Second Auction Alert - We are planning the next offering at the end of August, beginning of September 2012. More details once the lots are created.
First Auction - Completed May 2012. Thank you for your bidding.
I would like to thank Ethan Gilsdorf for a great article that was published on Wired.com.
There are personal items we are looking to return to the family, and are considering what to do with some of the unpublished works. If you are an established game manufacturer who may be interested in publishing some of these works, we will be happy to help interact with the heirs over the intellectual property on your behalf.
Now, after nearly a year of careful cataloging and research by Paul Stormberg of The Collector's Trove, we are proud to offer this once in a lifetime collection to the public. Paul Stormberg is probably the foremost expert of this type of esoteric collection, and will be holding a series of auctions over the coming months to allow the vast assortment of items to find a home. You can follow this on his site here:
In early 2011, The Dragon's Trove had to chance to buy what is arguably one of the two most important collections of gaming materials ever offered for sale, the one belonging to the late Dave Arneson, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons. In my opinion, the only other more important collection would be the one owned by the late Gary Gygax that is currently being sold off by his widow, Gail. When I was contacted by the owner Dave's collection, it was immediately apparent how lucky all gamers were that this collection was not lost forever. Because it purchased at a storage locker auction (that's right, just like on TV) and it was by pure chance that the new owner attempted to find the meaning of some of the boxes of paper rather than deciding that there was no gold or jewelry to be found, and just tossing it all into the nearest dumpster.
Trade your US Silver Coins (pre-1965 dimes, quarters, halves, dollars) in for credit against our inventory. Also accepting 1 oz silver rounds (Canadian Maples, US Eagles). Send a list via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote based on spot value.
The Dragon's Trove recently purchased the game collection that was owned by the late Dave Arneson and is hosting it's sale with The Collector's Trove here:
Collector's Trove's Web Site
Click here to see what we currently having running on eBay.
The Dragon's Trove will be happy to sell high end RPG products for you. In the past we have sold for customers a D&D Brown Box, several of the Limited Edition modules, and a number of other rare items. We have buyers around the world looking for rarities, and if you are interested in putting a select item up for sale, please contact us. You will set the price of the item and have final say on any offers for it. The commission when we sell the item is 15% of the selling price.