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Re: 2004 Deluxe Edition reprints
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With the Hobbit Deluxe, the reprint can be identified as it is not printed by LEGO, sPA.

The paper on the boards is also a different texture and colour. The reprint is a bit brighter green and the texture is much less defined. Stands out a mile when you know what to look for.

That may also apply to the others (but I haven't personally seen the others).

Posted on: 2013/9/20 15:24


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Urulöké wrote:
I think there is some minimal positive value in leaving the sticker on - if for no other reason, in the unlikely event that someone starts forging her signature, this would be a good indicator of a real signed copy. More seriously, though, it is a valid "state" from the publisher, so I am sure that Findegil will mention it in the updated bibliography.


That's what I figured. It is a valid state and most people will pull the stickers off, so it may end up being the only rare state of the book. Not that it really matters, beyond feeling smug about leaving it on in 30 years time.

Posted on: 2013/9/19 14:42


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wellinghall wrote:
I am reminded of a time when unsigned Terry Pratchett books were jokingly rumoured to be rarer than signed ones. One notable fan went to a con with a couple of unsigned books in his bag, which someone snuck out, got pTerry to sign, and then snuck back in ...

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And Jemimia Catlin is only 26, so she most likely has a lot of years ahead of her to sign those copies that she hasn't signed already!

Posted on: 2013/9/19 14:22


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Khamûl wrote:
The manner in which HarperCollins have chosen to distribute these signed standard editions is bizarre, as always. Clearly some booksellers have signed copies; MF (as discussed) has quite a few signed copies. (Don't recall quite how many he stated he had; if he stated). Every Waterstones in the country has signed copies on their shelves too. Caitlin is attending Oxonmoot, where she'll sign copies. Yet the official HarperCollins website claims they only have a hundred signed copies ("Exclusive Offer: The first 100 copies sold will be signed by the illustrator") --& that their offer is exclusive! In what possible way is this exclusive? It would be good if they were, but they ain't. Signed copies will be ten-a-penny & freely available to whoever wants one. I don't really see the point in this claim.

Anyways... was in the town today & walked into, the aforementioned, old Waterstones. Couple of signed ones there, so bought another one! Anyone want a unsigned copy?

BH


Yeah, but if you look at what else they have marked as 'Exclusive', they have stuff like the HoME slipcased set, which was available all over the place (I got mine from BD) and there a couple of really silly ones in there. I think they still have a bit of work getting the values correct in the database.

I love the way they hide some of the on-screen values using JavaScript, so various internal flags show up until the script hides them when the script runs.

Posted on: 2013/9/19 14:16


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Trotter wrote:
It is not even released yet, but you can get signed copies of Jemima Catlin's Hobbit from Mark Faith, would it not be better if HarperCollins issued signed copies (they do have a website tolkien.co.uk), and not have to pay a £12 markup on the Amazon price from Mr Faith

eBay Item #231033693012

If you want a signed copy, then it may be worth waiting to see what does appear on tolkien.co.uk


I actually ordered one of these copies from Mark Faith, as being in Australia it was either that or wait to see what HC did (and HC have just finally put 100 signed copies up at GBP 20.00 each). As I'm moving in two weeks, I really wanted to get the book sooner, rather than later, so I decided to pay the extra 9 quid over the RRP. With the amount of money I am vaporising at the moment (buying new house, car, moving possessions, wife and cats between countries), 9 pounds didn't really register :)

Anyway, credit where credit is due. Mark shipped the book when he said he would, it was packed in a solid box and he honoured the 6 Pounds standard international shipping he had specified, despite the postage paid sticker showing he paid out GBP 18.95 on postage. So yeah, I could have acquired it a little cheaper by waiting for HC to get their act together, but I have no complaints on this transaction (and no one forced me to pay the uplifted price).

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