AGOT special edition

Discussion of the first 5 books in George RR Martin's ASOIAF series
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WOLFGANG
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Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:42 am

I have an extremely rare edition of AGOT and I thought I'd share news of it to see what people think. Back before season one was aired and ADWD was about to be released, GRRM's UK publisher made a few special copies of AGOT to be 'congratulations' gifts for a few people. One went to GRRM, one to his agent, one to each of his editors etc, 6 in total. One sample was made first before the rest were ordered, to check the materials and final specifications were up to standard. This is the copy I have and it is identical in every way to the other 6.
So only 7 were ever made. It's an incredibly handsome volume, bound in black leather in a matching presentation box, wolf head design in three foils (white, silver and red) on the book and box, silver endpapers and the edges of the pages gilded in silver.
I obviously kept hold of this very special edition keeping it in perfect condition. I've included a couple of pics, nice don't you think? I'm going to auction it off I think, just not sure how yet. eBay probably isn't the best place for something like this. Does anyone have any advice?
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Raeslewolhn
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Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:55 pm

Sweet. If it's real, hold onto that shit! It'll be worth way more in a decade or a few. GoT is an historical phenomenon, like Star Wars.

WOLFGANG
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Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:13 am

You may have a point. It very deservedly has quite a legion of fans.

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Raeslewolhn
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Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:20 am

WOLFGANG wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:13 am
You may have a point. It very deservedly has quite a legion of fans.
Def deservedly! A few season premieres broke viewing records. It broke Emmy records. It might be the most DLd show too. Not to mention the wide range of demographics that most shows don't hit altogether. Amazing book series origin, revolutionary TV, amazing Cinema. It's hard to match.

Honestly, I never thought I'd be a part of something so ubiquitous. I usually like fringe culture, scifi and shows that get cancelled. I'm still mourning Firefly some days. (I liked Lost, but only tried it after it ended).

It's nice something so g33ky gets the recognition it deserves.

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Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:19 pm

Raeslewolhn wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:20 am
WOLFGANG wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:13 am
You may have a point. It very deservedly has quite a legion of fans.
Def deservedly! A few season premieres broke viewing records. It broke Emmy records. It might be the most DLd show too. Not to mention the wide range of demographics that most shows don't hit altogether. Amazing book series origin, revolutionary TV, amazing Cinema. It's hard to match.

Honestly, I never thought I'd be a part of something so ubiquitous. I usually like fringe culture, scifi and shows that get cancelled. I'm still mourning Firefly some days. (I liked Lost, but only tried it after it ended).

It's nice something so g33ky gets the recognition it deserves.
The demographic range is the coolest part. I've met people from at least a few different countries who enjoy the show(some countries which I didn't even recognize,) not to mention cultures, ages and backgrounds. It's pretty amazing really.

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Raeslewolhn
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Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:12 pm

Not Littlefinger wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:19 pm
Raeslewolhn wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:20 am
WOLFGANG wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:13 am
You may have a point. It very deservedly has quite a legion of fans.
Def deservedly! A few season premieres broke viewing records. It broke Emmy records. It might be the most DLd show too. Not to mention the wide range of demographics that most shows don't hit altogether. Amazing book series origin, revolutionary TV, amazing Cinema. It's hard to match.

Honestly, I never thought I'd be a part of something so ubiquitous. I usually like fringe culture, scifi and shows that get cancelled. I'm still mourning Firefly some days. (I liked Lost, but only tried it after it ended).

It's nice something so g33ky gets the recognition it deserves.
The demographic range is the coolest part. I've met people from at least a few different countries who enjoy the show(some countries which I didn't even recognize,) not to mention cultures, ages and backgrounds. It's pretty amazing really.
Yeah, that's my go-to pt about why GoT is special

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