Building A Unique Collection, Part 2: More Stuff

Foreign Editions:
At some point, every King collector will have to decide if they want to collect the foreign editions. I generally don't. For me, it's just a space and money issue. One of those things that I'll get to some day!
I do have a Salem's Lot Australia (paperback) and a hardcover first British edition of the Stand. And a book club edition of a British Tommyknockers. That's about it for me!
There s a coveted "bootleg" Russian IT, "ES."
Galley Proofs:
Obviously these are sought after because they are one of a kind. I don't have any. Again, they're on my "some day" list. Some day when I'm rich. Find them at Betts bookstore.
More Stuff:
Here are other King things people collect:
  • Large print.
  • Magnets
  • Soundtracks
  • T-Shirts
  • Anthologies
  • Manuscripts
  • Screen plays

Hard to get stuff:

  • The Green Mile hard cover set.
  • The Stand "coffin" edition. Signed, leather bound in a wood box. (You would think it was the Bible!) I think this book only goes for around 2k. That might sound like a lot, but when you see the prices of some of the signed stuff -- it's not so crazy.
  • My Pretty Pony. There are 2 unique editions. One an over sized (really over sized) edition in a red slip case. The other is in a strange lock-box like case that has a clock on it.
  • Bachman books. All four of the paperbacks are worth the hunt. When it comes to Thinner, don't pay too much for the Book club edition -- it's worth about $5-20. I think I paid $5.
  • The Plant. This is a novel King gave away as Christmas gifts. I don't think he ever finished it. I read that he decided it was too much like Little Shop of Horrors.

1 comment:

  1. I speak Spanish so I own a few Spanish language editions that to you would be "rare".
    Duma Key - exact same cover as the English version as the title of the book is not translated.
    Pet Sematary - softcover edition from the 80's.
    The Green Mile - original individual weekly (or was it monthly?) booklets that I bought and read as they came out.
    Salem's Lot - perhaps my rarest edition - paperback from 1978 entitled "La Hora del Vampiro" (Hour of the Vampire). In newer editions it has since been retitled "El Misterio de Salem's Lot" (The Mystery of Salem's Lot).