Sunday
Jun052016

The Collector's Trove Presents: A New Private Collection

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

Last Item Ends Sunday June 12th, at 11:30 p.m. CST/MEX

Here is the link to place your bids:

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Monday
May162016

The Collector's Trove Presents: The Roslof Collection!

The Collector's Trove is proud to bring you a new set of auctions from the Jim and Laura Roslof collection! The auction will present over 300 items in 141 lots including some of the most amazing fantasy art ever created for the D&D! Included will be art from the numerous products that Jim worked on at TSR. Highlights of the auction will include TSR documents, catalogs, comp copies, printer proofs, games, posters, and original artwork! Among the very special items are studies, sketches, finals, and PMTs for TSR's AD&D Deities & Demigods, Fiend Folio, Unearthed Arcana, Dungeoneer Survival Guide, Advanced D&D Modules A2, A4, C2, D1-2, G1-3, I1, I7, L1, Q1, R2, S3, Basic D&D Modules AC3, B3, B5, B6, CM5, X1 and X2, Dragon Magazine, Rod of Seven Parts, Dungeons & Dragons, Boot Hill, Top Secret, Gamma World, Dragon Dice, and Monster Cards! Artwork from Jim Roslof, Laura Roslof, Jim Holloway, Jeff Easley, Bill Willingham and more are among the lots.

First Item Ends Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. CST/MEX

 First Item Ends Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. CST/MEX

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Sunday
Mar272016

The Collector's Trove Presents: New Dragon Dice Auction!

The Collector's Trove Presents:
New Dragon Dice Auction!

The Collector's Trove Presents a massive Dragon Dice auction. Created by Lester Smith Dragon Dice is the innovative game of collectible dice where you build fantastic armies to do battle against and opponent's force.

This auction has an amazing selection of armies, unopened product displays, rares, misprints, and variants.

The Collector's Trove has been authorized to auction these items from a private collection. These items were acquired by the 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 and Gary Con. 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.

Most of these materials are abandoned stock from TSR's warehouse. When the company was being moved from Lake Geneva to the home of Wizards of the Coast the owner was asked to clean out their warehouse and ship everything to Seattle. However, they only wanted full-boxes of product to be shipped and requested all loose product be landfilled! The owner was horrified that they would want to destroy all of this brand-new, shrink-wrapped, product and asked if he could instead keep them. Fortunately for us they said yes!

Now you have the opportunity to own these lost treasures! I look forward to seeing your bids!

Auction begins Sunday, March 27th, 2016 at 9:30 p.m. CST/MEX

Auction ends Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 at 9:30 p.m. CST/MEX

Here is the link to place your bids:
 

 

Wednesday
Dec092015

The Collector's Trove Presents: Our Massive Christmas Auction!

The Collector's Trove Presents:
Our Massive Christmas Auction!

The Collector's Trove is proud to bring you our annual Christmas auction! This year's auction is the most amazing one yet! There will be 15 collections represented with items from the likes of Jim and Laura Roslof, Dave Sutherland III, Darlene, Rob Kuntz, Allen Hammack, Zeb Cook, Kevin Hendryx, Dennis Sustare, Steve Marsh, and an all new collection from former TSR designer and editor, Jeff Leason! Also featured will be several private collections with an amazing assortment of shrinkwrapped and hard to find items from the original TSR warehouses! The auction will present over 400 (!) items including author's comp copies, play copies, manuscripts, autographed copies, printer's proofs, correspondence, TSR memorabilia, photographs, Coleco collectables, rare dice, unreleased miniature proofs, and much more. Highlights of the auction will include concept art, working files, and vintage file photocopies of the artwork for TSR's AD&D LJN action figure toy lines, TSR business cards, and original art by Timothy Truman, Darlene, Jim and Laura Roslof, and Dave Sutherland III! Among the very special items are an orange cover, recalled edition of B3 Palace of the Silver Princess autographed by the late Jean Wells (who stated that this copy was the only one she had ever autographed and the only one she would ever autograph!) and an incredible full-color original piece of Dungeons & Dragons cover art by TSR legend Jim Roslof!

First Lot Opens Sunday, December 6th, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. CST/MEX

Last Lot Closes Sunday, December 13th, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CST/MEX

Here is the link to place your bids:

 

Sunday
Nov222015

The Allen Hammack Auctions Are Ending Tonight!

The Allen Hammack Auctions Are Ending Tonight!


The Collector's Trove is proud to bring you the first set of auctions from the Allen Hammack collection! These items were acquired during the last 45 years of Allen's amateur and professional involvement with wargames, roleplaying games, strategy games, and board games. Allen worked for seven years as an employee of TSR, the company that founded the roleplaying game industry.

The auction will present over 200 items including tournament modules for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Boot Hill, and Top Secret, TSR employee memorabilia, editorial and development manuscripts, author, developer, and editor's library, review, and comp copies, autographed and inscribed copies, and personal play copies. Highlights of the auction will include a great selection of TSR pins and buttons, a nice run of TSR's employee newsletter, Random Events, TSR business cards, early Origins and Gen Con programs, badges, t-shirts, and memorabilia! Among the very special items are the manuscript for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons I9 Day of Al'Akbar, original Bill Willingham artwork for the Collector's Edition of Ghost Tower of Inverness, original Tom Wham office humor art, original tournament character sheets from Origins II, Expedition to the Barrier Peaks, and Gen Con XI Against the Giants, and Allen's personal play copy of Dungeons & Dragons from 1976!

First Lot Closes Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. CST/MEX

Last Lot Closes Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 at 11:40 p.m. CST/MEX

Here is the link to place your bids: