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Looking for info on map/poster
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I have a map of middle earth in poster format that I'm looking to find information on. I've looked around a bit online and only found one site that appears to reference long-past eBay auctions.

Size is 23.5" x 37"
Definitely some wear and tear and tape residue. But overall I think it's in decent shape... no mold or mildew and I think the colors haven't faded.

I've had this since I was a kid and I believe it came from my sister originally. The two references I found mention dates of 1966 and 1970.

Any suggestions on how to identify this poster (it has slightly different markings than the photos in the 1966 listing) and ultimately, any guidance on whether this is valuable or not? Is it worth putting up on eBay or taking it to a collector of these items? Or are these commonplace and I should just toss it?

---Lawrence

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Posted on: 2010/4/20 17:12


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a nicely worded email did the trick !

Posted on: 2010/4/20 14:48


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I'd like to think that Stu's excellent 100% correct valuation had something to do with the removal. Fantastic

Hi, I assume you are referring to the horrible cut-and-paste nightmare of a book listed on eBay. Fortunately it is very easy to give an accurate value for this one: Zero. The handy thing about this value is that it applies in any currency :) Cheers Stu

Posted on: 2010/4/20 11:28


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I see the bidding has ended - the item is no longer for sale.

Posted on: 2010/4/20 11:20


eBay shill bid scammer convicted
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"Paul Barrett, a minibus hire firm boss from Stanley, County Durham, has been convicted of bidding against items he was selling on eBay in order to drive up final prices.

Barrett, 39, was found guilty of ten offences under consumer protection laws passed in 2008 and 2009 to bring UK law up to European Union standards. He pleaded guilty and said he did not realise bidding against himself was illegal.

Each offence could earn Barrett a fine of up to £5,000. He will be sentenced later.

North Yorkshire Trading Standards began investigating after he sold a minibus which had had its mileage reduced illegally. They found he was selling goods using the name "shanconpaul" and then bidding up prices using the name "paulthebusman".

eBay welcomed the conviction and said it spends over £6m a year on countering fraud on the site."

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/19/ebay_scam/

I wish some of this £6m was used on some of the persistent offenders known to this site.

Posted on: 2010/4/20 3:25



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