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    With something like what Ben has, "worth" is not an applicable word. The value of it is whatever Ben were to ascribe to them, not what someone would pay. They are extremely unique items, even if they are unauthorized, and do not hold to the same idea of "whatever someone would pay". It then becomes a matter of whatever the owner would take to part with it.

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    Oooh...I'll have to give this some thought! I would definitely love it to be an illustrated copy, as the description of millions upon millions of sparrows covering the roads and houses leading up to Thad's home have always given me chills. And you know, I'm a little of a traditionalist--I would love to see some good Michael Whelan paintings in there, he seems to have a great combination of class & horror that fit so many of King's works perfectly, I don't think my make-believe Dark Half would be any different. (Although, I do know a few unknown artists from my home-area that may do the book justice).

    As for the ribbon--I don't care for them either, as they tend to fray and look poorly after time--but as this would obviously be a display piece, it might be cool to have a black ribbon book mark sewn in with "The Sparrows Are Flying Again" embroidered in a nice blood red.

    If I had the ability to commission something like this, it would definitely be a project I could really get into, and I would love to add a million little details.
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    It's Ves's imaginary book, but I could see Dave McKean doing illustrations for THE DARK HALF if Whelan were unavailable.
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    Single volume Dark Tower. 19 copies. Each copy in hand tooled (inside and out) morrocan leather boards, silk moire endpapers. Fully illustrated by all six artists with original (and unique to each copy) art bound in. No PCs, artist, or author copies..just the 19.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brice View Post
    Single volume Dark Tower. 19 copies. Each copy in hand tooled (inside and out) morrocan leather boards, silk moire endpapers. Fully illustrated by all six artists with original (and unique to each copy) art bound in. No PCs, artist, or author copies..just the 19.
    That would be a big book. What would you estimate the dimensions on that? What size font for the text? Could you whip up some prototypes* for us to get a better idea?








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    IT, published by Necessary Evil Press, art by Caniglia, with a metal traycase that looks like a sewer gate and red eyes that glow when you open the traycase.

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    Would the grate be truly 3-D, as in would you see the book through the grate?

    If so, would the glowing eyes be in the cover of the book?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunkslinger View Post
    IT, published by Necessary Evil Press, art by Caniglia, with a metal traycase that looks like a sewer gate and red eyes that glow when you open the traycase.
    THAT would be kick-ass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swintek View Post
    Not directed at you, Ari, but just in general I think it's probably imprudent for us to ask "How" on a public message board. I'm just glad we got a glimpse of that wonderful, alas, "lost" edition. Ben, when you're ready to donate one of the four- you can pm me here

    I think it's a beautiful production, but the Centipede ltds. and trades (and possibly King's reaction to their publication) probably doomed it from the start. Bummer. Would've LOVED to have read this.

    Would love to know what any of the Super Collectors would pay for one of these. Hard to put a market "worth" on something that doesn't officially exist. It's more a case of whatever someone's willing to pay.

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    Did someone say donate? I would love to see this as one of the auctions for the fundraiser. judging from ev1's reaction and the fact that I would want one it would certainly be an interesting item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earth's Militant Mind View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by swintek View Post
    Not directed at you, Ari, but just in general I think it's probably imprudent for us to ask "How" on a public message board. I'm just glad we got a glimpse of that wonderful, alas, "lost" edition. Ben, when you're ready to donate one of the four- you can pm me here

    I think it's a beautiful production, but the Centipede ltds. and trades (and possibly King's reaction to their publication) probably doomed it from the start. Bummer. Would've LOVED to have read this.

    Would love to know what any of the Super Collectors would pay for one of these. Hard to put a market "worth" on something that doesn't officially exist. It's more a case of whatever someone's willing to pay.

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    Did someone say donate? I would love to see this as one of the auctions for the fundraiser. judging from ev1's reaction and the fact that I would want one it would certainly be an interesting item.
    If approved my next project will directly benefit the Haven Foundation. I don't give it great odds but I'm not deterred by rejection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunkslinger View Post
    IT, published by Necessary Evil Press, art by Caniglia, with a metal traycase that looks like a sewer gate and red eyes that glow when you open the traycase.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Mears View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Earth's Militant Mind View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by swintek View Post
    Not directed at you, Ari, but just in general I think it's probably imprudent for us to ask "How" on a public message board. I'm just glad we got a glimpse of that wonderful, alas, "lost" edition. Ben, when you're ready to donate one of the four- you can pm me here

    I think it's a beautiful production, but the Centipede ltds. and trades (and possibly King's reaction to their publication) probably doomed it from the start. Bummer. Would've LOVED to have read this.

    Would love to know what any of the Super Collectors would pay for one of these. Hard to put a market "worth" on something that doesn't officially exist. It's more a case of whatever someone's willing to pay.

    Ron
    Did someone say donate? I would love to see this as one of the auctions for the fundraiser. judging from ev1's reaction and the fact that I would want one it would certainly be an interesting item.
    If approved my next project will directly benefit the Haven Foudation. I don't give it great odds but I'm not deterred by rejection.
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    And if the profits goes to Haven Foundation, I believe there are more chances that it sees daylight... let's wait and see :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by herbertwest View Post
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    Not directed at you, Ari, but just in general I think it's probably imprudent for us to ask "How" on a public message board. I'm just glad we got a glimpse of that wonderful, alas, "lost" edition. Ben, when you're ready to donate one of the four- you can pm me here

    I think it's a beautiful production, but the Centipede ltds. and trades (and possibly King's reaction to their publication) probably doomed it from the start. Bummer. Would've LOVED to have read this.

    Would love to know what any of the Super Collectors would pay for one of these. Hard to put a market "worth" on something that doesn't officially exist. It's more a case of whatever someone's willing to pay.

    Ron
    Did someone say donate? I would love to see this as one of the auctions for the fundraiser. judging from ev1's reaction and the fact that I would want one it would certainly be an interesting item.
    If approved my next project will directly benefit the Haven Foudation. I don't give it great odds but I'm not deterred by rejection.
    oOOO!

    If it's as brilliant as the Second Coming you mentionned... MY GOD !!!
    And if the profits goes to Haven Foundation, I believe there are more chances that it sees daylight... let's wait and see :-)

    The plan is for all profits to go to the Haven Foundation. I'm not looking to make any money; just cover my expenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Mears View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by swintek View Post
    Not directed at you, Ari, but just in general I think it's probably imprudent for us to ask "How" on a public message board. I'm just glad we got a glimpse of that wonderful, alas, "lost" edition. Ben, when you're ready to donate one of the four- you can pm me here

    I think it's a beautiful production, but the Centipede ltds. and trades (and possibly King's reaction to their publication) probably doomed it from the start. Bummer. Would've LOVED to have read this.

    Would love to know what any of the Super Collectors would pay for one of these. Hard to put a market "worth" on something that doesn't officially exist. It's more a case of whatever someone's willing to pay.

    Ron
    Did someone say donate? I would love to see this as one of the auctions for the fundraiser. judging from ev1's reaction and the fact that I would want one it would certainly be an interesting item.
    If approved my next project will directly benefit the Haven Foudation. I don't give it great odds but I'm not deterred by rejection.
    oOOO!

    If it's as brilliant as the Second Coming you mentionned... MY GOD !!!
    And if the profits goes to Haven Foundation, I believe there are more chances that it sees daylight... let's wait and see :-)

    The plan is for all profits to go to the Haven Foundation. I'm not looking to make any money; just cover my expenses.
    Wonder if King would be more inclined under that format, or if you did the design and then Philtrum published it?

    In anycase .... hints??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mulleins View Post
    If I was designing and publishing a limited edition it would be:

    THE SHINING

    Stored in a red velvet lined Traycase that resembles an elevator

    Leather black goat kidskin imprinted spine

    Marbled End sheets

    Bernie Wrightson to do the DJ and Interior work

    Limited to 217

    Signed by King & Wrightson

    Special added features of this rare edition:


    Interview with King (If he would want to change one thing about The Shining, what would it be?)

    Before the Play added

    Price: $425

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    I'd have to go with this a classic in a classic setting

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    Not directed at you, Ari, but just in general I think it's probably imprudent for us to ask "How" on a public message board. I'm just glad we got a glimpse of that wonderful, alas, "lost" edition. Ben, when you're ready to donate one of the four- you can pm me here

    I think it's a beautiful production, but the Centipede ltds. and trades (and possibly King's reaction to their publication) probably doomed it from the start. Bummer. Would've LOVED to have read this.

    Would love to know what any of the Super Collectors would pay for one of these. Hard to put a market "worth" on something that doesn't officially exist. It's more a case of whatever someone's willing to pay.

    Ron
    Did someone say donate? I would love to see this as one of the auctions for the fundraiser. judging from ev1's reaction and the fact that I would want one it would certainly be an interesting item.
    If approved my next project will directly benefit the Haven Foudation. I don't give it great odds but I'm not deterred by rejection.
    oOOO!

    If it's as brilliant as the Second Coming you mentionned... MY GOD !!!
    And if the profits goes to Haven Foundation, I believe there are more chances that it sees daylight... let's wait and see :-)

    The plan is for all profits to go to the Haven Foundation. I'm not looking to make any money; just cover my expenses.
    Wonder if King would be more inclined under that format, or if you did the design and then Philtrum published it?

    In anycase .... hints??
    I can only hope that SK will find this approach more appealing. The priority is to get the story out so it wouldn't matter to me if I published it or Philtrum did. That said until I have submitted the proposal (later this year) and have a better feel for the situation it is best to retain details for now.

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    Default Tray case Discussion

    From an email I sent Tomas, in regards to tray cases for the Bachman paperbacks:

    In my mind I'm picturing individual tray cases for each book (I've seen generic ones to hold all four, but that doesn't accommodate people who wish to shelve their books in order of release, or by title). Also, these tray cases could be the size of a hardback book so as to allow uniformity of all King titles on a shelf. When opened the cases would have a spot cut out to place the book in. Using elements from the Stand traycase, it could close with magnets, and have an opening to view the full cover artwork (it would need some type of plastic insert to keep the book inside the case). Then add some foil stamping on the side to give the title and Bachman's name (it wouldn't seem right to put King's name on the case for a book that had no mention of him), and you've got a very nice way of protecting, displaying, and "spicing up" some important but relatively unimpressive (looks wise) early King work.

    What are everybody's thoughts on such tray cases?

    (Perhaps this can be merged into the Collecting Questions or Random Thoughts thread after a few days of discussion?)

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    It's a pretty hot topic these days, no reason not to have a discussion thread just for it for a while.
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    There is not enough of a market to justify the cost of making traycases for these magazines.

    It simple to make your own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Rabbit Trick View Post
    There is not enough of a market to justify the cost of making traycases for these magazines.

    It simple to make your own.

    At the end of the day it comes down to market size. In order to justify a new case there needs to be a bare minium of 100 people willing to order. Otherwise
    a) It's just to cost prohibitive to do an elaborate case
    b) It would be possible to do a plain cardboard slipcase, no lettering and cloth covered chipboard.
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    Speaking of traycases, has anyone ever purchased one of these?:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Stephen-King-CAR...1%7C240%3A1318

    I'd like to have something to protect my Carrie, but $165 seems awfully expensive. The seller also makes one for Night Shift. Just curious about the quality, etc.

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    I haven't, although the pics look nice. But that's a prime example of

    a) It's just to cost prohibitive to do an elaborate case
    If I couldn't make a case for under $100 I wouldn't consider it economically viable. I'll be holding a survey soon on what cases people like to see. If enough people express interest in the other doubleday books I'll make those slipcases as well at a similar price point to The Stand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blg View Post
    Speaking of traycases, has anyone ever purchased one of these?:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Stephen-King-CAR...1%7C240%3A1318

    I'd like to have something to protect my Carrie, but $165 seems awfully expensive. The seller also makes one for Night Shift. Just curious about the quality, etc.
    I bought a similar traycase from them for my copy of ATLAS SHRUGGED. It is very nice. I paid $140 for it in 2003. It is expensive but I think quality traycases are just darned expensive to make. I've considered buying one of the CARRIE traycases but just haven't gotten around to it. I don't think you would be disappointed but you might try making a lower offer and contacting them directly rather than through eBay.

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