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    so... working through a second box from the double day files and finding new stuff... got a question.

    Does anyone else have the publisher's letter that accompanied the Pet Semetary proofs?
    I am curious as to which one it is if you do.

    I have two different letters...
    this is the first one (including the original non-letterhead signed copy) dated august 1, 1983



    but there is a second version also... dated October 4, 1983
    hmmm I know there are two states of the actual proof... I have both... but wondering if different letters accompanied them... and if so, which letter goes with which state?

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    Perhaps the typed Arc is the "Bound galley ".

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    Haven't seen those letters before. I don't recall where I got this information, but according to my records, there is also this slip which references an "early bound galley".


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    yes... I have a couple of those also... I think I have the original signed copy

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    these aren't for First editions....actually not sure what edition they are for... but these doubleday unbound in-house proofs are still pretty cool....and I don't think I've shared pics of these titles before.
    Carrie (3 copies):




    The Shining (1 copy):


    Night Shift (2 copies):


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    Another night shift copy:



    another shining copy:


    and a salem's lot:


    so I discovered these are proofs for the "redesigned" 1990 6"x9" re-releases that Michael Autry mentions at the bottom of this letter.

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    Thank you for posting pics of the early bound galleys. They are simply too cool for words. Being in Waco, Is love to lay eyes on them one day. Rarefied air in those pictures! Wow!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcmanske View Post
    Thank you for posting pics of the early bound galleys. They are simply too cool for words. Being in Waco, Is love to lay eyes on them one day. Rarefied air in those pictures! Wow!!!
    from waco... but been in the austin area since 79... and Pflugerville for past 9+ years
    but yeah... we'll have to get together sometime and hang out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir_Boomme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jcmanske View Post
    Thank you for posting pics of the early bound galleys. They are simply too cool for words. Being in Waco, Is love to lay eyes on them one day. Rarefied air in those pictures! Wow!!!
    from waco... but been in the austin area since 79... and Pflugerville for past 9+ years
    but yeah... we'll have to get together sometime and hang out
    Can't wait and I'd welcome the opportunity.

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    Very nice!! Keep on posting!
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    It would take a bit of time, and of course be subjective, but what do you think about rating each proof for its rarity. 1 being not very rare, 5 being very rare?
    Just a simple asterisk after each title, then the rating.

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    Sounds like a fine idea Jerome.

    BTW....I will be featuring a rare Proof in a Silent Auction at Betts tomorrow at noonish....in 30 years I have only ever seen one other copy for sale (and Bob Jackson sold it to my wife!)....this will be a 5 rarity hands down.
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    Viking gunslinger proof for auction starting at 5K. Any thoughts on value?

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F162792134418
    Looking for:
    1) CD Carrie S/L & matching art portfolio #58
    2) US Viking Eyes of the Dragon proof
    3) first edition Night Shift without dust jacket

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    Quote Originally Posted by firemonkey66 View Post
    Viking gunslinger proof for auction starting at 5K. Any thoughts on value?
    Betts has only sold one since David took over...
    Gunslinger Viking 2003 Advance Uncorrected Proof, NF+; Exceedingly rare - $1600

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    Quote Originally Posted by firemonkey66 View Post
    Viking gunslinger proof for auction starting at 5K. Any thoughts on value?

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F162792134418
    The seller is a valued member here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhanic View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by firemonkey66 View Post
    Viking gunslinger proof for auction starting at 5K. Any thoughts on value?

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F162792134418
    The seller is a valued member here.

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    He's visiting the site right now. He just hasn't posted in a few months, but he never was a prolific poster.

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    Mike also has the full set of US Green Mile proofs:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/STEPHEN-KIN...UAAOSwEaBaKJQv

    A maximum number of these sets is probably between 10-12. I have one. I know of four or five others in collectors' hands.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhanic View Post
    Mike also has the full set of US Green Mile proofs:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/STEPHEN-KIN...UAAOSwEaBaKJQv

    A maximum number of these sets is probably between 10-12. I have one. I know of four or five others in collectors' hands.

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    Looking at Mike's price for these, I might sell mine.

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