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Re: The Wonders of eBay

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Crap. (Did you not already change/loose job just last year?)

Aye, the employment situation everywhere is getting really pretty bad. It's a real shame. And even companies, etc, with money --they're just trading on the insecurity all around to force through changes that, normally, they'd never have been able to do. People have no choice. It's heads down stuff in my industry; everyone afraid to speak up about concerns, as they'll just be told where the door is. Shameful stuff. Makes me very angry.

Anyway, back to Wonders...

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Re: The Wonders of eBay

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I'm not sure if this should go into the "Interesting eBay Auctions" or here.

eBay Item #170916485361

I almost bought it for the Buy It Now price (I did not, though) but noticed that according to Tolkienbooks.net that the "1st Impression 1969 – issued in a slipcase."

Has this seller or someone else swapped this for a later impression box or did some first impressions contain the box?

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It has been swapped for a later impression box.


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It's nearly four years since I lost my last job, and nearly three and a half since I started this one.

- wellinghall
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wellinghall wrote:
It's nearly four years since I lost my last job, and nearly three and a half since I started this one.

- wellinghall


We have very short memories, lots of luck on getting a new job


Re: The Wonders of eBay

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eBay Item #280982137775

Yes, this copy is not signed by Tolkien (He did sign at his publishers and they took this example to reproduce, I'd love to see the signing signatures)



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Thanks, Trotter

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Apologies wellinghall, I remember you mentioning it, but didn't realise it was quite that long ago. Four years! --how time flies...

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Hey, no problem!

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Trotter, it is quite interesting how much the signature impression is visible on the other side though; as the seller shows with the copyright image. Having not handled or seen this copy I genuinely wouldn't have imagined it would be that distinct. I take it GA&U used a printing plate?

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