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Re: The Wonders of...

Jan 30, 2013 - in Collector's Marketplace
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Great photos to show off this very rare book, what a numpty (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=numpty)

From the pictures it appears to be missing the dust-jacket, but from the description it may be included, but even so one of the best entries to The Wonders of... for a long time

Have a look at this listing from ebay, one book seems to be a lot more expensive than items that you "can't find this edition anywhere: eBay, WorthPoint, etc. No where. The only other one that came close was selling for $999. Mine looks the same as that, and is in better condition". I can see two US copies in the listing both of which have dust-jackets.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat ... +alan+lee+hardback&_sop=3


Re: The Wonders of...

Jan 29, 2013 - in Collector's Marketplace
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I have not seen these two sold as a pair

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Lord-of ... ction&hash=item4ac0e931d5



Re: The Wonders of...

Jan 28, 2013 - in Collector's Marketplace
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I think it was Shill bidding


Re: The Wonders of...

Jan 24, 2013 - in Collector's Marketplace
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And an opportunity for all the Betamax (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betamax) users.

The Lord of the Rings on Betamax, the seller does not have a Betamax player (I think he might find 99.999999% of the population are in the same boat), but if you do then I'm sure you will want to snap this one up.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-VINTAG ... rmats&hash=item3a7dcbc839




Re: The Wonders of...

Jan 24, 2013 - in Collector's Marketplace
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This one is unusual, I was looking at the pictures and the white box at the bottom looked strange, price-clipped means removing the price, are there words for deleting bar-codes?

This could be a printing error and the bar-code was not applied

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Return- ... ction&hash=item3f217319b5






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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions

Jan 20, 2013 - in Collector's Marketplace
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This looks to be a very good example of a very scarce box-set (US copies and not the even rarer UK copies)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-J-R-R- ... Books&hash=item3f2150a349




Re: The Wonders of...

Jan 20, 2013 - in Collector's Marketplace
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More bargains £179.99

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOLKIEN-SIL ... ks_UK&hash=item1e7676f1d1

Initially described as "TOLKIEN: SILMARILLION & HOBBIT - 1/1 LEATHER DELUXE EDITIONS- LORD OF THE RINGS", later on mentions the word Faux.

£17.99 for both would be more like it



Re: 5 volume deluxe box set - pictures

Jan 20, 2013 - in Books and other printed materials (edited)
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Thanks a lot for posting these

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... t_id=11331#forumpost11331

I was comparing the first printing of The Hobbit with the pictures shown here, and even though the limitation numbers do not appear, the ISBN number is different, so must be a later printing.

2004 1st Printing ISBN 0 00 711835 X
2012 Later Printing ISBN 978 0 00 711835 9


Re: Hobbit paperback

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Findegil wrote:
It's the 1979 Unwin Paperbacks edition ('reset third paperback edition') but specially bound for Canadian sale, with a price of $2.75 on the upper cover. I made too brief a note about it under A3s in my bibliography (p. 57).

Wayne


Wayne, thanks for that, probably should not have been included in a UK HarperCollins facebook posting on Hobbit paperback editions


Re: New Book Releases

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At least 10% of the 100 are being sold through this company on ebay, at a large markup on HarperCollins price or Amazons.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-J-R-R-T ... ction&hash=item5651c7642f

Description: This lavish gift box of Tolkien's seminal works comprises five deluxe slipcased editions - The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin, and Tales from the Perilous Realm. With an individual retail value of GBP340, this quintet represents a saving of GBP90, and only 100 sets have been made.


My mathematics is not very good, I can't reconcile £340-£90=£397.69


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