|Warhammer Armies. Average ebay price ~£15|
You might (quite reasonably), ask why I paid £38 for a book (albeit in good condition), that normally sells for around £15. Well the answer was a little line in the item description:
"Signed at Games Day '89 by lots of then-GW staff - John Blanche, Tony Cottrell, Brian George, Bil, others whose names I can't decipher."
There was no picture, but I fancied a punt at the book, as I already have a number of signed copies of classic GW publications in my collection.
So to that end, I went to Glasgow to pick up my premium priced book in person (OK, I just happened to be in Glasgow with work & the seller kindly agreed me to collect in person). On being handed the book, I eagerly opened it up, and look what was hidden on the inside cover:
|LOTS of lovely signatures|
Here's a rundown of the 'knowns', complete with their Warhammer Armies title:
|John Blanche (Art Manager). Notice John's technique to ensure he gets an entire page devoted to his signature alone!|
|Bil Sedgewick (Graphic Design)|
|Brian George (Graphic Design)|
|Tony Cotterell (not listed in Warhammer Armies)|
|Jervis Johnson (Designer/Developer)|
|Aly Morrison (Citadel Designer)|
Then there's the celebrities of their day, who patiently sat at Games Day 1989, signing book after book, only to be seen as indecipherable scribbles 25 years later:
|Could this be Phil Gallagher? The first name looks more like Pam to me|
|Pretty sure this is Andy Jones|
|Got to be an 'A' name. Alan Merrett? Alan Perry? Somebody else?|
|Is it an 'S'...or a 'B'...or a 'J'?|
|I'm going for a 'B' here. Brian Ansell or perhaps Bob Naismith seem likely candidates.|
|And finally, I actually missed this one first time round, having been over-signed by Tony Cotterell, Andy Jones and Pam(?). Looks like a 'Mick' to me, but I'm stumped by it.|
Any suggestions & verifications welcome!