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Re: Selling my Super Deluxe Children of Hurin & Legend of Sigurd & Gudrun
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Yes, I see it on his blog now --the Alan Lee set. Yes, very nice. Purely from a personal point of view, this is the sort of set which I really don't think is worth the £600 Bruffyboy paid for it; never mind the higher prices he suggests it's 'worth'. But, everyone to their own --if one wants to pay hundreds (or into the thousands) for books produced by HarperCollins in the 90's, fair enough. Just seems too much...

BH

Posted on: 2011/6/14 4:09
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Re: Selling my Super Deluxe Children of Hurin & Legend of Sigurd & Gudrun
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> As for prices: under £200 doesn't sound very common.

I agree that under £200 would be uncommon for CoH (although anyone paying over £250 would have to be a bit eager).

The average price just on your sample of two for S&G is £197.50. My point was really that once you add on postage costs to these prices, you pretty much hit £500 anyway, in which case the buyer is likely to buy new and unopened from HC (assuming they will still sell at the discounted price), especially if they are looking to purchase internationally.

All that said, eBay sales are all about luck. One day something fetches a high price, the next day it goes for peanuts.

>Sorry, not following --"3 Volume SD LOTR"?

3 Volume Super-Deluxe Illustrated Lord of the Rings - BruffyBoy purchased a set from David Miller and wrote about it on his blog.

Stu

Posted on: 2011/6/14 3:55


Re: Selling my Super Deluxe Children of Hurin & Legend of Sigurd & Gudrun
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BruffyBoy, any nice copies of The Silmarillion? --I don't recall if you bought any real gems, or not.

BH

Posted on: 2011/6/14 3:30
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Re: Selling my Super Deluxe Children of Hurin & Legend of Sigurd & Gudrun
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Sorry, not following --"3 Volume SD LOTR"?

As for prices: under £200 doesn't sound very common. Let's see what current prices I've noted...

CoH
£325 (#48) April
£217 (#140) April
£258 (#490) January

S&G
£225 (#147) December
£170 (#?) August

Hmmm... clearly I haven't been note taking too regularly there then! There's been a lot up at Buy-It-Now, but I tend not to watch those if they're too pricey --as I just don't think they sell. O/w I normally note any open auctions and auctions with Best-Offer options. But this is all I've noted over the last year.

I agree with you Stu: I can't imagine they sold very many S&G after the initial crew who wanted a copy had got theirs. But CoH is probably pretty close to sold out I'd guess. I can't imagine HarperCollins have too many left.

BH

Posted on: 2011/6/14 3:13
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Re: Bloemfontein trip.
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There is apparently a Tolkien-oriented Victorian Guesthouse there, but, having spent a good few nights in an entirely different "Victorian Guesthouse" over in Randfontein (near Joburg), I would be wary - Everything (and I mean everything) had tassles, frills, velvet and gilt edges. It was truly horrible. All this, placed right next to a fairly large tailings dump that you just KNOW chucks arsenic, uranium, cyanide and all other manner of toxic crap into the air when it is windy....

Ahhh, memories.

Stu

Posted on: 2011/6/14 3:10



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