Monday
Nov162015

The Collector's Trove Presents: Allen Hammack Collection!

The Allen Hammack Auctions Have Begun!

 

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!

Allen has long been a part of the gaming industry, having been involved in playing, developing, and designing board games, miniature war games, and roleplaying games.

Allen started at TSR as a games editor in 1978, developing, and contributing some writing to scores of TSR roleplaying products notably including the Dungeons & Dragons Holmes Basic Set (1978 editions) and Moldvay/Cook/Marsh Basic/Expert Sets (1980 editions), AD&D Dungeon Masters Guide, Deities & Demigods, Fiend Folio, Monster Manual II, Dungeon Masters Screen, NPC, Character, and Permanent Character Record Sheets, Monster Cards, World of Greyhawk Folio, Boot Hill (2nd edition), Dawn Patrol, Gamma World, Gangbusters, Marvel Super Heroes, and dozens of supporting adventure modules. He served in the same capacity for several of the company's boardgames, counting 4th Dimension, Divine Right, Knights of Camelot, Dungeon! (1980 revision), and Escape from New York boardgames.

His major design and writing collaborations include TSR's Top Secret that he co-designed and developed with Merle Rasmussen for about a year before the game was ready for publication. He was also part of the larger design team that produced TSR's science fiction RPG entry into the market, Star Frontiers. In addition to these large projects, Allen also had a major role as a co-designer on TSR's AD&D Monster Manual II, Monster Cards, and the legendary Slavers' series of adventure modules.

Allen was the primary designer and writer for several of TSR's classic games and modules including A3 Assault on the Aerie of the Slave Lords, C2 Ghost Tower of Inverness, and the minigame, Viking Gods.

He also designed several freelance products, such as TSR's I9 Day of Al'Akbar and Mayfair's Fantastic Treasures I and II, and Monsters of Myth & Legend III. He also designed and developed other games for Mayfair including their DC Heroes roleplaying game and an unpublished G.I. Joe roleplaying game that he pitched to Hasbro.

Allen's amateur and professional involvement in gaming goes back to 1972, spanning all genres of gaming and working at TSR, the company that created the games we all know and love. Quite a legacy indeed! Now you have the chance to own a portion of this legacy!

Auction Starts Sunday, November 15th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. CST/MEX

Auction Ends Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. CST/MEX


Here is the link to place your bids:

 

Monday
Nov022015

The Collector's Trove Presents: A Private Collection!

This new auction will feature an incredible collection of over 230 of some of the rarest and most sought after board and miniature games, most still in their original shrinkwrap. Also included will be an incredible selection of collectable scale WWI and II aircraft. Featuring highly detailed models from 1:100 scale Postage Stamp Planes and 1:144 scale Wings of War aircraft!

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!

Auction Starts Sunday November 1st, at 7:30 p.m. CST/MEX

Auction Ends Sunday November 8th, at 7:30 p.m. CST/MEX

Here is the link to place your bids:

The Collector's Trove eBay Auctions

Sunday
Oct042015

Roslof Auctions Ending Tonight!

After weeks of cataloging and organizing, 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 250 items in 150 lots including some of the most amazing fantasy art ever created for the D&D! Included will be numerous games and magazines produced by the various companies Jim did art for such as: TSR, FGU, Pacesetter, NIPI, Goodman Games, and many others. Highlights of the auction will include TSR documents, letters, memos, 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, Dragon Magazine, Random Events, Polyhedron, Rod of Seven Parts, Endless Quest Books, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Dungeons & Dragons, Boot Hill, Top Secret, Gamma World, Star Frontiers, Dragon Dice, and Monster Cards! Artwork from Jim Roslof, Laura Roslof, Jim Holloway, Timothy Truman, and more are among the lots.

Auction Starts Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. CST/MEX

Auction Ends Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. CST/MEX

Here is the link to place your bids:

 

Sunday
Sep272015

New Set of Jim & Laura Roslof Auctions!

After weeks of cataloging and organizing, 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 250 items in 150 lots including some of the most amazing fantasy art ever created for the D&D! Included will be numerous games and magazines produced by the various companies Jim did art for such as: TSR, FGU, Pacesetter, NIPI, Goodman Games, and many others. Highlights of the auction will include TSR documents, letters, memos, 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, Dragon Magazine, Random Events, Polyhedron, Rod of Seven Parts, Endless Quest Books, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Dungeons & Dragons, Boot Hill, Top Secret, Gamma World, Star Frontiers, Dragon Dice, and Monster Cards! Artwork from Jim Roslof, Laura Roslof, Jim Holloway, Timothy Truman, and more are among the lots.

Auction Starts Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. CST/MEX

Auction Ends Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. CST/MEX

Here is the link to place your bids:

 

Wednesday
Jul082015

New Set of Robert J. Kuntz Auctions!

Exciting news! After a series of successful auctions a decade ago, a recent meeting with Rob Kuntz and The Collector's Trove has led to a brand new series of auctions by the famed game designer, author, and gaming legend.

The auction will include over 500 lots including some of the rarest and most sought after books of science fiction, fantasy, mythology, and film. Along with these are wargaming and roleplaying games, and magazines. Included will be numerous games and magazines produced by the various companies Rob wrote for and designed for such as: TSR, Creations Unlimited, Troll Lord Games, Different Worlds, Necromancer, Kenzer, and many others. Highlights of the auction will include limited, numbered editions, inscribed and autographed copies, editorial and review copies, author's and comp copies, reference library copies, and personal reading copies!

Among the very special items are Rob's incredible science-fiction and fantasy reference library of over 400 books that inspired the design and development of Chainmail, Dungeons & Dragons, and Rob's numerous projects over the years, a fantastic assortment of manuscripts, letters, and maps, a one piece, full-sized, never folded poster map of Rob's Greyhawk Castle's Original Bottle City suitable for framing, and Rob's vintage, 1976 file copy of Gary Gygax's original, hand drawn map for The Lost Caverns of Tsojconth!

Auction Starts Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 4:00 pm CST


Auction Ends Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm CST

Here is the link to get to them before they are Going, Going, Gone!

The Collector's Trove eBay Auctions

 

 

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