March 19 2017

Richard Garriott and Space – eBay Auction Spotlight


What really caught my attention about this item on eBay today, was not that it’s all that rare. I just haven’t seen one in quite a while.

I have seen them posted regularly in the past. Pricing if I remember right tends to run between $75.00 – and $125.00 so this one while not an amazing deal, IS reasonable and fair.

I would love to get one of these for my collection! I have a framed Nasa Postal Cover that has been signed both by Richard and his father, Owen Garriott. Richard signed it for me himself, and while it’s worth a relatively minor dollar amount, especially compared to other items in my collection, it is one of my most treasured possessions as well as his commemorative space travel coins.

Why? Simple, I am a major fan of the space programs as I believe our ability to travel, explore, and populate the stars, is dependent upon our long-term ability to survive as a species. I believe that could lead to us being one nation someday, as one planet, without borders.

Commercial Spacelight bringing the countries of the planet together to pioneer the stars due to common interest and passion. I also believe that Richard Garriott will be historically seen as one of the greatest visionaries of his century as a godfather and pioneer not only in his work in the space industry but also for his ability to inspire others.

So I personally love items that tie those things together, as they represent something I believe strongly in and have a passion for. Dollar value is irrelevant :).

Whatever your reason for collecting such item’s though, this one is a cool piece to own!

Richard Garriott Personal Patch Soyuz TMA-13 International Space Station Tourist

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March 8 2017

Shroud of The Avatar & Cuthulu Auction Spotlight


The first auction I noticed today was for a Shroud of the Avatar challenge coin. This coin was originally made by Frank Baxley and was given to Portalarium along with the designs and all that sort of stuff.

Since then they have remade multiple versions of it using different metal mixes and finishes. To the best of my knowledge, the artwork has never been changed, although it will for the reward coin version from pledge rewards.

Given out by dev’s just about anywhere you can encounter them, and if they decided to have some with them (not just Richard himself).

Someone has this one up on Ebay. I wouldn’t say the price is bad, but I think in time you may do better. On the other hand, if you’re trying to get all the metal versions of this, you might want to jump on it. Some are more limited than others.

Lord British Shroud of the Avatar Coin RARE


This auction caught my eye, as I want it for my collection and use! I have most of the D20 Cthulhu stuff as well as a lot of off-shoot stuff (none of which I have used yet *smirks*). One of the few items I have never picked up is the Game Master’s Pack. For a while, it was impossible to get for anything less than $150.00.

I have seen it purchasable for a $100.00 or so a few times now, but this is the first time I saw it listed this low! Fortunately for you, if it is of interest to you, if it doesn’t pay my bills or put food on my table I don’t buy it right now. So I am passing a good score onto you instead!

Call of Cthulhu D20 Gamemaster’s Pack RPG

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February 7 2017

Shroud of the Avatar Auction Spotlight – Sword of Midras Audiobook


If you haven’t picked up the Sword of Midras on Audiobook yet, this is a good chance to get it at a great price! Listed on Ebay with a Buy it Now of $8.32 and free shipping!

The Sword of Midras: A Shroud of the Avatar Novel

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January 31 2017

Auction Spotlight – “AUTOGRAPH,HAND SIGNED SOYUZ TMA-13 COSMONUT , RICHARD GARRIOTT”

Nothing really caught my eye today in the Ultima or Shroud of the Avatar auctions, but I did see this autographed photo. I have seen a lot of autographed space photos involving Richard Garriott. Don’t believe I saw this one before, though.


AUTOGRAPH,HAND SIGNED SOYUZ TMA-13 COSMONUT , RICHARD GARRIOTT

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December 21 2016

Ultima & SotA Auction Spotlight – U9, U5, and Midras


Just a few auctions that poked me a bit. Decent but not over the top exciting or anything.

For the Ultima IX crowd, here is an opportunity to get the Prima Strategy guide for under $10.00.

Ultima IX Ascension Prima’s Offical Strategy Guide


How about an Ultima V for a possible $25.00 + shipping? Wait! Don’t get too excited, as it is missing coin.

Commodore 64 Ultima V 5 Warriors Of Destiny Complete (No Coin) Great Shape


As an avid book reader, I have been very surprised by the amount of time it is taking for The Sword of Midras, by Tracy Hickman, to come down in price on Ebay. Overall it has stayed in the $15-22.00 range, and I see an occasional copy for around $5.00. This is one of those, so you Shroud of the Avatar fans may want to jump on it.

Sword of Midras: A Shroud of the Avatar Novel Blade of the Avatar

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November 26 2016

Auction Spotlight – Richard Garriott’s New Book On eBay!


So, as just about any of my readers know at this point, Richard Garriott has a book coming out 01/10/2017 that is quite the hot topic in a lot of circles.

You don’t have to wait! The Advanced Read copy has made an appearance on eBay, and you can go But It Now!

Explore/Create UNCORRECTED PROOF ARC by David Fisher, Richard Garriott de Cayeux

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November 7 2016

Ultima & SotA Auction Spotlight – MD, Adventures, and Sword of Midras

Martian Dreams for a buy it now of $40.00 with reasonable shipping seems like a fairly good deal to me if it is complete. This one does look like it is, but do a thorough check before bidding!

http://thecaverns.net/store/store-2/#!/Ready-For-Battle-Cape/p/54095609/category=14393408


Sword of Midras Book Cover

For you Shroud of the Avatar fans and collectors that have been waiting to get The Sword of Midras at a lower price. Looks like you are in luck! Seven dollar buy it now with resonable shipping is one of the cheapest copies I have seen of this on Ebay so far.

Mouse over image to zoom Have one to sell? Sell now Blade of the Avatar: The Sword of Midras : A Shroud of the Avatar Novel 1 by


avatar-adventures-second-trilogy-guide-book-1992

I saw a note from a member of the UDIC (Ultima Dragons Internet Chapter) about this acutions, so thought I would share it!

Avatar Adventures – Second Trilogy Guide Book 1992

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September 2 2016

Ultima& Shroud of the Avatar Auction Spotlight

This first one quickly lost my interest but only because with shipping from Australia I wouldn’t be able to get in on it. If your over that way though this may be a good find for you.

C64 Disk Games: Cave of the Word Wizard, Ultima III & Blade of Blackpoole by Sir


Vintage Origin Lord British Ultima 4 Quest of the Avatar Apple 2 64K Game

If you are looking for an Ultima IV then this is your lucky day! Has a lot of bids so it may go high or low but currently is at $15.00 with reasonable shipping. Keep an eye on this one folks!

Vintage Origin Lord British Ultima 4 Quest of the Avatar Apple 2 64K Game


Vintage Origin Lord British Ultima 5 Warriors of Destiny Apple 2 64K Game

Partner that IV up with an Ultima V currently at $10.50.

Vintage Origin Lord British Ultima 5 Warriors of Destiny Apple 2 64K Game


1999 ULTIMA IX Ascension PC Game - 2 Discs, COMPLETE In Original Box WINDOWS

Grab a side order of Ultima IX starting bid with no current bids of $10.50.

1999 ULTIMA IX Ascension PC Game – 2 Discs, COMPLETE In Original Box WINDOWS


Ultima II Revenge of the Enchantress Big Box 1982 Apple game COMPLETE cloth map

*Just Drools*

Ultima II Revenge of the Enchantress Big Box 1982 Apple game COMPLETE cloth map


C64 Ultima I

*Whimpers*

C64 Ultima I


Ultima III Exodus Origin Systems Inc Big Box 1983 Apple game COMPLETE cloth map

*coughs* Right, then you sprinkle on a little Ultima III, listed at $41.99 with free shiping to get things going.

Ultima III Exodus Origin Systems Inc Big Box 1983 Apple game COMPLETE cloth map


The Sword of Midras  A Shroud of the Avatar Novel 1 by Hickman and Garriott

Then serve the whole thing up on some Sword of Midras for $10.00 each, free shipping, with 100% of the proceeds going to charity!

The Sword of Midras A Shroud of the Avatar Novel 1 by Hickman and Garriott


Ultima Online 10th Anniversay Mouse Pad

WAIT! You can’t have a dinner like that and not include a little bit of desert! Keep it on the light side for $25 and get yourself a new mouse pad.

Ultima Online 10th Anniversary Mouse Pad


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February 22 2016

SotA & Ultima Auction Spotlight – Silver Serpent Xmas Tree Ornament

Ive talked to a few collectors in the past about this certain piece. Ooops – I better back up and start with the history!

So This is a Silver Serpent Christmas Tree Ornament. It’s a replica of the one Richard wears only larger. I have also seen it used as a necklace or for other purposes. The original intent though was certainly for Richard Garriott’s christmas tree and I believe the story goes he had plenty of extras made for family and friends.

Then he put up around 25 or so of them on the Shroud of the Avatar store to help raise funds.

So, as I was originally saying, me and other collectors have had various discussions about this piece. Is it a shroud of the Avatar collectible? Yes it’s a Richard Garriott collectible. It certainly has cross-over meaning for his companies and his games. It is a symbol used in SotA, yet wasn’t made for SotA, however it WAS in the SotA store?! You decide for yourself!

This one looks like it is being sold by The Hearth of Britannia, so give them your support.

Here’s the Ebay auction link.

Richard Garriott Lord British Serpent Ornament Shroud of the Avatar Ultima

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