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Re: Silmarillion - signed
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I bought an identical copy, with same note & same price etc. It was discussed in an old thread; think I posted pictures. Will find the link in a bit...

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Posted on: 2010/8/10 10:03
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Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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Aye, I've had a look. Few initial thoughts...

I think collecting generally is of interest on its own. While, as you said, there aren't a great deal of sites/blogs with nice photo's, there equally aren't many sites detailing the motivation behind collecting --in this case Tolkien.

I think you could become quite bogged down on the detail of particular editions you've purchased, rather than focusing on (perhaps) why you bought a particular book, and (I think often under-discussed, but central to all acquisitions) the economics behind the purchase.

With straight facts it's inevitable that people will read and simply find fault with the 'facts' you detail; noticing errors and spurious claims. You might be better focusing more on your own opinion, rather than quoting the opinion of others. Also, once it has been up & running a while, it will be quite interesting to see how your own personal collecting has grown (not necessarily the collection itself); how your opinion of things has changed; how your collecting methods have been modified etc.

Also, if you do quote, people might want to see references. And, another idea, you could open another thread here (suitably titled) and update the forum of new entries on your blog; in the same way Parmastahir does with his long-running Tolkien Calendar Collecting thread in the Calendar section of the forum. (Have a look.)

I'll be reading it...

BH

Posted on: 2010/8/5 10:42
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Re: Hobbit Signed Book ['1966 U.S. Ed., 29th Printing']
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Have put a link to this shameless plug in the Collector's Marketplace section of forum...

BH

Posted on: 2010/8/5 7:13
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Beren/TolkienLibrary latest eBay listings (inc. Signed Tolkien)
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Have listed some books on ebay as well...

See Beren post, pg. 2 of thread.

Posted on: 2010/8/5 7:11
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Re: Hobbit Signed Book ['1966 U.S. Ed., 29th Printing']
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Beren should add this to his eBay letter list too! There's no such thing as "No returns accepted". EBay are governed by distance selling rules (or whatever it's called) like any other UK internet seller. My own experience is that sellers stating this are still made to give refunds by eBay if your case is reasonable in any case e.g. it was mis-described. But, I suppose your right Trotter, auctions stating this are to be avoided --you always have to question why the seller would state this.

BH

Posted on: 2010/8/5 6:23
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