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."
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.
Here are other King things people collect:
- Large print.
- 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.