Login

Or
Register Now


Already have an account?
Username:

Password:

Remember me

Lost Your Password?
Main Menu
Collector's Guide Table of Contents
Recent Visitors

Red
10 minutes ago

Deagol
20 minutes ago

Stu
40 minutes ago

remy
45 minutes ago

Khamûl
1 hour 5 minutes ago

Findegil
2 hours 15 minutes ago

Karl
2 hours 45 minutes ago

tolkienbrasil
3 hours 30 minutes ago

Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users



(1) 2 »


The Hobbit 13th impression, info and value
Just popping in
Joined:
2012/7/31 12:28
Posts: 2
Offline
Hi, im after advice. I have a copy of The Hobbit 1961 13th impression which i want to sell. Does anyone know the value of it? It has no dust jacket, and the cover is a bit faded on the bind, but overall the conditions good and the pages are good with no marks. Iv looked at some copys to figure out the value, but i can only find copys with dust jackets. Im going to list it on ebay so i want to know what price to start it at too.
Thanks in advance

Posted on: 2012/8/1 14:16


Re: The Hobbit 13th impression, info and value
Home away from home
Joined:
2009/12/14 6:06
From Sweden
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 221
Offline
I think you can feel safe about having a very low start price for bidders. Pre-1970s (not to say pre-1980s!) copies of George Allen & Unwin The Hobbit hardbacks appear to be very much in demand right now, and your copy will likely reach a good selling price, even if it's missing the dustjacket.

I bought a similar copy of what you have, and payed around £20 GPB ca half a year ago (I really must start noting price/date of all my purchases, like the veterans around here!). I would suspect you could get a somewhat higher price right now.

Let us know if you put it on eBay, since it would be interesting to see the result!

Posted on: 2012/8/1 14:27


Re: The Hobbit 13th impression, info and value
Shirrif
Joined:
2007/8/16 4:56
From Scotland
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1502
Offline
Prices are starting to really climb on eBay & even jacketless copies are going for silly prices. Morgan is right: start it low (99p) & sit back & watch. You might get lucky. Don't worry too much about what it should be worth; make some cash on the back of these dreadful movies!

BH

Posted on: 2012/8/1 14:50
_________________
You drive a hard bargain – you can have it for £10 all-in – one consolation (for you) is that you do not have to hear the cries of my children, for bread...


Re: The Hobbit 13th impression, info and value
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/10/5 18:02
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 500
Offline
My guess would be that if you started out bidding at 99 cents, it MIGHT sell for between $40-$100 dollars. I'm not sure that there are a ton of people seeking out that specific impression without a dust jacket.

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Searc ... 67&y=12&yrh=1961&yrl=1961

Posted on: 2012/8/1 14:53


Re: The Hobbit 13th impression, info and value
Shirrif
Joined:
2007/8/16 4:56
From Scotland
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1502
Offline
...it MIGHT sell for between $40-$100 dollars.
-Jlong


Do you think you could be any less specific?
(--that's a pretty broad range!)

BH

Posted on: 2012/8/1 14:58
_________________
You drive a hard bargain – you can have it for £10 all-in – one consolation (for you) is that you do not have to hear the cries of my children, for bread...



(1) 2 »



You can view topic.
You cannot start a new topic.
You cannot reply to posts.
You cannot edit your posts.
You cannot delete your posts.
You cannot add new polls.
You can vote in polls.
You cannot attach files to posts.
You cannot post without approval.

[Advanced Search]