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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Tapuvae wrote:
How could you tell it was the HC version without seeing the slipcase better?


The HarperCollins/Encore one has a smooth finish, and the HarperCollins/Trade one has a textured finish. You can see the texture in the photo. There is also a difference in the size of the thumb-holes in the side of the slipcase.

Posted on: 2015/3/31 21:18


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Trotter wrote:
What a numpty :(


Indeed. I think he meant to write "Library Stamps torn out". That said, it sounds like he is just clueless/confused.

Posted on: 2015/3/31 13:51


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Khamûl wrote:
The auction detail wasn't amazing. I'm surprised, given that, that it was snapped up for £100, to be honest. Still, it's quite uncommon.

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It is definitely uncommon. I think 100 pounds isn't terrible, but isn't a huge bargain, either. I have absolutely no doubt that the prices for all these relatively recent books have been slowly dropping. That said, I wouldn't be surprised to see one of the Tolkien dealers offering it up for several hundred pounds in a few weeks, as that is how it seems to work!

I think that - at least in the "New World", the Encore "state" is definitely more common. I thought about buying this copy, but then I only paid $25 Australian (15 pounds) for my Encore set (without a single other bidder), so it is hard to justify spending close on 8 times that to get a slightly different texture on an imperfect slipcase. Sadly, I don't have the bank account to be a completetist, these days.

I've seen another (Encore) set listed since I got mine that re-listed 3 or 4 times, starting at $250 AU, dropping to $150 (if memory serves me), and it didn't sell. Three or four years ago it would have been snapped up.

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This is the non-Encore set by the looks of it.

eBay Item #251898178848

Posted on: 2015/3/30 18:33


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Silmarillion Salesman's dummy. More than I would want to pay, but might be of interest to someone (looks to be in very nice condition)...

eBay Item #111632464451

Posted on: 2015/3/28 13:27

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