Sale Presenting The E. Gary Gygax Estate Auction!

The Collector's Trove Presents: The E. Gary Gygax Estate Auction!

This auction will include nearly 300 lots with some of the rarest and most sought after novels, game books, war games, board games, role playing games, and miniatures, as well as gaming fanzines, newsletters, and magazines. Included will be catalogs, newsletters, and magazines produced by TSR, GDW, and NIPI. These include Gary's author comp copies and comp copies he received as President of TSR, some games still in their original shrink wrap! TSR, GDW, NIPI, and more!

Among the special items are a never bound, never folded, backgammon board by legendary TSR artist Dave Trampier in 1978, signed and autographed copies of products, several product catalog slides sent to Gary for review, early character sheets and records from as far back as 1975!

The very special items for the auction include a huge assortment of TSR letterhead, stationary, memo forms, envelopes, and more, as well as numerous TSR, DDEC, and NIPI business cards from 1976 to 1987, TSR matchbooks, pens, buttons, dice, and internal TSR documents and reports. Additionally there will manuscripts from Gary's Gord the Rogue novels, AD&D rulebooks, TSR adventure modules, and his and Rob Kuntz's Sorcerer's Scroll and World of Greyhawk articles.

The featured items include 1st print copy of the AD&D Fiend Folio, signed by editor Don Turnbull, a Metro Detroit Gamers Wintercon VI D&D Tournament module, The Zodiac Dungeon from 1977, an unpublished Gods of Greyhawk manuscript by Len Lakofka, Gary's own, prototype pewter (!) TSR Lizard Man Logo belt buckle from 1977, still in its original bag, and a draft of the original, 1982, Dungeons & Dragons movie script by James Goldman!

Auction Begins: Sunday, November 12th, 2023

Auction Ends: Sunday, November 19th, 2023

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Man, I wish there was a tabletop gaming equivalent of the Video Game History Foundation for stuff like those convention programs and art slides to go to (the kind of ephemera that everyone thinks isn't worth anything and throws away until the time comes where a researcher actually needs it and can't find it).

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