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Re: Dodgy Children of Hurin Bookplates on Ebay
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I'm not sure what you're saying!

B&N got ~450 (signed by CT & AL), Waterstones ~200 (signed by CT only)--as widely reported at the time (figures from David Brawn via Beren).

When you say "Once all of the UK books were sold..." --where & when are you referring to? You go on to say "they were stuck into the only available Deluxe Editions, (which got a higher price) which happened to be the US version...". In the US only HM's standard Hb had been published at launch time.

Theoretically, excepting the one or two that you refer to (that were held back; probably unofficially) & the more problematic peeling problem, the variations are fairly straightforward --are they not? Why would any bookplates have been inserted into US Deluxe editions?

Not trying to up the scarcity claim (because there were, reportedly, about 900 of these all in) but CT himself didn't have any for distribution at the time, so I doubt (as discussed above back in 2007) that The Tolkien Estate had much, if any. DB stated recently that they were all used i.e. (my interpretation) they were all distributed by HC (regardless of what then happened to them) at the time. He gave no hint or impression of staggered distribution.

The peeling is quite interesting though...

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Re: Dodgy Children of Hurin Bookplates on Ebay
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Waterstones had very large quantities of both the Trade and Deluxe Edition on the first day, it looked to me like at least 1000 Trade copies and about 300 Deluxe, so I'm also struggling with how they ran out.

The signed bookplates were on big rolls. It looked to me like Waterstone's staff applied these to the books as people went into the store, which is why they ended up in the UK Deluxe copies and not just the Trade editions (they had stated that only the first 50 people in the queue would get a trade copy with a bookplates).

I'm also intrigued that it would be very easy to move a trade bookplate to a Deluxe copy

Posted on: 2010/9/6 10:00


Re: Dodgy Children of Hurin Bookplates on Ebay
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So, looking at the way fakes seem to have heavier lines on the helm, does this auction look fake or real? After I queried it the seller put a little 'this could be fake' bit onto his description. Certainly from the pics earlier in this thread it appears fake;

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/J-R-R-Tolkien-C ... ction&hash=item33608b389f

Posted on: 2010/9/6 10:25


Re: Dodgy Children of Hurin Bookplates on Ebay
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It is very hard to say, I have the receipt from Waterstone's for the trade and deluxe edition that I bought with the date on it, but as far as I can see that is the only provenance you can get for these items, particularly as you can buy a US copy and easily transfer the plate to a UK deluxe.

I'd avoid these and for people who want a signed copy of COH, get the SuperDeluxe instead as you know the signatures are fine.

I also, as stated before, would not buy from any seller who offers a no return policy on signatures.

Posted on: 2010/9/6 11:07


Re: Dodgy Children of Hurin Bookplates on Ebay
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Hello, All. Sorry to resurrect an ancient thread, but I wanted to run something by the forum. I recently came across a US (Houghton Mifflin) Deluxe Children of Hurin with the double signed bookplate in it. I know that from Beren's and Dunedain's posts, that some of these indeed exist. I have been comparing the images posted by Uruloke back on 1-June-07, and I believe that my copy is legitimate.

Would anyone here care to give their assessment of my copy (based on the attached photo), and can anyone make further comment on the number of known US Deluxe CoH copies that have this double signed plate in them? Thanks!

P.S. I can't remember which thread it was, but I very much agree with the recent suggestion that people begin to post actual images and screenshots, rather than links. It's quite frustrating not to be able to view all of the dead ebay links within the forum. Unfortunately, it is a lot of great reference material that essentially has been lost.

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