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Re: 1987 box set cover error
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My Dad is a big stamp collector and he loves to collect varieties and errors in stamps, as an example the 1918 Inverted Flying Jenny is probably the most collectable error, and he does not own one.

The normal copy is worth a few cents, but the error is about $1million US.

As for books, Stu is correct they normally have no value with printing errors, you may want to look to see if you can replace the copy that you have with a fine copy without error.

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Posted on: 5/23 23:01:24


Re: Thinking of selling Silmarillion. red leather bound edition (limited 1000 )
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Khamûl wrote:
As Wayne makes clear in his post around 270 were bound up. There were definitely 100 signed copies, leaving ~170 unsigned copies. That's the way I read it at the time. Therefore, the unsigned copy while rare is hardly to be described as (I'm looking at you, Trotter!) "probably scarcer than the signed copies".


They may have bound 170 copies, but does not mean that GA&U sold them all, but I think all 100 signed copies were sold.

I think that hardly any copies of the unsigned were sold, and stick to my claim that they are probably scarcer than the signed copies, but still not as collectable as the signed copies, and (I'm looking at you Khamûl!)

Posted on: 5/19 22:20:04

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Re: Thinking of selling Silmarillion. red leather bound edition (limited 1000 )
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Welcome to the forum.

As you are aware these books are very scarce, and the edition that you have is probably scarcer than the signed copies, but as it is not signed is not as collectable, so not worth as much.

In the current market, you may get US$1500 or a bit more on eBay for the item, so you may want to start it at that.

Good Luck.

If you do decide to sell on eBay feel free to post the auction on this site.

I notice that you have also asked the same question and I responded on The Lord of the Rings Plaza forums, and you are welcome to have quoted my comments from there in this thread :)

http://lotrplaza.com/showthread.php?7 ... st-1000-copies-printed%29

Posted on: 5/19 6:06:44

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Re: New Book Releases
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Like Khamûl, I also like rebound copies and about 10 years ago, got a bookbinder in York, in the UK to rebind some of my first editions.

I was fascinated when going to see him and discuss what I wanted for the re-bindings and to be taken back to an industry that has not changed for hundreds of years. The tools that he used were identical to a bookbinder of 100 years ago. His wife hand sewed the pages together.

I also agree with Khamûl, that this is not going to add value to the books, and could possibly reduce, but these books are very enjoyable to handle.

They are all a full Morocco binding (goat's leather).

The Hobbit is a 4th Impression.
The Lord of the Rings are all the correct Second Impressions.
The Silmarillion is a Clowes 1st Impression.

He did make a mistake on The Silmarillion, I was sent some photos showing Tolkein on the spine, fortunately he was able to correct it, as the gilt text can be changed after being stamped on the leather.

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Posted on: 5/19 4:43:00

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Re: New Book Releases
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I have been told that HarperCollins will probably do a deluxe edition in 2017 of "A Secret Vice" and this edition would include colour plates that are not in the trade edition.

Not sure on additional material for the deluxe "Tale of Kullervo", but expect it to be similar.

Posted on: 5/14 8:00:34



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