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Re: "signed" book on eBay
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These two auctions are pretty funny (though sad, at the same time). The first one (with the name mis-spelled) is a classic, and even comes with a COA! The second one is a shear bargain at 990.00 GBP. I am sold!!

Posted on: 2007/7/23 5:25


Re: Dodgy Children of Hurin Bookplates on Ebay
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Just for comparison, here is a link to an auction that appears to be authentic. Notice the difference in the ink. The real one looks like a standard pen (maybe ball point, roller ball) the other looks like a fine tip sharpie.

http://cgi.ebay.com/CHILDREN-OF-HURIN ... ZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

This is sad, not only for this auction, but because the ease of forgery with these bookplates certainly reduces the value of the real ones. The only real way to avoid this is special limited editions that only exist in signed form. It is much harder to produce a facsimile of a special binding.

Posted on: 2007/6/1 13:08


Re: Dodgy Children of Hurin Bookplates on Ebay
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This is truly a shame. Someone has bid on this auction, which seems to me to certainly be a fraud.

http://cgi.ebay.com/children-of-hurin ... ZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

The signature does not even look like it is in the same ink as the authentic bookplates.

Posted on: 2007/6/1 13:01


Re: Help with History of Middle Earth Deluxe Editions (2000)
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Hello, Urza. Over the past few months, a few of these things have sold on eBay. There was a shrinkwrapped copy of volume 2 that sold for $300USD, an opened copy of vol2 for $270USD and a couple of opened copies of volume 3 that sold for $180 to $200 USD. The last time I saw a copy of volume 1 sell on eBay, it went for about $450USD. These are all auction style prices which I think is a good gauge for what you could get if you wanted to sell soon. It is truly a reflection of what people are willing to pay. However, if you have time on your hands and are willing to wait a while, some of the other venues (like Amazon Sellers, Abe Books, eBay fixed price) might get you more money. I have seen the volume 2 on eBay at a fixed price of 300GBP. It has been there for a little while now. I personally think that is too high, but hey, if someone is willing to pay.......

Good luck!

Posted on: 2007/5/29 7:40


Re: The Silmarillion 30th Anniversary de luxe edition by J. R. R. Tolkien
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Yes, it is strange that the black quarter-bound books do not match. Even within the History of Middle Earth set they do not match in height. Personally, I have a third print of LotR, second print of The Hobbit, and first of the Silmarillion, so at least the slipcases match in their faux leather covering.

I love leather bound books, but the Harper Collins books do have the tendency to fray at the pont where the leather meets cloth. I would love to see some full leather editions made again, similar to the super deluxe ones from the 1980's. That said, I again agree with Deagol that the new deluxe editions 'work' better together. I do have the one small gripe about there being no circular window in the CoH slipcase, but that is minor.

Posted on: 2007/5/20 18:35



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