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Old Nov 26 2004, 08:28 PM   #1
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I'm a big collector of Anne's works in all forms: hardback, paperbook, and bookclub editions; US and UK editions; and all the different cover art I can get my hands on. I'm even starting to branch out to foreign language editions, though my good friend Hans is the master of that particular collecting bent.

This forum is for talking about collecting, asking about interesting book versions you've come across, asking what a certain book might be valued at, and even offering books in trade. Whether you're new to collecting or this is all old hat, I hope you'll enjoy sharing your passion for collecting here!


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Bibliographic resources for Anne McCaffrey collectors

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  • "Hargreaves biblio" or "Hargreaves"
    Anne Inez McCaffrey: 40 Years of Publishing, An International Bibliography. By Mathew D. Hargreaves, self-published in Seattle, WA, USA, Dec 1992.

    This is a beautiful hardbound book with a wealth of information, including pictures of many of the listed books. The best biblio available thru 1992, though there are still omissions...

  • "Hargreaves supplement"
    Anne Inez McCaffrey: 2 More Years of Publishing, A bibliography of only US and UK editions. By Mathew D. Hargreaves, self-published in Seattle, WA, USA, Aug 1994.

    This supplemental chapbook is nice if you can find it, but covers much less material and only English-language at that. Not a must-have.

  • "Phil S-P biblio"
    Anne McCaffrey - Dragonlady and More - A Working Bibliography. By Phil Stephensen-Payne, published by Galactic Central in the UK, 2006 (5th edition). ISBN 1-871133-47-5.

    A stapled booklet, packed full of information. Phil did a new edition in 2006 at the request of MoM, because we got a big group together to order copies! If you want to know how to order a copy from him, check this thread.

  • "Becky's guide"
    A Collector's Guide to the Works of Anne McCaffrey. By Rebecca Skinner and Diana Mullins-Atkinson, self-published in April 1999.

    A guide to take with you on book hunts and mark upon, with a handy comb-binding. Update sheets on later novels are available upon request. Contact Becky to order a copy.

  • "Arbur biblio"
    Leigh Brackett, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Anne McCaffrey: A Primary and Secondary Bibliography. By Rosemarie Arbur, published by GK Hall in Boston, MA, USA in 1982.

    Written originally as Arbur's college thesis, this volume is now woefully out of date, and as such not a highly useful resource for collectors. It does however have a good listing of reviews and critics of Anne's works, which are less focused on in other bibliographies.

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Authenticating Anne's signature

In recent years, our membership has seen a number of Anne McCaffrey's books on eBay with highly suspicious signatures. Please be aware that there are almost for certain forgeries out there, some knowingly sold and others where the seller was duped by their source.

What can you do to check on the authenticity of a purported signature?
1. Check it against the signatures on file at Tom Folio.
Please note that those of us with items signed recently (as of Sept 2007) can verify that Anne's signature still looks the same as these samples. It has not changed with her advancing years.

2. If a picture of the signature in question is viewable online, post about it here for member opinions. A number of us own quite a number of signed books, and have become fairly familiar with her signature. We're also happy to share our opinions -- please keep in mind though that these are opinions and not guarantees.
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Collecting Highlights articles on A Meeting of Minds forumboard

  1. "A Meeting of Minds"
  2. All the Weyrs of Pern audio recording by Anne McCaffrey
  3. Dragonriders of Pern Calendar
  4. Freedom of the Race
  5. Dolphins of Pern Stamp from Sierra Leone
  6. Roots of Pern: the story Weyr Search
  7. "A Proper Santa Claus"
  8. Serve It Forth
  9. "The Quest of a Sensible Man"
  10. The Girl Who Heard Dragons
  11. Comic Adaptation of "The Smallest Dragonboy"
  12. A Diversity of Dragons
  13. Alien Landscapes
  14. Anne McCaffrey in the Thai language
  15. Habit is an Old Horse [chapbook edition]
  16. Dragonsong, the play or How To Make Your Own Firelizard!
  17. The White Dragon (US 1st paperback)
  18. Menolly's Sea Songs
  19. A Time When
  20. Firebrands by Ron Miller and Pamela Sargent
  21. Ireland of the Welcomes
  22. The Dragondex by Wendy Glasser
  23. An unknown early hc publication of Weyr Search in German
  24. Dragonriders of Pern TV Cel & Tshirt
  25. The graphic novels (and a newly found Spanish edition)
  26. Pern 30 Year Commemorative Watch
  27. Ral Partha Bronze Dragon of Pern
  28. Dragonquest (UK 1st Hardcover)
  29. Ship Who Searched promotional cap
  30. Pern Portfolio
  31. A very special edition of Pegasus in Space
  32. Brandywyne Year of the Lucy
  33. Brandywyne Moreta and Stitch in Snow
  34. Dragonharper and Dragonfire by Jody Lynn Nye
  35. Three Gothic Novels Ephemera
  36. collectible Todd's and ends
  37. Michael Whelan Pern artwork phonecards
  38. The Coelura Universe
  39. Russian black filigree Pern hardcovers
  40. Two French 1st ed. hc's Vol du Dragon and Quête du Dragon
  41. No One Noticed the Cat
  42. Russian black filigree Pern hardcovers
  43. The Atlas of Pern c.s.
  44. The Ship Who Sang
  45. Russian black filigree Pern hardcovers
  46. The Smallest Dragonboy chapbook
  47. Dancing With The Dark
  48. Russian black filigree Pern hardcovers
  49. Season's Greetings
  50. Dragonflight
  51. Writers of the Future vol. 22 special, vol. 14 and vol. 2
  52. short story "Apple"
  53. Dragondrums, US 1st HC
  54. Questar magazine with Crystal Singer story adaptation
  55. Dragonflight Walker & Co
  56. Dragondrums, UK 1st HC and "F'nor and Canth" poster
  57. Dragonriders of Pern Nova Bookgame
  58. DragonCon 1999 Items
  59. ?
  60. Night Voyages magazine, Summer 1980
  61. Anne Inez McCaffrey 40 Years of Publishing - M Hargreaves
  62. ?
  63. Powers That Be - Proof
  64. Finder's Guide to Australterrestrials
  65. Masterharper of Pern
  66. Habit is an Old Horse [the cheap book]
  67. Speaking of Science Fiction by Paul Walker
  68. UK Dragondrums proof (with side notes on UK hardcover)
  69. Del Rey Dragonflight tbp with DiTerlizzi illustrations
  70. Nerilka's Story audiobook
  71. Science Fiction Tales: The Smallest Dragonboy
  72. Rescue Run
  73. The Year of the Lucy AND God In Popular Culture
  74. The Lady aka The Carradyne Touch (The Valentine's CH)
  75. Decision at Doona 1970 UK first edition hardcover
  76. Top Science Fiction and Top Fantasy by Josh Pachter
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