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I was reading the escapist newsletter today and read that this magazine (Steranko's world of escape) sold for 1200$ at an auction !
How in the world is this possible ?

... because I happen to have one and wondered how much it could be worth ...
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I'm not sure what it is worth but. isn't this a issue from 1964 and a Genii Issue at that ?
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You mean there was 2 different issues ? or what ?

I got the genii one (don't know the date as I don't have it here with me)
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On 2007-07-11 14:17, Xargos wrote:
I was reading the escapist newsletter today and read that this magazine (Steranko's world of escape) sold for 1200$ at an auction !
How in the world is this possible ?


It is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. On a couple of occasions, I've participated in auctions and paid more than what something was worth because I didn't have it, I wanted it, and I didn't know when another one would come along. I just recently paid a tidy sum for one christmas ornament (Snoopy on a doghouse 1992...the light up one) that I didn't have that was part of a series. I wanted that ornament to complete the series, and paid more than the book said it was worth, but it was a must have for me. Of course, now, the completed collection is worth more!

So, as with all auctions, the value of the item and what someone is willing to pay are two different things.

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Margarette

"Snoopy on a doghouse 1992...the light up one" .......


so how does one go about using that in an escape?
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Mine sold last year on Ebay for $128 it was originally owned by Dunninger. It is worth what people are willing to pay, as stated above.
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On 2007-07-11 16:34, dave_matkin wrote:
Margarette

"Snoopy on a doghouse 1992...the light up one" .......

so how does one go about using that in an escape?


I actually included that description for one other person who is an avid Peanuts fan that I know frequents this forum. As for using it in an escape...it is all part of my master plan for the ultimate escape....Margarette's Escape From Reality!! <insert evil laugh, here>

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Actually I owned 2 issues at one time.

When I heard that someone stole the issue that was kept in the Magic Castle's library, I donated one of mine. The other I still have in my library.

Yup, 1964, and in perfect condition. If this baby would get me $1000US I'd sell it in a heart beat!..... any heart beats out there?

I'd even sell it in my pajamas! How I'd get it in my pajamas is a different story.
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Its clear that you "love" your Steranko's world of escape ... not sure that the love is recipricle enough for it to want to "get in to your pajamas" Smile
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Uh, actually I was twisting words by Groucho Marx. I guess I twisted them too much. Or else everyone here is too young to remember Groucho.....
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Joe Joe Joe

I am afraid I don’t remember Groucho Marx. I keep meaning to get some of their work but I just don’t have time at the moment.

What film is it from ??? I will put it on my list of "films to see" then I will get back to you with "oh that Groucho Marx quote.

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Was that Rufus T. Firefly's line?

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Oh that one!
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The Escapist Newsletter? Which one are you referring to?

I know of Ian McColl's old publication, and of the online gaming journal.
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Actually, thinking about it, it may have been Capt. Spaulding the African explorer who said that.
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Steve : the McColl's one
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I enjoy my copy which I got from Carrandi some years ago. Its I think maybe a $50-75 value nowadays as it turns up on ebay several times a year.
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Okay, you drive a hard bargain. I'll let my copy of Steranko go for only $800, and a hard boiled egg.


:patty: Make that 2 hard boiled eggs.
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Joe I have put the pan of water on now ... the eggs will be going in when it comes to the boil. I will leave them for at least 8 minutes (may be even 10!).

if you want I can go round teh chippy and pick up a couple of pickled eggs as well for you!

Hey whilst we are on hard boiled eggs - do you kow the hard boiled egg into the milk bottle "trick"?
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I got my copy from a magic club auction for $10.00 maybe 8 or nine years ago. I guess I got it for $5.00 since it came with the Steranko edition on card magic. It is pristine, it had been owned by a magician who is also a comic book collector (and in fact left magic in favor of his comic book addiction!). There is not a bend, stain, crease on any page or either magazine.

I doubt if I would sell it but if I was offered over a grand I'd have to seriously think about it!

Someone ought to buy the rights to this volume and print it as a book. Reset the type to a larger point, maybe enhance and/or reshoot the photos, etc. It is one of the best general books on escapes written. In fact his thinking on the presentation of escapes has not been improved upon. He was decades ahead of his time. As an aside he is still living (in PA) and is a well known and award wining artist/illustrator.
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