|Complete AAM Collection|
The purpose of this post is to document the collection for potential buyers. My preference will be to sell to one buyer, but understand unless I find the right buyer I may have to break it down as the average gamer typically does not have the disposable cash to purchase a collection this size and I will take a considerable loss selling to a dealer or re-seller.
I am sure I can do better parting it out, but there is some value to my time and effort, so initially I think I will look to see if I can get some serious offers for the collection as a whole.
At one time I owned complete sets for all the sets (ended up being 10 total), but I decided to sell off Set 1-5 when Wizard of the coast changed the scale with set 6 and started re-releasing precious minis in the consistent 15mm scale. I have since gone back and re-collected some of the original minis in the first 5 sets that were not re-released. As a result I have select minis for set 1-5 and complete sets for 6-10 with many in multiples.
It has been awhile since I have prices out the individual minis, but a quick scan on e-bay and other online retailers tells me that many infantry are still selling for $1+ and vehicles are all over the place with many in the $5-20 range.
I do have an extensive inventory record in excel, but it has been a few years since I have touched this collection. I plan to go through and re-validate the spreadsheet in the coming days and I will provide a copy to serious buyers.
At this time my inventory shows me that I have over 1200 minis in total. It is possible that a few trades did not get captured, so once I validate it I can provide an exact number.
As for condition, I will let the pictures speak for themselves. I was a player and a collector, but more so a collector. As a result only a small portion of this collection ever saw the gaming table. Other than being out of the bag I would rate everything in Mint/Near Mint condition with only a very few exceptions where I may have acquired an older mini that someone else marked. When I validate the inventory I will make any condition notes.
Currently everything is organized and stored by Nation in set order. One or each card was stored in a binder by nation in set order. All extra cards are present and were stored in deck boxes. When I did play I typically only used one card even if using duplicates.
Here are the pictures as it stands right now.
Cards (Binders and Deck Boxes):
Extras (Rules, Map Packs, Scenarios Etc.):
Obstacles and special Units:
British and Commonwealth:
France and Minor Nations:
Italy and Axis Minor Nations:
More to come as I validate the inventory and decide how I want to proceed.
Thanks for looking.