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    Hey All, I could not find a thread for next years collecting goals but I have mine:

    - My Pretty Pony in the original traycase
    - FINE/FINE US IT 1st
    - Duddits Hard cover (mostly need a jacket)
    - King Signed UK Choo Choo 1/1000
    - To go to another King event in 2018
    HELP ME FIND
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    ANY S/L #459

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    Iím taking the year off. Saving for Orlando in early 2019. My daughter will be 5, so itís Mickey & Minnie all the way

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    I don't know how much I can do in 2018 but here is my list
    - Christine S\L
    - The Talisman S\L
    - other affordable (to me) S\L
    - Signed outsider/limited outsider (hopefully)
    - Some proofs
    If I happen to find some other stuff that is in my range, that I like.

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    My goals are to obtain:

    1) a nice 3d state 'Salem's Lot
    2) perhaps a 1st ed. Gunslinger (I have a great 2nd edition and never really felt the need to upgrade)
    3) a few Signet 1st/1st mass-market paperbacks from the 80s in nice condition
    4) trade editions of new King books

    And I hope to sell a few books that I no longer need ('Salem's Lot Centipede gift ed., a few UK 1sts including The Stand and Danse Macabre, Dolan's Cadillac proof, maybe a few CD/PS gift editions, ...)

    If anyone can help me out with goals 1) and 2), I'd be happy to do a trade + cash deal...
    - MichaŽl

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    "Lettered" PC of Colorado Kid. Chadbourne version.
    Attend a King event.
    Signed "The Outsider".
    Lettered Gwendy's Button Box
    Lettered Sleeping Beauties
    Lettered The Outsider

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    Books on the 2018 wishlist
    - Green Mile S/L
    - Hoping for an Outsider S/L (US and or UK)
    - at least 2 more Lettered copies for my Books about King subcollection

    Guaranteed for 2018:
    - Sleeping Beauties S/L
    - Gwendy's Button Box S/L
    - Fire-starter Rebound (may see this in 2017!)
    - IT Rebound
    "A real limited edition, far from being an expensive autograph stapled to a novel, is a treasure. And like all treasures do, it transforms the responsible owner into a caretaker, and being a caretaker of something as fragile and easily destroyed as ideas and images is not a bad thing but a good one...and so is the re-evaluation of what books are and what they do that necessarily follows." - Stephen King

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    Assuming all goes well, 2018 will mark my first full year as a SK collector. I've only been collecting his books since July 2017 so I have quite a few items on my wishlist that many have long owned.

    My goals (no particular order):
    - First signed King book
    - Obtain all of SK 1st US editions (I know I will struggle w/ early Doubleday books at reasonable prices but no use not trying)
    - Obtain all of SK's books in Arabic
    - The Dead Zone (1st edition Easton Press + Slipcase)
    - Insomnia (S/L UK)
    - One For The Road (Unsigned)
    - The Plant (A Privately Bound Copy)
    - Obtain something published on Philtrum Press
    - Try and get some gift editions (Lettered books out of my reach for now)

    Non-SK collecting goals
    - Complete my collection of Naguib Mahfouz (Egypt's Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature) books in English. His work was translated and published on Doubleday in the early 90s. Looking for proofs & 1st editions. Already have his books in Arabic. I can't afford signed copies, though. Even in English, his signature is worth more than I can pay at age 26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroppygoblin View Post

    Guaranteed for 2018:
    - Sleeping Beauties S/L
    - Gwendy's Button Box S/L
    I forgot about those, Simon. It seems I am still in the game next year after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zidan View Post
    - Obtain something published on Philtrum Press
    Over the last year, it seemed every book fair I attended had copies of Philtrum's Eyes Of The Dragon; hopefully availability will work in your favor (for everything else on your list as well, of course).

    Quote Originally Posted by Zidan View Post
    ...at age 26.
    You have plenty of time! Just keep at it; slow and steady will win this race.
    Merry Christmas!

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    My realistic list for 2018:
    - Sleeping Beauties S/L (already ordered)
    - Hoping for an Outsider S/L (US or UK)
    - One other affordable King S/L
    - Affordable (read: dinged up) copy of Gunslinger 1984 edition

    Aspirational:
    - Gunslinger S/L
    - TWTTK S/L
    - A nicer copy of NEL The Long Walk 1st
    - IT "Special Collector's Edition" NEL PB

    ... and a *heap* of Non-King stuff.

    HBJ

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    2018 was a good year for me.. scoring a few things I've been trying to get for years.

    2019 will be a rather small list

    Different Seasons Signed 1st/1st

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aronstg View Post
    2018 was a good year for me.. scoring a few things I've been trying to get for years.

    2019 will be a rather small list

    Different Seasons Signed 1st/1st
    Are you from the future? How did 2018 go for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HONKYTONKSMASH View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Aronstg View Post
    2018 was a good year for me.. scoring a few things I've been trying to get for years.

    2019 will be a rather small list

    Different Seasons Signed 1st/1st
    Are you from the future? How did 2018 go for me?

    Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by HONKYTONKSMASH View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Aronstg View Post
    2018 was a good year for me.. scoring a few things I've been trying to get for years.

    2019 will be a rather small list

    Different Seasons Signed 1st/1st
    Are you from the future? How did 2018 go for me?
    lol
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    ANY S/L #459

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    I feel like I have had the same list for the last few years...
    Carrie 1/1
    Rage 1/1
    Long Walk 1/1
    Roadwork US 1/1


    Those are the last 4 books to complete my King books. For some reason it's very hard to justify dropping that kind of money on paperbacks and a really short novel. Oh well if a deal ever shows up I'll get it. If not you win some you lose some.

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    Moving these from last year. I'm sure some will keep moving - haha!

    1. Lettered Regulators
    2. Gunslinger S/L PC
    3. Any US or UK 1st Richard Bachman PBs
    4. Any new signed and/or limited King titles
    WANTED:

    DT II: The Drawing of the Three S/L #644 FOUND 7/9/15!

    MM AGoT, MM ACoK, SP ASoS #320 - GRRM - can trade

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    I really like these kind of threads.

    Alright, the last three years were really great for my collection, but since in 2018 I'll be paying the last installments of the house and the car I don't think I'll spend THAT much (unless I get a nice raise, which is currently under discussion). Let's see:

    * The long walk UK 1st
    * The running man UK 1st
    * The Plant #3 unsigned
    * The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon Proof with Letter by King.
    * The Gunslinger 1st Grant
    * The Outsider US Proof
    * The Outsider UK Proof
    * The Outsider S/L if produced
    * The four S/L I'm missing from Robert McCammon (Baal Deluxe, Swan Song Dark Harvest, The Five and Speaks The Nightbird)


    * At least 1 of the 21 1st fiction appearances' magazines/newspapers I'm missing: this one will be really tough, since the ones I'm missing are the most expensive ones with the exception of two I've been completely unable to find: Overlook Connection #15 - Winter 1991 and Know your world extra (The weekly reader corporation) Vol 39, n 2, 23_sept_2005 (I do have the other magazine that included this).

    * At least 5 of the 9 1st fiction appearances' books I'm missing.

    * At least 2 of the 23 promo items I'm after.

    * At least 2 more 1st edition books signed by King of the 47 I'm missing.

    * At least 2 S/L KING books of the 12 I'm missing.

    * At least 1 S/L non-King book that has his signature out of the 31 I'm missing.

    * At least 1 of the three annuary books I'm missing.

    * At least 1 of the two Kingdom Hospital Scripts written by King I'm missing.

    * At least 15 of the 131 magazines I'm missing that include an original non-fiction piece.

    * At least 5 of the 35 books I'm missing that include an original non-fiction piece.

    * At least 2 of the 172 newspapers I'm missing that include an original non-fiction piece.

    * The only Spanish edition I'm missing.


    I built two previous grail lists and completed both, so I built a new one. I'm pretty positive it'll take me a lot of time to get these but these are not current objectives:

    * The Regulators - Lettered edition
    * Stories of Suspense
    * One copy of The Maine campus with a S. King piece on it.
    Wanted list:
    The girl who loved tom gordon ARC with King's letter
    The Plant #3 Unsigned.
    Maximum Overdrive Cardboard truck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    Lettered The Outsider
    Just wishful thinking or.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Zidan View Post
    - Obtain something published on Philtrum Press
    Over the last year, it seemed every book fair I attended had copies of Philtrum's Eyes Of The Dragon; hopefully availability will work in your favor (for everything else on your list as well, of course).

    Quote Originally Posted by Zidan View Post
    ...at age 26.
    You have plenty of time! Just keep at it; slow and steady will win this race.
    Good advice. Really appreciate it. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HONKYTONKSMASH View Post
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    2018 was a good year for me.. scoring a few things I've been trying to get for years.

    2019 will be a rather small list

    Different Seasons Signed 1st/1st
    Are you from the future? How did 2018 go for me?
    Oops... you know when you get so busy you forget what day of the week it is? Well apparently I've lost all concept of what year I'm currently in.

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    2018 was a good year for me.. scoring a few things I've been trying to get for years.

    2019 will be a rather small list

    Different Seasons Signed 1st/1st
    Are you from the future? How did 2018 go for me?
    Oops... you know when you get so busy you forget what day of the week it is? Well apparently I've lost all concept of what year I'm currently in.

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    I exceeded my 2017 goals, lets see if I can meet 2018:
    1. Acquire all missing CD limited editions
      • From a Buick 8 Gift Edition
      • From a Buick 8 Numbered edition
      • From a Buick 8 Lettered Edition
      • The Dark Man Lettered edition
      • Blockade Billy Limited edition
      • Blockade Bill Lettered edition
      • IT Lettered
    2. Acquire all newly published edition
    3. Acquire all US gift editions
    4. Upgrade a few 1/1 editions (The Stand Uncut, Wolves of the Calla for starters)

    Stretch goal: Matching set of Dark Tower
    Wanted:

    'Salem's Lot Portfolio #606. (could just trade limitation sheets).

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    2017 was a big collecting year for me, and one overarching goal is for me to slow down for 2018 (feels like I've said this before?!). Nevertheless, here are the 2018 goals:

    - Carrie (PS Publishing Lettered)
    - Night Shift (PS Publishing Lettered)
    - Danse Macabre S/L or Salems S/L (Centipede Press)
    - Any especially unique King 1st edition inscriptions I cannot resist (max of two - TWO! NO MORE!!)

    In terms of other authors, I'm getting deep into collecting Charles L. Grant at the moment. I hope to get a full collection of signed first edition novels (he's a lot cheaper to collect than King, so this is not a particularly expensive goal). Also perhaps add my James Herbert collection.

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    Green Mile S/L
    One of the Firestarter S/L's Im missing (5th,7th, or 8th)
    Dolans Cadillac (of 250)
    Dolans Cadillac (of 1000)
    Danse Macabre S/L
    Secretary of Dreams 1+2 S/L
    Carrie UK 1st
    Salems UK 1st
    Bachman pbs UK 1sts
    Any cool inscriptions that are above Antoni's allotment of 2 ..I'll be waiting to swoop in

    2017 was a good year. This list was a bit longer just recently

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    Quote Originally Posted by HONKYTONKSMASH View Post
    Any cool inscriptions that are above Antoni's allotment of 2 ..I'll be waiting to swoop in

    2017 was a good year. This list was a bit longer just recently
    (We need an objective, independent sponsor to monitor us ).

    But with those goals, I'm gonna be living vicariously through you this year!!

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