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Re: "Drawings by Tolkien" vs. "Artist & Illustrator"
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"Or is it simply a collector's item?"
... I'm not sure if I fully understand what those words, in that order, mean.

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Posted on: 8/20 8:53:32
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"Drawings by Tolkien" vs. "Artist & Illustrator"
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Do all the drawings by Tolkien that were featured in the Drawings by Tolkien catalogue also feature in Artist & Illustrator?

If so, what is the additional value of Drawings to one's collection (if one has A&I but not Drawings)? Or is it simply a collector's item?

Posted on: 8/20 8:22:13
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Re: History of Middle Earth - Deluxe Ltd 1000
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Time for a Khamûl day-off list of historical prices, I feel...

Here are the prices I've noted for deluxe HoME volumes I've seen for sale, over the last couple of years, on eBay. I'm sure I've missed dozens of listings (especially Buy-it-now listings), but I'm pretty confident I've caught most auction listings with "Tolkien" in the listing description. Almost all of these copies (books & slipcases) were described as in "as new" condition (as with most deluxe HoME volumes for sale); some of them were still sealed. (I think I only noted one auction where this wasn't the case; with the slipcase being described as only "G".) Bracketed non-UK prices ("E" is euro btw) also reflect the location of some of the items; this may, or may not, have had an influence (shipping etc) on the final price(s) realised.

Vol. I:
2011 £381($610), £500, £342($531)
2012 £286($462)
2013 Nothing noted
2014 £225

Vol. II:
2011 £226($350), £227($352), £157(E188), £167(E200), £168(E201)
2012 £195, £183, £135($218)
2013 £117
2014 Nothing noted

Vol. III:
2011 £122, £117, £175, £194($300), £194($302), £140(E168), £123(E148), £122(E146)
2012 £210, £129, £101($163)
2013 Nothing noted
2014 £190

Full Set (three volumes):
2011 Nothing noted
2012 Nothing noted
2013 £780 "Best offer" accepted; full price unrecorded
2014 £815($1350) "Best offer" accepted; this also, it should be noted, inc. a matching LR + H (both 1st imp.); Buy-it-now was $1750(~£1055)

Analysis & comment to follow...

BH

Posted on: 8/20 4:12:55
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Posted on: 8/19 22:00:14


Re: History of Middle Earth - Deluxe Ltd 1000
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philiphaslett wrote:
Hi there,

I am new here. I have been a tolkien collector for over 20 years and have a wide collection of items. Sadly due to a change in personal circumstances, most of it is having to be re-homed.

I am keen to find good homes for the items, rather than just splash it all on ebay.

The first set of books to go is the History of Middle Earth deluxe sets from 2000 onwards. I have all three books in the slipcases and in great condition. I can email pictures if you want to see them.....if you are interested in the full set or even just one of them please email me direct. Otherwise they hit ebay at the end of the week. :(

philhaslett@bestpracticenet.co.uk

Phil



Unfortunately I already have a set, but you should be able to get a fair price for them on eBay if no one on here pipes up. The first two are worth more than the third. For some reason the third volume seems quite common (I think they were possibly remaindered). Good luck.

Posted on: 8/19 21:39:35



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