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Re: Tolkien Signed Book
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Jlong wrote:
This one looks bad... really bad. I wouldn't pay five dollars for this copy.

eBay Item #131634312594

http://radziwill.us/tojrrttwoto1.html



And verified by Dr. Radwell, a member of the "American Institute of Forensic Examiners"..... Which doesn't *seem* to exist. Maybe he means the ACFEI, but you would think he would know what it was called, if he were a member.

I hate autograph sellers with a passion. They sell products that usually have no provenance, that we are supposed to accept as being legitimate, because they are "experts in this kind of thing".

Posted on: 2015/10/21 12:44


Re: 1987 Unwin Hyman LOTR Boxed Set
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Thanks for posting up the clearer picture. I think that shows it is indeed conclusively blue. The fact that the text on the back of ROTK remains green rules out it being an issue with the photography, I think.

Another mystery!

As an aside, the difference in DJ colour between the TT and the other two books shows a distinct lack of effort on behalf of the printers. The 14/14/16 impressions match perfectly. Something obviously went wrong when they switched to the little man in a circle on the spine.

Posted on: 2015/10/14 14:48

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Re: 1987 Unwin Hyman LOTR Boxed Set
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wellinghall wrote:
It could be the photo (or fading??), as the dust jackets look very washed out.

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That was my first thought, but there are three photos showing the box, and the green lettering on the ROTK spine still looks green, albeit the spines themselves, especially the TT are faded (it could just be the pictures exaggerating the colour difference excessively). I'm really tending to think the box is/was indeed blue.

http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/tolkien-book-store/000900.htm

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1987 Unwin Hyman LOTR Boxed Set
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Is there something wrong with the colour on the "blue" photo, or did the 1987 UH LOTR Set come with two different slipcase variants? I've only previously seen the green one.

(No mention of there being two versions on tolkienbooks.net)

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Posted on: 2015/10/13 23:24


1967 Hobbit for Sale
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I have a 1967 (2nd impression of 3rd Edition) Hobbit for sale. Reasonable condition. Price-clipped. Some foxing to the jacket (which is otherwise clean and bright), small strengthening repair to outside corner of inside front flap (probably silver-fished), browning/light foxing to page edges, etc. Silverfishing (presumably) to the GA&U logo on spine. No foxing to pages, no inscriptions, stamps, tape marks, etc.

I'll be sticking it on eBay if no one wants it here (reason for sale is that I happened across a near fine/as new copy of the same year, so this one [which I was happy enough with] is now a duplicate). I've never sold a duplicate book, but I think it is time I started getting rid of stuff I will stick in a box and never look at again.

If anyone is interested, let me know and I'll provide some more detailed photos.

The Book is in NZ. Postage to UK would be about 10 pounds (possibly a bit less).

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