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Re: Trade sword for History of Middle-Earth set.
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I have a couple of sets I'll sell for half that, if anyone is interested.


Seriously, though. There is a definite market for Fine/Near Fine sets of first impressions, with realized prices (as opposed to asking prices) in the multiple hundreds of dollars - falling recently I am sure, but sets seem to go in the $300-$750 range depending on condition and other factors.

Sets can be obtained for a lot less than that, if you are not interested in first impressions. A lot of the books are still available new from wholesale channels. I just did a spot check in Baker and Taylor (big US wholesaler), and they have a copy of each of BoLT I and II on hand for booksellers to order. You should be able to put together a complete set of new or near new for $100-$200 or even less if you are a careful shopper. A complete set of UK paperbacks runs about the same, mostly due to the exchange rate and how expensive paperbacks are over there.

For the, um, discriminating collector (another word occurred to me but this is a G rated site) the holy grail of the US HOME firsts are the Book of Lost Tales I copies that were printed in the UK - the first four thousand sets of sheets were imported. The other sheets were printed in the USA. There are surprisingly few of these in good shape floating around, as it seems that a large number were used as review copies or library copies, just based on anecdotal evidence and copies I have personally seen or handled.

Posted on: 2009/1/22 11:18
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Re: Christopher Tolkien signature
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To my eye and comparing to a few similar signatures I own, looks legit. would love to hear from others here as well who have seen more of C's signatures.

Posted on: 2009/1/22 11:01
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Re: Another Christopher signature?
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Looked bad to me too. Put the image here for posterity (and moved the topic to the Signatures forum so it will be easier to find down the line.)

Now that it is a bit late, I should be able to have some time to write the "2008 in review" post.

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Posted on: 2009/1/4 15:49
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Re: Forthcoming Hilary Tolkien book
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This is CT son of Gabriel son of Hilary, not the "other" one you are probably thinking of.

Posted on: 2009/1/3 12:03
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Forthcoming Hilary Tolkien book
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I received this news from Angie:

Friday 30th January 2009 at 19.00 hrs in the Crown, Market Square, Stony Stratford, is the International Launch date for "Black and White Ogre Country: The Lost Tales of Hilary Tolkien", edited by Angela Gardner and illustrated by Jef Murray.


Congrats to Angie and Jef, I look forward to seeing the book! I will post more details here as I accumulate them.

Posted on: 2008/12/22 16:40
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