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Re: Dodgy Children of Hurin Bookplates on Ebay
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I have a loose bookplate that was laid-into a US Regular Trade Edition. I purchased it on ABE from a seller in San Franciso a couple of days after the launch. I believe it may have come from the Launch at 'Booksmith' in San Fran. They had 5 bookplates to give away on the launch day (as did a few other stores in the US). I also believe it was the responsibility of the bookstores to paste in the bookplates (under instruction from the publisher). So maybe the store in San Fran did not follow directions.

It is certainly genuine in any case. I have 2 other Bookplate Editions to compare against (one obtained by a good friend and the other purchased on the 18-APR on Ebay). So I am completely confident it is genuine.

I think I read somewhere also that the Tolkien Estate got a quantity of bookplates to distribute as they saw fit. Cannot remember where I read that.

With regards to the Bookplates in the US Deluxe Editions. I believe the one on Ebay is genuine. While I am reluctant to say anything definitively (when it is second-hand information), I also believe that HMCO did indeed hold back some quantity of bookplates and did distribute them to 'selected people'. Whether this was officially done is another question. I have no idea. But I do believe there are a number of US Delxue Editions with genuine bookplates. Probably a relatively small number.

Posted on: 2007/6/20 15:46


Re: Royal Mail stamps
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Hi Deagol,

I have a 1992 Centenary First Day Cover and the £6 Centenary Book of Stamps (which I guess you probably have already). I will send a couple of scans tomorrow.

Regards.

Posted on: 2007/5/8 11:38


Re: Forged signed CoH showing up on eBay now
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If you look at the seller's other items, he also has 'Boris Yeltsin' Signed Bookplates. How timely!!! I wish Ebay would be speedier to remove items which have been reported. At least suspend the listings until they are investigated... It is such a shame how people continue to be taken in by these fakes.

Posted on: 2007/4/24 9:59


Re: Forged signed CoH showing up on eBay now
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Saw the items earlier and reported them to Ebay. If a few others also report the items, it may speed up their removal before someone is taken in. (Link to Report Item is at bottom of Auction Listing).

Still, you gotta be a little amused at such a poor effort! LOL!!

Posted on: 2007/4/23 5:28


Re: Signed Deluxe Children of Hurin
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Deluxe's Arrived this morning. Look Great. Match the Recent Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Deluxe's (mostly). By the way, last November you could also order the UK Large Print Edition of the COH for 20p (Due for release in September).

Posted on: 2007/4/17 4:43



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