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Re: 1987 fellowship of the ring "backwards upside down" cover
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bwat11 wrote:
Hey guys, I have a box set and in it the first book, "the fellowship of the ring" the cover is on backwards meaning if your looking at the impression on the front of the cover and open it up you are at the very last page of the book and the text is upside down. I was just wondering if anyone else ever caught this error befor? And of that hurts or helps the value. I can post pics if you would like. Thanks!


Haven't seen this specific fault before. Generally faults like this make the book pretty much worthless, but there are the odd people who do like to collect them.

Posted on: 2015/4/1 21:15


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


Re: What Booksellers Say...
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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.

BH


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.

Posted on: 2015/3/31 13:42

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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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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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