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Re: The Wonders of...
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alan-53 listing: THE HOBBIT Illus by WENZEL ~ DELUXE HARDCOVER EDITION ~ TOLKIEN & DIXON

Not sure why it bothers me so much, but this seems borderline deceptive. He's got scrolling text stating "LIMITED TO about 600 PRINTINGS!!", photos and descriptions of the limited signed edition, then hidden within the wall of information and useless text you can see that the item actually for sale is not the limited edition.

Then he has the "gall" to add: "...it really galls me to find people selling items for rediculous prices claiming they are "rare" or "highly collectible"; and what's worse is, naive people are paying it~!"

I mean, all the info is there for a potential buyer to know what he's getting, but this just seems like a blatant attempt to deceive.

Whatever, it's been a long week. Thanks for providing an outlet for my old man rants.

Posted on: 2015/9/18 10:27


Re: First Editions, First Impressions The Hobbit
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For anyone else who hadn't seen it:

Mark Faith on UK Pawn Stars

Posted on: 2014/1/30 8:42


Re: 2004 Deluxe Edition reprints
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Stu wrote:
With the Hobbit Deluxe, the reprint can be identified as it is not printed by LEGO, sPA.

The paper on the boards is also a different texture and colour. The reprint is a bit brighter green and the texture is much less defined. Stands out a mile when you know what to look for.

That may also apply to the others (but I haven't personally seen the others).


Thanks much for this, and for everyone's comments!

Posted on: 2013/9/20 20:59


Re: 2004 Deluxe Edition reprints
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Hi all- sorry to bump an old thread, but I'm wondering if this question/issue ever got resolved?

I know the first print of this edition of The Hobbit was like 4,000, so is there any way to tell the difference between the later printings? Most the stuff I see is shrinkwrapped (as mentioned above), so just curious if anyone knows. Thanks in advance for any replies!

Posted on: 2013/9/20 8:22


Re: On the Wrong Side of the Pond...
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Well, that was quick. Thanks!

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