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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Just curious how people feel about the second set here, with laminated dust wrappers. Preserved, yes, but...... ?

Posted on: 2013/4/12 16:10


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Red wrote:
It's a little like The Lord of the Rings meets Yellow Submarine....
http://www.etsy.com/listing/123421842 ... &ga_facet=handmadetolkien


I think I see a Blue Meanie at the bottom of the page!

Posted on: 2013/3/30 19:45


Re: 1969 India Paper LOTR single volume first edition
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That's a great story, and in my opinion, this is a nostalgia piece I probably wouldn't touch. There's nothing wrong with a well used book, unless you were ever trying to present it for sale, which doesn't sound like your intention.

However, as far as restoration is concerned, everything is possible, but could be costly. Any repairs to sheets can be time consuming and require building up layers of rice paper. The staining to the buckram cover also would be pretty tough to repair. If it is grime, it could be professionally cleaned, but fading or staining would require someone to fill in the faded regions, which again is very time consuming.

The most cost effective approach would be to leave the book as it is, and maybe have the slipcase restored or replaced. If you really wanted a nice clean copy for display, you could easily track down a different copy in better condition, and for cheaper than restoration of your current copy, especially if you were willing to compromise on publication year. This edition was printed (albeit with a tray type box instead of slipcase) for many years after 1969, and later copies can be found in mint condition for pretty cheap. If you wanted a slipcase instead of the box, just talk to David Miller from the Tolkien Bookshelf. He's real good with these. Here's a link to the nice felt lined version he makes for this particular book:

http://www.tolkienbookshelf.com/pages ... -paper-edition-black-faux

Hope this is helpful, and thanks for sharing your story!

-Steve

Posted on: 2013/3/9 5:54


Re: Elwe ebay auctions
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Elwë wrote:
Hello, everyone. I have listed a few new items on ebay, including a US first printing LotR set. Please take a look. Thanks!



Just added an early US set of LotR, and a 1955 UK Hobbit.

Posted on: 2013/2/24 13:39


Re: Elwe ebay auctions
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BH,

Also, if you look at the beginning of this thread, you are actually seeing my current auctions live. All the links work and should take you straight to the actual auction. This was an HTML set-up by Jeremy to simply pull my current items from ebay and place them in a nice format here in the forum thread. I chose to use this thread for advertising my current auctions (as opposed to starting a new one) because it had this nice little feature! Thanks again to Jeremy!

I am planning to list a couple more items here in the next few hours, and you will see them show up in that first post as soon as I do.

-Steve

Posted on: 2013/2/24 10:54



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