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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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I know that Khamul likes bargain Silm's

I think this item possibly does not fit the bill (£50, no dust jacket and a book club copy)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/J-R-R-TOLKI ... em415c533a92#ht_500wt_922




It is £40 today, what a bargain

Posted on: 2011/8/9 12:40

Edited by Trotter on 2011/8/10 11:50:11


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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If all those pages were blank --then yeh, bargain! But, the seller ain't wellnghall! (--& I'd hope he'd offer me that copy before bunging it on eBay.)

BH

Posted on: 2011/8/9 14:55
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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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This is, unlike most eBay descriptions that I list, a rare item, but I question the slipcase description looking at the picture (shown below)

Lord of the Rings - Alan Lee - Centenary Ed. - 1992 in slipcase £269.90 Buy it Now

All three books are in very good condition. All spines faultless and tight. Dustjackets not price clipped and all in very good condition with only minimal wear (The Two Twoers even in near mint condition). Only the slipcase shows clears signs of use and wear and is only in acceptable condition with scratches and rubbing off to corners. But since there have only been about 100 slipcased editions been issued according to Peter Collier from tolkienlibrary it is save to say this is rare!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lord-Rings- ... ction&hash=item2eb71223af





Looking at the picture below, do people think this is acceptable (in fact is acceptable a correct term for books or slipcases)??

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Posted on: 2011/8/10 11:37

Edited by Trotter on 2011/8/10 11:53:09
Edited by Trotter on 2011/8/10 11:53:58


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Poor, (G-), Good, (G+), (VG-), VG, (VG+), (NF), & Fine --there ain't no place for acceptable Trotter.

That aside, I think the term "acceptable" is the equivalent to the bottom of the grading scale i.e. poor. If this slipcase is not actually detached/split (which it looks like it might be), and only bashed, then it might correctly still be described as G; with qualification.

It is rare though. Well, so says that boy Peter...

BH

Posted on: 2011/8/10 12:02

Edited by Khamul on 2011/8/10 12:13:11
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Khamul, would you agree with me that Poor (G-) would describe the slipcase above. (It is very bashed)

Posted on: 2011/8/10 12:10



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