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Re: BOLT2 jacket
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Peeta wrote:
I just bought a copy of BOLT2 and the book is in great condition, the jacket is in good condition but has a lot of tanning to the under side. Can anyone explain the greenish color to the gold lettering? thanks


It is a very common problem with BoLT 2. I have seen more copies where the gold effect has oxidised than not. Seems to be a problem that does not affect any of the other volumes.

Stu

Posted on: 2012/5/18 2:57

Edited by Stu on 2012/5/18 15:57:20


Re: later impression jackets
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Peeta wrote:
Since my return to the buying and selling scene I have noticed that there are quite a few 1/1 books out there with later impression jackets. I'm curious what this does to the collectibility of the book? It seems like the book would be worth the same as if it had no jacket at all. Anyone have an opinion? Thanks


Yes, worth the same as an un-jacketed copy unless done by the publisher. That said, I have taken a perfect ex-libris jacket and mated it with a matching book (that had no jacket) to produce a combination that is perfectly correct and matching. I think the only problem is when the bits don't match.

Posted on: 2012/5/3 15:00


Re: Buying Tolkien
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Khamul wrote:
Once Stu has finished boasting... you know he'll maybe take a picture of them both on top of one of his cars for you!

BH



Funny you should say that, as when I got home today, I found that my copies of Peoples had been out for a drive. The priced one was in the drivers seat, obviously...

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Peeta wrote:
So you all are not going to be bidding on this copy huh?!


Nope, already got a priced one and an unpriced one. I think that is me done with copies of PoME!

Posted on: 2012/5/2 1:29


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Khamul wrote:
Prices for PoME have been falling quite a bit lately. This year in particular has seen quite a few eBay prices under £200. There is one up right now for £150 (Interesting eBay Auctions).

Ahh, the old domestic (priced) "export" (unpriced) dilemma. The simple fact, despite what the export copies were produced first crowd say --is that unpriced copies (or at least the jackets) were (regardless of any other market) definitely produced with the express intent of distribution to Book Clubs. Therefore, there is no way you can disassociate the unpriced copies from the Book Club taint. One can call them "export" copies if you like; one can claim they were produced first (& claim some sort of chronological superiority) --but you can't say they aren't Book Club copies. Of course, you might not care if they are Book Club copies --but the book market does, normally, seem to care about this.

BH


Agreed. A fine priced PoME shouldn't be more than 200 pounds these days. Unpriced perhaps a little less.

Posted on: 2012/5/1 14:00



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