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Re: Anyone see the value in this eBay auction?
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I think this was just a bit of a mis-understanding / confusion on behalf of a few bidders.

As such, this is not quite a limited edition of 100 copies (There were one or two previous 'Limited' Editions). Thorton's are actually the publishers (Wim Meeuws) and the booklet is currently 'in print' and available.

I believe there were two other limited edition print runs (One being 250 copies and the other 50). I am not sure which was the first print run (possibly the 250 print run).

The current print run of 100 copies is not numbered. The earlier 250 print run is numbered on the back cover. I don't have one from the print run of 50 copies (if this exists - I belive from a previous conversation with Wim, that some/most/all of these may have been lost when he moved).

If the final bid were for a copy of the Numbered 250 Copy Limited Run, it may indeed reflect an appropriate price. I did see another copy (of the 250 print run) sell for somewhere around £60 last year on Ebay.

I hope I have most of the above information correct (not 100% on all of it, but I think it is mostly right).

Posted on: 2008/2/9 5:24


Re: Anyone see the value in this eBay auction?
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Okay, here's another one...

The Making of Lord of the Rings Rayner Unwin 1 of 100
Item number: 160203238326


Finished a week or so ago. dunedain8 took it for $83.77 (~£43)!! I don't understand this either. A quick look in bookfinder.com reveals four copies available; all <$42 (Thornton's copy ~$12!!).

So whether its worth $80 odd or not; you can buy it on ABE or Amazon for ~$40 And more than likely you buy from a dealer who actually sells books for a living...

BH

Posted on: 2008/2/9 4:27
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Re: Signed Hobbit being auctioned
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Thanks for the link! It was also interesting (to me of limited budget right now) that there are some less pricey but still interesting items for sale. I like the photo of JRRT taken by Michael and signed by Priscilla (believed to be the last photo ever taken of the Professor.)

Posted on: 2008/2/8 15:20
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Posted on: 2008/2/8 2:17


Amon Hen Back Issues for sale at rowns.com
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I recently got a stack of back issues from Malcom at the Tolkien Society (as well as another stack from a fellow collector) and of course ended up with some duplicates. I have listed them in the Tolkien Fanzine category at my webstore for those who are interested.

http://www.rowns.com/?page=shop/browse&category_id=33

Posted on: 2008/2/6 10:48
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