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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions

Subject: Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
by Jlong on 2012/9/10 8:03:26

I agree Khamul. I'd rather buy something signed, a letter, a LotR set, or a Hobbit for that price. Of course, I've never spent that much on a book and don't plan to anytime soon.

But of course, Tolkien collectors are interested in different stuff. I would personally never throw down thousands for a copy of Songs for the Philologists, but I would probably like to own a first edition of Tolkien's Beowulf essay someday.

The fact of the matter is works like this sell for so much simply because of their scarcity. Small print runs and probably not a lot of copies preserved (I'm guessing; I do not have Hammond at hand).