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Re: [WANTED]: 1998 deluxe signed ed. of the Silmarillion
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The GBP 595 copy was me, and was a "what the hell" purchase as it was my 40th birthday (and my mum was stumping up just shy of half :))

That was for a flawless copy, mind. They don't seem to turn up very often and when they do GBP 500+ seems to be the going rate.

Very nice book, but I couldn't remotely justify the price by any logical means. Now and then, I just buy something because I want to (despite knowing it is daft). This would be one of those purchases.

Stu

Edit: I personally believe that global economic conditions will push the value of non-essential items like this steadily down over time. If you care about future value (and I don't), then IMHO you should not buy - Tolkien stuff in general is in a bubble. I won't even touch signed JRRT stuff because the prices are so daft and are effectively being manipulated by a small number of dealers that control the bulk of the stock.

Posted on: 2012/8/14 2:35

Edited by Stu on 2012/8/14 2:48:28


Re: Complete History of Middle-Earth Boxed Set
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Khamul wrote:
But, am I correct in saying, the books themselves aren't a "re-issue" i.e. there's no "2011" on the copyright pages or anything. It's the boxset itself which is the "re-issue". They're just using the impressions that they're currently on (to fill the boxset), right?

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Correct.

Posted on: 2012/7/26 4:05


Re: Complete History of Middle-Earth Boxed Set
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Khamul wrote:
Sorry for resurrecting this thread. Can I just clarify. This, originally, was a slipcased set (standard hardbacks) of first impressions; hence Deagol's "Only first impressions were issued in the slipcase" on TolkienBooks. But are these now selling, new, with later impressions? i.e. did HC decide to slipcase up sets again, in 2011 at some point? HC themselves don't seem to have it up on their site anymore, but there seems to be plenty of listings kicking around selling new sets --hence why I'm asking.

BH


It is a 2011 re-issue. The slipcase seems to be slightly thinner than the original.

Stu

Posted on: 2012/7/26 2:58


Re: Hobbit might be split into THREE movies now. Sigh
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Red wrote:
That is an interesting point. My understanding is that Zaentz and company have no rights to material outside of the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. However, some of the accounts of the First and Second Age are briefly mentioned in the appendices, including the tale of Beren and Luthien. I shudder to think of what jackson's adaptation of that would look like.


If the new movies are successful, I imagine New Line's lawyers will be doing everything they can to ensure they can film anything vaguely mentioned in the appendices.

Posted on: 2012/7/16 17:30


Re: CT 2012 French Language Article/Interview in Le Monde
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Khamul wrote:
He said it sucked too!

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I thought that might be the case, somehow. Other than missing out Tom Bombadil, I thought it was great, but hey, CT is entitled to his opinion, even if it is wrong :)

Edit: Add, so you were just winding me up, huh. Bah, etc.

Posted on: 2012/7/16 15:38

Edited by Stu on 2012/7/18 2:08:43



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