The Hobbit Sketchbook
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Nov 4, 2014 (edited)
2014/11/4 20:04:48 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
1331 posts in this thread, and I am still amazed by the ridiculous auctions on ebay.

"another collectible book listed by river bank books" for £20.

This item looks to have been nicked from a library

eBay Item #381026479895

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Nov 6, 2014
2014/11/6 5:20:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Candidate for worst ever facsimile dustwrapper?

eBay Item #151451547615
Nov 6, 2014
2014/11/6 10:24:38 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I think this one is quite funny, though not to helpful in what you might get for your $100.

eBay Item #111490138530
Nov 6, 2014
2014/11/6 19:29:04 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Blimey, what a price!

eBay Item #181579014391
Nov 11, 2014
2014/11/11 6:00:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Loving this picture! It is extremely helpful! :)

eBay Item #251714164132
Nov 17, 2014
2014/11/17 2:28:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Nov 20, 2014
2014/11/20 22:10:47 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
eBay Item #201219327656
What's actually going on here?!

BH
Nov 20, 2014
2014/11/20 23:03:08 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
That's in pretty amazing condition, from the photos. That would be my guess as to what is driving the bidding.
Nov 21, 2014
2014/11/21 0:07:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulöké wrote:
That's in pretty amazing condition, from the photos. That would be my guess as to what is driving the bidding.

Still seems a bit steep(?), especially given the relatively depressed market. I have a copy that is actually a bit better than that one (that one on eBay has a bit of bumping to the head and the tail of the spine and the top-stain has faded a little), and I only paid 25 pounds for mine from a book-dealer on Abe. That was ten years (or more) ago, I suppose.

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Nov 21, 2014
2014/11/21 19:20:18 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
How can anyone really see how good that jacket is with the protective jacket cover? It might not be that good when you get it front of you. Either way, I think the price is stupidly high, given, as Stu says, the current market. I've got plenty in this kind of condition...

BH
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