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Re: Hobbit on ‘The Antiques Roadshow’
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But they would not get that price any more, the credit crunch has put paid to that.

The only way to get someone to pay £10K+ for Tolkien items in today's climate is to have 'signed' items and I think this site is doing a wonderful job in finding fakes and stopping them being sold, so they have to have provable provenance.

Posted on: 2009/2/21 7:45


Re: Hobbit on ‘The Antiques Roadshow’
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Yes, IIRC the expert said the auction estimate would be 2-3,000 pounds. An insurance estimate ought to be double that, ie what one would expect to pay in a shop. Except that some dealers, esp. two I can think of in the UK, would have the leaf with the inscription replaced, and add 10,000 to the price!

Posted on: 2009/2/21 6:01


Re: Hobbit on ‘The Antiques Roadshow’
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I also thought the valuation was on the low side, if she wanted to insure the book then it should be £5,000 to £6,000 for her book. It was a nice copy of the book, the only problem was the full page inscription, though without that being there she would have lost the book completely.

Posted on: 2009/2/21 3:57


Re: Original Ted Nasmith painting on eBay
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Looks ok to me too, but that certainly also looks to me above the 'going rate' for studies. Still, for what is a unique piece, what does a 'going rate' signify?

But the title is misspelled by the seller.

Posted on: 2009/2/19 21:41
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Re: Farmer Giles of Ham '60th Anniversary' Edition
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Well, the cover is in the link to Amazon. And the entry there is a usual Amazon hotchpotch. The cover says "60th anniversary edition", the review says 50th anniversary edition, the detailed data give the 1999 date of the 50th anniversary edition. The title is non-committal and has a typo (probably made by someone who could not read black letter).

I'm not doubting Beren, but Amazon's descriptions do not inspire me with any confidence in their accuracy.

Also, Amazon indicates the book as 'in stock', while at the same time HC website is totally silent about it. Not very likely.

Posted on: 2009/2/19 20:55
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