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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Posted on: 2014/12/19 18:56


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Laurin666 wrote:
Now this is a really poor Hobbit


In a sensible world, that would be worth nothing at all.

Posted on: 2014/12/19 1:38


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Trotter wrote:
Yes, I had made an offer before the ebay auction started and have bought it outside of ebay.

I am interested in how rare this book actually is. It should not be rare, as it went through two printings but unlike the Heritage in Literature does not turn up.

Does anyone own the second printing of this book (1970 version)?


I'd imagine that due to the nature of the book's target audience, a lot became tatty/dirty and were just tossed out. primary school kids tear things, and cover them in snot and paint. I expect there are a few out there in people's attics, though, and they will turn up as kids toss out their parents stuff.

That said, I don't think in this case that rare = hugely valuable, as there isn't anything specifically notable about it (other than the cover, of course), and there can't be that many completist collectors out there that NEED to have a copy. I thought the $500 eBay start price was steep, and I don't think it would have had any bidders at that level.

Posted on: 2014/12/15 15:49


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Seems to have been sold outside of eBay - So did someone on here buy this? Trotter?

Was too rich for my blood at that price, rare or otherwise!

Posted on: 2014/12/14 13:58


Re: GA&U 1st/2nd/3rd Hobbit Selling Prices (Mid-Late 2014)
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Figures updated (in first post). A couple of crazy sales in the last couple of weeks, including an unjacketed 1946 Hobbit which sold twice (the first time for 550 pounds, and the second time for just over a thousand pounds!). The seller told me that the first buyer couldn't complete the sale, so it was re-listed. The first price was a bit high, the second price for it was nuts, especially as one every bit as good sold a few weeks earlier for sub-500. Very odd.

A couple of surprisingly expensive jacket-less 1966s last week, also. One at 29 pounds, which was crap, and a decent copy at 39 pounds. Silly price for a not-very-rare book with no jacket, though.

Maybe it is because Christmas is on the way, so people are throwing their money away on gifts and The Hobbit is topical due to the movie.

Posted on: 2014/12/11 20:51



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