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The Educated fool
07-09-2016, 04:15 PM
I'm always curious as to what rare bits and pieces people have in their music collections, and Iron Maiden have so many rare and limited releases that this thread is a natural. What unusual Maiden do you have in your collection?

Myself, I managed to score one of the Eddie's Archive box sets (love that crystal shot glass!) I have a couple of picture discs (vinyl): Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, and an interview picture disc (Interview with Adrian Smith). I also have some vinyl singles: From Here to Eternity, 2 Minutes to Midnight, and Flight of Icarus. On cassette, I have the singles for Aces High and the live version of Running Free (1985). On CD, I have the singles for Hallowed Be Thy Name Live (1993), The Wicker Man, Wildest Dreams and Rainmaker. Finally, I have a few VHS Maiden releases, which are more just old than actually rare, but what the hell: From There to Eternity, Maiden England, Raising Hell, and a Metal Hammer Iron Maiden special.

As much as I enjoy what I have, I realize it is a modest collection at best... so come on! Use this thread to brag about your swag! (And, by all means, post pics!)

07-10-2016, 07:31 PM
First of all I got the big founders pack as for the collection, I dont play much on pc or my phone, but its aittle fun, last game I really was in to was ed hunter hahaha so for me this is a change to ad alot more Maiden stuff to my collection.
I will not write all my stuff as it will take too long, but feel free to google my name and see lots of pictures of my collection. Name: Rasmus Stavnsborg

07-10-2016, 10:26 PM
What's your In game name? I'll add you.

The Educated fool
07-10-2016, 11:50 PM
That pinball table is amazing...

07-11-2016, 04:55 PM
Back in the day when I first got into Maiden I would buy anything I could find to add to my collection. I was a huge fan and at one time I had almost every Eddie poster there was. I had Eddie posters from floor to ceiling in my room and it was an upstairs room that faced the street I lived on. I took the curtains down and I would literally have people come to my door that were walking by just to comment on my posters. I had every album on vinyl in protective sleeves through Somewhere in Time. I had 8 rare picture discs and at least 10 singles on vinyl all in protective plastic sleeves and never played. I also had over 40 pins and buttons. Sadly my entire collection was stolen out of my storage locker in 1991. I had to start over and just bought everything on CDs after that. They didn't get my collection of t-shirts and my tour t-shirts thankfully but I really miss all my Eddie artwork to this day.

The Educated fool
07-12-2016, 07:18 PM
Man, that sucks hard. People can be such assholes.

07-12-2016, 07:45 PM
Orc, that's TERRIBLE! :(

I got some picture discs and 1st ten years on vinyl, but the pride of my collection is I bought all formats of Bring Your Daughter with my birthday money the day it came out :)

The Educated fool
07-17-2016, 10:14 PM
Sweet! Killer tune.

07-24-2016, 02:30 PM
Honestly - no impressive rarities for me. I have a clear 10" single for Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg with that awesome Eddie-as-a-gravedigger artwork. That's about it.

Although, I did interview Dave Murray once (over the phone). I used to work for a free newspaper in Detroit and covered all of the punk and metal bands. Dave was probably the nicest guy I ever interviewed (and I interviewed quite a few!). Tom Araya (Slayer) was probably a close second. It was usually the young bands that were in their moment in the spotlight that were real jerks.

The Educated fool
07-25-2016, 01:09 AM
I'm not surprised; Dave Murray has always come across as a total class act. True of all of them, I imagine, Dickinson included... I just think he's a little... spicier sometimes. Must have been a pretty cool interview... do you remember what you asked him?

08-01-2016, 02:43 PM
have seen Rasmus's collection & in all fairness i believe it would take some beating.it is an awesome collection he has & i would to have it😃
i have a few things but like Rasmus it would take a while to list them

The Educated fool
08-01-2016, 08:52 PM
It's all good, man. I really just figured people might talk about favourite things... more listed my own stuff for the sake of something to write. :cool:

08-01-2016, 09:05 PM
I have a Nicko drum head that I was able to catch at a show in 2003. I also have a wristband from Dave Murray from a 2012 show. In terms of music items, I think the rarest items I've got are the Eddie's Archive & the Ed Head Boxset. Plus all the Castle 2CD reissues.

The Educated fool
08-01-2016, 09:39 PM
Sweet man! Especially the drum head. :cool:

08-12-2016, 03:07 PM
EdFool - It was for Matter of Life and Death... so about 10 years ago. So 10 years of Guinness pints between then and now, and not surprisingly, I don't remember much of our conversation! I wonder if I have the tape of our chat somewhere...

The Educated fool
08-15-2016, 12:47 AM
Cheers man, that is a while!

09-04-2016, 09:48 PM
Hi folks :)

I've started collecting Maiden as a kid back in 1985... First things I owned were simply gifts from my cousins and so the rest of the family... Collecting any stuff from so called ''west'' was very hard in Poland back then as we were living behind ''the iron curtain''... Music from Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, East Germany be my guest - yet records from England, USA etc. was almost not possible to buy (unless you had a fortune to spent on a black market)... So I've asked anyone who had a chance to go abroad to buy me ANYTHING from beloved Maiden...
In 1985 a Polish record company named ''Tonpress'' made their pressing of ''Live After Death'' and the price was 3200 zloty... I could admire the record through the window of the local bookstore everytime I went back home after school... One day it was gone, so my heart stopped and I dared to enter and ask the nice lady about the record... ' - No we not sold it yet, it's just laying somewhere else, young man :) You would like to buy it? That's a lot of money, you know...' ' - Yes, someday I WILL buy it definitely, but now I simply can't afford :( If you would be so kind to hide and keep it for me, to prevent from buying by someone else, I would be very grateful, please' ' - I really shouldn't hide the goods from people wishing to buy them, but OK I'll keep the record for you - she smiled, but you gotta promise me that you'll buy it' ' - Sure thing, Madam I will buy it and thank you!!!'... I was saving all my pocket money not buying literally any sweets, books etc. for over a half year!... I was so very pleased when I finally got it in my hands... I saved a bit more than needed to buy the nice lady some good chocolate for the favour she did to me... So this record is quite special to me as it brings some good memories as well as tthe others...

Later is was easier cause the times were better and I had my own money that I earned from working to spent on my passion... So my collection was bigger and bigger... Sure thing I can't compete with Rasmus who has probably a half of everyting Maiden sold worldwide LOL yet I think it's a decent one...
Too much time to mention and so the drag off shelves all the stuff... So couple of pics I made quite long ago...


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09-04-2016, 09:59 PM
Sorry no back of this one LOL

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09-05-2016, 12:00 AM
I've got a couple rare promo-only posters from 7th son, as well as the Wasted Years cassette single with Sherrif Of Huddersfield on the B side (jacket signed by the band back in '92)

The Educated fool
09-06-2016, 05:44 PM
Awesome pics and great story about your aquisition of Live After Death, Witkacy! Thanks for sharing. I especially love the Bean artwork for Elected... never seen that before! :cool:

The Educated fool
09-06-2016, 05:45 PM
I've got a couple rare promo-only posters from 7th son, as well as the Wasted Years cassette single with Sherrif Of Huddersfield on the B side (jacket signed by the band back in '92)

Sweet! Can't go wrong with signed merch. :cool: