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LOTR AND Hobbit prices....
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/330836680972? ... _trksid=p3984.m1438.l2648

http://www.ebay.com/itm/230889194531? ... _trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

I've only been seriously collecting Tolkien for about 10 years so i only know so much. But these prices are ludacris. Anyone agree or disagree?
I understand to some degree that The Hobbit's gonna sky rocket in price because of the obvious, but other JRRT books???? Especially with no jacket and in ROUGH shape!
So i just want to know what you guys are thinking because not only am i pretty upset that there is a Hobbit TRILOGY, but do all JRRT books have to sell for absurd prices?




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Peeta,

I think we will see Tolkien's books continue to sell for a lot of money because 1) they are desirable (especially The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings), 2) the true first editions had relatively small print runs (see the awesome, detailed articles below), and 3) the films are renewing interest in these books.

I've seen ex-library copies of The Hobbit (all beat up) sell for what seem to me absurd prices.

I think some buyers buy copies like this, rebind them, and try to turn a profit. I personally don't care for copies that are rebound, but I know some collectors like them.

http://tolkienbooks.net/php/earlyhobbits.php

http://tolkienbooks.net/php/lotr-print-runs.php

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Agree with JLong
This book at current price to make a set of firsts is not OTT when you consider how much such a set even in poor shape would go for (guess £1000 at least)
Only the beginning i suspect

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They all ended up going for less than it looked like they would. It still makes me that much more happy to get a ROTK 1/1 for $200! I'm still pissed (if I can say that) that there are 3 hobbit movies. They better be AMAZING!

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Peeta,

Did your copy come with the dust jacket, and is it the British or American 1/1?

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