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Tolkien, The Silmarillion 1st ed. signed [eBay]
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Posted on: 2006/6/13 3:41

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Anyone read Book and Magazine Collector January 2004
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issue no. 238 had a 24 page article on Tolkien (biography as well as bibliography and "current values"). I haven't seen the issue, can we get a summary if anyone else has read it?

Jeremy

Posted on: 2006/6/12 20:45


Re: Should TolkienGuide track completed eBay auctions?
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If your purpose was two-fold (to determine what people thought of this idea and spark an animated conversation), success!

I will offer only one comment about "everybody skips the higher priced items and successfully buys a lower priced copy without much effort". I submit that if "everybody" is defined as those knowledgeable of the market (and the vagaries resulting from the ebb and flow of interest), then "yes" I agree. However, the market (eBay, in this instance) is attended by newbies who haven't a clue and will often overpay for items. We could discuss this at length . . .

For the items that one (the books for you, in particular) wishes to track, any compilation would be useful only to those with that particular interest. I don't collect the books (with a few boxed sets of the paperbacks being an exception). So I haven't a clue about the worth of 1st edition, 3rd printing. I have, however, offered comments about the value of various Tolkien calendars to people who have contacted me via my website. You may find it ironic that I based my comments on the hundreds of eBay auctions that I have checked out.

In the end, it comes down to "Do you have the inclination and/or time to do this?" and "Is the result worth the effort?" Only you can answer those questions.

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Posted on: 2006/6/12 16:43


Tolkien Calendar Website Update
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I updated my calendar website. Have added a few new calendars. Updated the Calendar-of-the-Month feature for June (FINALLY!) And, per a suggestion from Beren, categorized a fair number of the calendars by country or society. (Did not categorize the numerous Ballantine or Allen&Unwin - or their successors - issues.) Hope you enjoy!

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Posted on: 2006/6/12 16:30


Re: TOLKIEN CALENDAR COLLECTING
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Had a very nice surprise this week. Vaclav Satava of the Czech TS sent a copy of their 1999 calendar to me. He had hinted that this calendar was "out there" but I had only hoped that he would be able to find a copy of it. The other Czech calendars that are on my website also came from him. He had seen the website and very generously sent both of them without any prior contact from him! I am VERY fortunate to have made the (virtual) acquaintance and had the support of many fellow enthusiasts (as you will note on my website). This is the best part of collecting.

If there is any way that I may support any fellow collectors, you need only drop me a line here or via the website.

OK, 'nuff for now. Have to start a little upgrade that Beren suggested.

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Posted on: 2006/6/10 12:53



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