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 Severn House Iceberg, A bit of advice please
marley999
Posted: Apr 24 2012, 01:32 PM


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Hi all,

As i've mentioned in a few of my previous posts, the only 1st Edition UK Hardback I'm missing is the Severn House Iceberg. In fact until recently I'd only actually seen a copy via a picture that Tony Krome kindly posted for me on this site.

Well....that's where i need your help!!!

The good news is..I've found a copy via a second hand bookstore in Australia.

The bad news is..It's only in reasonable condition & is missing the Dust Jacket.

The price is 75 including the postage (approximately $120).

I'm not proud to admit that this is quite a large amount of money for me as i don't earn a great deal.

Considering the condition, no DJ, etc, what do you all think i should do? I'd love some advice.

Cheers all,

James
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Posted: Apr 24 2012, 04:25 PM


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QUOTE (marley999 @ Apr 24 2012, 01:32 PM)
Hi all,

As i've mentioned in a few of my previous posts, the only 1st Edition UK Hardback I'm missing is the Severn House Iceberg. In fact until recently I'd only actually seen a copy via a picture that Tony Krome kindly posted for me on this site.

Well....that's where i need your help!!!

The good news is..I've found a copy via a second hand bookstore in Australia.

The bad news is..It's only in reasonable condition & is missing the Dust Jacket.

The price is 75 including the postage (approximately $120).

I'm not proud to admit that this is quite a large amount of money for me as i don't earn a great deal.

Considering the condition, no DJ, etc, what do you all think i should do? I'd love some advice.

Cheers all,

James

Grab it! You only live once!
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marley999
Posted: Apr 25 2012, 07:12 PM


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I'm not trying to talk my way out of it but isn't some of the joy in having a good condition & a DJ? I'm still 50/50...just can't make up my mind!!!

Here's the pic that (with DJ) that was posted last year. One of the rarest Cussler books out there!

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JuanitaC
Posted: Apr 26 2012, 07:50 PM


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I don`t want to mix into this....actually....but, without the DJ?? I think I would not. At least not for that price. Sorry, guys... wink.gif
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marley999
Posted: May 1 2012, 11:14 AM


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QUOTE (JuanitaC @ Apr 26 2012, 07:50 PM)
I don`t want to mix into this....actually....but, without the DJ?? I think I would not. At least not for that price. Sorry, guys... wink.gif

Decision made, I'm going with you Juanita, i enjoy having books with the DJ...just seemed like too much money for a book with no DJ & not in great condition.
I hope i bump into another copy one day!!

Thanks all.
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JuanitaC
Posted: May 1 2012, 01:10 PM


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Okay, Marley, I hope I didn`t make you feel miserable. But I would do the same....maybe you get another one in better shape, then it`s worth it smile.gif
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marley999
Posted: May 1 2012, 10:05 PM


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QUOTE (JuanitaC @ May 1 2012, 01:10 PM)
Okay, Marley, I hope I didn`t make you feel miserable. But I would do the same....maybe you get another one in better shape, then it`s worth it smile.gif

Not at all Juanita, I hope I'm going to run into a mint copy in a second hand bookshop oneday, almost mint condition, with DJ & only a dollar....I can but dream!!!

All my other 1st Edition UK hardbacks are absolutely mint (inc Pacific Vortex & Mayday). All have got there DJ'S, no scuffs etc.

Severn House Iceberg...one day you will be mine! Lol.
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Posted: May 2 2012, 08:00 PM


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Good Luck then, Marley smile.gif
I have mostly Audio- books, it is so complicated to read with changing glasses all the time, I loved to read, but now the Audio- books are a better solution for me. If they are read by Scott Brick. But that is another Topic, I think ohmy.gif wink.gif
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Posted: Jun 16 2012, 12:42 AM


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Did I tell you about the time a few years ago when I took time off work to bid on a Severn Iceberg as the auction was ending? I placed a huge bid with seconds to go on a mint copy and got outbid! I was prepared to eat baked beans for the next 12 months to offset the expense. beersmilie.gif The guy that put the book up for auction found it in a drawer full of kitchen utensils at a deceased sale in the UK. I think he started it at 10 pounds without knowing the true value.
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marley999
Posted: Jun 16 2012, 12:15 PM


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QUOTE (DirkPitt @ Jun 16 2012, 12:42 AM)
I placed a huge bid with seconds to go on a mint copy and got outbid!

So I'm guessing that the likelyhood of me ever finding a copy with a DJ & in reasonable condition for a sensible price is somewhere between 'Bob Hope' & 'No Hope'!!!!
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Posted: Jun 16 2012, 01:43 PM


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Keep searching! I remember I found one of those 1986 hardcover editions of Mayday in Canada. The guy was selling off unsold books from under his counter and one of them was the Mayday. smile.gif

The fair dust-coverless Severn Iceberg copy would have been a good filler copy but for the money it seemed a little pricey.
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