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Re: eBay shill bid scammer convicted
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"The first UK seller to be prosecuted for artificially inflating prices by bidding on his own eBay auctions has been told to pay £5,000 in fines and costs, and ordered to do 250 hours community service."

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/05/ebay_shill/

There is an eBay seller near Bournemouth that I really hope gets the same treatment.

Posted on: 2010/7/5 7:26

Edited by Trotter on 2010/7/5 10:56:41


Re: What do people think of this item
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I think we may have seen this one before but I'm unsure about the letter for two reasons

1 - That it is not on headed paper, (GA&U had fairly elaborate headed paper at this time which I'm sure would have been used for correspondence of this nature), or is this an example that was only used for Professor Tolkien's correspondence.

2 - I have never seen Tolkien sign his initials like this before.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RARE-TOLKIEN-LE ... ks_UK&hash=item255bb2a674

On the other hand Tolkien must have known Brian Miller as you can see from his obituary here, which gives it some provenance.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obi ... /brian-miller-728943.html

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Posted on: 2010/7/4 21:58

Edited by Trotter on 2010/7/4 22:19:10
Edited by Trotter on 2010/7/4 22:25:18


Re: What do people think of this item
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Can't afford to buy this, but I'll hopefully be able to go and have a look at it on Tuesday.

My copies also looked the same as these, sadly that was in 1963 not 2010

Posted on: 2010/7/2 21:42


Re: What do people think of this item
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The books also look to be in wonderful condition for this printing, probably the best I've seen.

Posted on: 2010/7/2 13:32


Re: The wonders of eBay
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Have a look at this very long thread from another part of the forum and you'll see a lot about the problem with forged Tolkien signatures.

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... hp?topic_id=1148&forum=18

If I remember rightly the first post was from a seller called classicart_uk and cavorite51 sells a lot of classicart_uk items.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Return-King-2nd-Ed ... tible&hash=item2eae272ab0

Posted on: 2010/7/2 8:54



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