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Re: June Giveaway!
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Well so far I have managed to collect some of the originals... the trick is to have some patience, because they only show up on ebay now and then. If you really wish to collect these then best is to talk a bit with some older collectors, since most have some in their collection.

It would be nice if someone wants to make an overview of these, because I think most of us have only seen half of much less of what is out there!

Posted on: 2008/1/1 4:27


Re: June Giveaway!
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I am much too late.. or not......

I am looking to find pins/buttons/badges whatever they are called, I have literally spent 6 hours online and I cant find any? Where do you find them? Ebay as no real vintage ones, is there a catalog or list somewhere to find what pin were actually created? The best guide I have to go on so far is this picture
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PLEASE HELP ME!!

and this page

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/w ... sson+Buttons&back=Buttons

PLEASE HELP ME!!!

-TOM

Posted on: 2007/12/31 22:06
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Re: A new collection
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Well I have a newish questions


4A)How does one determine the impression of a book?
4B)What does impression mean?

5A)I still am not sure, how you determine the printing of a book?
5B)Does it say first printing in plain English?

6)What does the number line mean?


As always thank you very much for reading and for your replies and help

-TOM

Posted on: 2007/12/31 14:23
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Re: A new collection
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What is your "thing" I have never met/ talked to any other lotr collector, any pictures, info, description from anyone would be great!

I plan on getting a 1937 1st/1st printing when I am older and have a substantial carrier, but right now I am only 15 and just starting to collect on a more serious note.

I have been collecting LOTR merchandise for around 9 years, my parents don't think its good, so my mismatched pitiful collection has been bought with the small amount of money I have been able to acquire since I was 6. I haven't been able to buy any real COLLECTIBLES, only 30ish LOTR books common to bookshops (no historical or appreciated value) most film related, posters, maps, flags, swords, figures, clippings from newspapers/ magazines, ect

My collection is like that to a neat pack rat, more of child's play, and of little value on the grand scale. I am now striving to acquire a more mature collection, something I can really be proud of, that has an important historical role in the shaping of a timeless master piece. A collection which truly reflects of the Lord of the Rings as an epic story in middle-earth and that of its evolved history through the last century.
I would like something of REAL importance not like the mass produced "rubbish" I have now. It is fine for what it is, I am not about to go chuck it in the bin, but I have a desire for something of REAL significance.

Back to topic...

The link you gave just what I needed! I am surprised I never found that site combing through Google for hours
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!

You say you have a green box cased ballantine edition! Would you like to part with it

I will start looking for the green box, I do have a question though.
Are the ballantine books from 1965 in the green box bound in green? Or do they have the same cover images of the later editions?

Thank you for your reply, I am so happy to finally get one.

-TOM

Posted on: 2007/12/31 12:45
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Re: A new collection
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Hi Tom -

As the books are really not my "thing", I really should leave this to Jeremy or Deagol or other book collectors who frequent these forums. If hardcover editions of the books, you should visit www.tolkienlibrary.com Hardcover first editions of the LotR or Hobbit will set you back A LOT.

However, you have posted pictures of the Ace and Ballantine paperback editions, and I have collected a small number of these (including the Ace and the first boxset in the green box). You may wish to visit http://www.tolkienguide.us/index.html to learn more about these sets. To my knowledge, these are all second editions. Nice copies of them can still be found with some luck and persistence on eBay. Depending upon condition, I have seen first printings listed for $50 - 80 per book.

There was only one printing of the Ace set. The Ballantine sets with the Barbara Remington covers probably had 40+ printings. The printing is noted on the page following the title page and the date of the printing will be included. The first printing of these (hard to find in mint state) was Oct 1965.

Perhaps harder still to find is really good examples of the cardboard boxes that the sets came in. Most are worn or split or show some other signs of their age.

Hope this helps and that others offer their advice.

Away from The Green Hill Country,

Parmastahir

Posted on: 2007/12/31 11:50
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