Login

Or
Register Now


Already have an account?
Username:

Password:

Remember me

Lost Your Password?
Main Menu
Collector's Guide Table of Contents
Recent Visitors

Trotter
10 minutes ago

wellinghall
33 minutes ago

Karl
35 minutes ago

Stu
45 minutes ago

Berelach
6 hours 25 minutes ago

Tapuvae (Chris)
6 hours 29 minutes ago

Findegil
8 hours 28 minutes ago

Khamûl
9 hours 58 minutes ago
   All Posts (Gawain)


« 1 ... 5 6 7 (8) 9 10 11 »


Re: lucky finds
Quite a regular
Joined:
2009/7/7 13:15
From Scotland
Group:
Shirefolk
Posts: 51
Offline
It was just sheer blind luck about 2 years ago. I happened to be loooking on ebay just as someone listed it as a buy-it-now for £75. I spent at least 10 minutes double checking the listing to make sure it was what I thought it was before buying it.

I joined Folio Society a few months later and discovered they still had a few of the limited numbered Silmarillion left for £100 (now sold out) so I bought one but am still looking for a Hobbit to complete the set. They won't be a matching set of numbers but that doesn't bother me.

As for selling it, I think (paradoxically) if i had paid £200+ for it I might consider selling but, as it is one of my best lucky finds, it has a certain sentimental value as well so will be staying on my bookshelf.

Posted on: 2010/9/9 13:34


Re: lucky finds
Quite a regular
Joined:
2009/7/7 13:15
From Scotland
Group:
Shirefolk
Posts: 51
Offline
My best three (Tolkien) lucky finds were:

1. (bookshop) Harper Collins Peoples of Middle Earth 1st ed hb d/j £5
2. (bookshop) Farmer Giles of Ham 2nd impression 1957 hb d/j 60p
3 (ebay) Folio Numbered Limited Edition 3-vol LOTR slipcased £75

Posted on: 2010/9/9 12:05


Re: What should I spend my £100 on- just for fun
Quite a regular
Joined:
2009/7/7 13:15
From Scotland
Group:
Shirefolk
Posts: 51
Offline
I think i remember looking this up whe I bought my copy and found that "Elephant Hide" is just a tough paper which doesn't scuff easily. Not made from real elephants.

Posted on: 2010/9/8 12:27


Re: Essais de Philologie Moderne (1951)
Quite a regular
Joined:
2009/7/7 13:15
From Scotland
Group:
Shirefolk
Posts: 51
Offline
I'm afraid I do not own a copy to compare.

Posted on: 2010/9/6 14:08


Re: Essais de Philologie Moderne (1951)
Quite a regular
Joined:
2009/7/7 13:15
From Scotland
Group:
Shirefolk
Posts: 51
Offline
People do refer to this as "uncut" but I think the correct term is "unopened pages". "Uncut" refers to pages that have not been trimmed, ie have ragged edges.

Posted on: 2010/9/6 6:20



 Top
« 1 ... 5 6 7 (8) 9 10 11 »




© 2015 TolkienGuide.com and respective authors. Contact Us