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Re: Is Christopher Tolkien's sig a worthy investment?
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Wow! that's a lot of money for a signature (nice as it is). I've just done a quick count-up; ten so far as I can recall. Some are everyday - eg the Hobbit signed by Alan Lee and CT, and the full-leather Sigurd, and CoH. Plus the Silm. de luxe signed by CT, and Ted Nasmith. These are as they come, off the shelf.

Then there are the less usual ones; the full-leather TH with a signed bookplate for instance, ditto the Silm. And a 'de luxe' CoH, also ditto.

Finally, there are a couple of quite rare items, which I shan't say too much about.

I've little idea of monetary values of these items (and no, I'm not asking for opinions). None of these will be sold in my lifetime. if they should turn out to have been investments (a thought which really doesn't bother me) then my heirs will reap any future benefit, not me.

Posted on: 2010/7/24 4:26


Re: Is Christopher Tolkien's sig a worthy investment?
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Well the guy had spelled 'silmarillion' incorrectly so I hoped that would mean a bit less traffic to the auction but obviously not!

Posted on: 2010/7/23 13:54


Re: Is Christopher Tolkien's sig a worthy investment?
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MMMMM thats ebay for you.
dont think £201 was going to win it but worth a try.

Did any of you other folk win it?

Posted on: 2010/7/23 13:18


A decent way to pick up the Folio editions
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Hi everyone,
I have long liked the look of the folio editions of Tolkien books, but the UK site only has the Hobbit available right now, and second hand sellers all seem to be in used condition.

Something that has peeved me for a good 12 months is how the US Folio site has an introductory offer where you can get LOTR, Hobbit and Silmarillion for $10: http://foliosociety.org.uk/folio/tolkien.php

Now what's to stop me from getting someone in America to sign up for this offer, then complete the membership by (for example) buying 4 more Tolkien's (Hobbit perhaps) all of which I pay for. Next they post over to me, and I sell the 4 Hobbits and keep the rest?

Possible issues:
1) Would these US editions be any different to the UK editions? They look the same but I'm guessing they would differ in some way.

Or am I just crazy, and should I just keep an eye out for nice copies here in the UK on ebay etc?

Thanks again

Posted on: 2010/7/23 12:21


Re: Is Christopher Tolkien's sig a worthy investment?
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well I went in at £201 which seemed OK until 10 seconds to go when it shot up to £404! Couldn't part with that much I'm afraid. Shame, was excited about that all day!

Posted on: 2010/7/23 12:06



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