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Oddest place to find something.....

I was on a 2 week family vacation to Scotland and then Barcelona.  On our last day in Barcelona, we came across a small antique show just off "La Rambla" and the marina.   I found this stack of books in a box full of paper.  I had to negotiate from his asking price of 50 Euros down to the 35 Euros I had in my pocket along with $5 US.  It was an awesome back and forth but no way I was leaving anything.  Almost 60 books in all.  The condition is not so great as you can see including some separated  covers, but some really cool books in there mostly from the 50s.  The 3 "Pieds Nickeles" are french from the 40s and include #1 (3rd series).    The Flash Gordon is a compilation book, also from the 50s        I will be cross posting this in the foreign book area as well.

I was thrilled with this find and the deal I got on it!

 

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55 minutes ago, mdube16 said:

Oddest place to find something.....

I was on a 2 week family vacation to Scotland and then Barcelona.  On our last day in Barcelona, we came across a small antique show just off "La Rambla" and the marina.   I found this stack of books in a box full of paper.  I had to negotiate from his asking price of 50 Euros down to the 35 Euros I had in my pocket along with $5 US.  It was an awesome back and forth but no way I was leaving anything.  Almost 60 books in all.  The condition is not so great as you can see including some separated  covers, but some really cool books in there mostly from the 50s.  The 3 "Pieds Nickeles" are french from the 40s and include #1 (3rd series).    The Flash Gordon is a compilation book, also from the 50s        I will be cross posting this in the foreign book area as well.

I was thrilled with this find and the deal I got on it!

 

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Really interesting Flash Gordon. Do you have a few pics of the inside?

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3 minutes ago, srezvan said:

Really interesting Flash Gordon. Do you have a few pics of the inside?

Its large..not like the others.  Also a glossy cover.  Seems a compilation of a series of them

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Always like to see Stormwatch 37. 

That version of Batgirl is one of my favs too. 

Patrick

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11 hours ago, followtheleader said:

Always like to see Stormwatch 37. 

That version of Batgirl is one of my favs too. 

Patrick

Yeah, I think Stormwatch 37 is a sleeper, I pick them up on the cheap when I see them, which is rarely anymore.

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10 hours ago, F For Fake said:

Yeah, I think Stormwatch 37 is a sleeper, I pick them up on the cheap when I see them, which is rarely anymore.

 That book was such a turning point for Wildstorm, and there aren't many that realize it. 

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12 hours ago, Real Elijah Snow said:

 That book was such a turning point for Wildstorm, and there aren't many that realize it. 

Let's form a club! :tink:

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Found this very cool item.

Tom Webster was a caricaturist specialized in sports, this is a collection of drawings he did in 1921. I found very little information about it, but I see he issues a similar collection every year, being 1921 the first years he did so. Very cool and almost 100 years old

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38 minutes ago, jsilverjanet said:

Today was a good day. I picked up a few copies of this

 

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Very cool!

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I pity the fool!

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20 hours ago, jsilverjanet said:

Today was a good day. I picked up a few copies of this

 

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! I need one ! I pick up every copy of Mr. T and the T-Force I find for a buck or less. Talk to me, bud!

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4 hours ago, F For Fake said:

! I need one ! I pick up every copy of Mr. T and the T-Force I find for a buck or less. Talk to me, bud!

Wow, that's incentive to pack it up to ship!

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My old boss got me a signed copy of that at a Capital City con, from what I remember.  It's good to see that the signature on those is just as crappy as it is on regular copies.

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I landed a nice collection off of kijiji (Canadian Craig's List) during lunch today. It is a bit of a mess (there are 2500+ books in the mix) but the price was too good to pass up. I will post some pics of the better stuff later when I get home.

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20 minutes ago, tv horror said:

I like the Mickey player and to think he has hairy palms? What does he do with his right hand at night? Wink wink.

he winds up the parlaphone for the next day? lol

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Oh is that what you kids call it nowadays. I'm old.

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