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posted 12-01-2011 07:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for friendship7   Click Here to Email friendship7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A copy of Relics of the Space Race Third Edition by Russell Still is for sale on eBay. Item No. 330649323104

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posted 12-01-2011 01:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now THERE'S a blast from the past. The true bible and must have for any collector.

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posted 12-01-2011 02:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep, a great source of reference. I wonder if Russ will ever produce another edition?

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posted 12-01-2011 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice cover, too.

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posted 12-03-2011 08:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, $182.47!

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posted 12-03-2011 08:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And 4 distinct bidders all bid over $100.

Russ, do you have a couple boxes of those books in the attic?

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posted 12-03-2011 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 413 is in   Click Here to Email 413 is in     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got a signed copy. Any offers?

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posted 12-03-2011 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DSeuss5490   Click Here to Email DSeuss5490     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why did this book sell for so much?

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posted 12-03-2011 04:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is common with out of print reference books. It's easy to say, "that's an insane price" for a book if you've had your own copy in your bookshelf since it came out. Try finding some of your books today and you'll be surprised.

Been looking for a copy of this myself for quite a while and haven't found ONE copy that was under 100 bucks...

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posted 12-03-2011 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Besixdouze   Click Here to Email Besixdouze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I suggest you try Abebooks.com then where you can pick one up from Aspen Book Shop, Lilburn, GA for $28 + $4 shipping. Search for Russell Still. I picked one up from the same site this year for less than $20 dollars shipped to the UK. There are 2 others on there for $250 apiece which must be first editions, I guess.

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My copy, now under armed guard, is soft cover, red with Gemini Titan [?] stack on front, and 'Second Edition' is printed directly on the cover, no need to look inside.

How different from first? Beats me, but it's a great book. Good short histories of each program for US and USSR, then extensive collector sections with photos on badges, covers, patches, astronaut signature examples...

Now, back in to the Helium chamber...

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posted 01-03-2012 09:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are also three available at $75 each with "Farthest Reaches."

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posted 01-03-2012 07:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm driving over to Russ's house right now with my checkbook in tow and the hopes he hasn't seen this thread.

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posted 01-03-2012 09:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Besixdouze:
I suggest you try Abebooks.com
Beats me what super-secret version you’re looking at, but I can’t find a copy of it anywhere online for less than well over $100.
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Originally posted by Tykeanaut:
There are also three available at $75 each with "Farthest Reaches."
That site is very hard to navigate for a specific item and it took a while to find it.

My problem is that I have never seen the book before and space collecting isn't my primary hobby, so I don’t know if it's worth 75 clams with postage to me.

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I picked up a "used" (but near new condition) 3rd edition on Amazon.com last May for $44 including shipping. If current supplies are such that someone wants $250 or whatever, my suggestion is just wait and another few copies will show up eventually at a more reasonable price.

Anyway, my guess is that this all also suggests that there's a market for a 4th edition.

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posted 01-04-2012 10:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russ Still   Click Here to Email Russ Still     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Joel Katzowitz:
Wow, $182.47!

Holy Shiite! If anybody wants one, I still have about a dozen brand new copies tucked away. $50 plus shipping. Heck, sell 'em on eBay and make a nice profit.

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posted 01-05-2012 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russ Still   Click Here to Email Russ Still     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok, got a lot of emails about the available copies of Relics 3. I messed up. I was attempting to copy them into a separate folder but, in the process, somehow lost them. So, if you want a copy of the book, email me again at russell@goldsealflight.com. Looks like I only have 10 copies left.

Disregard. I found the emails.

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posted 01-14-2012 09:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just got my copy today and I'm really looking forward to reading through it. I'm not an autograph collector but I did find those parts interesting anyway, aside from that.

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