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Re: Huge News: Christopher Tolkien resigns as director of Tolkien Estate
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Re: Huge News: Christopher Tolkien resigns as director of Tolkien Estate
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I have a question for you guys. Are you guys happy with the production of new TV series based on LOTR?

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Re: [WTB] The Silmarillion Super Deluxe Signed Edition in Fine Condition
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remy wrote:

I also "like"/"prefer" to collect something in the best possible condition (ideally Fine).

However when it comes to certain books - it just proves next to impossible to find a copy in the desired condition

This book comes to mind

http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=63530

15 years plus trying to find a copy without a faded spine.

And back to the deluxe Silmarillion - similarly this book is pretty hard to find at all (one copy a year maybe for sale) - and finding a fine copy also then really lessens the odds. The spine is quite prone to fading on this book also not to mention other possible condition issues.

Personally - I did hold out on this patricular book waiting for the elusive fine copy - and got lucky in the end - but only after a long 12 year wait!

But I have also often purchased a book (mostly applying to more scarce editions or where the price is too good to pass on) in less than the desired condition - just to have a copy in the collection. Then if a better copy comes along - buy it and sell the old one. I don't see anything wrong with that either. I have never found it difficult to sell a scarce book in "any" condition. If it is purchased at an appropriate price - it is also generally easy to sell it at an appropriate price.

But being a completist collector - I suppose I am more likely to purchase more "temporary" copies - just to have a copy in the collection.


This is truly humbling. Thank you very much for your sage advice, Remy.

Waiting for two decades to find a book that meets your expectation...I am barely keeping my sanity ever since I have set my goal of obtaining the Silmarillion Super Deluxe Signed Edition and it has only been two months!

Your diligence and endless patience inspires me to be more patient as well.

I was thinking... maybe you can bestow me with the enormous honor of preserving the Signed Super Deluxe by selling it to me :) *wink wink*

Posted on: Today 6:52:53


Re: [WTB] The Silmarillion Super Deluxe Signed Edition in Fine Condition
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Some great comments Remy- I agree

I imagine that even between the collectors on this forum there are only 10-20 copies of this book and we have many years of collecting between us all. The rarity of the book is one thing , the scarcity is which they come to market is 10 fold + or even more.
Good luck though- keep those eyes peeled

Posted on: Yesterday 4:30:43


Re: [WTB] The Silmarillion Super Deluxe Signed Edition in Fine Condition
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"That is exactly the reason why I passed on this book. Having been an avid collector of artwork, condition is tantamount for me. If I were to spend thousands of dollars on something, I might as well add another thousand to obtain a copy that is more appealing to my eyes."

I also "like"/"prefer" to collect something in the best possible condition (ideally Fine).

However when it comes to certain books - it just proves next to impossible to find a copy in the desired condition

This book comes to mind

http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=63530

15 years plus trying to find a copy without a faded spine.

And back to the deluxe Silmarillion - similarly this book is pretty hard to find at all (one copy a year maybe for sale) - and finding a fine copy also then really lessens the odds. The spine is quite prone to fading on this book also not to mention other possible condition issues.

Personally - I did hold out on this patricular book waiting for the elusive fine copy - and got lucky in the end - but only after a long 12 year wait!

But I have also often purchased a book (mostly applying to more scarce editions or where the price is too good to pass on) in less than the desired condition - just to have a copy in the collection. Then if a better copy comes along - buy it and sell the old one. I don't see anything wrong with that either. I have never found it difficult to sell a scarce book in "any" condition. If it is purchased at an appropriate price - it is also generally easy to sell it at an appropriate price.

But being a completist collector - I suppose I am more likely to purchase more "temporary" copies - just to have a copy in the collection.

Posted on: Yesterday 3:04:52

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