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Old artwork: Which expansions are the rarest?
« on: July 02, 2020, 11:20:39 AM »
I know about The Plague and Tunnels, also Belagerer but I'm wondering what other versions are very rare, or the rarest.

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Re: Old artwork: Which expansions are the rarest?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2020, 11:56:22 AM »
I know about The Plague and Tunnels, also Belagerer but I'm wondering what other versions are very rare, or the rarest.
The Plague is not really that rare, although it is true that the price became higher recently.

Historically rare and pricey expansions have been Crop circles I, Cathars, and nowadays Darmstadt. (+70 point score track though not an expansion.)
But THE rarest expansion ever produced in the old artwork is without a doubt Russian promos (especially the 2nd wave).

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Re: Old artwork: Which expansions are the rarest?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2020, 11:59:02 AM »
Cult, Siege and Creativity deserves an honourable mention
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Re: Old artwork: Which expansions are the rarest?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2020, 12:01:08 PM »
Cult, Siege and Creativity deserves an honourable mention
You can still buy it in some eshops...

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Re: Old artwork: Which expansions are the rarest?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2020, 12:27:59 PM »
What about the old edition of German Castles and Halb so Wild? Are they rare?

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Re: Old artwork: Which expansions are the rarest?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2020, 12:43:57 PM »
Halflings I is easy to find... Halflings II is more rare. And also Cathars, The Tunnel, The Plague,...

German castles is not that rare yet. Crop Circles I, Besiegers and Darmstadt are very difficult to find.

From time to time you may see the 2-tile set of Russian Promos for a crazy price. But I agree the 4-tile set of Russian Promos from 2016 is the most difficult to find.
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Re: Old artwork: Which expansions are the rarest?
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2020, 02:16:44 AM »
There are lots of rare and valuable Carcassonne items now, I tried to describe most of the ones I could think of in section #25 of the FAQ here: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=4621 .

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Re: Old artwork: Which expansions are the rarest?
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2020, 02:19:54 AM »
I was discussing with DrMeeple yesterday if anyone has an original La Porxada... It was only a sticker on another tile so  I think it is almost impossible to detect if you have an "original" one...

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Re: Old artwork: Which expansions are the rarest?
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2020, 02:33:29 AM »
I was discussing with DrMeeple yesterday if anyone has an original La Porxada... It was only a sticker on another tile so  I think it is almost impossible to detect if you have an "original" one...

I agree. It's hard to imagine that any are even in existence any more. I'd love to see how much one would sell for it was found and verified though!

Realistically I think home-made Porxada tiles are as close as most people are going to get to adding this expansion to their games. Even better if they're signed by KJW :)

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Re: Old artwork: Which expansions are the rarest?
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2020, 08:01:30 AM »
I was discussing with DrMeeple yesterday if anyone has an original La Porxada... It was only a sticker on another tile so  I think it is almost impossible to detect if you have an "original" one...

I agree. It's hard to imagine that any are even in existence any more. I'd love to see how much one would sell for it was found and verified though!

Realistically I think home-made Porxada tiles are as close as most people are going to get to adding this expansion to their games. Even better if they're signed by KJW :)
I have always wondered this myself. I guess the only originals that could be identified are the ones whose pictures we have on bgg (KJW sign and everything). Well calling it the original is a bit of a stretch though as La Porxada essentially became a print and play expansion, even though it was originally not supposed to be one. These "originals" being stickers, were already print and play, so there is no real difference between that and a homemade version, aside from who applied the stickers :D. Nowadays, your average homemade La Porxada is way better quality than these "originals". In my opinion they are no more original than homemade copies (but I would still buy one if given a chance  >:D)

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Re: Old artwork: Which expansions are the rarest?
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2020, 12:23:32 AM »
It's not old Art work, but by price on auctions and shops, the highest price has Darmstadt promo. And when you check price per tile, Darmstadt is definitely most expensive.

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Re: Old artwork: Which expansions are the rarest?
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2020, 12:50:17 AM »
It's not old Art work, but by price on auctions and shops, the highest price has Darmstadt promo. And when you check price per tile, Darmstadt is definitely most expensive.
Darmstadt is old work, so it counts.

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Re: Old artwork: Which expansions are the rarest?
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2020, 09:33:16 AM »
It's not old Art work, but by price on auctions and shops, the highest price has Darmstadt promo. And when you check price per tile, Darmstadt is definitely most expensive.
Darmstadt is old work, so it counts.
What whaleyland said and while it is true that in recent 4 - 5 years Darmstadt jumped up to Crop circle I levels in price, it still cannot rival Russian promos.
I doubt anything ever will (unless 3rd wave off russians is produdced  >:D)

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Re: Old artwork: Which expansions are the rarest?
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2020, 04:58:16 PM »
I would trade 2 copies of Darmstadt against 2nd set of Russian Promos 
« Last Edit: July 04, 2020, 05:06:27 PM by Murphy013 »

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Re: Old artwork: Which expansions are the rarest?
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2020, 07:02:40 AM »
I would trade 2 copies of Darmstadt against 2nd set of Russian Promos
So would I, if only there was an opportunity...


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