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Re: The wonders of eBay
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I can't believe that I never thought of dust jacketing this edition! Maybe I'll buy this and make a custom slipcase for it! Anyone know any good ebay sellers who could help me get it signed by the author?

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Not a bad price, in my opinion. I have purchased copies of these books for a little less money in the last couple of years, but not still shrink wrapped. You are correct in saying that it probably doesn't matter much whether the LotR is the 3'rd or 4'th printing (which would be the 2001 version with the faux leather slipcase). Value would increase significantly if it were a first impression from 1997 in the cloth slipcase. The Silmarillion, while I think a gorgeous book, has never commanded a serious premium simply due to the number printed against demand.

In terms of investment value, your books would hold a little more value if kept shrink wrapped, but then of course they more difficult to enjoy. If opened, I am not too sure if you will ever be able to sell them for significant profit (unless there is another huge boom after Hobbit movie(s) are released), but you will not lose money either. All in all, I think you fared pretty well. Now you just have to pick up a copy of the Hobbit!

Posted on: 2010/8/3 14:01


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You missed the free postage, makes all the difference

Posted on: 2010/8/3 13:18


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Well, this Hobbit is, as the seller claims,

"A real gem in the literary world." Isn't it? And a snip at £1.25p.

hang on... How Much!!

Posted on: 2010/8/3 12:30


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Really struggling with this one, how do you arrive at £125 for this Frankenstein item

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/JRR-Tolkien-Hob ... ks_UK&hash=item5888845dc7

garm, complete mystery to me

Posted on: 2010/8/3 10:48



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