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This is worth watching and no doubt will attract comments !
Series 3 Episode 22 shown last week,
An expected result! but i wont say more till you have watched it
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/four-rooms
25mins 12 secs it starts
have to watch adverts i am afraid

Certainly attracted my attention

Posted on: 2013/7/27 8:01


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The link, laurel, only goes to a short clip for me. Nonetheless, I had read about MF's appearance on Four Rooms from his newsletter. The four potential buyers clearly (from the language they use) know very little about books.

Something quite amusing though (apologies for the slight spoiler):

If you watched the episode- http://www.channel4.com/programmes/fo ... all/s3-ep22-first-editons You’ll know we turned down the low offer. By sheer coincidence, that set sold two days before the episode for £15,000 to a new client. It’s a good thing we declined the offer [...]

--Festival Art and Books News‏ [e-Newletter]


Indeed! I assume (from "good thing") that MF refers to selling the set before the filming of the episode (--as opposed to the showing of the episode, which was at a much later date.) I wonder what the ethics of selling an item already sold are...

BH

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It seems a future episode will feature that "fireplace owned by Tolkien"

https://en-gb.facebook.com/C4fourrooms/posts/473728172710758

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mmm wonder if it will sell

Posted on: 2013/7/27 23:11


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By an amazing coincidence someone walks in off the street to Four Rooms and then also to the UK version of Pawn Stars on the History Channel.

Have a guess at who it might be?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/J-R-R-Tolki ... ks_UK&hash=item35c79d1fd0

"Wicked Harley

Premiere Date: 23 September 2013, 9pm

Big Mark and Simon get the chance to buy a piece of cinema history when a customer comes into the shop looking to sell Charlie Chaplin’s orignal tramp suit. But with little provenance to back up the owner’s claim, things are less than black and white and the boys could end up with egg on their faces?

Later, Little Mark is moved when a customer brings in the first Manchester Utd. football programme from after the Munich aircrash that decimated the world-famous “Busby Babes”. Will he let his heart rule his head when it comes to making a deal for this piece of sporting history.


Then the boys meet a seller looking to part with ten first editions of the JRR Tolkein classic, The Hobbit. The seller’s asking big money for his books, but does the price ring true for this precious literary classic?"

I would not pay much for Tolkein's versions though, and only 4 of them are first editions, does not bode well for the experts Little Mark, Big Mark and Simon

Thought this was amusing in the next episode, the author's name is spelt incorrectly, if only they had spotted that for the previous episode

"The Need For Speedball

Premiere Date: 30 September 2013, 9pm

When a seller comes to the shop claiming to have a 450-year-old religious tome Vicki and Simon are suspicious. It’s too pristine, the inlay is modern and even the author’s name is spelt incorrectly. Has the seller got something to confess or are Vicki and Simon jumping to conclusions
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http://www.history.co.uk/shows/pawn-stars-uk/episodes.html




Posted on: 2013/8/8 10:48

Edited by Trotter on 2013/8/8 11:02:30
Edited by Trotter on 2013/8/8 11:38:12



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