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The Adventures of Tom Bombadil [Blue "A&U" sticker]
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My copy of the Ninth Impression 1975 version of the book is not price clipped but has a big dark light blue A & U Sticker over the price.

Does anyone know what the price was under the label, if I hold it up to the light, it could be £1.45 and also any ideas about why the sticker does not have a new price on it?

Posted on: 2008/2/22 22:45

Edited by Trotter on 2011/2/15 11:02:56
Edited by Khamul on 2011/10/1 13:19:24


Re: Tolkien Estate Sues New Line Cinema
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You can read the full transcript of the complaint here

http://news.findlaw.com/nytimes/docs/ent/tlknnewline21108cmp.html

which is included in this article http://sacnoths.blogspot.com/2008/02/hobbit-movie-goes-blooey.html

Posted on: 2008/2/18 4:36


Re: Tolkien signature from 1982
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I suggested that it may have been John Tolkien, but did not really believe it as it clearly was a fake.

Ebay claims to be bothered about counterfeit items (which includes fake signatures). However they make it very hard to report and appear to take very little notice when they are reported. Sadly they are just interested in their commission.

Posted on: 2008/2/18 2:10


Re: UK First Edition Silmarillion Dust Wrapper Colours
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I agree it is all as clear as mud.

I was also going to ask if anybody had an information on who printed the dust-jackets, as it is entirely possible that it was not the same printers as the books themselves?

Posted on: 2008/2/18 1:59


Re: UK First Edition Silmarillion Dust Wrapper Colours
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Here are the answers to which cover is which?

Picture 1 - Clowes First Export (Second Variant, Paper Cover no headband)

Picture 2 - Billings First Edition (Domestic Edition)

Picture 3 - Clowes First Export (with headband, and cloth)

The Billings Edition is more Blue than Purple, but I think both of my Clowes copies have identically coloured blue/purple wrappers, which contradicts Remy's post as his copies are different.

So to sum up the two Export Edition variants can be seen in either coloured wrapper.

Posted on: 2008/2/15 1:20



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