|Re: Dodgy Children of Hurin Bookplates on Ebay|
Subject: Re: Dodgy Children of Hurin Bookplates on Ebay
by Beren on 2007/6/20 13:23:58
Well for starters... i have a US deluxe with a bookplate myself... it was given to me together with a letter from Sanj the marketing director of Houghton Mifflin. He insisted the only 'other' such edition was in his office.
Now, then something happened that was curious... I saw 4 deluxe US copies being sold, and I can say that the bookplates where absolutely genuine. I don't want to mention names, but these bookplates came 'from the UK' and where 'leftovers' from a bookdealer. (imagine leftovers). Funny enough this bookdealer ran out of UK deluxe editions and when seeing the amount of money offered by some people he stuck them in 4 US Deluxe Copies which he then sent to the US. There they got sold within one day after arrival.
Secondly, I know now some bookplates have been distributed to some 'good' client bookdealers to assure they have some 'presentation' copies for themselves. Some must start to hit the market now....
So the 4 US Deluxe, plus the true 2 US Deluxe makes 6 already, is this number 7?
By the way... not all UK bookplates have Alan Lee's autograph on the bookplate (most are on the title page) and not all are dated.