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[Price Check] Rare Animals Vol I & II

Discussion in 'UO Rares Collector' started by LadyNico, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. LadyNico

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    Oceania EM rares. 20 believed to exist of Vol I and 30 believed to exist of Volume II

    The books are on Europa, and I am considering sale.

    Thanks to anyone able to give me a rough idea of price for the pair.
     
  2. LadyNico

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    Anyone, please?
     
  3. lupushor

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    I had a problem with a similar EM book.
    When I xfered it, it became a regular editable book. You should check if you can edit the title and author and text, and if so, then it's pretty much worthless.
    Anyway, people here are not so crazy about closed books with no particular color (like abyssal, tye, europa gold). So at best, I would say each book should be in the 6-12m range.
    Hope this helps.
     
  4. Assia Penryn

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    The ability to dye books really messed with some of the old rares. Is there anything to keep someone from copying the book, red leafing it and dyeing it? The green looks like it may not be able to be produced, but the second one might have a natural dye that is pretty close to it. If you can't reproduce the color and you can find a buyer educated enough to realize that... I'd estimate a value of of 15-20m each

    That's just my two cents. The old colored books really got smacked hard value wise unless they have something to distinguish them.
     
  5. LadyNico

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    The books originated on Oceania, so they have already long since been transferred without adverse effect. However, I cannot speak for any changes since their transfer back in 2007 or thereabouts.

    To the best of my knowledge, the book colours cannot be reproduced.

    The books are not editable and never have been. I think they predate red leaves by a comfortable margin.

    I will have to let my scribe char try to copy them and see what happens.

    Thank you both, and I appreciate the feedback. I guess it's a good job I actually like them, eh? :thumbup1:
     
  6. Halister Marner

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    I'd still be interested in them if you're selling. I would probably throw an offer of 150M for the pair. But that's only because I love books.
     
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    Used to be worth a lot, I remember those books going for 65-100m each but after the possibility to dye books its really dropped a lot. Unless you find some book collectors.

    I guess Halister Marner offer is a very good one based on todays interest in these kind of items, and his Book library is pretty nice :)

    *I hope you finished your [edition] book collection Halister, took a long time just gathering up the few I got for you*
     
  8. LadyNico

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    Thanks, ET!

    I'm actually embarassed to say I've not played my scribe/mage for sooo long that I've quite forgotten how to copy books. So I can't even try it. :confused:
     
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    In your skills, click inscription, click a book and then an empty book to copy it over to. :)
     
  10. LadyNico

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    Just tried it, thanks, Esca!

    Not great news for me, but I'm nothing if not honest. Both books do copy over to a plain, store bought book.

    The copies are editable, but they do not take on the different colours of the originals.
     
  11. Halister Marner

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    Aye, most of the EM books will copy. The colors are generally the deciding factor when it comes to collectors, unless the color can be reproduced with plant dyes, then they aren't worth much.