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Re: The Wonders of eBay

Nov 12, 2012 - in Collector's Marketplace
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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

Nov 12, 2012 - in General Collecting Forum
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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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Re: New Book Releases

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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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Re: Lovely copy of the LOTR on eBay

Nov 10, 2012 - in Signatures and Autographs
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Trotter wrote:
Saw this on another site.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tolkien-Signe ... tible&hash=item20cd49e9d5

"JRR Tolkien presentation copy of Lord of the Rings and letter to his personal physician! One of the last books signed letters he wrote! He died in their home. Several other items from Denis Tolhurst included.

Dr. Denis Tolhurst 20 April 1973 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Dr. Denis Tolhurst, written on 20 April, 1973.

Description: The letter was found loosely inserted in an inscribed copy of The Lord of the Rings (to Dr. and Mrs. Tolhurst, "May 21 1973 Denis & Joycelyn from Ronald"). Signed by Tolkien ("your loving "Dad"") to Dr. Tolhurst ("Physician Extraordinary"). 2 pages, oblong 8vo, Good Friday [20 April] 1973.

Contents: Tolkien notes an imminent gathering of his family "...to hear what the Govt. and their trustee lawyer are going to let them have to live on this year out of Dad's earnings..." He notes he is "feeling refreshed" and states "...the good domestic cooking of plain English style has restored my appetite." Discussing the weather Tolkien notes "...as far as we are concerned your 'Spring is a-coming in' is an unfulfilled prophecy with rustic accuracy and lack of 'delicacy', as a time when heorst sterteth, bulluc verteth ie 'hart leaps up, and bullock farts'... Tolkien ends with reference to what would be his final visit: "...I warn you that I shall be eager to accept any invitation to your lovely house at any time when you feel you can bear it..."





Lovely book - If only I hadn't lost $40,000 on the AUD/NZD cross in the last month, I could pop out and buy it! Gotta hate moving countries (and I'm not even thinking about having to pack up all my books again)...


By Stu

Re: The Wonders of eBay

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Trotter wrote:
alan-53 has obviously never seen a real leather bound book

Another rare item, that by his own standards (it also galls me, as well as alan-53, that people like him are doing this), is not rare or described correctly

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Tolkien- ... tible&hash=item2ec34e0853




Alan-53 consistently advertises Guild Editions as being leather-bound, and he knows they aren't as I have previously sent him eBay messages pointing out his error. I don't know how people like him sleep at night, to be honest.


Re: The Wonders of eBay

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alan-53 has obviously never seen a real leather bound book

Another rare item, that by his own standards (it also galls me, as well as alan-53, that people like him are doing this), is not rare or described correctly

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Tolkien- ... tible&hash=item2ec34e0853



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