Tolkien Collector's Guide
Signed LotR to be Auctioned Off
By Jlong

Signed LotR to be Auctioned Off

Jan 21, 2013

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Wednesday 30 January 2013
Lots 1-713 commencing at 11am
Viewing Tuesday 29 January, 9am-7pm and morning of sale

Lot 512 Tolkien (J.R.R.). The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,
1954; The Two Towers, 1954; The Return of the King, 1955, 1st eds., 1st
impressions, each signed by the author
Estimate £10,000-15,000
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Feb 1, 2013
Somebody is offering me #519, unfortunately without the red Silm:

The Lord of the Rings, Deluxe edition, 4th
impression, 1974; The Hobbit, Deluxe edition, 1976, colour
illustrations, original black cloth blocked in gold and silver, both
contained in original boxes, Lord of the Rings with publisher’s ‘File
Copy’ ink stamp to paper label, 8vo, with three others: Poems and
Stories, Deluxe ed., 1980, The Hobbit, Collector’s ed., 1987, 3/100
signed by Christopher Tolkien

All books come with a card of authentication from Dominic Winters.

What would be a reasonable price?? Please send me PN with your suggestions!!
Feb 1, 2013
Hi Laurin,

Here are some pics of Lot 519. Not sure about value. Others may have better idea.

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11_510c20e2b65dd.jpg 3076X1320 px
Feb 2, 2013
The LotR and the Hobbit are mine now. Unfortunately the 87 signed Hobbit was not available.

1207_510d164dadebf.jpg 1000X750 px

1207_510d16591ddc6.jpg 1000X750 px

1207_510d16661d4f4.jpg 1000X750 px

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Feb 9, 2013
http://www.abebooks.de/servlet/BookDe ... ?bi=9561627866&cm_la=want

Was this one also part of the auction? Could not find it in the catalogue.
Feb 10, 2013
Indeed it was. Jsut came up o nmy abe books search as well!
this was lot 515 and came with a ROTK first. SOLD for £2300 + fees

This seller also has lot 511 for sale sold for £3200 + fees.

Awaiting the Sil to turn up soon !
Feb 10, 2013
I think it unlikely that the sil will come up for sale anytime soon......
Feb 10, 2013
remy wrote:

I think it unlikely that the sil will come up for sale anytime soon......


Do you want to tell us something? You seem to have "insider information"
Feb 10, 2013
All of them, or one in particular? I mean, the #3 Super Deluxe (owned by Rayner) is interesting enough; but it's not one of a kind. However, the proof (the book & the loose pages) & presentation copies are something else entirely. I don't see any particular reason why the buyer, unless they retain it themselves, wouldn't sell on the former. The others? --I can see why one might want to hang on to these, especially with the auction being so recent.

BH
Feb 10, 2013
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All of the above assumes, of course, the buyer was a bookseller. If, on the other hand, the buyer was a collector --then, yes, I don't think we're likely to see these any time soon.

BH
Feb 10, 2013
The first Tolkien item (# 511 - The Hobbit "file copy") is up on Abebooks:

The Hobbit (J and M Books Limited)

It's listed at £9500. When you consider ABE's 13.5% fees (if that's still what ABE charges), this equates to about £8200 to the seller. The hammer price was £3200 at Dominic Winter auctioneers; so about £3840 cost to the buyer (20% was it?).

What do you guys think of the mark-up? Not, actually, as much as I'd have imagined.

BH
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