Login

Or
Register Now


Already have an account?
Username:

Password:

Remember me

Lost Your Password?
Main Menu
Collector's Guide Table of Contents
Recent Visitors

laurel
46 minutes ago

Trotter
1 hour 31 minutes ago

wellinghall
2 hours 9 minutes ago

Findegil
2 hours 10 minutes ago

Stu
3 hours 34 minutes ago

Khamûl
14 hours 50 minutes ago

Morgan
17 hours 48 minutes ago

Beren
18 hours 41 minutes ago
Report message: *
 
* = Required

Re: Signed LotR to be Auctioned Off

Subject: Re: Signed LotR to be Auctioned Off
by Khamûl on 2013/2/10 13:59:13

The first Tolkien item (# 511 - The Hobbit "file copy") is up on Abebooks:

The Hobbit (J and M Books Limited)

It's listed at £9500. When you consider ABE's 13.5% fees (if that's still what ABE charges), this equates to about £8200 to the seller. The hammer price was £3200 at Dominic Winter auctioneers; so about £3840 cost to the buyer (20% was it?).

What do you guys think of the mark-up? Not, actually, as much as I'd have imagined.

BH