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Re: Silmarillion 1st Collector's edition on eBay
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I saw a signed copy on eBay in 2004. (Number 91)
Other than that the only signed one I have seen is mine and boy was that expensive! Start saving...
Hammond says that some of the 1000 copies may not have been bound - presumably unsigned copies - not surprising - 100 GBP was alot back in 1982.

Posted on: 2008/8/26 13:21


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TG member Fangorn is currently running some auctions on eBay, including some nice old art prints and a Bulgarian LOTR.


Posted on: 2008/8/26 10:14
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Re: John Howe signing and talk in Edinburgh August 23rd
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Went to Edinburgh to see John Howe. Pretty good! Just over an hour; fair crowd; Beowulf & Tolkien much discussed. Even talked about his wish to illustrate H. P. Lovecraft; which I found particularly interesting. Got my Myth & Magic, and 1992 Silmarillion signed. No dedications; he had a sore hand! All good stuff...

BH

Posted on: 2008/8/26 6:55
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Re: Silmarillion 1st Collector's edition on eBay
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£741 seems about right for a deluxe which comes up literally only every few years. One went at the tale end of 2007 (Australian original owner) for £642 on eBay. However there are ~1000 of these out there! You'd expect a few more to surface; regardless of price. There sometimes isn't even any copies on Abebooks either.

Has anyone ever seen a signed copy of one of these come up lately? #11 went on eBay in 2004 for £632. Other than that I don't recall any other copies.

Personally, I find all these prices pretty depressing. In the future if I ever want to 'complete' my Silmarillion collection; one of these will be required. Here's hoping they stay in three figures over the next decade or so...

BH

Posted on: 2008/8/26 6:47
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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



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