I am sure the Kellerman book has been covered on the forums before, but I still find it a bit of a mystery why this has not been republished.
In 2002/2003 I contacted John Kellerman directly. I did have a chat about Star wars, but can't really remember much about it now other than I pre-ordered the book from him, and received a signed copy of the book in 2003.
The book is superb and was my bible for many years on collecting Kenner figures. I subsequently moved a few times, and inexplicably the book seems to have disappeared.
The book was originally published by Frontback books in the USA on January 1st 2003 (259 pages) with ISBN 0972378006 (ISBN13: 9780972378000)
It was Published again on May 19th 2005 by Reynolds & Hearn Ltd of Richmond, UK (extended 268 pages) with ISBN: 1903111307
It's possible the Frontback books edition was not actually available until October 2003, and the Reynolds not available until June 2005.
Both of these editions definitely were published.
Frontback Books was due to publish a new edition on August 1st 2010 with an enlarged book of 320 pages. The book even received a ISBN number
0972378014 (ISBN13: 9780972378017)
The book was even notified here http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/stor ... 131493.asp
and here http://booklikes.com/star-wars-vintage- ... ok,1005223
I did a search on all the ISBN numbers and whereas the 2003 and 2005 refer to the book format as 'Hardcover' the 2010 edition is referred to as below
Star Wars Vintage Action Figures: A Guide for Collectors John Kellerman
ISBN: 0972378014 ISBN-13: 9780972378017
Publisher: Frontback Books
Format: TRADE CLOTH
This seemed a little odd to me.
It's obviously clear this book was not actually published. Does anyone know why?
Raymond & Hearn Ltd are still running as a company http://www.rhbooks.com/
but Frontback Books seem to have gone out of business
John kellerman did have his own website but this has long been dormant.
The prices I have seen asked for this book beggar belief. Have seen it priced from £300-£3,500! I can't understand why someone has not tried to republish or just redo the original book.
If you have any thoughts or advice/knowledge about the book would appreciate it.