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I recently found this website and it might be useful for some members here. It's called Goofbay and it offers various tools like searching eBay seller history and misspelling search. I haven't found any bargains with it but it's fun to play around with. I found there are many ways to misspell Tolkien (just enter Tolkien correctly spelled in the misspelling tool). Examples:

Tolkein (this is the most popular misspelling)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LORD-RINGS- ... 1109325904#ht_2193wt_1163

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HOBBIT-J-R- ... n&clk_rvr_id=311103437499

Tolkie
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Letters-Fat ... 11105139280#ht_753wt_1139

Tolkin
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jjr-Tolkin- ... 11109709177#ht_500wt_1413

Tolken
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Road-Middle ... 1099190558#ht_1358wt_1163

Toklien
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Return-King ... 11104755828#ht_841wt_1163

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1966-HOBBIT ... 11104253362#ht_500wt_1180















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Re: Tolkien Letter Up for Sale
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Here's a photo

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Re: Tolkien Letter Up for Sale
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Too good to be true ?

Anyway maybe you can bid through here:

http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auc ... e-id-2857479/lot-13180903

Posted on: 2012/1/24 12:18


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The Dora Owen book sold for GBP211.79 on Ebay recently. The book was very well represented in the listing, the seller really did a good job with that. As far as I could tell no dust jacket present.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/370576512039? ... 423.l2649#ht_25297wt_1396

On abebooks there is a copy for sale WITH a dust jacket for GBP490.95.

http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/Boo ... ook%2Bof%2BFairy%2BPoetry

I'm not in anyway an expert on pricing but I've read that a dust jacket can represent up to 80% of a book's value. So either the Ebay book sold too high or the Abebooks listing is a bargain? (The third option being I suck at math).


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