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Re: Lucky finds
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Given the rising prices of copies of The Hobbit, I've still been able to snatch a couple Hobbits up for decent prices. I picked up a 10th impression (1958) without a dust jacket for a little less than $160 and a 12th impression (1961) with the dust jacket for $5.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Hobbit-or ... 4%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Hobbit-by ... 4%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

I also grabbed a Winter's Tales For Children with the dust jacket for $20.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/250789285328? ... _trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

None of the books are in perfect condition, but finding decent deals is always fun.










Posted on: 2012/11/18 22:31


Re: Lucky finds
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Just came across a Middle Earth map and Bilbos Last Song illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Both poster in good condition, only small needle holes. Ttogether for 30 € including the shipping. Lucky me!!

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Re: Lucky finds
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Nice find.

Posted on: 2012/12/2 9:15


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Hi, had a luck find. Before J R R Tolkiens former home was demolished I found a postcard written to Tolkien from what is believed to be Lin Carter the fantasy author. Other items included a Adam style fireplace, stone griffin, cast iron fairy, stone face man, the carved stone "woodridings " sign, a pair of lion heads and the ornate wardrobe doors from Tolkiens former bedroom.
The items were valued in excess of £100,000 and this week have been put on Ebay with a starting bid of £75,000.
A journey I never expected to take.

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Re: Lucky finds
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Enotsnekra said

"I found a postcard written to Tolkien from what is believed to be Lin Carter the fantasy author."

The postcard has been discussed on this board before, we don't think it is Lin Carter.

Can you let us know who advised you that it might be from Lin Carter?

Can you also say who valued the items for you, we are finding it hard to accept their valuations?

Can you also reveal how you know that these items were in the house during the period that Tolkien lived there (see next post from garm)?

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... ost_id=4199#forumpost4199

Posted on: 2012/12/15 3:52

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