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Re: Ballantine books, 4 book set 1973
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Hi Kelly,

I think you are talking about the set on this page http://tolkien.skwishmi.com/guide/pbset.html about half-way down:

Ballantine Reprint Edition, 1973-1974

In good contition, it can easily sell in the $20-50 range (really depending on condition.) It certainly is a collectible that US collectors enjoy picking up, but it is not especially scarce.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have more questions.

Posted on: 2008/9/29 11:22
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Hello,

I am new to this forum. My mother gave me a 4 book set of J.R.R Tolkien books published in 1973. They are enclosed in a red boxed set labeled Tolkien.

The 4 books are
The hobbit
The fellowship of the ring
The two towers
The return of the king

They are published by Ballantine books.

My question is are the books worth anything, are they collectors items?

Thanks in advance,
Kelly
kpofahl@roadrunner.com

Posted on: 2008/9/28 22:44


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Oh, well done, Jeremy!

We have indeed been at Oxonmoot, where we acquired the Proceedings of the 2005 Conference at Aston University, and a few other bits and pieces.

wellinghall

Posted on: 2008/9/28 8:26


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If anyone is interested in that game, it would be Mike or Dave at:

http://www.freewebs.com/tolkienboardgamecollecting/gamerarity.htm

You can contact them via their website.

Away from The Green Hill Country,

Parmastahir

Posted on: 2008/9/27 20:29
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Re: Tales from the Perilous Realm Deluxe
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They tend to tell me... and I tend to tell it to you all. Most of the times they are not certain what edition will be released and what not. Always having to wait on decisions by the Tolkien Estate. So most of the times the books you start seeing showing up on amazon.co.uk are more or less ideas and no reality all the time.

The paperback silmarillion is nothing more then a reprint of an existing book, if it is already... because not a lot of people bought the second edition of the illustrated Silmarillion. There fore I suspect it is just re-releasing the old stock.

They do this, because of the release of the Silmarillion calendar and diary. Which is always combined with a book release.
No new paintings have been comissioned and so no new edition will come out.

I should either try and make them do press releases or make my monthly questions a routine (in such that i do the press releases for them). i'm a bit of an information gatherer and tend to spread all news around. is just something i like to do!

Posted on: 2008/9/27 9:03



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