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Re: The Wonders of...
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Urulöké wrote:
How do you feel about signed bookplates then, Stu? Not meaning the published limited editions with bookplates, but there have been original bookplates (such as at the Children of Hurin release parties) that people added to books.


Well, I tend to think that those release party bookplates were always intended to be put into copies of CoH, so I think they do add value to the intended recipient books as they have an intended relationship.

When it comes to other signatures, I always feel that the tipped in signature would be better wherever it originated and the book would be better original also. The individual unmolested items are better than the whole (a kind of reverse synergy!) I just don't see the need to stick two essentially unrelated items together to pretend that something is signed.

Posted on: 2013/8/12 23:03


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Urulöké wrote:
"It's worth a lot. Because it's SIGNED. REALLY. ON A PIECE OF PAPER I TAPED INTO THE BOOK."

eBay Item #251314843895

P.S. Nothing wrong with tipped in signatures (assuming this one is real), but I don't think it adds anywhere near this amount of value, if much of any.



I would say a tipped in signature devalues the book. It makes it less original.

Posted on: 2013/8/12 16:29


Re: What's your opinion on sniping eBay auctions?
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Urulókë wrote:
Thanks all who have responded!

So remy and Stu, it sounds like you manually snipe? There is software out there to schedule snipes with (auctionsniper.com for example) - curious if you have used something like that, avoid it, or were unaware.


Yeah, aware that there is stuff out there to do it. Have just never gotten around to trying any of the automated snipers. I probably should, though, for the night time auctions.

Posted on: 2013/8/10 0:08


Re: What's your opinion on sniping eBay auctions?
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I will snipe on something that I really, really want, but most auctions end during the Antipodean night, so I generally can't be bothered. It is also a technique that isn't so effective now that everyone does it.

Posted on: 2013/8/9 17:31

Edited by Stu on 2014/8/30 16:07:00


Re: Lucky finds
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That's a pretty special collection of Hobbits. Maybe one day if I inherit a big pile of money from a long lost relative.....!

Posted on: 2013/8/5 17:21



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