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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...]

BH

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?

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Posted on: 2011/10/13 2:04
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Re: WANTS: TT 1973 7th imp.
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No; should I?

I genuinely thought you'd gone on eBay and had a good loook for me...

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Posted on: 2011/10/11 13:20
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Re: WANTS: TT 1973 7th imp.
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What good's a damn 9th!?

Jeremy, I have an 8th --but that doesn't match, & ain't the earliest example of this format. There's actually a 7th on eBay at present (BIT £14.99, or something --surprised you didn't find it...); but it's price-clipped. And we can't have that either...

BH

Posted on: 2011/10/11 12:41
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