaters 1999".
I have only about a dozen left - they are $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00 ppd.
E-mail me if interested. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Fellow SKEMERs:
The Gargadillo Bookstore offers 1st editions, signed, limited and
lettered editions and collectibles of all your favorite King books and
magazines. In addition, we carry books by other notable authors in the
horror and sci-fi genre. We offer a 5 month interest free layaway on all
In stock now:
UK BAG OF BONES - limited amt. remaining - $39.00 plus s/h.
We also have one ARC Bag of Bones remaining for $100.00 plus s/h.
Due to be released on August 25th:
LEGENDS with the Dark Tower story "The Little Sisters of Eluria"
US edition - $23.00 plus s/h
UK edition (due out in October) - $40.00 plus s/h
Check us out at http://www.gargadillo.com.
Our e-mail address is email@example.com
Mention you are a SKEMER and we'll throw a little surprise in
with your order.
Keith and Rhonda
If you have an ad you would like to place here or in the ISO section of the webpage please
e-mail them to myself at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will determine the scarce items for the webpage.
Stephen King Wantlist: Ubris, Dt2 #768; SDreams1 #543 - Thankee-Sai
John! What a nice throw back memory! Loved the SKEMERs Shopper and I remember posting in it a time or two. A very handy tool back in the days before forums and WAY before I formed my Stephen King Collectors Club on Yahoo Groups in the early 2000's. I miss a lot of the folks you mentioned very much. I lost touch with Rich DeMars but am still in contact with Kevin Quigley. What I would do go back in time to a SKEMERs Con and party all night underneath the Standpipe after stumbling out from one of Stu Tinker's summer barbecue's. Great times indeed that I don't think can ever be replicated. I have so many memories of my time with SKEMERs and especially all the trips to Bangor....visiting the UMaine Special collections...spending days and days in Betts Bookstore (and even answering the phones at one point!), trips to The Barrens, Mt. Hope Cemetery, the Langoliers tour at Bangor Airport, and of course the SKEMERs Halloween Ball at the Stanley Hotel. Great times indeed!
Hey guys! Just making a quick drop by to say HELLO! And I miss so many of you guys! I get to see the lovely lives of just a handful of you (Patrick and Karen) on Facebook.... but all is totally well with me! I am traveling a lot and really enjoying things (other than Trump [SORRY REPUBS!]) hehe
Just a couple of months back I went to Spain and Egypt and the Galapagos Islands. I loved it so much that this fall I am planning a full on move to SPAIN. This is such an exciting time for me and I just wanted to share. And share some photos (see below).
Also - I found this pretty amazing King Podcast called THE LOSERS CLUB. They do FULLLLLL reviews and breakdowns of King's books. They've done Carrie, Salems' Lot, and The Shining so far. Check it out!
Anyway - I don't want to hijack a thread and make it about me... but hope you guys are all well!
Me in Seville, Spain
Me in Cairo
This is me watching the sunrise on Mount Sinai - This is supposedly the spot where Moses received the ten commandments.
Glad to hear from you.
Welcome back, Dolan!!! New Yawk, in the house!!! lol
"Dying ain't much of a living, boy". The Outlaw Josey Wales
Holding myself to a Higher Standard!!!