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Re: Dodgy Children of Hurin Bookplates on Ebay
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Waterstones had very large quantities of both the Trade and Deluxe Edition on the first day, it looked to me like at least 1000 Trade copies and about 300 Deluxe, so I'm also struggling with how they ran out.

The signed bookplates were on big rolls. It looked to me like Waterstone's staff applied these to the books as people went into the store, which is why they ended up in the UK Deluxe copies and not just the Trade editions (they had stated that only the first 50 people in the queue would get a trade copy with a bookplates).

I'm also intrigued that it would be very easy to move a trade bookplate to a Deluxe copy

Posted on: 2010/9/6 10:00


Re: At It Again
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Please note I have no coa for this signature so will sell as signed after Tolkien,as per ebay rules.


What does this mean?

Could the people in this article have got off jail time by saying it was 'signed after'?

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-ent ... f-art-forgery-764032.html

Posted on: 2010/9/6 9:47


Re: What should I spend my £100 on- just for fun
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Laurel I have lost out on some great offers including a 1963 deluxe LOTR set for £400 only last year because i messed around.


I would have been extremely annoyed if that set had gone for £400, unless he sold it to me. As the eventual buyer of the copy in question, it cost considerably more than £400 when bidding finished on eBay.

Posted on: 2010/9/6 9:41


Re: BBC Archive Video from 1968 - Tolkien in Oxford
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Trotter, which Tolkien interview does that BBC programme contain?


Both of these programmes are really "Tolkien in Oxford" from 1968,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/writers/12237.shtml

Posted on: 2010/9/4 8:13


Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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'If you want an investment, buy gold' - bit harsh there.


It's true though. I collect books because I like them not for value or an investment.

I don't think you can seriously class collecting Tolkien books as a great investment.

Posted on: 2010/9/3 11:39



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