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Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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Well I think an aim of owning 75 books is pretty decent, but you are right about being able to slipcase books myself. I have a lovely slipcase from David at tolkienbookshelf which would take care of any book. The only problem is would the book be creased and leaning etc before it got to me.


It would be a lot more than 75 books, as a lot of box-sets include more than one book.

I did not include slipcases and clamshell cases that I have made, but they are really good to protect books (I have 6 of these).

If you buy a 50 year or older book you may have to put up with "the book be creased and leaning etc. before it got to me."

Posted on: 2010/9/2 11:48


Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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Boxed editions are restricting but if you take UK published books alone (both hardback and paperback, and include Folio Society editions) in slipcases or boxes, there are about 75 different sets to collect.

Some of the paperback box sets from the 1970's are now difficult to find, mainly because the cardboard boxes were poorly made and have fallen to pieces.

Posted on: 2010/9/1 21:53


Re: The wonders of eBay
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Here is a quiz, which book are you getting if you were to buy one of the three copies available. I'm struggling from the description to have any idea at all!!!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/History-Middle- ... 295?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3

From looking at the ISBN listed it is possible to find which book it is, but that is cheating for this quiz.

If you want to cheat, it is probably this book

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Complete-Histor ... -/290465401265?pt=Fiction

Posted on: 2010/9/1 11:19


Re: Recent Tolkien events
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http://t-s-publicity.livejournal.com/5815.html

The day time events for this Oxonmoot include some stalwarts (the Quiz, slideshow, Merry & Pippin's Dance Workshop, beer, the ITF meeting) but also talks that in places are in 3 streams. Speakers include Dimitra Fimi, Charles Bressler, and Angie Gardner. Plus we have the film "Born of Hope" being shown with a Q&A session after. Note bookings close 3rd Sept! And gremlins mean that online bookings are down so email or post your form (PDF available on website)


I notice that the fan film "Born of Hope" is now going to be screened at Oxonmoot, but I found this on their website. I wonder what happened.

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Posted on: 2010/8/31 10:07


eBay [Very low book prices]
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I have just bought a copy of "A Look Behind The Lord Of The Rings" by Lin Carter for £0.50 on eBay and £2 postage and packing. From my point of view that is very cheap but from the seller's point of view, this is really bad. I paid via Paypal using my credit card, so they were hit three times for charges, twice from Paypal (second time for Credit Card payment) and one from eBay for selling the item.

Additionally the book may cost more than £2 to send in postage and packing, my understanding is that you are not allowed to charge more than that for a book no matter the weight.

I personally do not sell any of my surplus books via eBay, I give them to charity shops instead, but I do feel sorry for this seller who is bound to be out of pocket.

What do others think?

Posted on: 2010/8/30 4:36

Edited by Khamul on 2011/1/9 12:07:46
Edited by Khamul on 2011/1/9 12:11:24



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