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Re: Hobbit on ‘The Antiques Roadshow’

Subject: Re: Hobbit on ‘The Antiques Roadshow’
by Khamûl on 2009/2/17 4:17:12

Aye! I saw the old Antiques Road Show too! What a show! (Should I admit to watching it 'live' at the time tho'?...)

The story was good, but is £2000 not a little undervalued? I know auction house prices can be far more 'realistic' in pricing than eBay; but a copy with a fairly tatty jacket (not with quite so much loss as her copy) just went on eBay for $11,300.

The Hobbit 1st Edition/1st Imp w/DJ *Stunning Rarity*

A while back that would have been ~ £6000 (currently eBay quoting ~£7800); but we don't know whether buyer was US or UK based or not. Either way, that jacket doesn't look much better. The book may not have the inscription (which may also devalue the copy), but in some respects the copy is not that superior.

Then again, I haven't really paid that much attention to the top end of the Tolkien market in recent years; so mabey £2K -£3K is about right...

BH