Invest in Grimms’ Fairytales

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This week, we’re looking at the children’s classic Grimms’ Fairy Tales:

Grimms’ Fairy Tales (3d Edition, Inscribed)

About the asset

Published in 1837, this is a third edition copy of Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Originally titled Kinder-und Hausmärchen, it’s significantly different to the stories you probably associate with the tales.

Wilhelm (the younger Grimm) inscribed to neighbour, close family friend, and contributor Amalie “Malchen” Hassenpflug. This is the only known inscribed third edition.

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About the drop

This asset will drop on Rally 19th May at noon EST with a market cap of $135k. From then, there will be a 90 day lockup before the asset begins trading quarterly.

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About Grimms’ Fairy Tales

Most people sort of know that many of these tales are actually quite grim and perhaps not entirely appropriate for small children. What they don’t know is that most of the tales commonly known come from the much-sanitised seventh edition. Many of the tales in early editions (including the third) were exceptionally gruesome, sexual, and generally horrifying.

In one, called “How Some Children Played at Slaughtering” (you can see where this is going), a few children role play being a butcher and livestock. Through the course of the tale, one child stabs his brother in the neck, killing him. Horrified, the mother stabs the “butcher” in the heart in a fit of rage. Unfortunately, the mother left her baby in the bath while she was murdering her other child, and that baby drowns. Distraught, she then kills herself. Her husband comes home at the end of the day to find one child’s throat slit, another with a knife through his heart, a third drowned in the tub, and his wife hanging from a tree. He dies too.

So yeah.

This edition contains 170 tales; most of which actually have happy endings.

Some stories you might recognise:

  • Snow White
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Rapunzel
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Cinderella
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Rumplestiltskin
  • The Golden Goose
  • Puss in Boots

Recent sales history and Valuation

Inferred value is $100k to $150k

Other ways to invest

These books and stories have been told, retold, adapted and spun numerous times. There are several ways to get a piece of this masterpiece if you don’t fancy the IPO

  • Mervyn Peake illustrator, First Edition: $350
  • 1823 English 1st Edition: $25k
  • There’s also some sort of erotic comic version called Grimm Fairy Tales. Early editions with high grades trade in the mid-hundreds. It’s something else.

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Wyatt Cavalier

With a background in finance & intelligence analysis, Wyatt has an unhealthy obsession with finding the best blue chip investment opportunities. His previous newsletter, Fractional, resonated deeply with subscribers, bringing actionable insights and unconventional trading strategies. His rare book collection specializes in banned editions. He currently lives in Spain with his beautiful wife, three young boys, and dog Monty.

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