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Re: The wonders of eBay
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I thought this one might appeal to Stu as the books are upside down in the picture though the slipcase is the right way up

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/J-R-R-TOLKIEN-L ... b1cc&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

Though on my copy the original purchaser decided to put a lot of sellotape on the slipcase, it has not gone brown yet but it's only a matter of time

Anyone have any "miracle" cures for the evil that is called "sellotape" in the UK?

Posted on: 2009/8/9 6:12


1979 Tolkien Enterprises Puzzle
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I have a near mint 1979 Tolkien Enterprises Frame-Tray Puzzle titled "Bilbo's Birthday" based off of Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings. All the pieces are in perfect condition, with only a bit of fading around some of the border edges. I'm looking to sell.

Posted on: 2009/8/7 13:28

Edited by aericura on 2013/12/26 16:10:07


Re: Are tolkien collectors the most hardcore completeists?
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I don't claim to be a completist - but I do have several areas of interest in collecting, aside from the mainstream stuff; for instance I enjoy collecting Tolkien's contributions to academic journals and poetry collections. My collection has a good range of items; beginning with 'Oxford Poetry 1915' and several titles from the 20s onwards.

Posted on: 2009/8/3 12:54


Re: Are tolkien collectors the most hardcore completeists?
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I think there are at least a couple of different factors at work. Off the top of my head (I am sure there are other reasons):

- Tolkien's major works have remained in print since they were issued, and have sold incredibly well. This has led to many different editions, many different illustrated editions, textual changes, etc. Because his works appeal across the generations, as new readers discover him they each bring their own favorite edition they started out with. They also each bring their own budget! Which leads to...

- Tolkien's works can be collected under any budget. Very few are the fans who can afford his first editions (even back in the mid-nineties the LOTR first edition sets were listing for many thousands of dollars).

- Every collection is different - for first edition collectors in general, there is no such thing as being complete (in other words, having a copy of every first edition ever published) - you have to specialize in your collection, based on interests, budget, and space amongst other things. (A spouse is often on this list as well. )

Tolkien collectors are a special breed of Tolkien fan. You cross the line when you end up with a second copy of one of his works. From there, it is all downhill.....

Posted on: 2009/8/3 12:05
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Re: 1979 Tolkien Enterprises Chess Set
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Are any of your pieces or the board marked in any way (initials, dates, copyright, author signature, etc.)? There really is not that much information on these online right now, so the more you can provide, the better!

Posted on: 2009/8/3 11:55
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