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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).

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


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Khamûl wrote:
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eBay Item #201163462051
[eBay] CoH #50 11th Sept. 2014 (£285)
absolutely as from publishers probably a wise investment will come in box it came to me in from harper Collins which says its no 50 bargain price less than i paid


eBay Item #141422565311
[eBay] CoH #50 Oct. 2014 (Buy-it-now US $1050)
This is #50 of 500 total copies worldwide! Awesome number to have! Signed by Christopher Tolkien (son of JRR Tolkien and Middle Earth, Lord of the Rings map-maker), and Alan Lee, a renowned artist and illustrator this book in a fine manner.


BH


The blurb in the detail of the more recent advert is priceless. It reads like something from one of those companies that used to sell awful collectables via adverts in the back of the Sunday newspaper supplements.

For the record, if anyone really, desperately wants to pay GBP 646.69 for an SD CoH (with an RRP of 350 -- or 250 if you ask HarperCollins nicely), they can have my #3 !

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Kiwis and Australians are usually good for a laugh when it comes to daft asking prices for junk... This guy won't even go to the post office when you give him $500 for a $5 item.

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WorldofRareBooks is a repeat offender when it comes to daft prices for utter crap on eBay. I think these guys buy in books for next to nothing that have been donated to charities... and then try to on-sell them for ridiculous prices.

eBay Item #131230262347

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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

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