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Re: Hatchards Leather Quarter bound Hobbit (No Reserve)
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>the_merp_shop doesn't usually do auctions --so this is unusual. Check out the other listings, & prices! Trying to lure us in...

They also auctioned the three volume Super-Deluxe LoTR a month or so back. I think it went for somewhere in the 500s (but can't remember for sure). Maybe they are running out of cash. I've always thought the MERP shop listings on eBay to be outrageously expensive.

Will be interesting to see how much this Hobbit goes for. The last couple of eBay sales seem to have been a little under GBP 300 and a little over GBP 300, so I am guessing that will be the ball park. Current dealer asking prices seem to vary from 375 (Thorntons) to about 500 (David Miller), with several of copies available, but no signs of any selling.

Posted on: 2011/10/3 15:08


Re: UK Book of Lost Tales (Part One), Hardcover 1st Printing
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Both of my copies are printed correctly.

Posted on: 2011/10/2 13:47


Re: TOLKIEN (Alex Lewis) THE TALE OF GONDOLIN SIGNED WITH SKETCH NO.29 OF 50 SLIPCASE
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Wouldn't give anything by Alex Lewis / Ruth Lacon-Elizabeth Currie shelf space. And I have a shelf full of Jack Reacher novels, so I am really not discerning...

Posted on: 2011/10/2 5:53


Re: The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún (Super Deluxe Edition 2009)
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I wouldn't worry about missing out. If they dump all the stock to the market discounted, you will end up getting a good deal later on. The market for the book is limited. They won't pulp them jst because they can't get top dollar. If you want one quicker, make HC an offer (at least 100 off). They may well accept, especially as the original price was 250 when they first came out.

Posted on: 2011/9/28 13:40


Re: Current Super Deluxe titles from HarperCollins
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I still find it funny that funny that HC produced the SD S&G in an edition of 500, despite the already slow sales of CoH. They should really have paid attention to this forum, where the general consensus at the time was that 500 copies of an SD S&G was totally nuts. An edition of 250 would probably have sold quite quickly for either book, but once the number of copies starts to go up, the desirability drops.

They would probably have had better luck doing 250 SG followed by 250 signed deluxe Unfinished Tales (Same format, but with different coloured leather, assembled at same bindery for overall economies of scale). If they had done that, they would probably have sold them all. I would have bought a UT at any rate, so that would only have left 249.

Mind you, I just quit my job, so my book buying days are probably over....

Posted on: 2011/9/17 21:23



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