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3 Mar
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Is the box paper or vinyl ?
3 Mar
2023/3/3 23:34:35 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Wasn't this just selling for $800 in January? Lord have mercy. $1100 starting bid.
3 Mar
2023/3/3 23:36:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

billhinge wrote:

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Is the box paper or vinyl ?

This is the vinyl variant box, not the textured paper you see on some variants of the '76 Deluxe. My copy is the vinyl variant and looks exactly like this.
3 Mar
2023/3/3 23:37:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Is the vinyl considered more rare, thus raising the price?
3 Mar
2023/3/3 23:41:06 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I thought paper was only the first, how do we ever know the tissue paper is genuine, carbon dating?
3 Mar
2023/3/3 23:57:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

billhinge wrote:

I thought paper was only the first, how do we ever know the tissue paper is genuine, carbon dating?

There's some debate in the community about whether the vinyl box is a true '76 variant or if the textured paper box is the only originally issued box by GA&U. While we have only seen the textured paper box on the 1st print. We have seen many vinyl boxes with 1st prints as well as the re-prints starting in '79 onward.

Could be that GA&U made both kinds of boxes and issued 1st prints in '76 with both (my belief) or could be that a lot of dealers are assembling sets with later boxes and 1st print books, I think that's unlikely though based on observations over the years.
4 Mar
2023/3/4 0:17:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Ah OK, there is a dealer version thats been on sale for a while at £1450 with a paper box
Be interesting to see if this goes for more or less
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