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Re: August 14th-15th 2010
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Trotter, I'll probably be down for the Moreton event. I went in 2007 for the CoH launch, couldn't get down in 2008, but attended again in 2009 --it was pretty good. But, I have no firm plans as yet, as it is literally a 1000 miles round trip from Aberdeen, & the drive is in excess of 8 hours. That said, if you're there at the end, and your buying, then I may fix those plans! --no, seriously, I'll probably be down for Friday & Saturday (& Saturday evening).

I ain't going to Festival in the Shire. It sounds very promising, but the money is prohibitive, what with travelling down costs too.

BH

Posted on: 2010/6/26 9:45
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Re: At it again - again
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Not sure about the name change garm, but I report this item every time I see it. The last story was that it was found at a car boot sale I think. eBay, whether true or not, say they'll only suspend accounts if there are multiple breaches. I guess if a fair amount of us report these every time they are listed, the complaints will build up.

BH

Posted on: 2010/6/26 2:22
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Re: Number of books?
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Not being facetious here, but what "quality" Tolkien productions are we referring to? --in book production terms, quality Tolkien items are slim pickings indeed. Some of the recent "deluxe" productions are no better than some of GA&U's trade hardbacks of yesteryear. I applaud your book collecting aims all the same Trotter & Onónion!

BH

Posted on: 2010/6/25 10:21
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Re: Silmarillion edition ["bound in red cloth"]
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I don't think pirate editions are worth much, & although not rare (they must have produced quite a few you would think) --they are quite scarce i.e. if you wanted to go and buy a copy you might struggle to find one. Because of this a seller may charge annoyingly high for it, assuming it's of some worth.

I have two UK pirated copies with jackets & the jacket-less US copy I posted pictures of. For some reason I paid £25 for my first copy (copyright page had been excised), £15 for the second UK copy (go figure!), and £12 for the US copy. Not that I cared at the time, for I just wanted to have a look at a copy, but I overpaid by some margin for the first copy I think; the second price was more in line for a good UK pirated copy; & the second was probably too much for a copy without a jacket.

Judging by the fact that a 1970's pirated Hobbit, always a more popular title than The Silmarillion, went for £9.08 just the other day on eBay --I'd guess they're of novelty value only to most collectors. Put it this way --if you stuck a copy on eBay for Buy-It-Now £20, it would probably take a while to shift.

BH

Posted on: 2010/6/25 10:01
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Re: Festival in the Shire Interview
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I agree the whole Wales line is simply Mark with his business hat on, rather than his collector hat; the kind of antics I would have thought he would have objected to, judging by some of his other comments. That said, some of what Mark says is true enough. Unfortunately for him though, as a book seller, he becomes part of the very problem he criticizes. Upon close examination, many of the books he sells are neither rare nor scarce; & are are not, in my opinion, 'worth' what he is charging for them.

I also dislike all this 'true' collector rubbish. In the field of Tolkien collecting, bargains are few and far between; & the ony hope most collectors have of acquiring anything like a rarity are on sites like eBay --where many sellers are unaware of what they are selling. Otherwise everything is expensive & overpriced. You can be as knowledgeable as you like, you ain't going to get anything 'rare' without hard cold cash.

BH

Posted on: 2010/6/22 15:04
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