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Re: Interviews
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garm wrote:
The world's biggest Tolkien fan? Not while I'm alive.


Typical Antipodean hyperbole, I'm afraid. I haven't watched the video, but I know he used to mostly collect "miscellaneous Tolkien and Jackson crap" (no offence to people who like such items -- just not to my taste) and only had a very limited collection of books.

(Note that when hyperbolising, we often add the phrase "in the southern hemisphere", so as to avoid too much scrutiny of any obviously outlandish claims of greatness. The southern hemisphere, of course, consists of places where you play football, grow/traffic drugs or get shot (or both), Antarctica (population 2,500), a vast wasteland full of red-dirt, kangaroos and backpacker murderers (and nothing else of note, except for a fancy opera house that is no good for opera), plus a tiny country with more sheep than people, so greatest/biggest/most expensive/etc don't mean much down here).

Posted on: 8/25 14:28:50

Edited by Stu on 2014/8/25 16:25:21


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It's good to hear you're still alive garm!

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Posted on: 8/25 6:20:03
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The world's biggest Tolkien fan? Not while I'm alive.

Posted on: 8/25 6:17:50


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If you buy from this ebay seller, then check that the dust jacket is same one as in the pictures that they supply and is exactly the same as the description that they supplied.

Posted on: 8/25 4:40:20


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Trotter wrote:

Khamûl wrote:
To be fair, Trotter, would any seller who describes a book in one sentence, be likely to spot this kind of mis-match? Clearly the jacket is still a third edition jacket; just not a 1975 jacket. I'm guessing this is a c1966-1969 jacket; by 1970 the jackets had both imperial & metric, didn't they?... he asks the man with every impression of The Hobbit...

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The dust jacket is from the 1966 Hobbit, the seller stated that they used the wrong photo.

The 1970 Hobbit has the price in £.s.d. and decimal currency.

25s. = £1.25p.

Wish I did have all the impressions of The Hobbit, have the most expensive one missing :(



So all the pictures that include the dustjacket (which are clearly the same jacket, due to the wear on the corners) are from a different book than the one being sold? Seems a bit fishy to me.

Posted on: 8/25 0:56:28



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