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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

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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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Seller: allanbitsandbobs1971 (676)
Ended Mar 3, 2018
£108.75
[4 Bids]
eBay Item #273083774192
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By laurel

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Seller: ncpaper (5506)
Ended Feb 28, 2018
$137.50
[2 Bids]
wow almost a £100!
eBay Item #192462899042
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Thanks laurel! That's an interesting little tidbit of ephemera. Not sure what drove it to that selling price (other than the obvious, two people wanted it).
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By Lokki

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Hi everyone,

To be honest I am the guilty one for such a high price of Tolkien Exeter SCR roster. Really wanted that item so decided to bid but unfortunately did not win the auction.

Cheers!
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Seller: worldofrarebooks (86097)
Ended Mar 10, 2018
Buy-It-Now:
£21.71
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1955)

(How the heck do I attach an image to this post? There's no file option in the "Post Reply" field!)

(Oh, if I EDIT the post after I submit, I can then attach an image....)

eBay Item #382403756584

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[admin] Hey Aelfwine, you are correct - the "post reply" box at the bottom of the reading page is pretty limited. If you click on "Reply" on a given post, then you will be taken to the full editor with image attachment, etc. I should/will improve this in time...
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