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Re: The wonders of eBay
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"A ruling in favour of Tiffany would have forced eBay to vet their listings, but two lower courts had previously sided with eBay, saying the online auctioneers couldn't be held liable unless they had specific knowledge that particular items might be counterfeit. But in a July 2008 ruling, a U.S. District Court said that ultimately it was the responsibility of the trademark holder to monitor instances of trademark infringement."

So, it looks as though it's up to the Estate to police this sort of thing. Or is it? Doesn't always come back to the old maxim, 'Buyer beware?'

Posted on: 2010/12/7 14:49


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Does not appear that ebay will be forced to deal with the fakes and frauds, at least not by the US Courts. No liability for ebay the ruling states.


http://www.antiquestradegazette.com:8 ... n=update&utm_content=ATG2

Posted on: 2010/12/7 14:16


Re: Map of Middle Earth 1970 1st Impression
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Hi Josh,

Congrats on buying the poster. I was the underbidder in that auction.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330500087621

In terms of retaining value, personally I would pay more for a poster in the original plastic than a framed one.

However, in terms of personal pleasure, it would obviously be nice to display it on a wall where it can be appreciated.

Just my 2 cents.

Posted on: 2010/12/7 14:13


Re: 1990 Unwin Hyman Deluxe LotR/Hobbit Question
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Fancy that! But, I don't know - Poems and Stories is one of my favourite books of all time (truly!) - and the box, with its stuck-on label, is one of its attractions.

Sadly, my copy (bought in a remainder shop twenty years ago for £10.00) lacks the tissue wrappers. But one can't have everything I suppose.

Posted on: 2010/12/7 13:55


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.

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Posted on: 2010/12/7 13:47
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