Updated 10-17-17 5:20 pm
My day got away from me and I'm at my other job...I have lots of email/orders/charging people to catch up on from latest posting...
NEW LISTING POSTED BELOW!!!
Biggest news from Sarasota Sleeping Beauties Event: A customer asked if King was going to do another Dark Tower story (maybe battle of Jerricho Hill) and King DEFINITIVELY said YES, without hesitation!!! Made my day!
SIGNED SLEEPING BEAUTIES - 1st edition hardcover flatsigned Stephen King and Owen King
***OK, I've been wrong before and won't be the last time I'm sure....I thought prices would come down with 10 signing events, BUT prices and demand have stayed strong throughout all the signing events. I'm still paying $300 each for copies so not making much on these.
I have 5 more coming (4 SOLD, 1 Left)....$350 each.
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David Williamson, Caretaker
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Above images are by artist Michael Whelan (Gunslinger, The Dark Tower, Little Sisters of Eluria, Firestarter). In Spring 2009, Michael asked me to model for him in his studio as King had commissioned him to create updated images of the major characters in the Dark Tower series. Michael used me as Father Callahan, so I am part of the Discordia on-line game found at www.stephenking.com
BB-3... NEW JOE HILL!!! Strange Weather ARC!! (book published late Oct.)....As New....PRICED AT $75
NEWER LISTINGS/NEW CONSIGNMENTS/UPDATED ITEMS
IT-2... IT US Proof from 1986 (original)....book is in Near Fine condition with slight wear, mostly seen on the spine....movie came out September 8 and it looks AWESOME!....Priced at $1,100
#1... Christine Lettered "H" from Donald Grant Publishing...Only 26 made and I have seen less than 5 in 25 years. This consigned copy has a couple flaws which are pictured below....a wrinkling/bend to the limitation page corner and two flaws to the slipcase...please note though that if you own a new Christine S/L slipcsase, you could swap out the case to easily upgrade this copy.
Re-Priced LOWER, Now at $3,999
CONSIGNED ITEMS! (updated 5/23/17)
1st Edition inscribed Carrie...book is inscribed to John Anthony Miller, owner of the Phantom Bookshop in California and dated 11/5/90....book itself is Very Good+ condition, front/back boards and spine are vibrant but book has a spine lean and there is a large discoloration patch on rear black endpaper, otherwise very beautiful...stated First Edition with P6 code in gutter of last page.....original dust jacket is wonderful collectible condition with sharp corners and just a very modest amount of wear, rated Fine-....Very Nice Collectible ASSOCIATION COPY inscribed to CA bookseller, comes with a Letter of Assurance directly from John Anthony Miller.....$1900
LOOKING FOR #26 Gunslinger S/L...if you have it or know who does PLEASE contact me ASAP.
OLDER CONSIGNED BOOKS 5/31/15
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(designed and produced by my friend Kris...TYSM; image of Father Callahan used with permission from renowned artist Michael Whelan....that's me as Callahan folks!)
(1) COMPLETE Legends Package received from Robert Silverberg, book editior & contributor. It contains a copy of edited unbound manuscript that would be used for setting the book in type. Includes the original submission manuscripts from all contributors (meaning all authors in addition to King!) including, King's story "The Little Sisters of Eluria", edited & assembled by Silverberg. Proof copy with corrections by Silverberg before being transferred to master galley proofs. The manuscript that was delivered to TOR in agent's (Ralph Vincenza) box. Complete SK correspondence file between King & Silverberg including letters, hologram letter from King talking about his story, copy of fax from King (on thermal paper, very fragile) discussing editorial comments. Signed Fine
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If you have King or Goodkind collectible books you would like to sell, please contact me at (203) 292-8616 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If I am not able to purchase your books, an alternative is to consign them through me on this site. I am happy to assist you in establishing prices for your consigned books, or you may set the prices yourself. So, if you have books to consign, please contact me to discuss my consignment fee and to review my consignment agreement.
The following consignment policy is now effective for new consignees. Consignment rates are as follows:
All Consigned Items: 15% consignment fee based on final selling price.
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Original Artwork from Renowned Stephen King artist Don Maitz!!
Don Maitz has twice won a Hugo Award as Best Professional Artist,
Science Fiction's highest honor for an artist. Don has illustrated several King novels,
most notably Desperation and Talisman
For sale below are two original art pieces by Don:
ORIGINAL ART BY DON MAITZ 20 "X 26" ACRYLIC ON MASONITE FRAMED
Reproduced in Donald M. Grant Publishing's illustrated first edition, Volume two of THE TALISMAN
from Stephen King & Peter Straub.
Depicting ore mining in the territories as observed by the main characters.
DESPERATION THE WELL
ORIGINAL ART BY DON MAITZ 18" X 25" OIL ON MASONITE FRAMED
Donald M. Grant Publishing illustrated first edition of Desperation
This represents the final confrontation scene in Desperation where the the mystery
inhabiting the cave within the haunted mine appears. The heroic intruder must destroy the presence or all is lost.
GUNSLINGER PRINTS AVAILABLE
From Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower. Two of Michael
Whelan's stunning illustrations are now available as signed and numbered
limited edition prints.
ART WORK/PORTFOLIOS ARE SOLD UNFRAMED.
The Michael Whelan print that was originally the back cover art work on the Gunslinger dust jacket is now available as a signed and numbered limited edition. Titled "Gunslinger on The Beach", Only 500 were done, each signed by Michael. "Legends" featuring Roland stepping through one of the doorways was originally done in the book "Legends" and has been reworked for this print. Don't wait, these will sell out fast!
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