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Re: Tolkien Signature
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More letters! I anticipate we will see more during 2010.

When i pointed it out to this seller he replied- 'Thanks for your opinion'

So long as people keep paying crazy prices for them the forgers will keep producing. Of course people still think they are getting a bargain and so will keep buying them.

Too true re ebay - I cant foresee any changes but worthy of an email for sure just out of principle.

Posted on: 2010/1/1 1:41


Re: Tolkien Signature
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That fake item sold for $305.

I'd really like to see something done this year about fake signatures and letters on eBay as it appears to be so easy for sellers to knock up an item and find gullible and naive buyers for it.

This seller pretends to have three Tolkien signed letters all to different people for sale, one is a new fake, but the other two fakes have already been discussed, yet eBay does nothing about this (they are just interested in their commission from the sales).

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/cavorite51/m.h ... from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p4340

Posted on: 2010/1/1 0:05


Re: The wonders of eBay
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For once, someone is actually honest. Very funny find.

Posted on: 2009/12/31 15:38


Re: Tolkien is the 25th best selling author of the last ten years
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The Nielson BookScan data given in "The Decade Round-Up 2000-2009" (in The Bookseller) differs slightly.

Tolkien is 23rd overall by volume (4.9m)
10th overall by value (£47m)
& the only dead author in this (value) top ten list.

BH

Posted on: 2009/12/31 15:19
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Re: The wonders of eBay
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This description caught the eye...

TOLKIEN: SAURON DEFEATED HB 1st/1st overpriced!!!

BH

I'm sure something is happening tonight...

Posted on: 2009/12/31 15:07
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