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I was ready to hit "buy it now" until I noticed that the slipcase was not included - how gullible do they think we are?

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Wow!

Posted on: 2011/9/12 15:08


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Bargains like this don't come along very often, so don't all bid at once.

J.R.R. Tolkien Four Books Boxed Set (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings) by J.R.R. Tolkien 1986 Ballantine Paperback.

only $99,999.99 or £62,912.86 (bit disappointed that postage was extra otherwise may have snapped this up )

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/J-R-R-Tolki ... ain_0&hash=item5ae20ada20




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Posted on: 2011/9/12 9:50


Re: Limited edition LOTR and Hobbit - advice on value please
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Can't comment on the Hobbit, but I paid roughly GBP 60 for a 4th Impression (Leatherette slipcase) HC LoTR and about the same for the 2nd impression (Cloth slipcase) of the HC LoTR. Both were eBay sales three or four years ago. From the odd ones I have seen sell, 60-100 seems to be the going rate for these, depending on who happens to be bidding on the day. The 1997 1st impression seems to go for more, as you would expect.

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Posted on: 2011/9/11 14:26

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Re: Limited edition LOTR and Hobbit - advice on value please
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I don't see anyone actually giving Rohansgirl any prices here.

As as been discussed many times before, Abebooks is hardly a reliable guide to what price a private seller might be likely to achieve; no slight on D.M. over at The Tolkien Bookshelf --for a start ABE sellers are paying 13.5% commission.

Regarding LotRs, 3rd & 4th impressions pretty much go for original RRP (£100) on eBay, or, more commonly, for less. The only reason they go higher, I think, is because buyers don't know what impression they are. 1st & 2nd impressions are, admittedly, less common. Here's prices I've noted:-

February 2011 £130 "as new" [1st imp.]
May 2010 £160 [1st imp.]
That's all I've noted going back to Dec. 2009.

Regarding H, again this edition (Hatchards) is fairly infrequently auctioned on eBay.

March 2010 £268 [#143]
February 2010 £321 [#285]
I haven't noted any others, again going back to Dec. 2009. I can't be bothered looking back any further.

So, I'd say no more than £200 for LotRs, and probably around £300-£350 for the Hatchards H.

BH

Posted on: 2011/9/11 7:47
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