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A decent way to pick up the Folio editions
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Hi everyone,
I have long liked the look of the folio editions of Tolkien books, but the UK site only has the Hobbit available right now, and second hand sellers all seem to be in used condition.

Something that has peeved me for a good 12 months is how the US Folio site has an introductory offer where you can get LOTR, Hobbit and Silmarillion for $10: http://foliosociety.org.uk/folio/tolkien.php

Now what's to stop me from getting someone in America to sign up for this offer, then complete the membership by (for example) buying 4 more Tolkien's (Hobbit perhaps) all of which I pay for. Next they post over to me, and I sell the 4 Hobbits and keep the rest?

Possible issues:
1) Would these US editions be any different to the UK editions? They look the same but I'm guessing they would differ in some way.

Or am I just crazy, and should I just keep an eye out for nice copies here in the UK on ebay etc?

Thanks again

Posted on: 2010/7/23 12:21


Re: Is Christopher Tolkien's sig a worthy investment?
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well I went in at £201 which seemed OK until 10 seconds to go when it shot up to £404! Couldn't part with that much I'm afraid. Shame, was excited about that all day!

Posted on: 2010/7/23 12:06


Re: Is Christopher Tolkien's sig a worthy investment?
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Oh I found it now!

Posted on: 2010/7/23 8:36


Re: Is Christopher Tolkien's sig a worthy investment?
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Thanks for your help -can you post a link to the auction you are talking about, as I can't seem to find it!

Posted on: 2010/7/23 8:14


Re: Is Christopher Tolkien's sig a worthy investment?
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Hi
I am lucky enough to have both of these books. The COH is in my opinion a nicer book but maybe others may disagree. I think Christopher Tolkiens signature is a good investment but maybe not at £350. Until recently Harper Collins had up to 30% off as I recall so maybe hold fire.
They do come up on ebay every now and again which is how I brought my for circa £200 each. Indeed a Lof S went for £175 in May!

If I was you I would give serious thought to going for the signed Silmarillion currently on ebay. I am guessing it will go for £2-400 so maybe within your budget?

If not my advice would be wait till right price comes along.

Good luck

Posted on: 2010/7/23 4:52



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