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Re: Tales from the Perilous Realm Deluxe
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I agree with most of the sentiments expressed. Sensible/courteous email sent; simply no reply. I was more irritated at the 10% discount to be honest, since most collectors had probably ordered before being informed of the offer. Loyalty? Why bother! Nobody would buy through HC's site if these copies were available through Amazon. HC could learn a trick or two from them. At least they respect the value of customers who order early, by giving lowest price etc.

With regard to the numbering; not that bothered at copies physically not being numbered. Just (bothered by) the obvious ability of people to convert standard to exclusive by getting AL to sign their copy. Totally pointless!

They could run off some HC bookplates with numbering, and post them out to us all. I'm sure they still have a log of who ordered first etc, so that the appropriate number could be sent to the correct buyer.

BH

Posted on: 2008/12/1 4:27
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Re: American Two Towers First Edition, Later Printing
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ditto (Get a move on Wayne & Christina! )

Posted on: 2008/12/1 4:08
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Re: Hardback box set on eBay
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Incidently (just for information) -the original box set under discussion does indeed have a re-priced 4th impression of The Silmarillion. Looks like there is one taker at £400 in the auction as well!

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Posted on: 2008/12/1 4:01
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Re: Tales from the Perilous Realm Deluxe
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But then you'd have the problem of damp; and moisture is the enemy of all books! Altho' you might find more square foot for your money...

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Posted on: 2008/11/25 14:25
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Re: BBC Four - Picture Book (UK only)
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Indeed! You must be pretty chuffed with that Beren? Its good to here about TV-makers, publishers, and the Estate working with the collecting community. And, if people are seaking you out, for help in regards to Tolkien books; well, that must be satisfying (exciting even!) indeed. The Collier Collection grows in prominence with every passing day...

(Didn't actually see programme unfortunately; can't get BBC4 reception. Might still be on iPlayer...)

BH

Posted on: 2008/11/24 8:13
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