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Re: The Super Deluxe Children of Hurins are out
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...good to know their are fellow people (especially on the same continent) who don't think it's lunacy to have 10 different copies of the same book :) -Metapraxis

It is lunacy!
Who's got more than 10 copies of the same book!?

Posted on: 2007/12/22 3:04
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Re: Hobbit Movie agreed with Peter Jackson (Plus Sequel)
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That still leaves an enormous amount of scope though; mainly due to the appended material in LotRs. There's litterally tons of stuff in the appendices when you think of it. Think of all the nonsense they could make up regarding 'Durin's Folk' or 'The Dunedain' or 'Eorl' etc etc -scary! They could make a whole series of films about the second age, which really would dip into the realm of pure invention...

Plus, how strenuously are the Estate going to contest anything which comes close to crossing the line?

Posted on: 2007/12/22 2:59
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Re: One Super Deluxe CoH owner is reporting flaking foil...
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Thanks for that reply about the issue number Metapraxis! It doesn't really matter at all I don't suppose. Plus the alternative was to keep a damaged copy, which is stupid considering the money outlay.

Your surmise about the current rate of sales and price would seem to be correct. I don't know how long other De Luxe editions took to sell (I know Beren has mentioned the Hobbit Super De Luxe's that he bought a long time after their publication; and the fact that they still had a lot left), but I don't suppose they'll distribute them via alternate channels just yet.

(As you state...) when you consider that all serious collectors who wanted one have probably now bought their copy (and many bought two copies); and that a few book dealers have bought copies evidently just to sell -that would seem to be those two sales avenues exausted.

All in thats only really a core group of ~100 people. I think the price has certainly moved it beyond the reach of the average book collector. Perhaps the price Beren was originally banding about of ~£250, would have made purchase less prohibitive.

BH

Posted on: 2007/12/22 2:48
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Re: This made me laugh
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Ever seen a signature by Tolkien of this size? J is completely wrong as is the flowing T. It is exactly the opposite of the direction how Tolkien pulled his strokes... showing this was a different person who signed the book. Also there are too many stops in the signatures on unnatural places, where Tolkien normally does not stop. The n is done very neatly, but the stroke under the signature is completely wrong. By the way the signature on the back of the book, which the forgers tries to copy dates back from an early letter by Tolkien and the autograph of Tolkien in 1969 was completely different. Since 1966 he used his famous flourishing authograph and not this older signature. By the way there does exist a book from Chandler with a true autograph, that part is absolutely correct. But this is a fake, no doubt about it.

Posted on: 2007/12/21 13:19


Re: This made me laugh
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Yet another one, As far as I can see this is a fake.
Does anyone think it is real?
If you agree with me then please report to eBay


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SIGNED-1969-Tol ... ZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Posted on: 2007/12/21 12:49



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