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Re: The Wonders of...
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This is also up on ABE; and was up on ABE when the other eBay copy sold the other week. When the other Methuen was snapped up (very quickly) the other day, I was going to point this out i.e. why the hurry? There are other copies out there. There are, I think, about half a dozen on ABE right now. And there have been copies for less than $700 before. And that's not in the dim distant past; that's this year. Yes these are rare, in the sense of total numbers; but not scarce. You can always locate copies for this kind of price.

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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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I agree broadly with the points you make, Stu; particularly the fact that there is very little out there right now --& therefore decent items are attracting more attention than they might normally, as there are so few of them.

I wouldn't pay $750 for a Methuen Silmarillion though...

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Re: The Wonders of...
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Incidentally, here's the problem with eBay (& collecting Tolkien in 2014 generally):

Worldwide "hobbit" search: 73,411 hits.
Of this, only 7,249 (<10%) are books!
Over 40% of the items are classified under "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories"!

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Posted on: 10/16 3:43:21
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Re: The Wonders of...
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And how do you know it wasn't her Grannie who bought it for £1, Trotter?!

Posted on: 10/16 3:35:04
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Re: The Wonders of...
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I saw that one too, Stu. Had to actually look up who the people were, if I'm being honest. This sort of thing can be interesting (to some), but not at that kind of price.

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