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Jul 14, 2019
2019/7/14 21:22:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:
Why would someone pay this? David/The Tolkien Bookshelf had an unsigned copy listed for less than this for years and nobody bought it until quite recently (this year I think). £3000 just isn't market value.

If there is one class of people, I will never understand, it is collectors. I guess people might be buying something like this purely as speculation, though. We do live in a time where a small percentage of the population has an awful lot of money, mind.
Jul 14, 2019
2019/7/14 21:30:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I think this was more of a "was this price, now reduced to this price!" kind of sale i.e. a deal. And folks love a deal.
Jul 14, 2019
2019/7/14 22:18:22 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Yes i think it was. Still a little shopping around and patience could have brought it for less
Jul 15, 2019
2019/7/15 10:22:38 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I’ve watched the item as well. It was an auction with the option to give an offer. But when it is sold , even for less, this is not stated and you can’t see the real selling price. You only see the asking price.
I’ve noticed that in several eBay auctions.
Jul 15, 2019
2019/7/15 12:14:42 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Hi
U can if you use the ebay tool on here 👍😀
Jul 15, 2019
2019/7/15 13:52:44 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

laurel wrote:
£3,000 paid , SOLD !
Wonder what my signed copy would go for !

I have to agree that is a ridiculous price for an unsigned copy.

I think we all know that the unsigned copies are rarer than the signed copies, but I think like most collectors I wish my rarer unsigned copy was a signed copy, I'd much rather own that
Aug 4, 2019
2019/8/4 12:13:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Amazing really that these still turn up:

Seller: buytelll (6134)
Ended Aug 4, 2019
£29.99
[0 Bids]
Submitted by: Urulókë


Wonder how much was offered off-eBay or whether this might turn up in a big auction house instead...
Aug 5, 2019
2019/8/5 1:06:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:
Amazing really that these still turn up:

Seller: buytelll (6134)
Ended Aug 4, 2019
£29.99
[0 Bids]
Submitted by: Urulókë


Wonder how much was offered off-eBay or whether this might turn up in a big auction house instead...

It was one of the best copies I have seen. I'm sure it sold for quite a tidy sum and/or will resurface with a fairly high price expectation.
Aug 5, 2019
2019/8/5 7:14:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I contacted the seller & he said he'd been advised to sell it somewhere else. I read into that: an auction house. Clearly he's been advised, quite correctly, that as fun it might be to watch the price on eBay, this is worth a lot of money; & a professional selling venue (even taking into account fees) is where this book should go.
Aug 5, 2019
2019/8/5 18:57:41 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Yes we will see it soon
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