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Re: The wonders of eBay
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I dont know alot about early hobbit editions but dont they have yellowish cloth boards with a bowing hobbit?

http://cgi.ebay.com/TOLKIEN-HOBBIT-1s ... tible&hash=item27b5b09ab5

Posted on: 2010/10/12 13:32
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Re: What is your collecting focus?
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>>>I guess I'm more of a hunter than a collector. I have the resources to track down and purchase items available online (within reason), and have done so on occassion. My real joy comes in perusing used bookstores and second hand shops looking for unexpected finds.

This raises an interesting point. I think it was a bit more of a rush for me before I realized how much was up on ABE. I too love the thrill of the hunt. One challange I have living in the USA is that I'm higly unlikely to find the older and more obscure stuff at bookstores like I could if I was in the UK.

Posted on: 2010/10/10 14:32
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What is my best bet for owning an inexpensive Tolkien Signature?
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I'd really love to own a tolkien signature (preferably a letter) but the prices I see of what comes accross on ebay is out of my price range.

Does anyone have any advice of what I can do to find a (relatively) affordable Tolkien signature? Or are the prices that show up on ebay representative and I just out of luck?

Posted on: 2010/10/6 13:19
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Re: What a Joke
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Aside from the bizzare context, does the signature itself look real? Im far from an expert but even to me it looks fake.

Posted on: 2010/10/6 13:13
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What is your collecting focus?
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I think it would be interesting to hear what everyone has decided to focus on with their collecting.

I'll go first:

Early on I realized I can't collect everything so I decided to focus on US published tolkien editions. I'll never get there but Im aiming for every US edition of everything tolkien has done.

I also like to collect the older poems like Goblin Feet and scholarly works like Beowulf, Green Knight and Ancrene Wisse.

Lastly I liked getting books about tolkien himself and about the various movies made. I'm very casual about this category.

I probablly should have narrowed my focus a bit but these areas called to me.

Posted on: 2010/10/5 17:17
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