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Re: AbeBooks' Top 10 Most Expensive Sales in March 2011
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I always find it interesting to see these lists, but they are all so wrong.
Fact remains that in December, January, February and March indeed the most expensive books sold (that were listed on Abebooks) were Tolkien books. But they never make the list since the "buy now" button was never used. If you however compare the listings from December with now you can see all signed and expensive Tolkien books are gone...

Where are all the signed copies of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings,... the proof copies of Lord of the Rings, the handwritten letters,... I know where many went to but many others I had nothing to do with are gone as well.

Some investors have been stocking up to prepare for the Hobbit movie! Keep an eye open... and prepare for a crazy ride over the next year and a half! It has begun (again).

Posted on: 2011/4/22 6:52


Re: Lucky finds
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Lucky finds... I could fill a little book with those! Maybe one day I should organize a small get to gether at my place and I can do a little tour through the collection. It must be, like with any collection, that every book (or item) has a tale behind it. Sadly enough (or lucky enough) I have been selling a lot of the true special items and I start to think one day to make a small list online of all these items that are now gone. I simply don't get the time to list the items online these days, they come and go too fast! So no complaining but for collectors I'm certain there are some objects that would have been of high interest.

As for collecting I tend to enjoy the short time I can treasure these items and understand now very well that all these items will exist long after I am no longer here...

Posted on: 2011/4/22 6:45


Re: The Oxford Book of Greek Verse in Translation
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Amazon stories... the things I have seen could be used to make an interesting read! If you would base a bibliography on Amazon info it would really be a pain to look at.

By the way... now that you are around... congrats on the site being back online and the tons of info! No collector ever wishes to live without it again. I hope one day you get some kind of reward for all the hard work. As for now I can only thank you and give you my deepest respect!

Posted on: 2011/4/22 6:38


Re: The Oxford Book of Greek Verse in Translation
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My mistake at TolkienBooks.net. Thanks for pointing out the error.

The first printing of 1938 gives no indication of a previous edition in the bibiliography, so I would presume that some sellers list the second printing as a second edition.

Amazon is not entirely reliable as a source for publication dates of old books. There is a copy on there published in 1000!

Posted on: 2011/4/22 6:27


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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If any of the failed bidders do not get this wonderful book, they are welcome to my copy at the same price

(I'd buy another copy for a fraction of this price)

Posted on: 2011/4/22 4:20



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