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Re: Signed, First-Edition ‘Hobbit’ on ‘Antiques Roadshow’
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I believe this value to be correct and having sold several (similar) books in the last 6 months I can tell you this is an accurate estimate! Inflation by one Swiss purchaser had nothing to do with that... There is a high demand and VERY FEW signed copies available, by the way in this condition it is extremely RARE! Why are you so surprised?

I can find at least 4 persons who will buy this book right away at this estimate!

Posted on: 2011/6/19 6:02


Re: Signed, First-Edition ‘Hobbit’ on ‘Antiques Roadshow’
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I'd have to question the valuation, £50,000 for a signed Hobbit, you are not going to get this today, a Swiss purchaser vastly inflated these prices in recent years, but they were association copies.

Can anyone who sees this item, let us know the provenance of the item?

Posted on: 2011/6/19 5:49


Signed, First-Edition ‘Hobbit’ on ‘Antiques Roadshow’
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That's the US version.

"Fans of PBS’s ‘Antiques Roadshow‘ will want to catch the upcoming El Paso episode, just filmed yesterday in the historic Texas City. From the El Paso Times:

A book by J.R.R. Tolkien and an Andy Warhol pop art collection were among the most expensive items appraised at Saturday’s PBS “Antiques Roadshow” at the Judson F. Williams Convention Center.

“The most expensive item appraised (Saturday) was a first edition of ‘The Hobbit’ with original dust jacket and the signature of J.R.R. Tolkien,” said Judy Matthews, for the “Antiques Roadshow.” “It was appraised at between $80,000 and $100,000.” "

Photo: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi ... 1232272780&type=1&theater

Link: http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2011/ ... it-on-antiques-road-show/

- wellinghall

Posted on: 2011/6/19 5:25


Re: books and a variety of items
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Hello Little
Welcome to the site.
There are a number of ways to sell your items but from your description and without any further info, I would suggest ebay is indeed your best option. You will reach millions of people and cheaply including of course Tolkien collectors.
I guess it would take you time on any site to list etc and once you get into flow it shouldnt take too long to place on ebay or what about placing them on as a job lot? There seems to be more of this recently especially and with respect for more common editions.
Hope helps , good luck with sale

Posted on: 2011/6/18 23:06


Re: Utter nonsense
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Theonering.net (better known as TORN to its subscribers) is generally a fan-boy/girl operated site dedicated to jackson's films. I don't think it ever existed prior to the development of the movies. If you really want to get a sense of the people that frequent it (and perhaps you don't), have a look at the discussion forum - it is quite comical. My favorite was a fellow using the monker "Morthoron" (or something similar) who has written a piece of fan-fiction that marries The Hobbit with Monty Python. I'm not kidding - you couldn't make this stuff up.

Posted on: 2011/6/18 17:38



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