Could My Version Of The Stand Be Worth Money?!

Discussion in 'The Stand' started by unclelouie, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. unclelouie
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    unclelouie Active Member

    I remember in one of the DT novels, Calvin Tower is explaning how books can be worth money if they are have printing errors. Which made me think. I bought a version of The Stand uncut (I'm thinking this was a 2003 printing, maybe?). Anyhow, the last 2 pages are out of order. I read the last page, before the second to last page, and it made me think to myself... WTF just happened, this is weird. But then, I figured it out. So I wonder if this is worth any money as a collectible, or no?
  2. Bev Vincent
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    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    Not likely. Not unless you find a collector interested in that sort of thing, and I've never heard of one.
  3. Shasta
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    Shasta On his shell he holds the earth.

    Everything's worth money if you can find someone who wants to by it.
  4. The Nameless
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    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    I guess it would depend on how big that run was, and if it was a printing error common to the whole run, or a binding error that only happened to yours. It might be worth a bit more than a regular book, but probably not 1st/1st The Stand kind of money.
  5. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...it's a simple binding blunder, and I can't see many Benjamins being exchanged for that...and besides, I just don't get the whole "ooohh, it's screwed up! Maybe I can make a mint and retire mindset"...not being rude man, just think uniqueness makes it more valuable for MY collection...
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  6. kingricefan
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    My first hardback copy of IT (when it was first published) had some pages that were printed weird- the words were in white but the actual page was in black, like a photo negative. I just took it back and got a different copy.
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  7. unclelouie
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    unclelouie Active Member

    Hey... hey! I wasn't planning on selling it! :)

    I was just curious!
  8. fushingfeef
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    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

    It's a valid question. Coins are often worth a lot more when there's a minting error. Now, if it had an extra chapter of text, now that might be worth some serious money!

    Sounds like it could be a good SK story: SK slips an extra chapter into one of his books that only ten constant readers get, advising them to meet at a certain time and place and swearing them to secrecy or they will forfeit all "rewards", all of them go except none of the people are ever heard from again, except one person who couldn't make it that day due to an illness, then they start uncovering the mystery of...

    Ah, I'll let someone else finish that one.
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  9. Shasta
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    Shasta On his shell he holds the earth.

    That's exactly why I posted what I did. It may not be a "collector's item" per se, but there may be someone out there who collects misprints. Who knows!!!
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  10. Mia Deschain
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    Mia Deschain Well-Known Member

    probably don't mean much but I have a DT comic that has a production error. two pages came faded out.

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