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Re: Favourite collecting websites
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Berelach wrote:
Can't say I haven't been thinking about it! I always assumed (especially after the films) that there are very many serious long-term collectors out there... I guess I could be wrong.


Honestly, I think once you disregard movie-related collectables, and people who are interested for a couple of years and then move onto something else, I think the number of "serious" Tolkien-oriented book collectors is actually fairly small. 99.9% people that like the books (a huge number, of course), aren't that interested in collecting them (beyond a nice copy or two and some "deluxe" editions, perhaps). Building large collections is such a long-term commitment that it is beyond the casual fan drawn in by the movies, and it also requires quite a bit of money, even just for postage (depending on where you live, of course).

Posted on: 2015/12/8 21:34


Re: Favourite collecting websites
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Berelach wrote:
Thanks Trotter... that is indeed a great site! I guess I'm more specifically wondering if there are any sites similar in style (lesser in scope of course) to TolkienBooks.net. For example... I've never been able to find any site with any decent amount of information about Canadian editions. I guess I just wish there was a 'TolkienBooks.net' for every country!


There aren't that many serious long-term Tolkien collectors, so you may need to jump in at the deep-end and make your own site!

Posted on: 2015/12/8 18:55


Re: 1942 GA&U Hobbit price on Dustjacket?
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The only time I have actually heard anyone say it was on Chris Morris' controversial spoof news show, "Brass Eye" back in the late 90s, where Chris was interviewing notorious London gangster "Mad Frankie Fraser" (who didn't know it was a spoof). He asked him a series of questions and asked him to rate each question as to how mad it would make him, on a scale which had "Mad as a Lorry" at the upper end.

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Re: 1942 GA&U Hobbit price on Dustjacket?
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I suspect that Trotter is as Mad as a lorry.

Khamul isn't much better with his Silmarillions, mind...

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Re: 1942 GA&U Hobbit price on Dustjacket?
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Trotter wrote:
All four of the GA&U first edition Hobbits were 7s6d.

The Foyles edition was 2s6d.

The first hardback price rise was the 5th edition (1951) which was one shilling more, 8s6d.


Marvellous. I knew you would have the answer (on account of having all the books!!!)

Posted on: 2015/12/6 1:09



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