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Re: Silmarillion 1st Collector's edition on eBay
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Another super-deluxe bought by dunedain8 / The Tolkien Bookshelf. I have a theory that he is trying to get every copy of every rare deluxe edition and drive the market price up because he is in total control of supply! :)

Personally, I think these books are actually a tad overpriced, given we are heading into a major global economic downturn, the likes of which none of us have probably ever seen (and these books really are a luxury rather than a necessity).

That probably won't stop me acquiring a couple more though....!

Stu

Posted on: 2008/8/26 1:04


Re: TOLKIEN CALENDAR COLLECTING
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One bit of interesting news: I attended MythCon 39 at CCSU back on 15 and 16 August. In attendance was Ted Nasmith who very graciously signed all of the Tolkien calendars that he illustrated - including a copy of the 2009 that he was selling at his dealers' table. In addition, four of the illustrators of the 1990 NOT Tolkien Calendar were in attendance (not suprisingly, perhaps, as this was an issue of the MythSoc), and they also signed that one for me. The meeting was a lot of fun and very interesting.

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Posted on: 2008/8/25 17:39
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Re: TOLKIEN CALENDAR COLLECTING
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Well, it's been about three months since I last posted. Guess it's time - now that the summer is over - to reacquaintance myself with he goings on at TCG. Picked up a few calendars over the summer. But as most serious collectors would probably agree, the more you have, the harder it gets to find something that you don't. Have to add the 2008 S.T.I. issue to the list. Am still trying to find someone, anyone that can help me find the Minotauro calendars from Spain. These are commercial issues and seem to be impossible to find (except rarely on eBay). Any suggestions? Thanks all. Hope your summers went well.

Away from The Green Hill Country,

Parmastahir

Posted on: 2008/8/25 17:34
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Sir Derek Jacobi and Farmer Giles
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I was listening more closely than usual to my copy of Sir Derek Jacobi's audio reading of Farmer Giles of Ham, and I noticed right at the beginning (in the space of two sentences) he says Giles with a hard G and then with a soft G. (First same "g" sound as "guilt", second "j" sound as "jump").

Does anyone else pronounce it with the hard "g" sound? I assume the "j" sound is the accepted pronunciation?


Posted on: 2008/8/24 21:20
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Re: Gold Hobbit - how to recognize 1st ed/1st printing
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Here is an image for you of the lower (rear) board of a book club version of this book. Note that I have seen some where the blind-stamp is not colored, it is just an indentation in the gold faux leather, but this is a good example that really makes it stand out. Note that the spine is on the right in this photo.

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Posted on: 2008/8/23 23:03
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