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Value of these books?
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Hi everyone,
Today I took delivery of two books from the Harper Collins deluxe range (the partial leather slipcased editions which consisted of the hobbit, lotr, silmarillion and first three books of HoME).

I have The Silmarillion deluxe edition isbn: 0007136609 and The Lord of the Rings deluxe edition isbn 0261103687

Both books are shrink wrapped and in mint condition. I paid £150 for the pair including delivery. This put me way over my spending budget this month but I just couldn't resist them, and I suppose what I am looking for is some input on the value. It's not that I am going to sell them, but if they are agreed to be a good price, then I would feel a bit better about myself!

One problem is that I don't know which impression of LOTR I have. I know from tolkienbooks.net that it is the 2001 edition, but is there any way of knowing the impression, and does it even matter much? I think i am right in saying there was only one edition of the silmarillion issued, so no infusion there.

If it helps, the LOTR sticker has the price of £100 and then the barcode. This is different to the silmarillion, where the sticker actually states 'the silmarillion deluxe edition'.

I can sort out pics if they would be helpful.

Thanks in advance

Posted on: 2010/8/3 3:06


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Oh, hang on; here's another - a £100 ticket being offered for £110. Can anyone tell me why anyone would pay over the face value of a ticket? It's not as if this is a 'ticket tout' operation - this is the event organiser offering these over-priced articles for sale!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Festival-Shire- ... ts_LE&hash=item35ab39e73a

Posted on: 2010/8/2 14:05


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It's late and I'm getting tired, but -

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Festival-Shire- ... ts_LE&hash=item35ab39ee09

- is Mr Faith really, actually offering a ticket with a face value of £260 for £285?

Posted on: 2010/8/2 13:56


Re: The wonders of eBay
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How would anyone think that this item is a UK1ST.EDITION.1ST.PRINTING THUS???

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/J-R-R-TOLKIEN-T ... ction&hash=item1c14834b5b

Posted on: 2010/8/2 11:08


Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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Thanks to both of you! Indeed, I've never quite understood the assertion that this is the most luxurious edition, but have read it numerous times and felt it was worth mentioning.

Trotter, I will add that information to the blog- thanks for that.

Posted on: 2010/8/2 0:09



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