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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Re: A Tolkien Tapestry (Special Edition)
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I have asked HarperCollins as to the status of this book,

We took delivery of the stock from the printers on 15 November and this has now been pushed out to retailers, including a quantity to amazon.co.uk. It is obviously a hugely busy time and some online and retail stores may be experiencing delays in turning stock around. We do have a few of the 500 copies left in our warehouse, and they can be ordered direct from Tolkien.co.uk if buyers find they can’t get them elsewhere.


I cancelled my Amazon order and ordered instead from tolkien.co.uk, states it is being dispatched on the 8th.

Posted on: 2011/12/6 23:22


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Another bargain (£10 book) from the same seller who seems to live in a dreamworld or possibly faerie, I think this is an eBay seller to avoid (£195 quoted).

JRR Tolkien ~ Father Christmas Letters - [written for his own kids] 1/1 ~ 1976

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JRR-Tolkien ... ks_UK&hash=item58911b2bcd




Posted on: 2011/12/5 12:15


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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£225 for a 7th printing (and does not look to be in that good a condition). It is a mystery to me how they arrive at these prices, I would have thought £10 would be a bit on the high side (even if it had the elusive blue sticker )

JRR Tolkien ~ Adventures of Tom Bombadil ~ First Edition with Original D/J 1973

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JRR-Tolkien ... ks_UK&hash=item589090c796


Posted on: 2011/12/3 3:45


Re: British Newspaper Archive
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I think all the references that I can see in the papers are OCR (Optical Character Recognition) errors from the scanning. The computer is checking a dictionary for words which must include Hobbit and correcting to that.

Posted on: 2011/12/2 3:31



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