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Re: Book of Lost Tales First Worth
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voodoomailman wrote:
Yeah that sounds accurate to me. Thanks! That's interesting about the HOME price fluctuations. I didn't have an eye on them until recently, either British or US. How much have they come down? What were they going for at their highest?


Actually, just checked and my BolT 1 isn't price clipped (but it is the US printed version).

The UK Edition prices went quite daft primarily for the last three volumes, especially the last two. Back in the early 2000s, people were paying up to $600 for PoME, based partly on the incorrect idea that many had been pulped. I'd say $250 would be the most one would pay for that volume these days. Even first printings of earlier volumes often traded at fairly silly prices (particularly volumes 1 and 4). Other than the last two volumes, I doubt anyone would pay more than 30 pounds these days. I think the LoTR movies drove that little price bubble.

Posted on: 2015/11/3 22:04


Re: Book of Lost Tales First Worth
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voodoomailman wrote:
Any opinions as to the worth of a near fine/fine Houghton Mifflin Book of Lost Tales Part One, first printing (printed in GB)? Not looking for an exact number.. just an estimate. $30-50? $50-100? More? Many thanks!



I'd imagine the UK printing of the HM Bolt I (I think there were 4,000 of them from distant memory?) is worth more than the regular US printed one, but I didn't see many of them specifically advertised when I was collecting them. I only have the regular US first printing, and I paid $15 price-clipped but otherwise fine a few years back. If I had to guess, I'd say $50, but it is a while since I purchased my US first editions (all in the $15 - $30 range). UK 1st HoME prices (along with most Tolkien books to some degree) have absolutely plummeted, but they were coming off a much higher peak than the US editions, so maybe the US edition prices have been less affected.

Probably just stick it on eBay and put the link up here. it is hard to guess prices for these things. Adjust the price if no one buys it.

Posted on: 2015/11/3 21:36


Re: The Wonders of...
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Another overpriced turd from Alan-53, a seller that is too lazy to even use the actual pictures of the not-remotely-rare books he is selling.

eBay Item #370877526074

Posted on: 2015/11/1 2:57


Re: The Wonders of...
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Blimey, this one is looking tired for one that is a couple of years old. I hope a lot of people read it, rather than it just having been chucked in a tumble drier.

eBay Item #351561574662

Posted on: 2015/10/26 23:01


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garm wrote:
I'm lost; what's the Tolkien connection with the watch?


It is the one he used when on secret missions to Germany during WW2. It was this watch that allowed him to single-handedly win the war, whilst still being back in time to catch up on marking his students' papers.

Posted on: 2015/10/25 3:03



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