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Quality question for 2013 Collector's boxed set (H/LOTR)
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Hi everyone (especially those of you in the UK),

I have not yet gotten my hands on a copy of the Hobbit+Lord of the Rings boxed set that came out a few months ago. I have been looking at the reviews on Amazon.co.uk (link below) and there are quite a few that call out the paper (yellowish rather than white and closer to paperback quality than a good hardcover), the small font size (to get the LOTR volumes to be the same size as the Hobbit, which has a better font size), the binding (glue rather than stitched), no fold-out maps or (possibly) other illustrations.

Can those of you with your hands on this particular set chime in with your thoughts on quality? Amazon is notoriously bad for mixing reviews of different editions together, so I want to get some opinions on this particular set from discerning collectors.

Thanks!


Here is the link to the official HarperCollins page for this set:
http://www.tolkien.co.uk/product/9780 ... %2fThe+Lord+of+the+Rings+


Here is an Amazon.co.uk listing:

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Posted on: 2013/12/2 17:24
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Re: The Wonders of...
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Hah!

I am putting the pic here as well for posterity.

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Posted on: 2013/12/2 12:38
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Re: TOLKIEN CALENDAR COLLECTING
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Hi Lokki,

This (Tim Kirk 69) Tolkien calendar has quite a bit going for it - the first Tolkien calendar (predates all of the official ones), very few copies, well made, and nice artwork to boot. The ones the current seller has (no idea how many) seem to be coming from the files of one of the fan publishers of the zine it came from, so they are in really nice shape.

From what I have seen recently, these are going for a few hundred dollars and up on eBay. If the market gets flooded with many copies, that price will come down, obviously, but there cannot be too many copies to begin with. If you are a Tolkien calendar collector, this is a must have issue for your collection, but patience will always be rewarded if you work hard.

Posted on: 2013/11/30 14:04
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Re: TCG eBay functionality updated
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I have a lot of work to do on the login / registration process (it needs help). I will get that "keep me logged in" button back for you as soon as I can!

Posted on: 2013/11/23 23:05
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Re: TCG eBay functionality updated
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Khamûl wrote:
Jeremy, I wanted to find out the best offer price accepted for a HPL auction I was watching. Remember when you put up the original simple auction number search --can we still do this?, or do I now have to "submit" these to the site? i.e. I don't really want to be clogging up this section with non-Tolkien related book auction data. Is the old function still there? (I can't recall where, in the forum, this was discussed.)

BH


I have added a checkbox to the auctions page that says "Just looking (don't save)". If you check that box before you hit submit, the ebay auction data will not be cached or added to the recently submitted list, etc.

Because of the way I have things set up right now, you have to be logged in to use the auctions tool, so you will not see the item submission form if you are not logged in. (Also the browser plugin, etc. will give an error if you are not logged in as well.)

Let me know if there are other features you are interested in!

Posted on: 2013/11/21 14:01
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