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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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What??? ($350 for a large print Hobbit)

THE HOBBIT ~ JRR TOLKIEN ~ RARE LARGE PRINT EDITION OOP

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HOBBIT-JRR- ... tible&hash=item19c87daea5

A Rare Large Print Edition, only three more on eBay (one seller has more than 10 available of this rare book, how lucky!!!), amazingly all much cheaper

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw ... rksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313



I also like to quote this seller's description and how it is ignored in this sale, and sadly most of his auctions.

A FEW WORDS ON TOLKIEN COLLECTIBILITY...I have been collecting Tolkien books for over 30 years and it really galls me to find people selling items for ridiculous prices claiming they are "rare" or "highly collectible"; and what's worse is, naive people are paying it~! The fact is, there are relatively few "RARE" Tolkien items on eBay and most of the stuff claimed as such, just isn't. Granted, some may be hard to find, but not rare.

Posted on: 2011/8/31 11:00


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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And the "Wonders" keep on comin'!

Posted on: 2011/8/31 13:21
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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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What about this one, from the same seller?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SILMARILLION- ... tible&hash=item19c7c97418





excerpt:

"This is one of the nicest limited editions ever published. Originally printed in 1978 by Guild Publishing in London, this is leather bound with spectacular gold embellishments to the cover and spine. It contains all of the same two color illustrations by Tolkien himself found in all other editions as well as all of the original maps.

It is a spectacular edition worthy of any fine library or discriminating Tolkien collection. And if you are looking for a nice gift for a Tolkien collector, there is a good chance they don't have this as it is not very common! "

Posted on: 2011/8/31 14:52


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Think I have it already garm --but thanks for pointing out the auction.

Posted on: 2011/8/31 15:03
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I'd say most of us here have one - except that mine doesn't have a real leather binding 'with spectacular gold embellishments to the cover and spine. '

Neither do I consider it to be ' a spectacular edition worthy of any fine library or discriminating Tolkien collection.'

This dealer doesn't know his bum from his elbow...

Posted on: 2011/8/31 15:32



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