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    Just a thread for pics of your collections. I would love some detailed descriptions as far as

    -what they are
    -why they are special
    -why they are special to you
    -any fun stories.

    Just whenever you guys get a chance.
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    Owner Randall Flagg has a reputation beyond repute Randall Flagg has a reputation beyond repute Randall Flagg has a reputation beyond repute Randall Flagg has a reputation beyond repute Randall Flagg has a reputation beyond repute Randall Flagg has a reputation beyond repute Randall Flagg has a reputation beyond repute Randall Flagg has a reputation beyond repute Randall Flagg has a reputation beyond repute Randall Flagg has a reputation beyond repute Randall Flagg has a reputation beyond repute Randall Flagg's Avatar

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    Here is one wall in my collection room.
    I had to install these cases and tether them to the wall-California-earthquake country. Nothing fancy about the cases-spent the money on books. Mostly these hold my trades, and a few other items.


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    Holy shit Jerome...that is amazing

    I am not sure we could even have dinner there together because I would have to look at those all night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    Here is one wall in my collection room.
    I had to install these cases and tether them to the wall-California-earthquake country. Nothing fancy about the cases-spent the money on books. Mostly these hold my trades, and a few other items.



    And now I'm embarrassed to show my little collection.




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    Awesome collection.

    I just saw that My Pretty Pony slipcase and realized something. I was watching Veronica Mars on teusday, and there was aband called My Pretty pony on the episode, and I knew that it sounded familiar. The Veronica Mars writers are well known to dropping little tributes like that, but I had totally forgotten that that was a King short story.
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    Owner Randall Flagg has a reputation beyond repute Randall Flagg has a reputation beyond repute Randall Flagg has a reputation beyond repute Randall Flagg has a reputation beyond repute Randall Flagg has a reputation beyond repute Randall Flagg has a reputation beyond repute Randall Flagg has a reputation beyond repute Randall Flagg has a reputation beyond repute Randall Flagg has a reputation beyond repute Randall Flagg has a reputation beyond repute Randall Flagg has a reputation beyond repute Randall Flagg's Avatar

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    wow.

    thats about all i can say.
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    Wow. I want all Jerome's collection. In my apartment. Now.

    That's amazing.
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    Thats my stuff from a few months ago, I have more now...
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    Jerome, that is so freakin' impressive. I love the way you have everything displayed - that's what I long for, but it just isn't going to happen with a 4-year old and a 6-year old romping around our house.

    And my kids would end up destroying TG's place after not too long what with all those books down low and those guitars out.

    I'll see what photos I already have, but really I need to take some current pics.
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    Patrick,
    That's why the two cabinets with my most prized books have doors with locks on them.

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    Why didn't I think of that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erin View Post
    Wow. I want all Jerome's collection. In my apartment. Now.

    That's amazing.
    Having Jerome with it wouldn't be too bad either!!
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    I do like how you are able to display your books Jerome. Unfortunately the size of my Condo limits me from doing something nice like that. And the Lettered Dark Dreamers, and lettered SK, along with the others, whoa, it's very impressive!

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    I'm just going to have to copy everybody else in this thread with: Wow. RF, that's a hell of a collection you've got there. I'm filled with envy.
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    Wait to you see what others have. Someone I (we) know has an entire basement room with FAR FAR more than I have-including original art that would/will blow your mind. Many more beside him.

    That being said-to all beginning collectors out there:
    My collection started with my 1st book, I obtained books slowly over time. I was renting a small flat in the beginning. One piece at a time over ~25 years I have what I have.
    If your collection is important to you, show us all.
    I think every collector here is from humble roots-no silver spoons in our mouths that I'm aware of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    ... I think every collector here is from humble roots-no silver spoons in our mouths that I'm aware of.
    This bears repeating. The collectors that I have 'met' are amongst the nicest, generous people I know.

    Personally I spent a lot of my years growing up living in a mobile home. It was neither fancy nor privileged. So, yeah, there you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    Wait to you see what others have. Someone I (we) know has an entire basement room with FAR FAR more than I have-including original art that would/will blow your mind. Many more beside him.

    That being said-to all beginning collectors out there:
    My collection started with my 1st book, I obtained books slowly over time. I was renting a small flat in the beginning. One piece at a time over ~25 years I have what I have.
    If your collection is important to you, show us all.
    I think every collector here is from humble roots-no silver spoons in our mouths that I'm aware of.
    Jerome is correct. Carlosdetweiller who has registered here has quite likely the finest King collection (and way more than just King) in the entire world. Absolutely awe inspiring. Another, Hutch, also has an incredible collection but not having any personal insight into how much he has (as I do with carlos), I'd only guess that he is likely the closest runner-up to carlosdetweiller. I meanm man, I am so proud of my own collection, but I am not in the same league as these guys in terms of completeness.

    I need to post some of my own pictures, but as Jerome and Patrick have both attested, we collectors I think are some of the nicest bunch of people I have ever dealt with. We are proud of our collections but NEVER flaunt what we have and totally root/back another collector who has acquired something that they love, whether it be a modest or expensive item. It is for the love of collecting and the chase after something desireable that lights our fires. Many times the chase ends up with us empty handed, but that's ok.
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    Ok, I'm going to try to post some pictures. I am not savvy enough to be able to post more than one picture in each reply, so it will have to be piecemeal...say sorry
    Captain, Road Prison 36 : What we've got here is... failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it... well, he gets it. I don't like it any more than you men.

    Dragline : Nothin'. A handful of nothin'. You stupid mullet head. He beat you with nothin'. Just like today when he kept comin' back at me - with nothin'.
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    I have 3 large book cases that hold the bulk of my collection, which numbers over 300 books of which over 200 (at last count) were signed.


    ****OK, people, this is the second time this has happened...when I load a picture from my hard drive, all I get is thumbnail because of size constraints of the site. So how is it others can post a larger picture? Is it a GIF vs JPEG thing? Help welcome
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    Captain, Road Prison 36 : What we've got here is... failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it... well, he gets it. I don't like it any more than you men.

    Dragline : Nothin'. A handful of nothin'. You stupid mullet head. He beat you with nothin'. Just like today when he kept comin' back at me - with nothin'.
    Luke : Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizardsrainbow View Post
    I have 3 large book cases that hold the bulk of my collection, which numbers over 300 books of which over 200 (at last count) were signed.


    ****OK, people, this is the second time this has happened...when I load a picture from my hard drive, all I get is thumbnail because of size constraints of the site. So how is it others can post a larger picture? Is it a GIF vs JPEG thing? Help welcome

    So have you given up on collecting editions of books and just started trying to collect every copy?
    Seriously, all of y'all have some amazing collections.


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    I think the others are linking to offsite images instead of directly uploading them. Could that have something to do with it maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizardsrainbow View Post
    ****OK, people, this is the second time this has happened...when I load a picture from my hard drive, all I get is thumbnail because of size constraints of the site. So how is it others can post a larger picture? Is it a GIF vs JPEG thing? Help welcome
    instead of adding an attachment to your post, set up an account at photobucket or imageshack (i think photobucket is better but that's just my opinion) then upload your pics there. once the pictures are uploaded they'll have three codes to choose from, copy and paste the IMG code into your post and the full-size pic will show up. it sounds a tiny bit complicated but it's really very easy to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizardsrainbow View Post
    I...when I load a picture from my hard drive, all I get is thumbnail because of size constraints of the site. So how is it others can post a larger picture? Is it a GIF vs JPEG thing? Help welcome
    Wiz, upload the picture to imageshack. Before you click upload, check the box to resize image, choose 800x600. Once uploaded, copy the bottom URL they give you.
    On the options above your text click insert image. Make sure you delete out the existing http:// in the box, copy your URL into the box and click OK.
    That should put your pic in at the largest allowable size.
    http://imageshack.us/

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    Yes, the board loves as much picture hosting as possible.

    From what I have seen, collecting this kind of stuff takes dedication to the cause. Not necessarily tons of money, just drive.

    I am so glad this thread is here and I get to benefit from serious collectors of King. I plan to become one some day.

    I can't wait to see what our greatest collector ever has.

    **waits paitently for pics**

    Edit--that is beautiful!!
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