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Re: an eBay auction that made me laugh...

Aug 24, 2007 - in General Collecting Forum
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I live about 2 hours from Skiatook, Oklahoma and have been through that town.

I am trying to picture Tolkien there, but it is just not working!


Re: Mythcon 38 and Rown's

Aug 10, 2007 - in General Collecting Forum
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It was wonderful to get to meet the man behind the Rowns! Jeremy had a great display with some choice items, and many commented on the interesting assortment of books (Tolkien and other fantasy literature--Mythopoeic Award winners, etc.) as well as fanzines he brought.

There were several other dealers there, so it was an excellent book-buying experience. I didn't even hit Moe's, the big Berkeley used/rare book emporium, this trip!

Thanks for coming, Jeremy. Next year the Mythopoeic Society conference (Mythcon 39) will be at Central Connecticut State University August 15-18, with Anthony Burdge, one of our posters here, as one of the main organizers. Eastern US members and dealers should definitely consider coming out.


Re: What do you read?

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My reading copies are the Quality Paperback Book Club editions with Tolkien's cover art. They are nice trade paperbacks that have the same pagination as the HMs and Unwins, and they hold up pretty well even after many readings. My old '78 HM boxed set is my other reading copy, the one that I used from age 13 until about 35 when I retired them and switched to paperbacks.
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Re: "signed" book on eBay

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Hmm, a book club edition of Clockwork Orange (he hopes most eBayers don't know what bce means!) for £425.00; a 1st/1st "Canary" Row (or should it be Canary Warf?) starting at £19.99; a signed Pullman for £950.00 (that seems excessive, though Pullman seems to be going up in value with the movie coming out); and then a slew of junky Harry Potter kitsch.

That seller is all over the place!
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Re: Dodgy Children of Hurin Bookplates on Ebay

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Hmm, this ad looks like it was written by the same seller who had the COH with the Alan Lee and Ted Nasmith illustrations (all lower-case, "piccadilli," etc). It is very suspicous.


Re: Hobbit House

May 21, 2007 - in General Collecting Forum
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Hmm, maybe it's a wing of Brandy Hall--Merry's library and study where he compiles his research on Pipe-weed.

I would love an office like that.
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Re: Children of Hurin Bookplates (Quantities and Editions)

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It is interesting Nasmith added that, though it is a wonderful little sketch. Beleg meets Gollum; sounds like a bad piece of fanfic!

I bet that will reach £500 at least before the 9 days are up.


Re: Forged signed CoH showing up on eBay now

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He's also well-stocked on Vonnegut bookplates, timely once again.

Incredible how such people get away with it!


Re: Forged signed CoH showing up on eBay now

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Hopefully with enough reports he can be "NARUed." If the auction gets pulled, does Ebay contact those who have already made a purchase?


Re: Forged signed CoH showing up on eBay now

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I've heard of forged J. K. Rowling bookplates being sold (in addition to the many forged signatures on Harry Potter books). It's pretty easy to scan a copy of the bookplate since it just has the helm in black and white.

I reported it to eBay too--those listings have to get pulled!
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