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Re: Map of Middle Earth 1970 1st Impression
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So, I recently bought a copy of this Pauline Baynes poster on eBay (the 7500 print run). It is still in the original plastic. Now, I have a quick question, as I do not usually collect posters.

I was thinking of getting it framed. Would it retain its value better if I kept it in the original plastic?

I welcome any thoughts or comments.

Josh

Posted on: 2010/12/7 12:37


Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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bruffyboy wrote:
One of the things about being new to the collecting game is I missed the days when these books were new or cheap(er). Still, I am happy to pay £600 as it's not too much over the inflated RRP price. If I'd have bought it new in 92 it would have been £400 in today's money, so I'm adding around 50% which I think is fair.

If someone else got a bargain I'm happy for you :)


But you could have bought this Abebooks bargain instead

http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/Boo ... 6kn%3Dsigned%26sortby%3D1

just slightly more than the 50% you paid

This is also one of my favourite sets of the LOTR, though I prefer the colour on the one volume deluxe. Having said that for me The Lord of the Rings should be red, The Hobbit green and The Silmarillion blue. HarperCollins got all the colours wrong on the illustrated deluxe versions

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Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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One of the things about being new to the collecting game is I missed the days when these books were new or cheap(er). Still, I am happy to pay £600 as it's not too much over the inflated RRP price. If I'd have bought it new in 92 it would have been £400 in today's money, so I'm adding around 50% which I think is fair.

If someone else got a bargain I'm happy for you :)

Posted on: 2010/12/6 15:37


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Me neither. ( there were two sets for sale at the time - wish I'd bought the other set, too, now...)

*sigh

Posted on: 2010/12/6 14:13


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I must say this is one of my favourites as well. Its a lovely set and you can feel the quality holding and looking at it. Is £600 worth it ? In my mind you will pay what you feel happy with. Some will say no way , others will agree you got a bargain but overall a great addition.
I wont tell you what i paid ;)

Posted on: 2010/12/6 13:57



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