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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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laurel wrote:
With good jacket restoration running at £750 + for significant work the former is not cheap for sure.



I think the problem with restoration is that the general opinion (that I have read online) seems to be that a restored jacket is worth the same (if reversible) or less than the unrestored. Anything beyond very minor restoration is skirting dangerously close to facsimile territory, anyway.

Seems better to just keep the jacket fragments protected for posterity and stick a facsimile jacket on the book to make it look nice in the shelf (or possibly some combination of the two -- with the facsimile behind the genuine jacket, depending on the state of the original).

Posted on: 10/4 16:37:29


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This is already bid up to 1,020 pounds with 8 days to go. I simply don't understand the logic of people bidding the price up so far in advance - there is just no rational logic in using eBay in that manner any more.

Out of interest, what is the sense from anyone who has purchased Jacket-less 1/1 and 1/2 Hobbits (within the last couple of years) of what they are actually worth?

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eBay Item #361070133751


Its back with different wording !


I reported it to eBay shortly after it was relisted -- don't suppose it will achieve much, though.

Posted on: 10/3 2:00:18


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Stu wrote:
By no means a perfect copy, and I'm guessing the inscription is probably embarrassing (It is so annoying that sellers so often mention an inscription and then specifically avoid showing it). Still, might end up being a cheaper copy for someone who simply wants to complete their set.

eBay Item #141418892317


I got a copy of the inscription for anyone interested in bidding, have seen a lot worse.



Went for GBP 41 (vs GBP 160 for the copy that didn't have any writing). A lesson to everyone not to write in books!

Posted on: 10/2 23:13:32


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remy wrote:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331331798253

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171448283743

http://www.ebay.com/itm/141380336137

Wonder what the story is with the Easton Press Edition of the Children of Hurin. Have seen 3 sell for over $500 recently, one for $660


It has always been a bit tricky to get the CoH for some reason (as is the Easton S&G). It has so far only had one printing, and presumably that was relatively small. I picked up both from the same seller in 2012 for approx. $130 each , but I was quite lucky, I think, based on what they seem to often sell for.

The really hard to find one is the Easton "Tales from the Perilous Realm". That almost never comes up for sale.

Of course, with the Easton Press, they might get reprinted at any time (when they feel demand justifies it), so it is daft to spend too much. A lot of the K.W. Fonstad "Atlas of Middle-Earth" copies out there claiming to be "First Print" aren't, as it was reprinted last year. I doubt there is any way of telling the difference between the first and second prints, mind (although I haven't had one of each in my hands to compare).

Posted on: 9/30 17:08:10

Edited by Stu on 2014/9/30 18:43:15



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