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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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I hope you are right about The Silmarillion, but I can't help but think that once Saul Zaentz and company have milked more millions out of Tolkien's legacy, they will be looking for additional opportunities.
As for the paraphernalia, I have to agree. I am simply astounded by the sheer volume of rubbish the first films have produced, and equally astounded at the people who eagerly rush to "collect" it. I shudder to think of the deluge of crap the next two films will generate.

Posted on: 2011/5/29 11:00


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This is a little different "Wonder" of eBay, as it is simply me marveling at the current landscape of the eBay Tolkien collecting market. I was just taking a quick look (from the U.S., with search setting set to "Worldwide."), and the sheer volume of Peter Jackson movie related paraphernalia is simply astounding. So, using a few very obvious search terms, I determined what proportion of all items found were (at least) listed as books.

Tolkien - 88%
Hobbit - 55%
Lord of the Rings - 9%
Silmarillion - 97%

Only 9% of all items retrieved with 'LotR' turned out to be books. There are over 41,000 items that show up for 'LotR,' with only 8300 for 'Tolkien,' and 3100 for 'Hobbit.' I "wonder" how many 'Hobbit' items there will be, in about two years or so. I know I will probably end up watching these new movies, but there is a large part of me that wants to boycott. Oh well, at least we still have the Silmarillion for our imaginations.

Posted on: 2011/5/28 19:06


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$3.50 is too much for a book by David Day. I have never seen the same old material recycled through so many different titles and publishers....

Posted on: 2011/5/27 23:25


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http://cgi.ebay.ca/TOLKIENS-RING-DAVI ... oks_2&hash=item51996d1504

At more than $3500, I don't think "Mr Thrifty" is really an appropriate name for the shop


Posted on: 2011/5/27 9:24


Re: Strange Silmarillion 77 Clowes & Sons Export
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I think you can also state that because of the large number of copies of this book that were bound, mistakes were also made.

I would expect that in some cases of the CLOTH boards. Headbands + dye state, the dye was not applied by mistake, this copy could be that, but it looks faded to me.

Posted on: 2011/5/25 21:26



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