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Old Mar 18 2013, 05:58 AM   #1
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Hello.
I listed the above on ebay (uk ) last night, but have ended the sale, untill I have some feedback from this forum, as I feel morally bound to mention the above!
I have joined specifically for this reason.
I have no idea at all as to the value, and would welcome any advice! I would like it to go to a "Good" home.
The poster is on card, amd measures almost 24" x 17", there are several creases, and a small tear to to the top, as befits the age. The artwork is by Steve Weston
The inscription on the back, is to an old school friend of mine - the hair stylist who prepared Anne for a book signing.
I look forward to any advice, comments or questions.
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Old Mar 18 2013, 08:17 AM   #2
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Do you have a picture of it and a general idea what you were asking? Also, would you be willing to mail international or only in the UK? I'm not at all sure I could afford it or would want it, but I'd love a look.
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Old Mar 18 2013, 12:42 PM   #3
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Do feel free to put a link to the auction in here Roger.
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Old Mar 18 2013, 03:28 PM   #4
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I m isread your post Roger and went to look for the item on eBay. Of course I couldn't find it.

We (any serious collectors) can't really say anything about its value unless we see it and can evaluate it. I haven't seen one before but looking at what other (promotional) posters have sold for I would guess a price of tens of dollars is more realistic than hundreds.

I invite you to post some pictures here instead of offering them via email. That way we can all see them and discuss matters.
Do take pictures of front and backside. If it's a promotional for bookshops it'll probably have information about the book on the back (like my Ship series promotional poster).

I don't think the dedication will add much to its value because, as you already said, it's a dedication. The autograph is a nice bonus but for auction it would have been best if it was only signed.

The story that goes with it is great and special! But unfortunately it can't be corroborated unless you have pictures of your friend doing Anne's hair! Now THAt would be very cool!
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Old Mar 18 2013, 04:14 PM   #5
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Hans,
Many thanks for your kind offer and reply.
One of the many joys of my age (61) is my almost total lack of IT ability - however if you log in to your ebay, and do an advanced search on completed listings - Moreta Dragonlady of Pern - Auction - the photos are there for all to view.
I'm sure Priscilla will appreciate a closer look!
I will probably relist on ebay tonight, with a starting bid in the tens.
Once again my sincere thanks for your help
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Old Mar 18 2013, 05:26 PM   #6
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This is it then:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Anne-McCaf...p2047675.l2557

It looks great, Roger, despite its age. And the autograph is certainly genuine (but you knew that already)

Now that I've seen it I think my estimate is rather low. And we all can attest that it is rare. So put a good reserve on it! Make those tenners pounds and not dollars! I know Anne seems slightly less collectible these days but you have a rare item and it should fetch a good and handsome price!

There's a signed first edition of the US hardback up for sale for $74,50 (c. 50 pounds). Your poster should be worth at least that in great condition, but if you auction it, it might not sell because you do need the proper bidder at the right time. To fetch prices like that you do need better pics and also closups of the tear/damage you describe. So maybe 50 pounds for the quality you offer is a tad too high for the current market, but you never know.
There's another US hardback there for $ 129,95 which I find too expensive for a signed one. If autographed (no dedication) it would be worth that.
Having said that, those books aren't rare though signed/autographed edition are.
I couldn't find any (signed) UK hardbacks.
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Thanks for the link, Hans! It is really nice looking, not the Whelan cover I am more used to. I hope it finds a good home!
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Old Mar 18 2013, 05:57 PM   #8
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Priscilla and Hans,
Many thanks for your comments, I will take some more photos, and re-list tomorrow morning.
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And to you as well. I hope you get a very good price for it! You mention your lack of IT ability? Heck, we oldsters gotta stick together and not let on to the young'uns that we don't know something! If you've got Ebay and Paypal figured out you're ahead of me (at least in that department)
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Old Mar 19 2013, 02:59 PM   #10
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Now posted on ebay uk for 7 days, with more photos!
Sadly my photographic skills are as bad as my IT
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Old Dec 14 2013, 04:13 AM   #12
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Hi everyone,
I will re list tonight on ebay!
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This going back up? Would be interested in seeing it.
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Old Dec 16 2013, 08:33 AM   #14
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Hi,
On ebay auction - starting bid £29.99!
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Old Dec 16 2013, 12:15 PM   #15
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Is there perhaps a new ebay item number?
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Old Dec 17 2013, 02:11 AM   #16
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Hi,
No number,
but a search on 'Moreta poster ' will take you to it.
I suspect you may be the good home!
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Found it: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moreta-Dra...item35cfa4f774
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Hi
I have relisted on ebay uk, with a starting bid of 0.99p
There are still a few days to go, and there has been 1 starting bid!!
Please give it a good home
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I surely will do.

Looking forward to getting my hands on it (in white cotton gloves of course!)
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I've been told it's sitting at my local sorting office. I'll be collecting it on my way home from college tomorrow.
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Did you get? Can we see a picture?
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Hard to photograph the poster as it's been rolled up for a while (I'm gradually flattening it out).

The autograph on the back is dedicated to Stephen Buckle, a friend of Roger Catnic's, who, I understand, was the hairdresser who did Anne's hair for that particular signing.
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Delightful. Never mind about the picture. I was more concerned and now glad that you got it. What a fun item to have!
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