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By remy

Re: The Wonders of eBay

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Thought £1000 was a pretty good price for a matching number set.

Think original prices for LOTR was £330-£350 and Hobbit & Silmarillion around £130 each (but rough prices from memory).


Re: The Wonders of eBay

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"This price surprised me:

Lord Of The Rings, The Hobbit, Silmarillion, Folio Society LIMITED EDITION, RARE

I know they're matching numbers, but £1000!?
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Yes I agree, whoever bought it got a bargain, that is a very good price.

Does anyone know what the set cost when it was first released?


By Beren

Re: The Wonders of eBay

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why so surprised? It is excellent value for money... for 1000 GBP is buy without thinking. Double the price and I sell you one set like that! hehehe
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Re: The Wonders of eBay

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That thing's a mess!

This price surprised me:

Lord Of The Rings, The Hobbit, Silmarillion, Folio Society LIMITED EDITION, RARE

I know they're matching numbers, but £1000!?

BH

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Re: The Wonders of eBay

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Hobbit-by ... tible&hash=item3f1ef1a3bc

This is a very nice copy of the Hobbit. A lovely Christmas present for any collector!

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Re: Lucky finds

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I don't have one. But if you're going to post details of where it will be available here, I don't think I'll bother!

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By laurel

Re: Lucky finds

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I have put this under lucky finds as it is for me

Am sure a lot of us have had that 'excited' feeling when you eventually track a book down and successfully buy it only then to have to wait for the post to come?

That happened to me last week. I finally got my hands on a deluxe 1987 Hobbit 135/500. Been after a copy for years without spending high £100's. Finally I was lucky enough to spot one in auction in Ireland.

Placed my bid and low and behold I won it at less than I would have gone up to. It arrived last week and what a lovely book it is. Any of you guys that have one will know exactly what I mean. It has now gone into my top 3 of Tolkien owned book.

The feel and smell of the leather is wonderful and is a real pleasure to own.

With lucky finds seemingly disappearing at moment this came as a bolt out of the blue. For anyone interested I know of another one which will be readvertised next month so keep eyes out if after this edition.
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Just three days later (from ordering) & I'm sitting with that nice "Penguin Classics" Hobbit from HarperCollins...

It's very nice.

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Re: The Wonders of eBay

Nov 10, 2012 - in Collector's Marketplace (edited)
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garm wrote:
"I was recently contacted by another eBayer claiming this is not real leather. It looks and feels like leather, but as I am not a cow and cannot be 100% certain it is"

Why do you need to be a cow to have any idea that a book is leather bound, not all leather comes from cow's, but this item has never come from any animals, it is a paper printing (leatherette)?


I am 100% certain that it is not leather but "it is a paper printing (leatherette)"


By garm

Re: The Wonders of eBay

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Alan 53 has mentioned that another ebayer contacted him, in this item description -

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LORD-OF-THE-R ... tible&hash=item2ec34e1b0d

"FYI, I was recently contacted by another eBayer claiming this is not real leather. It looks and feels like leather, but as I am not a cow and cannot be 100% certain it is, I just thought I'd mention it... Nonetheless, it is a very nice copy."



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