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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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not guilty- I was watching but my copy fairly good so not going to bid on it.
Think they go for £120-£150 ish so if bidding got to £60-£70 you would think some one placed a 'good' offer to get it withdrawn ?

Posted on: 2012/5/23 3:21


Re: Nice binding ?
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well spotted
i think you are right
still dont like it

Posted on: 2012/5/17 14:57


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http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/bo ... 51-4b5b-8b64-c58a5a838092

Just seen this - looks an unusual binding £2-£3000 reserve. Not too bad value at that price but I bet it goes for double that!

Not convinced with the picture but it is the first all in one binding I have seen for ages.

Do we like or not like?

Not like for me

Posted on: 2012/5/17 13:17


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A 1/1 FOTR is a whole new ball game and £500 wouldnt get you an unjacketed copy let alone a jacketed one. You will need circa £1000+ unless you strike it lucky. (I have done on two occaisions! over the years)

Re the ROTK - here is one that just sold via ABE (WHAT! i can hear you scream) - just goes ot show there are some reasonable (well maybe a bit OTT) priced books there as well:

Title: The Return of the King
Author: Tolkien, J.R.R
Publisher: George Allen and Unwin LTD
Book ID: 015990
Price: USD 499.99
Description: 21s net on the DJ flap. The DJ spine is darkened with a few spots,
DJ with rubbing all around and erosion at the spine ends. Clean red cloth boards
with bumped corners and spine ends. The map is still present at the rear of the
book. The endpapers are darkened from the flaps, previous owner name on the
front endpaper. Nice red topstain, the other edges are a bit foxed. Page 49 has
the number 4 and the wavy lines of print as required for the first edition.
First issue, 7000 copies printed.


For £300-£350 it sounded quite good. I did enquire out of interest - already sold ! One thing for sure got to be quick !

Posted on: 2012/5/13 9:06


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I think even Elwe will admit he got a very good price for such a book.
As we have discussed before prices and especially on ebay isnt an exact science and thus you will see highly prices books and of course bargains. There have been at least 5 ROTK under £500 sold this year on ebay and I know of at least 4 others sold via other sources.

Of course not to say you will see another or maybe you will that the luck of draw and patience. Maybe others will not agree but £500 for this book is max in my mind.

If you want a ROTK for £500 let me know ;)

Posted on: 2012/5/12 22:29



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