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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions

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Seller: cv00030 (2079)
Ended Jan 27, 2018
£268.00
[22 Bids]
The same Pleasure in Reading Longsman Hobbit book is also (simultaneously) listed for a bidding auction now, in addition to the Buy-It-Now auction mentioned above

eBay Item #112760380330
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By Stu

Re: Interesting eBay Auctions

Jan 24 - in Collector's Marketplace (edited)
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Seller: cv00030 (2079)
Ended Jan 27, 2018
£268.00
[22 Bids]

Urulöké wrote:
The same Pleasure in Reading Longsman Hobbit book is also (simultaneously) listed for a bidding auction now, in addition to the Buy-It-Now auction mentioned above

eBay Item #112760380330



Notice that like a lot of this sellers listings it is private. IMHO, there are no honest reasons to privately list a book, and I won't touch such auctions with 10 foot pole, as the likelihood of shill-bidding is so high.


By Stu

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I see the pleasure in reading private listing "sold" for £268 but still has it for sale as a BIN for £750. I certainly have my suspicions about that auction!


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https://www.ebay.com/itm/173152934406

1956 Hobbit inscribed in tengwar by Alan Garner to cousin and God-daughter, and dated in 1956. The inscription is intended to read: "To Brenda from Alan get well soon" (but Garner has left out the "et" of "get").

The seller notes:

"Tolkien expressed disapproval of Garner's first novel and Garner denies ever having read The Lord of the Rings, but the decision to present a copy of the Hobbit with an inscription written in Elvish to his cousin and God-Daughter suggests that Garner admired Tolkien and was at least potentially influenced by his work."

I have to say, that in 1956 the only way anyone could have made this inscription would have been to at least study the tengwar in The Lord of the Rings, so it seems unlikely indeed that Garner didn't read LotR (if in fact he made that claim).



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