This new auction will feature an incredible collection of over 430 of the most sought after roleplaying and miniature wargame rule books, modules, boxed sets, miniatures, and accesories, many still in their original shrinkwrap.
The Collector's Trove has been authorized to auction these items from a private collection. These items were acquired by their owner in his 30+ years of amateur and professional involvement in war games, strategy games, collectable dice and card games, board games, and role-playing games. The owner is a local from the upper Midwest with years of involvement in local and national conventions such as Gen Con, Gary Con, and Origins. His countless hours as owner, partner, volunteer, organizer, event designer, and participant has established him as an industry insider.
Close involvement with Gen Con, Gary Con, Origins, and a number of other conventions over the years has given him access to game distributors, companies, designers, artists, employees, and executives alike. Over time he has been given numerous gifts and "payments" in the form of game products. Thus his collection has an amazing amount of store and company stock for companies such as TSR and WotC.
Many of these games and models come from the store stock of Royal Hobby in Rockford Illinois! Royal Hobby as you know was run and managed by Jeff Perren, Gary Gygax's good friend and co-designer on such TSR games such as Cavaliers and Roundheads and Chainmail, a game that contributed to the creation of Dungeons & Dragons! Royal Hobby is also the the place where Greg Bell has worked for the last several decades and now manages! Bell is the seminal TSR artist who did artwork for TSR's flagship publication, Cavaliers and Roundheads, as well as Dungeons & Dragons, Classic Warfare, The Dragon, Greyhawk, and Blackmoor to name a few. His iconic lizardman illustration even became the new colophon for TSR in 1975!
First Item Starts Sunday June 5th, at 4:00 p.m. CST/MEX