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Re: Recent Tolkien events
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I'm still not aware of anyone on this site who went to the over-priced Welsh event, but there is a Podcast with interviews with Mark Faith, an artist called Rodney Matthews who has done some Tolkien pictures and Tom Shippey.

I have not yet listened to this yet but any Podcast with Tom in it is definitely recommended, I think he is at the end so feel free to fast forward. EDIT Tom starts at 52 minutes 35 seconds into the podcast

http://geeksyndicate.libsyn.com/scrol ... ecial_pt_1_the_interviews

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Re: Super Deluxe values
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Beren wrote:
If I have a lower number limited edition it sells much, much better and demand is very high for the lower numbers, while the higher numbers always takes 'much' longer to sell.


I am very much in agreement with Beren. In fact, when I sold #35 of the SD CoH, the buyer really wanted a sealed copy. #35 was already opened, so I offered him the choice of a sealed copy of a later number (can't quite remember, but somewhere around #339). He ended up going with the lower number because he thought it was a 'premium' number, even at #35. I went ahead and provided him the shipping carton from #339 just to make the book a little more complete (and just peeled off the sticker on the shipping carton that indicated #339). This is just one of many examples I could provide where a lower number made a difference in a sale. Where that cut-off is, I am not sure, but on a limited run of 500, I know I did okay with #34 and #35.

While I agree with Beren on "the market," when it comes to my personal collection, I have to agree with Stu. I really could care less what number I receive (unless of course, it is something like #100 or less of the 1987 SD Hobbit!). In fact, I actually like the way the market works and have used it to my advantage in the past. When the SD CoH was released, I bought a couple of the early copies, then I bought a couple of the later numbers once HC started deeply discounting them. I sold the early ones for a premium and essentially ended up with my personal copy (#339) for free. I can say with certainty that I am happier with a high number for free than a low number for hundreds of dollars!

Posted on: 2010/8/20 6:12


Re: Super Deluxe values
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As far as I am concerned it is a little more valuable...

I wonder why I have to log-in again and again every time I come to this board...

Posted on: 2010/8/20 4:47


Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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Posted on: 2010/8/20 4:24


Re: Super Deluxe values
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So Beren - is 17 of 500 considered low enough to make it a bit more valuable than, say, number 435?

Posted on: 2010/8/20 4:23



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