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Hi,from Calgary,Alberta

Postby stephanie » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:06 pm

Finally got signed in to this forum.I have been a avid Smith collector for over 25 years.My father gave me my first Smith book and now I have around 220 Ist editions UK,US,arcs and proofs,limited signed and flatsigned.Still adding to collection ,now putting together the Uniform eds. and just anything interesting by foreign publishers,large print ect.ect.ect.Would like to hear from other collectors/fans around the world.
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Re: Hi,from Calgary,Alberta

Postby Nefer » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:30 am

Wow that's an impressive collection! Welcome to the Forum :)
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Re: Hi,from Calgary,Alberta

Postby stephanie » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:01 pm

Hi Nefer,thanks for your post.It's been real fun putting the collection together.I have it all behind glass in 1880 barrister cases.Even though it's impressive, the real fun is in the stories.Smith is a awesome story teller and I always anticipate his next book.Hope to hear from you again and others who enjoy his work....all the best.....Stephanie
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Re: Hi,from Calgary,Alberta

Postby tedd » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:01 am

Hallo Stephanie - I also welcome you to the forum, as a fellow collector. However don't be taken in by Nefer's flattering comments. She, along with her brother Canuck Johnrogers read E-BOOKS would you believe!!! So it wouldn't take much to impress them!!
But I on the other hand, am really impressed!! You should maybe consider putting together a paper on the different editions with photos - I doubt whether there is anybody else in the world who has put together such a WS collection and I am sure your collection is unique. Well done.
I collect southern Africana - the only fiction I include is WS and Percy Fitzpatrick's Jock of the Bushveld. There are a few variants of the illustrations in the "Jock" editions which make them all collectible as also in the illustrations in Livingstone's "Missionary Travels", but with my WS books I have, I think, collected only the original publishers' (Heinemann, Macmillan) first UK (true) editions and have most of them now signed.
Good luck with your future collecting
(Incidentally Nefer and Johnrogers - I was only joking) - tedd
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Re: Hi,from Calgary,Alberta

Postby johnrogers » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:12 pm

tedd wrote:Hallo Stephanie - I also welcome you to the forum, as a fellow collector. However don't be taken in by Nefer's flattering comments. She, along with her brother Canuck Johnrogers read E-BOOKS would you believe!!! So it wouldn't take much to impress them!!
But I on the other hand, am really impressed!! You should maybe consider putting together a paper on the different editions with photos - I doubt whether there is anybody else in the world who has put together such a WS collection and I am sure your collection is unique. Well done.
I collect southern Africana - the only fiction I include is WS and Percy Fitzpatrick's Jock of the Bushveld. There are a few variants of the illustrations in the "Jock" editions which make them all collectible as also in the illustrations in Livingstone's "Missionary Travels", but with my WS books I have, I think, collected only the original publishers' (Heinemann, Macmillan) first UK (true) editions and have most of them now signed.
Good luck with your future collecting
(Incidentally Nefer and Johnrogers - I was only joking) - tedd


Hi Tedd - got your message about electronic books ( har har ) - have a great day Tedd :lol:
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