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Re: [WANTED]: 1998 deluxe signed ed. of the Silmarillion
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Thank you for the replies. It is interesting to see everyone's different opinions on how much they feel this book is worth.

There are other books which i would place ahead of this one in terms of desirability for me, though if this came up at a great price i would definitely go for it.

Does anyone think the values of Tolkien books in general will decrease after the next PJ trilogy is released and the fans it draws in subsides?

As if so perhaps its better to just play a waiting game to get some of the limited edition books. If this book was originally sold for around 250 but the last one on Ebay was 595, that is a big jump in price for a book that is less than 15 years old.

In that time though obviously there has been the lotr movie trilogy with the general increase in fans, some of which must have ended up becoming fans of the actual source material and then also wanting to collect Tolkien works. Pushing up prices?

On another note - I'm sorry if this is too off topic, but how often does Anniversary Super De Luxe Edition (1987) of The Hobbit come up for sale and does anyone know the prices it goes for? Its another book which i have my eye on - i think its a beautiful edition and happens to be from the year of my birth (i know, I'm a young whippersnapper )

Posted on: 2012/8/13 10:53


Re: [WANTED]: 1998 deluxe signed ed. of the Silmarillion
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I have been looking for this book for some time also, though like yourself and everyone i dont want to pay over the odds and want it in the best condition possible.

I was wondering what you (or anyone else reading) think is a reasonable price/the current market value.

I have seen the one from Tolkien library but its a bit steep, no?

Posted on: 2012/8/13 8:07


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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it was a good price. i was bidding on it. my max bid was 175 so kinda gutted to not get it after it going for so little above that, the last bid went in on 3 seconds, i was very surprised by the price and thought i had it won, but no.

Posted on: 2012/3/12 9:16


Re: Folio Society Hobbit
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Got the book today, it was indeed the photo that has made it look a lighter shade of brown than it is. I think the price is about right.

The fading at the bottom is also alot less noticeable than in the photo as its much more dark brown with only a faint line/crease where it has gone a shade lighter so i don't really know what went on with the photo there (angle of light on leather?). I will take a photo if anyone is bothered, lol.

But i am very happy, its in way better condition than i thought it was (no general fading of spine and the rubbing is minimal, not like photo) also in unread condition inside.

This is the first book i have bought that wasn't in fine condition and although i want to buy all my books in mint condition I'm fine about this, though i will be annoyed if another one goes for 30 pounds now!

Just got to save up for mint 1st edition 1st imps of the hobbit and the lord of the rings now, haha.

Posted on: 2012/3/6 10:36


Re: Folio Society Hobbit
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i was the one that ended up getting this book, so i will let you know if it is a lighter shade or as i suspect just the lighting effect that is from the flash on the camera. The photo of this book on Tolkien books looks very much the same as well.

I bought a copy of the lord of the rings 1997 deluxe Indian paper edition with the quarter leather, which on the photo appeared to be brown, but as we know is black. I was a little anxious but the ebayer assured me it was just the flash and luckily for me it was, so i am hoping the same will happen this time.

Posted on: 2012/3/4 20:12

Edited by cumbrian dwarf on 2012/3/4 20:41:02



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