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By Halla

Re: HarperCollins Silmarillions

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Stu, the only one I've seen recently has been this -

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-X-1st-Editions-The-Silmarillion-amp-The-Legend-of-Sigurd-amp-Gudrun-By-TOLKIEN-/222484621171?hash=item33cd1de773%3Ag%3A8xsAAOSwN6JY-3Bo&nma=true&si=v%252BKeNHK29cGQ9KAxHl6N2TylN6Q%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

I was tempted but the missing piece on the cover would have bugged me and I would have had to keep looking for another. I occasionally search on Abebooks but no joy there either.


By Halla

Re: New Book Releases

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Bookdepository says my copy is on the way!
It will be interesting to see what actually arrives.


By Halla

Re: Lucky finds

Mar 6, 2013 - in General Collecting Forum
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Thanks very much Khamul.
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By Halla

Re: Lucky finds

Mar 6, 2013 - in General Collecting Forum (edited)
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I'm not sure if this counts as a lucky find but my wife was clearing out some old boxes and found these -

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q ... ienCards1_zps450ca58a.jpg

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q ... ienCards2_zpsa3b0d2c6.jpg

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q ... nJournals_zps177b6e4d.jpg

I remember buying them when a teenager at the same time I bought my first Silmarillion (1977, so I was 16). I even have the original envelopes that came with the cards. I thought they were long gone, lost when we moved house, so I was thrilled when she dug them from the bottom of a box and showed them to me. Now if she can only find my 1978 Silmarillion Calendar that I would have thought was lost at the same time!

P.S. First time posting photos, please let me know if I've done anything wrong.

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By Halla

Re: The Wonders of...

Jan 31, 2013 - in Collector's Marketplace
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Khamul - If you know where I can get one far cheaper, please let me know. There is only one listed on Abebooks at the moment and as I said, I stopped bidding when the price passed that one. There was a cheap one listed a few months ago which sold within minutes of being listed. I tried to buy it but the seller had to email me to say that it had already sold and the impression I got was that I was not the only one who had unsuccessfully tried to buy it.

On another topic, am I the only one who is currently being redirected to blogs.fantasygifts.com when I try to get on the tolkienbooks.net site?
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By Halla

Re: The Wonders of...

Jan 29, 2013 - in Collector's Marketplace
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I bid on this but quit when it went above the price of one on Abebooks. If it was shill bidding I would probably have been offered it as a 'second chance' and I haven't (yet).
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By Halla

Re: Interesting eBay Auctions

Jan 16, 2013 - in Collector's Marketplace
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I recently won a copy on ebay for £235 plus postage. I don't think I would have paid this much. Maybe they needed to complete a set.
Recently there were both a Hobbit and an LOTR from this edition up for auction but the seller wouldn't post to Australia so he ended up selling the Hobbit for a lot less than I would have paid. Also, sets of all 5 books seem to sell for much higher prices than individual copies, presumably this has something to do with having matching numbers, something that's never worried me.

BRW
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