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Re: Signed, First-Edition ‘Hobbit’ on ‘Antiques Roadshow’
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>I can find at least 4 persons who will buy this book right away at this estimate!

One word: "Tulips".

I guess perhaps that there are enough uber-rich "money-no-object" types to support this market for the very rare items. The modern art world had a massive bubble-burst a couple of years ago, I believe, and I think any market that has lost sanity will generally correct in the end. I hope that this one does as it benefits no one.

50,000 pounds for a book from 1937 (i.e. fairly recent) is just crazy, signed or otherwise. I guess there are always going to be the "elites" out there for whom this is chump change (and they can always get more cash by squeezing the masses a little more if prices go down)

Vive la revolucion.

Stu.

Posted on: 2011/6/19 20:49


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First trying to find some time to write some articles for TL... but let me see what I can do. I have all info on file so might be able to get this done real soon.

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Beren, I'd love to see that list when you can find the time / energy.

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It is because of the depression that the demand for the truly unique items has only increased! Surely the market of scarce book is slow and almost completely sleeping, but at the top there is a lot going on. Sadly for most collectors this trade is completely done outside the open market. I'll have to somehow list some of the treasures that have switched hands in the last months and you will be surprised to see how well the Tolkien market is actually doing on the high end collectors market.

Posted on: 2011/6/19 6:50


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Does anyone (Beren?) know the difference between the standard and deluxe editions of the forthcoming "A Tolkien Tapestry"?

Thanks

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Posted on: 2011/6/19 6:46

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