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Re: 1990 Unwin Hyman Deluxe LotR/Hobbit Question
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An eBay seller (themeadowlady) recenly sold a copy of Poems & Stories (1980), in a slipcase. She also had (I don't recall exactly; P&S stood in the memory more) either H or LotRs too, which was also in an slipcase or box; whatever, it was not usual for the impression. I asked about P&S, and was told that her father worked for GA&U and this was how it was given. It is a bit of a familiar reply, but seemed genuine enough. Makes me think some of these impressions, of all these deluxes, might genuinely have been distributed in both slipcases & boxes.

BH

Posted on: 2010/12/7 13:47
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Re: Map of Middle Earth 1970 1st Impression
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When it comes to posters, I don't consider re-sale value. If I like one enough, up it goes on the wall. If not (or, more likely if there's not enough room on the walls) I keep 'em in their wraps.

Posted on: 2010/12/7 13:42


Re: Map of Middle Earth 1970 1st Impression
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So, I recently bought a copy of this Pauline Baynes poster on eBay (the 7500 print run). It is still in the original plastic. Now, I have a quick question, as I do not usually collect posters.

I was thinking of getting it framed. Would it retain its value better if I kept it in the original plastic?

I welcome any thoughts or comments.

Josh

Posted on: 2010/12/7 12:37


Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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bruffyboy wrote:
One of the things about being new to the collecting game is I missed the days when these books were new or cheap(er). Still, I am happy to pay £600 as it's not too much over the inflated RRP price. If I'd have bought it new in 92 it would have been £400 in today's money, so I'm adding around 50% which I think is fair.

If someone else got a bargain I'm happy for you :)


But you could have bought this Abebooks bargain instead

http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/Boo ... 6kn%3Dsigned%26sortby%3D1

just slightly more than the 50% you paid

This is also one of my favourite sets of the LOTR, though I prefer the colour on the one volume deluxe. Having said that for me The Lord of the Rings should be red, The Hobbit green and The Silmarillion blue. HarperCollins got all the colours wrong on the illustrated deluxe versions

Posted on: 2010/12/7 11:58

Edited by Trotter on 2010/12/7 12:17:49


Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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One of the things about being new to the collecting game is I missed the days when these books were new or cheap(er). Still, I am happy to pay £600 as it's not too much over the inflated RRP price. If I'd have bought it new in 92 it would have been £400 in today's money, so I'm adding around 50% which I think is fair.

If someone else got a bargain I'm happy for you :)

Posted on: 2010/12/6 15:37



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