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What should I buy?

Postby poohbcarrot » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:24 pm

I have (amazingly) 1,000 pounds to invest in Discworld memorabilia.

Because the yen is ridiculously strong against the pound, all my purchases would work out at only 60% of selling price.

Assume I have only all the discworld novels (no cookbooks, diaries etc) in paperback.

What should I buy?

BTW If anyone has any interesting stuff to sell, please send me a pm and I'll consider it.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:45 pm

That's a tough one as things are only worth something if someone else is prepared to pay for it. :?

The stamps for example may be changing hands for crazy prices at the moment - a Blue Triangle 'sport' went for £1,250 on eBay last month. But how long will that continue? Already a lot of people have sold their collections and given up on the collecting. With no collectors the market becomes worthless.

I'd say early first editions in pristine condition are the way to go. First editions of the rarer Pratchetts are always likely to command a high price because people will always collect first editions. And not just Pratchett fans either. :)
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Postby poohbcarrot » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:14 pm

Thanks Tony, but I sure as hell ain't going to pay a grand for a stamp!
Philately will get you nowhere.

I like the look of the signed first editions (not the new ones) which TP has also written a message in. I also want to buy things I haven't read.
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Postby Tiffany » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:29 pm

I agree with Tony, buy old, good condition, hardback, first edition Terry Pratchett books, personally signed, with a message by him, but avoid any that have the recipiants name in them, unless it's the same as yours. :D
That goes for any first edition book really.
Do get the maps as well if you haven't got them. I think they are amazing. :D
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:09 pm

commision an artist to make ank morpork out of matches :lol:
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Postby Bickaxe » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:01 am

I'd suggest the diaries as there all sorts of things covered in them that are not in the books.

Then I'd go on a spending spree at this place and let poor Rob try and ship them across the world :lol:
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Postby poohbcarrot » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:04 pm

Cheers Bickaxe. Excellent site! I've just bought the four signed maps.

Funny you should suggest the diaries coz today I just bought the complete set (all 9) including the 2002 diary signed by TP and Paul Kidby.
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Postby poohbcarrot » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:42 pm

Are the Discworld bank notes worth buying?
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Postby Tiffany » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:41 pm

Thanks for the link Bickaxe, I want Tiffanys pendant, but will have to persuade OH to let me have one first. :( :D
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