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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Khamul, would you agree with me that Poor (G-) would describe the slipcase above. (It is very bashed)

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Poor, (G-), Good, (G+), (VG-), VG, (VG+), (NF), & Fine --there ain't no place for acceptable Trotter.

That aside, I think the term "acceptable" is the equivalent to the bottom of the grading scale i.e. poor. If this slipcase is not actually detached/split (which it looks like it might be), and only bashed, then it might correctly still be described as G; with qualification.

It is rare though. Well, so says that boy Peter...

BH

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Re: Poster Maps, illustrated by Pauline Baynes and JRRT
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Yes, they are all worth different amounts, depending on condition and printing (as well as scarcity). If they are in near mint condition and first printings, they will be the most valuable. I own the Bilbo's Last Song (not a first printing) and Map of Middle-earth. I treasure them both. These two are more difficult to come by because they are older and generally more difficult to acquire.

I'm not familiar with the Beleriand and Wilderland posters, so someone else will have to comment on those.

The "Bilbo Comes to the Huts of the Raft Elves" and "Drawings for The Hobbit" are rather common but I'm guessing they are still worth about $20-$50 each.

The Bilbo's Last Song and Map of Middle-earth would probably go for more like $50-$100 each, depending on condition and printing. I bought a copy of the Map of Middle-earth still in the plastic (almost brand new, first printing) for $104.50 in 2010 on eBay. In 2007, I bought the Bilbo's Last Song poster (mint condition, later printing) for GBP 6.60 ($10) on eBay.

I hope this helps. If you are planning on selling them, your best bet is probably list them on eBay.

Posted on: 2011/8/10 11:58


Re: Tolkien calendars for sale
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Yeh, who needs calendars anyway!
I look forward to the books...

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This is, unlike most eBay descriptions that I list, a rare item, but I question the slipcase description looking at the picture (shown below)

Lord of the Rings - Alan Lee - Centenary Ed. - 1992 in slipcase £269.90 Buy it Now

All three books are in very good condition. All spines faultless and tight. Dustjackets not price clipped and all in very good condition with only minimal wear (The Two Twoers even in near mint condition). Only the slipcase shows clears signs of use and wear and is only in acceptable condition with scratches and rubbing off to corners. But since there have only been about 100 slipcased editions been issued according to Peter Collier from tolkienlibrary it is save to say this is rare!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lord-Rings- ... ction&hash=item2eb71223af





Looking at the picture below, do people think this is acceptable (in fact is acceptable a correct term for books or slipcases)??

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