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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Hi
Yep i got the £188 one. I was suprised myself to be honest. Offered them a low figure expecting ot have ot negotiate a little only to then have it accepted! Happy days. Mine has some fractional gilt loss on spine but can live with that.
No this latest one was an auction as well- thats 2 in just over a month!

Posted on: 2012/11/21 9:55


Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Dont see many of these at a good price. got a copy myself about a month or so ago.
Shame about the 'stamp' but a good price vs others for sale
Anyone get it?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/35063974415 ... _trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649



Posted on: 2012/11/18 0:53


Re: Worth the price?
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your comments made me laugh and this image of car boots/flea markets piled high with Tolkien books came into my mind. Well for a second and then the bubble burst.

Price sounds ok - i dont think i would pay that but then again i am fortunate to have brought my set 20+ years ago.They sound in good condition and with the 'Film' approaching I expect all prices will rise for a while now so a shrewd purchase.
Well done

Posted on: 2012/11/14 6:30


Re: Lucky finds
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Well done Red- a good find
These seem to sell for a wide range of prices and indeed some on for as much as $300 at moment on a well know auction site. If a first printing you have done super well.

I came accross a whole stack of unused Pauline's narnia map a few years ago and brought them for a £5 each! Sold them and completed my HOME set. O happy days.

My faith in Lucky finds is restored

Posted on: 2012/11/12 22:52


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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.

Posted on: 2012/11/11 23:33



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