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    I enjoy these kind of threads so...let's go.

    * Upcoming SK book US proof
    * Upcoming SK UK proof
    * Upcoming SK manuscript
    * Pet Sematary US proof 1st state
    * At least 1 of the 19 1st fiction appearances' magazines/newspapers I'm missing
    * At least 2 of the 25 magazines I'm missing that include an original non-fiction piece.
    * The two 1st fiction appearances' books I'm missing.
    * At least 2 of the 22 promo items I'm after.
    * At least 1 more book signed by King of the 44 I'm missing.
    * At least 1 S/L KING book of the 8 I'm missing.
    * At least 1 S/L non-King book that has his signature out of the 25 I'm missing
    * At least 1 of the four annuary books I'm missing.
    * At least 1 of the two Kingdom Hospital Scripts written by King I'm missing.
    * At least 2 of the 26 books I'm missing that include an original non-fiction piece.
    * At least 1 of the 153 newspapers I'm missing that include an original non-fiction piece.

    Grail list:

    * The Regulators - Lettered edition
    * A copy of The Drum newspaper with a King piece in it.
    * One of the three Comics Review fanzine with a part of I was a teenage grave robber.
    Wanted list:
    The Maine Review - July 1975

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    Mine has not really changed all year from last.... these are HARD to find books.... I would LOVE to find just one:

    -Signed/inscribed IT 1st in fine or near fine shape WITH King Balloon!!
    -lettered EOTD
    -Roman Salems black
    -Lettered Danse
    -Fine 2nd Salems
    -SIE (Misery)
    -fine shining 1st
    -lettered Talisman.
    -lettered Tom Gordon
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    A difficult list indeed Kris.
    I have six of them, however as you well know they are not for sale.
    The point is that this appears to be happening more and more, once in a collection these books hardly ever move. There was a time when the lettered “Danse Macabre” could be found (although there is only 15), nowadays you never see one. More easily seen is the way ‘Salems Lot and The Shining have virtually disappeared. Ten years ago you could have had quite a choice, sadly no longer.
    Wish you well in your search, if I hear of anything you will be very quickly informed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alec View Post
    A difficult list indeed Kris.
    I have six of them, however as you well know they are not for sale.
    The point is that this appears to be happening more and more, once in a collection these books hardly ever move. There was a time when the lettered “Danse Macabre” could be found (although there is only 15), nowadays you never see one. More easily seen is the way ‘Salems Lot and The Shining have virtually disappeared. Ten years ago you could have had quite a choice, sadly no longer.
    Wish you well in your search, if I hear of anything you will be very quickly informed.
    Thanks mate. I will tell you I am at a point of frustration where now (when never before) I get the feeling to just sell my collection. Perhaps the word frustration is more of 'fatigue'. I have searched high and low And while I have found these... they are not for sale OR are at an incredible level I am not ready to pay financially. Time will tell... and I will keep on going but those thoughts plague me now.....
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    But isnt that part of the thrill of collecting?

    Sometimes it's easy to find something you want (it may be expensive, but it's available for whoever can afford), and some other time, no matter how desperately you want something and how much money you have, you simply cannot get or find what you are looking for.
    Far from being close to the value of any of those items, there are some items that I thought I'd never have. And after 10 years or so, it appeared and I had to jump on them!

    In my opinion, it's part of the fun of collecting. Building a collection over time. And being proud of the result that took years to build, with some rare items. Just like the holy grails that Ari mentionned.
    It has a different charm than "just" being able to splash some money and get everything you want, right now.

    But then, any body please feel free to get me plenty cash to buy that incredible collection out there (wink wink)



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    My 2023 collecting goals are simple.

    Especially since I don't really have any more space here, at home :
    - Any new King signed SL that will be released, at issue price if i can
    - Any new King proof : I gave up trying the US ones, so I will stick with the UK ones. I guess there should be either/ and "Holly" and a new novella/short collections
    - Any new french King release : and their proof

    And mostly, more expensive, we will likely look to buy some real estate. With whatever we will be able to afford with our income. Hopefully a house, not a flat.
    I'll hate leaving where we live just now, but we can't afford anything here.
    So, hopefully, whatever we'll get will have more space for more books, cause now I really struggle and books really starts piling up in my collection... which saddens me
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    Not to be redundant but my list is the same as my signature!
    - King Signed Wizard & Glass 1/1
    - King Signed Wolves of the Calla 1/1
    - LSOE AE Remarque
    - Waste Lands 1/1: Dutch Hill Demon Remarque
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    I have cash and/or other DT Remarques (Dameron, Whelan, Hale, McKean, etc.) to trade for these:
    - King Signed Wizard & Glass 1/1
    - King Signed Wolves of the Calla 1/1
    - LSOE AE Remarque
    - Waste Lands 1/1: Dutch Hill Demon Remarque

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    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Alec View Post
    A difficult list indeed Kris.
    I have six of them, however as you well know they are not for sale.
    The point is that this appears to be happening more and more, once in a collection these books hardly ever move. There was a time when the lettered “Danse Macabre” could be found (although there is only 15), nowadays you never see one. More easily seen is the way ‘Salems Lot and The Shining have virtually disappeared. Ten years ago you could have had quite a choice, sadly no longer.
    Wish you well in your search, if I hear of anything you will be very quickly informed.
    Thanks mate. I will tell you I am at a point of frustration where now (when never before) I get the feeling to just sell my collection. Perhaps the word frustration is more of 'fatigue'. I have searched high and low And while I have found these... they are not for sale OR are at an incredible level I am not ready to pay financially. Time will tell... and I will keep on going but those thoughts plague me now.....
    Hang on in there Kris. All of these will come on the market when us old farts die. Between us, myself, Bob and Alec have all these and our days are numbered.

    (This is where Kris gets out the dolls and needles!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Rabbit Trick View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alec View Post
    A difficult list indeed Kris.
    I have six of them, however as you well know they are not for sale.
    The point is that this appears to be happening more and more, once in a collection these books hardly ever move. There was a time when the lettered “Danse Macabre” could be found (although there is only 15), nowadays you never see one. More easily seen is the way ‘Salems Lot and The Shining have virtually disappeared. Ten years ago you could have had quite a choice, sadly no longer.
    Wish you well in your search, if I hear of anything you will be very quickly informed.
    Thanks mate. I will tell you I am at a point of frustration where now (when never before) I get the feeling to just sell my collection. Perhaps the word frustration is more of 'fatigue'. I have searched high and low And while I have found these... they are not for sale OR are at an incredible level I am not ready to pay financially. Time will tell... and I will keep on going but those thoughts plague me now.....
    Hang on in there Kris. All of these will come on the market when us old farts die. Between us, myself, Bob and Alec have all these and our days are numbered.

    (This is where Kris gets out the dolls and needles!)
    NOOOOOOOOO No dolls and needles my friend. I dont want the old timers to go Its how I learned and still do
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    Hi Alan it would be interesting to know how many years we amass collectively.
    I am subscribing 65 years and although I have every intention of being around, it is highly unlikely the books I have kept back will still be with me when I reach 70.

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    I have a very modest goal for next year - to obtain my first King signed 1st/1st. To make it harder I am aiming for something signed directly to the page (is this what you call flat-signed?) rather than a bookplate.

    At this point I’d likely take anything reasonable but I particularly would like a signed Duma Key or Revival.

    (Or Misery but I’m not made of money!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alec View Post
    Hi Alan it would be interesting to know how many years we amass collectively.
    I am subscribing 65 years and although I have every intention of being around, it is highly unlikely the books I have kept back will still be with me when I reach 70.
    I also have six of the items Kris is looking for. And, I am ONLY 60! Hope not to give up any time soon. I've been really collecting King for 30 years and have over 5000 King pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizdring View Post
    I have a very modest goal for next year - to obtain my first King signed 1st/1st. To make it harder I am aiming for something signed directly to the page (is this what you call flat-signed?) rather than a bookplate.

    At this point I’d likely take anything reasonable but I particularly would like a signed Duma Key or Revival.

    (Or Misery but I’m not made of money!)

    Yes, you have described a "flat-signed" book. Your best bet for availability and pricing is Revival. King signed quite a few of that title.

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    2023 and beyond goals:

    • Any newly announced S/L
    • Skeleton Crew lettered Scream Press
    • Green Mile S/L or Lettered
    • All US Bachman Paperbacks
    • Full Throttle Lettered
    • Fine US The Shining 1st or a fine dust jacket
    • Nebel
    • Taylor Cujo Guitar

    Unobtainable goal:
    • 'Salem's S/L Goatskin 1 of 2 - LOL!
    Wanted: Human skin edition of The Book of the Dead. Will accept PC copy.

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    Unobtainable might not be that unobtainable.
    I have No.1 of 2 ‘Salems S/L Goatskin (incidentally No.2 has slight damage on the back board).
    And from my last post it’s probably not going to be on my shelves much after 2027.
    So you never know.
    ps. It’s not going to be a steal!!!

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    2023 onwards and onwards and onwards

    Any new king SL
    Grants Christine numbered
    Philtrum Press EOTD numbered, pref red signature
    Joe Hill Full Throttle Lettered

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    Cormac McCarthy signed deluxe uk box set - Achieved
    Lyra - Dorian Lettered
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alec View Post
    ps. It’s not going to be a steal!!!
    Exactly!
    Wanted: Human skin edition of The Book of the Dead. Will accept PC copy.

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    Kris-

    I also have 6 but none for sale and I'm 63! I bought Pasiuk's Lettered Danse...have not seen another one since.

    My 2023 "grail" is to get my Sphere Gunslinger proof signed (I tried a couple times) to go with my signed Orange Gunslinger proof and signed Viking Gunslinger proof

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    may never happen as i am not actively trying

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    Anything Billy Blockade, especially the white proof, at reasonable prices of course. As far as I know, 3 copies are with 3 members here (and probably more). Quite sure there are more than the alleged 16 copies out there though.

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