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Re: Other Fantasy Writers
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I beat Khamul to it, and changed the title.
-Trotter


Still my title...

I'll put in a plug for another site that I am member of, as that is a much better site for this type of question, we stick here to what the site is renowned for, collecting Tolkien.
-Trotter


Trotter! --this section is for any discussion. We're almost all having a chat here!
Much better site indeed...

BH

Posted on: 2011/10/15 14:06
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Re: Tolkien legacy
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SonOfDolf --do you mind if I rename this thread "Other Fantasy Writers" (or something like that)?

That aside, I really (really) don't read that much Fantasy; depending in how you use the term. I read much fantastic fiction --in particular Supernatural fiction (or Weird literature). I did read Eddings, Gemmell, Pratchett etc when I was younger --they were all okay. To be honest, re-reading Tolkien recently, I can really see why some parts of the literary world don't rate Fantasy. I mean, they might think Tolkien is good, but probably think if this is literally the best Fantasy can offer --the genre isn't up to much. Sadly, the fault in this argument is that everything that is highly acclaimed/rated (where Fantasy isn't) doesn't faintly appeal to me; & I suspect I wouldn't really enjoy reading it. SF still offers much that captivates me too.

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Posted on: 2011/10/14 11:43
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Re: Hatchards Leather Quarter bound Hobbit (No Reserve)
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Heavens! --we're on this old [an] "item is only worth what someone will pay at that time" chestnut; sorry laurel ( ). In looking at a range of prices, you simply cannot include the top (and bottom) of this scale. I'm not talking in this case, but if 99% of a particular title sell for, say, £100 (let's say in a £75 - £125 range) --but 1% of copies sell for £200 (or thereabouts) --it seems patently absurd to claim that it is "worth" £200 just because a few people paid this price at some particular time; or even that it was "worth" £200 at that time.

garm, how far did £60 stretch back then though?
[EDIT: Sorry, you said "1997" --which actually wasn't that long ago...]

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Posted on: 2011/10/14 11:26
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Re: Hatchards Leather Quarter bound Hobbit (No Reserve)
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I see it went for £380. The winner would have been better just going straight to Thorntons (as Stu mentioned) and buying it...

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Posted on: 2011/10/13 7:31
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Re: Insurance Appraisal
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Every time I go to PBFA fair I get some flyer about a company who provide specialist book (collection) insurance --I don't have the information to hand, and have no idea how reputable they are, but clearly there are companies out there providing this kind of service. That aside, all you can do is insure to value. I mean, never mind if you could replace them (i.e. if they are one-off's) --what would they cost right now to acquire? And make sure you are insured over and above this. If your house burns down --what have you lost in monetary terms?

BH

Posted on: 2011/10/13 2:04
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