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Re: Bilbo's Last Song puzzle....anyone know it's worth?
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Hi Parms,

Checked one of mine, and it has 532 pieces (19x28). Not all of them may be cut the same way (see this International Polygonics Article for some more information.)

For value, it must have all pieces, and all must be in good shape. Also, the box condition is a huge factor. A complete puzzle in nice shape, but in a beat up box, is probably somewhere around $15-25 from what I have seen recently. A mint box with an incomplete puzzle in it is probably somewhere around the same (because someone will want to move their pieces into a nicer box). Both together is a somewhere north of $50 I think, with examples going for much less if you are lucky on eBay, or more if you happen to bid against another interested collector.

These prices probably won't apply in the near future, but I was watching them closely for a while when I was writing that article linked to above.

Hope this helps.

Posted on: 2008/4/26 21:58
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Re: Amon Hen plea
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Whoops, sorry Hyarion,

Andrew told me in an email that he had entered that data on TolkienGateway and I was welcome to reuse it, and I probably got more than intended. My apologies!

Posted on: 2008/4/23 23:35
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Re: Amon Hen plea
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Thanks Dior!

Posted on: 2008/4/23 7:48
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Amon Hen plea
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Hi all,

I have added most of the Amon Hen contents that I have in hand or accessible to the Fanzine section. Is there anyone out there willing to either help me fill in the missing issue contents (the red links on the Amon Hen page), send me a scan of the contents page so I can do it (this would only work for the later issues that have a TOC, the early issues don't), or line me up with buying the missing issues? I don't have much of a budget for buying more right now, so I am hoping more the first two options but will consider any leads useful. Thanks!

http://www.TolkienGuide.com/AmonHen/


For the art already included, I have permission from the TS. They are still working on getting permission for the earlier issues, so I don't need any cover scans at this time - I may get in touch with issue owners somewhere down the line when permission comes through, though.

Posted on: 2008/4/23 0:45
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Collector burnout discussion
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Skwish mentioned in another thread that she was going through a patch of burnout in Tolkien collecting. In addition to the attached poll, I'd love to hear various comments and thoughts on this topic here.

From my personal perspective - every interest waxes and wanes over the years, and Tolkien collecting is a passion that takes a long, long time and a lot of dedicated effort. It is also an endless field - I firmly believe that there is no possible way to have everything (just ask Wayne and Christina)). I find when I get a bit overwhelmed with a particular field of interest that something else pops up - thus the sporadic updates to various areas of the Guide (puzzles, fanzines, etc.) Would love to have additional contributors for their own areas of interest!

But just from sheer overwhelming quantity - I can certainly understand someone hitting a patch of burnout. I have also gone through patches of spousal burnout ("and just where do you plan to put this latest box of smelly old papers?") but somehow we always manage to pull through.

Posted on: 2008/4/22 22:37
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