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Re: The Wonders of...
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Is this a surprising price?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Homecom ... 253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

I think £101 for a 1990's reprint is a little steep...

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Re: Silmarillion Price Stickers
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I'm confused here. Trotter, your original thread talks about TB, but the scan you posted is labelled (i.e. your file name) FGoH. What was, TB or FGoH? I appear to have bought a copy of TB as the thread was running, which I have no memory of....

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Re: Silmarillion Price Stickers
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I just read through the previous thread and it appears my memory deceives me...

It's me who has the copy of TB with a blue sticker!

Seems like I don't even know what books I have. Dementia in the under 40's, is that a thing?

BH

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Re: Silmarillion Price Stickers
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I've only ever seen examples of GA&U re-pricing 2nd & 4th impressions.

I don't have a re-priced 4th impression, but I understand some copies of (for example) The Silmarillion released in The Tolkien Library (1978) boxset were re-priced copies. The remaining copies I have seen have all been re-priced 2nd impressions; these were still in stock in the early 1990's when HC sold copies of the GA&U 2nd impression in HC John Howe jackets.

First increase was to £5.95. GA&U used various price stickers; some white; some cream; some with just "A&U"; some with (as you post) the full "GA&U". During the 1980's they made several price changes & I assume simply re-priced the 2nd impressions they had in stock. I have examples of £5.95 and £8.95; and later Unwin Hyman £11.95 and £13.99 price stickers.

I have a copy with the big blue sticker that you post. I believe I remember Trotter also posting an example of this sticker in use on a copy of TB. Not entirely clear of its precise use (he asked this question too) other than to cover the original price. Your copy has a price sticker, but its not clear if this is a publisher sticker or not. Could simple be a bookshop re-price under direction from the publisher.

You also have commonwealth copies (usually Clowes "export" copies) kicking around variously re-priced in $CAN and $AU. Interesting stuff...

BH

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Re: The Wonders of...
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They're now worth...

ONE THOUSAND POUNDS!!!!!

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