Saturday
Apr252015

Private Collection: Scale WWII Military Models!

Private Collection: Scale WWII Military Models

 

The Collector's Trove Presents: Another remarkable auction from The Collector's Trove, featuring the collections of past TSR employees, creators of Dungeons & Dragons and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.

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

The auction will feature an incredible collection of over 180 lots of collectable scale military models from WWII. Featuring highly detailed models from 1:100 scale Postage Stamp Planes and Franklin Mint Armour Collection, 1:18 and 1:32 scale diecast and plastic models from The Ultimate Soldier lines of 21st Century Toys and Forces of Valor line of Unimax Toys, and many, many more!

Many of these 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!

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Auction Starts Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm CST


Auction Ends Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 6:30 pm CST


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Sunday
Apr122015

New Set of AD&D Top Secret Gamma World Miniatures Auctions!

New Set of AD&D Top Secret Gamma World Miniatures Auctions!

After a little box clearing and closet cleaning I have found some 150 miniature sets from TSR. Ral Partha, Archive, Citadel, and Grenadier like-new in their original blisters!

The auction will include 150 lots including some of the rarest and most sought after roleplaying game fantasy and sicence-fiction miniatures. These are from my own personal collection and are long out of print with most being highly collectable. Many have been in storage for over 15 years and look the same as they did when I bought them off of the store display.

This will be a great way to spend your tax refund and add to your gaming collection!

Auction Starts Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. CST/MEX

Auction Ends Friday, April 19, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. CST/MEX

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Sunday
Mar152015

New Set of Robert J. Kuntz Auctions!

New Set of Robert J. Kuntz Auctions!

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

The auction will include over 200 lots including some of the rarest and most sought after wargaming and roleplaying games, magazines, miniatures, and original artwork. 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 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 numerous pieces of artwork and art prints by Dave Sutherland III, Jason Braun, Andy ATOM Taylor, and Eric Bergeron, Rob's Appendix N Reference Library, over 200 books shared with Gary Gygax that inspired the design and development of Chainmail and Dungeons & Dragons, a one piece, full-sized, never folded poster map of Rob's Greyhawk Castle's Original Bottle City suitable for framing, and Rob's original copy of Outdoor Survival from the playtesting days of Dungeons & Dragons!

Auction Starts Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. CST/MEX

Auction Ends Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. CST/MEX

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Wednesday
Dec172014

Ending Tonight! Christmas Auctions: Legends Collection 2014

The Christmas Auctions: Legends Collection 2014 is ending tonight. Get your bids in before its too late!

This auction is the third annual, combined, multi-collection auction by The Collector's Trove. This Special Christmas Auction combines items from the collections of artists and game designers Jim and Laura Roslof, Dave Arneson, Ernie Gygax, Dave Sutherland, Darlene, Steve Marsh, Zeb Cook, Kevin Hendryx, Mike Mornard, and Dennis Sustare! Also include will be some fantastic rares from my own collection!

The auction will include over 300 lots having some of the rarest and most sought after RPG and wargaming rules, books, accessories, and newsletters. Included will be numerous products by the various companies these designers and artists worked with and designed for such as: TSR, Judges Guild, Adventure Games, Chaosium, Gorgonstar, Metagaming, FASA, FGU, GDW, Steve Jackson Games, and many others. Highlights of the auction will include manuscripts, inscribed and autographed copies, editorial and review copies, author's and comp copies, and personal play and reading copies! Among the very special items are a fantastic assortment of shrink wrapped boxed games and modules, including inscribed and autographed items, a Gen Con XIII Gorgonstar booth demo copy of the Titan boardgame, TSR business cards, original artwork by TSR artists Dave Trampier, Tom Wham, Darlene, and Laura and Jim Roslof, signed letters by Gary Gygax, amazing TSR posters, incredibly rare copies of TSRs employee newsletter Random Events and the Strategic Preview, Dave Arneson's monogrammed 32mm gold-plated 6-sided die, and so many more amazing treasures that you would not believe!

End: Wednesday, December 17th Starting at 8:00 pm CST

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Thursday
Dec112014

Christmas Auctions: Legends Collection 2014

We are pleased to announce the third annual, combined, multi-collection auction by The Collector's Trove. This Special Christmas Auction combines items from the collections of artists and game designers Jim and Laura Roslof, Dave Arneson, Ernie Gygax, Dave Sutherland, Darlene, Steve Marsh, Zeb Cook, Kevin Hendryx, Mike Mornard, and Dennis Sustare! Also include will be some fantastic rares from my own collection!

The auction will include over 300 lots having some of the rarest and most sought after RPG and wargaming rules, books, accessories, and newsletters. Included will be numerous products by the various companies these designers and artists worked with and designed for such as: TSR, Judges Guild, Adventure Games, Chaosium, Gorgonstar, Metagaming, FASA, FGU, GDW, Steve Jackson Games, and many others. Highlights of the auction will include manuscripts, inscribed and autographed copies, editorial and review copies, author's and comp copies, and personal play and reading copies! Among the very special items are a fantastic assortment of shrink wrapped boxed games and modules, including inscribed and autographed items, a Gen Con XIII Gorgonstar booth demo copy of the Titan boardgame, TSR business cards, original artwork by TSR artists Dave Trampier, Tom Wham, Darlene, and Laura and Jim Roslof, signed letters by Gary Gygax, amazing TSR posters, incredibly rare copies of TSRs employee newsletter Random Events and the Strategic Preview, Dave Arneson's monogrammed 32mm gold-plated 6-sided die, and so many more amazing treasures that you would not believe!

Auction Start: Sunday, December 7 -- End: Sunday, December 14th

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