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Re: Signed 1971 Fellowship of the Ring
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Trotter wrote:
Very similar item to the book that my Uncle found, listed on eBay.

eBay Item #400754584972



The world is insane if a 1970s LoTR is worth that much, signature or otherwise.

Posted on: 8/10 3:45:59


Re: Possibility of another deluxe collection boxset
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Trotter wrote:
I am sure that David Miller (www.tolkienbookshelf.com) will not mind me sharing this with everyone, but he has recently been producing two slipcases for the current UK deluxe editions, and you can inquire with him on his website as to cost and when they may be available for purchase.



How come one of them has a felt lining and the other doesn't?

Posted on: 8/9 16:54:48


Re: Possibility of another deluxe collection boxset
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unixfan2001 wrote:
Those are just slipcases for the existing collections though, aren't they? No news on when a new collection including the latest books may hit the streets?



I can't really see an outer slipcase for the entire collection being practical at this stage, given that there are now 9 books and some of them are reasonably substantial. Perhaps a collection of the final four of five might be put together?

The ones that David Miller has produced are clearly much more solid than HarperCollins would ever produce, and even with those, the collection is split into two.

To be honest, I have a couple of sets of the first "outer slipcased" set that I got when they came out and they are just packed away - I think the whole slipcase in a slipcase thing looks fussy and I prefer to just have the books on the shelf as is.

Horses for courses, though!

Posted on: 8/9 15:56:10


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Khamûl wrote:
Or leave them under the seat of your car...

BH


Sadly, long gone are the days when I could take a couple of firsts of the Peoples of Middle-Earth out for a spin in the Lotus. It would have to be my wife's Mitsubishi Lancer these days. And it ain't a flash one :( :( Plus, I spilled a whole bottle of windscreen wash on the passenger seat a couple of weeks ago. Then I left the window open to air it. And it rained. A Lot.

Oh well, just need to sell the house (taking giant loss which will probably equal about ten 1937 Hobbits) and move back to Australia (which will cost at least 2 1937 Hobbits) where I can actually get a job (for half what I used to get paid) and all will be well with the world again. Kind of. I might be able to upgrade to a 1995 Hyundai then.... Actually, I'll probably have to live in the Hyundai (Note to self - get Hatchback).

Lesson 1: Never let wife make you move country "because she enjoyed it" when she worked there for six months as a relatively new graduate, so anywhere other than the NHS would have seemed great. Just say "NO!!!".
Lesson 2: When failing at lesson 1, definitely don't buy a house
Lesson 3: Especially not one built by Kiwis.
Lesson 4: When your wife tells you she will be able to get a job in the new destination, check she really can get a job in the new destination and won't have to work back where she just left and fly back and forward every two weeks. I wish I was joking.

Now I just need to find some 1937 Hobbits to sell on eBay. There must be some around here somewhere..

Sigh. Etc.

Posted on: 8/8 2:59:05

Edited by Stu on 2014/8/8 4:43:40


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Karl wrote:
Well...case closed. Rather than swallow his pride and enjoy his first editions (bought at rather reasonable prices), the buyer, aneythang55, decided to close the case and leave me poor feedback:

"Unable to resolve problems-sends site links rather than accept your disatisfact"

The link I sent him was to this forum (and some other reputable sites explaining number lines before that). Of course I had explained exactly what you all confirmed before that. To all this he said:

"I know what I know. There are many people in the world, and we can always find someone to agree with our point of view. 10 numbers is a full number line. That is that. Your book has 9 numbers on the line. I will not argue the issue any further."

Earlier he had sent me this gem:

"10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 (full print line) 10 9 8 7 6 (printing) 1 2 3 4 (sub 6) 2 6 5 9 10 1 3 4 7 8 10 9 8 7 (6- 10 = 4#s left on line) The print line is the first 10 #s regardless of order (see line 4). The print line is reduced by the # of the book’s printing. For example, 6th book print, the # line is reduced by the # of printings, 6th-10=-4(# left on the line). It is not the 6th print bec of the lowest #. THE ORDER OF THE #S DOES NOT MATTER. The print line is reduced by increments of one, as is the # number of printings. The first printing is A FULL #LINE. The Roverandom book has 9 #s left in the line. The book has had 1 printing. .. SUBTRACT 1 (first printing)-10= -9 or 9+1(1st printing)=10(full # line). Therefore, the 2nd print. Next subtract 2(there has been print 1 and Print 2) 2-10= -8(#s left) or 8+2 10 (full line) which make it the 3rd print. The 7th print, 7-10=-3 … 9th print, reduce the # line by 9. 9-10= -1. The 10th print, 10-10=0. The first 10 printings."

Such dazzling equations!

So Mr. aneythang55 unhappily has his first editions and I have my poor feedback. Perhaps I should have let him return them, but why should I have to pay even extra postage for selling EXACTLY what I described. Ah, Ebay...



People like him are entirely the reason that I just stick my spare books in a box and forget about them. Someone else can stick them on eBay along with all the others once I'm dead...

Posted on: 8/7 13:24:11



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