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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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mmm
I think you wouldn't even get these prices at the moment. The market has definitely taken a slump for all bar very rare items
I'd say £3-4,000 for a 1st
and £1,500 -£2000 for a 2nd

Part jackets are an interesting debate though. What do you do with them?
Have them restored at a high price or try and put in a protective cover no matter what the state?

I guess its a personal preference and over the years I have done both. With good jacket restoration running at £750 + for significant work the former is not cheap for sure.

Posted on: 10/4 6:54:33


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Stu wrote:
Out of interest, what is the sense from anyone who has purchased Jacket-less 1/1 and 1/2 Hobbits (within the last couple of years) of what they are actually worth?


I think that at the moment prices for GA&U editions,without the original dust jacket, are that the second is roughly 50% of the first, depending on conditions such as damage to the book, book plates, inscriptions, ex-library, etc.

1st Impression GA&U Hobbit (no dust jacket) £5-6000
2nd Impression GA&A Hobbit (no dust jacket) £2500

The current seller has not provided much information on the condition of the book, and only a few photos, so this item may go for less.

A very interesting area though would be if you have the original book and parts or bits of the original dust jacket, how are these valued?

I don't know.

Posted on: 10/4 4:09:36

Edited by Trotter on 2014/10/4 4:33:10


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Yep its flying for sure. The seller had a reserve on it initially and I suggested to him that would put some bidders off so if brave take a gamble and remove. He did this and it looks to be paying off.

The tatics of bidding have no doubt been talked though before but I sometimes I think a high bid to 'blow others out of water' sometimes works. This definitely works at auctions where I have won items with a high starting bid which stuns other bidders.

Of course you are left wondering if you could have got cheaper ?!?!?

Wonder what this will finish at ? It wouldn't surprise me if it doesn't get any more bids, you know how crazy ebay is!

Posted on: 10/4 0:18:27


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Posted on: 10/3 22:00:20


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This is already bid up to 1,020 pounds with 8 days to go. I simply don't understand the logic of people bidding the price up so far in advance - there is just no rational logic in using eBay in that manner any more.

Out of interest, what is the sense from anyone who has purchased Jacket-less 1/1 and 1/2 Hobbits (within the last couple of years) of what they are actually worth?

Posted on: 10/3 13:22:40



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