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Re: Farmer Giles of Ham '60th Anniversary' Edition
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That's interesting.

I wonder what HC will do when the 'limited' copies are sold.

Are they going to use the 50th Edition cover again with impression number 5 and above, or more likely sell the book with the new cover as impression 5?

Posted on: 2009/2/23 11:32


Re: Farmer Giles of Ham '60th Anniversary' Edition
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I have just ordered a copy.

Out of interest does it state that it is limited to 500 copies in the book?

Andrew

Posted on: 2009/2/23 5:17


Re: Super-Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun
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I think this book appeals to a smaller market than the Super-Deluxe COH. So to sell 500 copies without heavy discounting could well be impossible for Harper Collins.

The fact that they have a track record now of offering large discounts on the online store, means that people like me who would have bought two copies, will buy one when it comes out and wait for the discount for the second copy, but if it was limited to 250 copies I would buy two at full price.

I hope they remember to ask the artist or Christopher Tolkien to number the copies this time as well.

Posted on: 2009/2/22 1:57


Re: Hobbit on ‘The Antiques Roadshow’
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But they would not get that price any more, the credit crunch has put paid to that.

The only way to get someone to pay £10K+ for Tolkien items in today's climate is to have 'signed' items and I think this site is doing a wonderful job in finding fakes and stopping them being sold, so they have to have provable provenance.

Posted on: 2009/2/21 7:45


Re: Hobbit on ‘The Antiques Roadshow’
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I also thought the valuation was on the low side, if she wanted to insure the book then it should be £5,000 to £6,000 for her book. It was a nice copy of the book, the only problem was the full page inscription, though without that being there she would have lost the book completely.

Posted on: 2009/2/21 3:57



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