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Re: Quality question for 2013 Collector's boxed set (H/LOTR)
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Trotter wrote:
I will post some images from my set when I get them, I expect them to have changed from the first printing of this box-set, this is because they are not available for purchase at the moment, either online or in book shops.


Tolkien.co.uk still seem to have the boxed set for sale.

Posted on: 2013/12/5 16:19


Re: Quality question for 2013 Collector's boxed set (H/LOTR)
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Khamûl wrote:
I have this set, & would agree with the comments so far. The slipcase itself is particularly thin/insubstantial feeling. The cloth coverings (books & slipcase) don't quite rescue the set from utter mediocrity. The quality of the paper doesn't seem any poorer than any other standard HarperCollins hardback(s) though. The only real redeeming quality is the design.

BH


Any chance of posting up a picture of the slipcase?

Posted on: 2013/12/4 1:57


Re: Quality question for 2013 Collector's boxed set (H/LOTR)
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The individual books are for sale in New Zealand, but not the boxed set. Quality looked pretty average for HarperCollins (i.e. about as cheap as they can get away with). Glued bindings, etc. The Hobbit that came out last year was a pretty cheap effort, and the LoTR volumes looked to be about the same. I didn't pay that close attention, though as I wasn't buying. The design of the covers and the colours are nice.

That was in Auckland (just drove the 1,600 km from Auckland to Queenstown in two days, with a 2AM ferry journey in the middle -- way too much driving for my ageing body!). I'll have a look in the bookstore in QT tomorrow and can take some photos if they have the books in stock.

Posted on: 2013/12/3 2:18


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Urulöké wrote:
I really like your display technique too - I really have a good sense of what you like to collect and how proud you are of your efforts!



I prefer boxed sets :)

Posted on: 2013/10/29 0:31


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laurel wrote:
Wow Stu looking good
I especially like the orange limited edition version although i wouldnt recommend tape - you will find it will damage the surface once removed - lol



Ironically, box 19 - the orange one - mostly contains low value stuff!

Posted on: 2013/10/26 1:54



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