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Book Collector's Meeting Room Whether you're an experienced collector or just starting out, this is the place to discuss Anne's books in all their various bindings, languages, and cover art.

View Poll Results: Are you a collector of Anne's works?
Absolutely! 14 66.67%
I pretend I'm not, but my friends would say I am 1 4.76%
I just collect reading copies 5 23.81%
Not at all 1 4.76%
Voters: 21. You may not vote on this poll

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Old May 10 2006, 11:14 AM   #1
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Default Are you an Anne McCaffrey collector?

We've had an explosion of collectors lately on the site. Out of curiousity to figure out how many of us there are, I thought I'd ask everyone that considers themselves an Anne McCaffrey collector sign in on this thread. (Cause I'm too lazy to scan all the topics to cull the names!)

I think I'll even make it a poll!
Anneli, option 2 is just for you!
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Old May 10 2006, 11:19 AM   #2
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I answered absolutely honestly
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Old May 10 2006, 11:19 AM   #3
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This will be very interesting to see what you find out ???
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Old May 10 2006, 11:33 AM   #4
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Hmm, posted here I think the number of collectors will be higher then if the poll was posted in let's say, the Library Cafe?
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Old May 10 2006, 11:33 AM   #5
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absitively posolutely allways!! It's to much fun to not collect. Most things you collect you just cant enjoy like a great author.
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Old May 10 2006, 11:42 AM   #6
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not a very good collector, but it's fun, even if there's not much I can find at the moment!
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Old May 10 2006, 01:48 PM   #7
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Hmm, posted here I think the number of collectors will be higher then if the poll was posted in let's say, the Library Cafe?
If a collector can't be bothered to read this forum, are they really a collector?
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Old May 10 2006, 01:49 PM   #8
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I have to admit I had to have a long hard look at the book cases (yes plural) to admit that I am indeed a collector.

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I am a collector, I just lack the funds to be prolific!
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This is the place for it Cheryl, you are right with that. I would think a collector, would come in here all most the first thing they do after coming onto the site to check to see what's new.
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I am a collector of all things Anne McCaffrey. That is my main hobby - outside of my children
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I actually go down most forums top to bottom, skipping the ones I'm not insterested in, so this is usually the second one I visit.

I said "reading copies" only. Also I buy ones I think I might be able to resell. I have some DoP stuff besides books, the games and comics, though I may resell some of those, too. (Do I *need* both the graphic novel 3-in-1 AND hte individual issues? Hm. Comics are harder to justify parting with than the games.)
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I read what I collect, so I guess Im a reading collector?

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Well, gee whiz folks, I can't decide if I'm a collector or not!
Yeah, right, like I'm confused! Am I a collector??? ABSOLUTELY!!!!!
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I have to admit I had to have a long hard look at the book cases (yes plural) to admit that I am indeed a collector.

"J" No kidding as you swim through all of your books to get to your computer. You most certainly are a Collector
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You bet your marks I am! I don't have Paypal (or enough money to use if often), so my collecting is very limited, but if I see any Anne book that I don't have, I'll definitely pick it up! I don't often buy doubles unless one of mine is falling apart or I REALLY like the cover, and I don't buy "beauty copies" to just sit on the shelf. Since my money is limited, I'm not gonna shell out cash just for something that's essentially what I already have or for something that I'll never be able to use, so I guess I'm not a hardcore collector
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My "collection" consists of reading/research copies, all cheap paperbacks that I can afford.
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I wish I could vote twice *g* I do collect them, but I'd prefer to get a book I don't already have rather than another copy of one I do have - unless it's one of my favourites of course!
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me too, there's still lots I need, b-u-t I do try and find hardback replacements for those I can- my corgi paper dq has worn out and its 2 years old- not because of abuse- its just been read ten times or so- I reread things quite regularly and if I find something I like and can afford...
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LOL, would you believe I cast my vote before reading the thread and your first post?

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Old May 15 2006, 06:28 PM   #22
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Good for you! You're one step closer to admitting your collecting addiction!
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Does going out and buying the first printing of her stories in magazines count as being a collector...even tho Im gonna read them?

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Yep Dyna! Cause you could reading most of those stories in later anthologies.
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I would most certainly say that collecting those old moldy magazines at the prices that they want for them these days, is being a collector... ... Yes indeedy !!! I have nine of them now.... ....and looking for more all the time. I think I got it bad now.
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Yup! Though lack of funds keeps it slow...
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