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Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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I think you should open it, I really like my opened copy and think out of the four Super Deluxe editions I own it is one of the best (though not the best).

Posted on: 2010/8/16 11:45


Re: Super Deluxe values
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Where would you place the value of the Super Deluxe "Children of Hurin" and "Sigurd and Gudrun" editions?


I don't think we have any ideas on sales for the Super Deluxe "Sigurd and Gudrun", but I think they are not selling well. I think they will be remaindered at a very low price, probably less than £100 before very long.

Posted on: 2010/8/16 11:34


Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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Christopher Tolkien is a human being; same as the rest of us. He's also a nice bloke, and the idea of people waiting for his death in order to see the price of their possessions go up in value frankly makes me feel a little sick. Personally, I'd like to see a cap on this sort of thing.


I entirely agree, I'd like to see Christopher Tolkien around for as long as possible, Tolkien fans and collectors owe a huge debt to Christopher (e.g. 12 volumes of The History of Middle-Earth, a huge achievement), I know that like most collectors on this forum, I will be very upset when Christopher is no longer with us, certainly not celebrating that my books have gone up in value.

Posted on: 2010/8/16 11:05

Edited by Trotter on 2010/8/16 11:40:20


Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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I forgot about this earlier thread on the subject

Stu posted on 1st Jan 2009 Given the 30% discount and GBP 5.00 postage to Aus, I decided to get another copy of the signed CoH to shove under the bed for 25 years. The interesting thing is whether it will beat a bank account in terms of ROI at the end of the period. I'm not convinced it will, but I'll take the punt..! My copy number is 443, so there aren't that many left unsold at this point. I guess they might discount further, but I'm thinking 30% off might be as good as it gets. Having said that, who knows - maybe 40% discount is just around the corner? Stu


As you can see #443 was sold 18 months ago. As far as I can see it is not possible to currently tell how many copies are left from the copy numbers as HarperCollins are clearly not selling them in order.

Posted on: 2010/8/16 6:45


Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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The Children of Hurin: Super Deluxe Edition - 2007

http://collectingtolkien.blogspot.com ... super-deluxe-edition.html

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As regards your views on future prices, I notice that you have just purchased copy 379 of 500, so you can calculate the current sales rate is on average 108 copies per year (based on nearly 3.5 years to get to 379).

If you take into account that a lot of collectors bought two copies in 2007 as an investment, I would guess HarperCollins currently sell less than half the average rate (108) per year, probably about forty copies.

At that rate HarperCollins would sell out of copies in 4 years time, or they may remainder them.

Anyway, it's my thought that this book will be worth at least £700 in five or ten years time, at which point I will make my own decision on whether to keep it or not!


I'd say more like twenty to thirty years for that price.

Posted on: 2010/8/14 22:55

Edited by Trotter on 2010/8/15 0:42:34



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