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Re: Dodgy Children of Hurin Bookplates on Ebay
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Hi Trotter,

Therewas someone recently selling a group of photo's from their experience at Waterstone's including a high res photo of the bookplate.
Unfortunately that's going to make it fairly easy to reproduce considering the simplicity of the original bookplates.

I bought a signed copy from ebay purchased at Barnes and Noble and I'm glad that I bought it earlier than later. It's going to be hard to tell a fake from authentic in the future

Dior

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Help with History of Middle Earth Deluxe Editions (2000)
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Hi there,

First post! Apologies for it being such a long-winded one!!!

I've got all three volumes of the History of Middle Earth Deluxe Edition, published in 2000/1. When they first were released I paid £100 for each volume:

The History of Middle Earth. 3 Volumes, by Harper Collins Publishers
Designed to match the previous deluxe editions of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings this set brings together all the volumes of The History of Middle Earth into three volumes. Set in matching black slipcase, these collector's hardbacks are limited to 1000 copies and have been printed on fine India paper in order to bring the pages of material down to manageable-sized books. Half black leather in original publishers slip cases. Has the large Tolkien Monogram to the front boards. Housed in custom cloth slipcase with the Tolkien Monogram on the exterior, matching the gilt design on the book. All edges gilded.

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Can anyone give me an approximate idea of what they are worth these days? Theres one copy of Vol.2 for sale on Amazon for over £1000, and another copy on eBay for £300..

As you've probably guessed, I'm looking to sell these fine books. I'm in some serious financial strife and am hoping to be able to sell these books to get rid of a large chunk of that.. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Yeah, I saw that auction and the first thing I thought was that it was looked somewhat suspect. I certainly wouldn't be taking the risk of purchasing it without seeing a receipt for the books showing them purchased at Waterstones on the appropriate day, with a valid transaction time. Of course, even receipts are even pretty easy to fake up with access to a PC and a POS Printer. Looks fake to me!

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Posted on: 2007/5/27 20:25
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Re: Dodgy Children of Hurin Bookplates on Ebay
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I forgot to put that Alan Lee was also at the signing, yet the Children of Hurin book is not signed by him, it would have been signed if bought from Waterstones.

This is a 2 day sale so please can people report this to Ebay, I do not want someone to waste at least £500 pounds on these books. The seller has bought 5 items for no more than £5 on Ebay so has a 100% feedback, all looks very dodgy.

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Dodgy Children of Hurin Bookplates on Ebay
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Have a look at this Ebay listing

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/children-of-hur ... 64205QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I was at Waterstones, the bookplates were not put on the Title Page as in the picture and I would be amazed that they ran out of Children of Hurin books, so put them in The Hobbit instead.

Looks to me like Fake Bookplates? I am going to report these to Ebay.

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