Tolkien Collector's Guide
Jan 27, 2015 (edited)
2015/1/27 22:53:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Not sure where this belongs. I've placed it here because of the price. Cool collection but wow that's expensive.

Description:

A unique collection from the 19th & 20th Century of Letters, photographs, postcards, from the family of JRR Tolkien. A wonderful insight into the childhood, upbringing, family and influences on the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Including letters from Arthur & Mabel Tolkien, (parents) 15 unseen long letters by JRR Tolkien himself, 25 letters from other close members of the Tolkien family or associates, including John, Christopher, Michael and Priscilla Tolkien, Humphrey Carpenter, Fr Francis Morgan, Aunt Jayne, Hilary Tolkien etc. around 55 photographs, including JRR Tolkien (signed) and Hilary Tolkien (Brother), Edith, John, Michael & Priscilla. An original Manuscript by Hilary Tolkien (now published). JRR Tolkien's Panama hat and many more interesting items in this unique, historic and significant archive. This archive is for sale as one lot and will not be split. Serious enquiries only to arrange private viewings. US$ 388,435.70


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Jan 28, 2015
2015/1/28 6:57:56 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Jlong wrote:
Not sure where this belongs. I've placed it here because of the price. Cool collection but wow that's expensive.

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You can see some of the items which I think are part of the sale in the photo below from the Making of Mordor exhibition at Wolverhampton. The menu to the left of Tolkien's hat is mine, but the other items are part of Hilary Tolkien's estate, which is a lot bigger than shown here. The sale seems to be for a substantial part of this estate.

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Jan 28, 2015
2015/1/28 20:16:53 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I noticed Andy/ADC had that up for sale. He also has the New Lodge at Stonyhurst original drawing back up for sale too.
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Back to eBay tho'...
eBay Item #381131269140
What, what, what?! £157 this time!

BH
Jan 28, 2015 (edited)
2015/1/28 20:59:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:

Back to eBay tho'...
eBay Item #381131269140
What, what, what?! £157 this time!

BH

I'm surprised HC haven't reprinted this yet (but I suspect they will at some point). The 2004 Deluxe Hobbits were creeping up strongly in price a few years back due to lack of availability, and then HC did a (presumably less expensive Hong Kong) reprint, which pushed them back to being a 20-30 pounds book on the used market. I don't ever see eBay listings that distinguish between the original print and reprint, as I suspect most people don't know the difference, anyway.
Jan 29, 2015
2015/1/29 22:10:32 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Two. Hundred. And twenty-six. Pounds.
10 bidders. 20 bids.

eBay Item #381131269140

BH

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Feb 8, 2015
2015/2/8 15:23:33 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
A not very rare Silmarillion, but listed as a very mad price :(

eBay Item #381122028007
Feb 8, 2015
2015/2/8 20:44:10 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:
A not very rare Silmarillion, but listed as a very mad price :(

eBay Item #381122028007

That seller has cropped up before. Always has the pointless photocopy of the will as a "bonus item". I think was also guilty of the horrible red Guild Hobbit in a dustjacket.

Also, spectacularly failed to notice that Beanie Babies are now worth nothing....

eBay Item #381122028002
Feb 11, 2015
2015/2/11 20:16:59 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
A Top Grade Set, whatever that means, could be very over priced.

eBay Item #281596125702
Feb 12, 2015
2015/2/12 10:42:15 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I agree; very over priced.
Feb 13, 2015
2015/2/13 10:31:05 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
eBay Item #321666130807

I can't understand why this edition is nearly always listed as being 1966, every time they are listed on eBay. The seller of this copy has even included the copyright page which clearly shows it is a 1974 edition.
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