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Re: Buying Tolkien
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Khamul wrote:
Prices for PoME have been falling quite a bit lately. This year in particular has seen quite a few eBay prices under £200. There is one up right now for £150 (Interesting eBay Auctions).

Ahh, the old domestic (priced) "export" (unpriced) dilemma. The simple fact, despite what the export copies were produced first crowd say --is that unpriced copies (or at least the jackets) were (regardless of any other market) definitely produced with the express intent of distribution to Book Clubs. Therefore, there is no way you can disassociate the unpriced copies from the Book Club taint. One can call them "export" copies if you like; one can claim they were produced first (& claim some sort of chronological superiority) --but you can't say they aren't Book Club copies. Of course, you might not care if they are Book Club copies --but the book market does, normally, seem to care about this.

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Agreed. A fine priced PoME shouldn't be more than 200 pounds these days. Unpriced perhaps a little less.

Posted on: 2012/5/1 14:00


Re: Trade sword for History of Middle-Earth set.
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garm wrote:
Speaking of swords -

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lord-of-the-R ... ain_0&hash=item35bbad64dd

quote - "The Worlds last complete Collection of NEW (original packaging) Authentic licensed full United Cutlery Lord of the Rings set together for the last time on the planet for sale at one time!"

I can only hope..




Yep, there isn't a single one of those items that could be classified as a sword or that wouldn't break at the tang if you hit anything with it. Horrible things.

Posted on: 2012/4/30 21:41


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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isn't a blank book with nothing on the pages just a sketchbook?

I mean it *could* be a publishers dummy, but equally it could be absolutely anything that just happens to have a sticker saying "HOBBIT" on.

I would have thought this item might be of interest to a collector, but would also essentially be worthless monetarily. Even with provenance showing that is a dummy for a particular edition, I can't imagine it being worth much...

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Posted on: 2012/4/29 22:59


Re: Trade sword for History of Middle-Earth set.
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The DJ on "Shaping" does not look like the normal 1/1 version.

Stu.

Posted on: 2012/4/28 17:17


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SonOfDolf wrote:
Never seen such a high priced book on Ebay. $75,000 buy it now for a 1/1 Hobbit. Bidding starts at $50,000. Maybe this belongs in the other thread.

http://www.ebay.nl/itm/140744075617?s ... m1423.l2649#ht_862wt_1396



Anyone who pays this kind of money for a book without having an even-bigger-mug (TM) to shift it onto is an idiot.

At this level, I think buyers are primarily speculators.

Posted on: 2012/4/26 15:07



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