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Calendars for sale [1977 > 1980]
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I have 9 Tolkien calendars from 1977 to 1980, desk and wall, that my husband held on to and I would like to sell them if they have any value. They are in mint condition in cardboard slips, unopened. Is there a market for them? Can anyone give me any advice? I'm afraid that if I die, my kids will toss them. Thanks.

Posted on: 2011/7/15 8:55

Edited by Khamul on 2011/9/28 9:57:04


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I'd list them on eBay.

Posted on: 2011/7/15 9:18


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I'm sure our calendar expert member (Parmastahir) will be able to give you some advice, but he has already posted some information on his web site which you may find useful on rarity and value.

http://www.tolkiencalendars.com/worth.html

I also think eBay is probably your best bet to sell them.

Posted on: 2011/7/15 9:48


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Thanks for the reply. Do you know of a price guide for calendars? I also have some Vallejo and Frazetta calendars and I don't have a clue about pricing them or how to sell on ebay. I am willing to learn because I would like for someone who wants them to be able to purchase them. I am a novice at collectibles.

Posted on: 2011/7/15 10:05


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Thanks to Trotter for posting the link to my "What's my calendar worth?" page. I agree that eBay is probably the most ready market for them. As to what you can get for them, there's the rub. The 1977 - 80 Ballantine wall calendars are a bit common even with cardboard mailers (although it's better to have them than not) even if they're unopened . . . unless you have the rare 1979 Hobbit calendar. The desk calendars are a bit less common, especially if you have uncommon Methuen issue. If you have either of those, I'd sell them separately, describe them as the rarities they are, and set a specific minimum. (If you either one, let me know. We can discuss my perception of value.) If not, I think you'd get a better response (number of bids if not price) selling them as a lot. The common ones just don't sell individually and the cost of mailing them is often more than they're worth. I'd suggest watching a number of eBay auctions to get a feel for the market. It's easy to set up automated searches, watch them, and see the result of the auction when done. You'll have an idea of how best to list them (lot or individually) and what they could bring. Even then, one never knows about the eBay marketplace! It all depends upon who's and/or how many are interested. Any further questions, please post and I'll do my best to answer.

Away from The Green Hill Country,

Parmastahir

Posted on: 2011/7/18 17:31
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