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Re: Selling my Super Deluxe Children of Hurin & Legend of Sigurd & Gudrun
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I'm actually starting to find it a bit depressing; anything even slightly appealing to collectors is going for hundreds --mostly, I guess, to bookdealers. And some books, that you just want to read (like Rayner's Remembrancer), are going for more money than I'm likely to spend on any book ever! Other more desirable editions are just totally unaffordable, & I don't think I'll ever be able to acquire these books. Which, purely from a research point of view (if that's not too grand a term for examining these books), is really annoying.

BH

Posted on: 2011/6/14 5:17
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Re: FR 1992 Hb (Alan Lee)
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laurel, I eventually got a fairly decent (probably VG/VG-) set for £80; which is alright I suppose. Just couldn't locate an affordable copy of FR on its own.

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Posted on: 2011/6/14 4:24
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Re: Selling my Super Deluxe Children of Hurin & Legend of Sigurd & Gudrun
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Yes, I see it on his blog now --the Alan Lee set. Yes, very nice. Purely from a personal point of view, this is the sort of set which I really don't think is worth the £600 Bruffyboy paid for it; never mind the higher prices he suggests it's 'worth'. But, everyone to their own --if one wants to pay hundreds (or into the thousands) for books produced by HarperCollins in the 90's, fair enough. Just seems too much...

BH

Posted on: 2011/6/14 4:09
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Re: Selling my Super Deluxe Children of Hurin & Legend of Sigurd & Gudrun
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BruffyBoy, any nice copies of The Silmarillion? --I don't recall if you bought any real gems, or not.

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Posted on: 2011/6/14 3:30
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Re: Selling my Super Deluxe Children of Hurin & Legend of Sigurd & Gudrun
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Sorry, not following --"3 Volume SD LOTR"?

As for prices: under £200 doesn't sound very common. Let's see what current prices I've noted...

CoH
£325 (#48) April
£217 (#140) April
£258 (#490) January

S&G
£225 (#147) December
£170 (#?) August

Hmmm... clearly I haven't been note taking too regularly there then! There's been a lot up at Buy-It-Now, but I tend not to watch those if they're too pricey --as I just don't think they sell. O/w I normally note any open auctions and auctions with Best-Offer options. But this is all I've noted over the last year.

I agree with you Stu: I can't imagine they sold very many S&G after the initial crew who wanted a copy had got theirs. But CoH is probably pretty close to sold out I'd guess. I can't imagine HarperCollins have too many left.

BH

Posted on: 2011/6/14 3:13
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