Login

Or
Register Now


Already have an account?
Username:

Password:

Remember me

Lost Your Password?
Main Menu
Collector's Guide Table of Contents
Recent Visitors

Earl
19 minutes ago

Trotter
1 hour 57 minutes ago

Urulöké
2 hours 9 minutes ago

Karl
3 hours 13 minutes ago

Stu
3 hours 40 minutes ago

Velmeran
5 hours 23 minutes ago

Khamûl
7 hours 54 minutes ago

Berelach
8 hours 55 minutes ago


« 1 ... 1822 1823 1824 (1825) 1826 1827 1828 ... 2646 »


Re: The wonders of eBay
Home away from home
Joined:
2007/4/29 5:29
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 673
Offline

Posted on: 2010/9/29 13:19


Re: What was your hardest to find book/set?
Quite a regular
Joined:
2009/7/7 13:15
From Scotland
Group:
Shirefolk
Posts: 53
Offline
While my feelings are much as Khamul's (the hardest finds are the ones I haven't found yet at right price and condition), my hardest that I have found was the large print 1975 edition of Farmer Giles of Ham.

I have a special (inexplicable) liking for large print editions and this is one of the prettiest (shown here next to a "normal" edition) with all the Pauline Baynes illustrations (just bigger).

Attach file:



jpg  DSC03404.JPG (302.52 KB)
414_4ca378eda9ed1.jpg 1719X1019 px

Posted on: 2010/9/29 10:36


Re: The wonders of eBay
Shirrif
Joined:
2006/6/5 22:04
From Essex, England
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 2029
Offline
Here is an interesting one, books wrapped in cling film (Plastic Wrap for some readers).

My view is that it provides zero protection as it is very easy to rip, but also because it bunches up, blurs the Dust Jacket.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LORD-RINGS-Tril ... ks_UK&hash=item4cf1eb9b34

Posted on: 2010/9/28 23:57


Re: What was your hardest to find book/set?
Shirrif
Joined:
2007/8/16 4:56
From Scotland
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1729
Offline
Now, now Qweniden --don't be too impatient; we're just not the fastest moving forum out there...

I don't know the answer (personally) to your question. Most of the books/items I do have were, in reality, fairly easy to get hold off --I've still to get all the hard stuff. I think the reality is, unless you take into account other factors (as you state) like condition, most Tolkien is fairly common; real rarities are quite uncommon I would suggest. But, like you, a few items haven't really come up in the condition I'd like; or at least not for the price I'd like to match!

BH

Posted on: 2010/9/28 14:18
_________________
You drive a hard bargain – you can have it for £10 all-in – one consolation (for you) is that you do not have to hear the cries of my children, for bread...


Re: What was your hardest to find book/set?
Quite a regular
Joined:
2009/2/2 22:23
Group:
Shirefolk
Posts: 49
Offline
Chatty group!

Posted on: 2010/9/28 7:31



 Top
« 1 ... 1822 1823 1824 (1825) 1826 1827 1828 ... 2646 »




© 2016 TolkienGuide.com and respective authors. Contact Us