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Interesting eBay Auctions

Mar 14, 2012
2012/3/14 5:19:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

I am going to start putting interesting eBay auctions I run across (separate from the head scratching thread The Wonders of eBay ) that I think are interesting or worth a look. Feel free to add your own, or add commentary on anything posted here. I am not the seller or affiliated with any of these sellers, by default.
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Nov 9
2019/11/9 23:44:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: lil-luc74 (651)
Ended Nov 9, 2019
£22.20
[4 Bids]

emilien wrote:
Thank you Stu for sharing your knowledge :)

I'm very happy indeed. This morning I aldo managed to find a good bargain with a 1st printing of the other Longmans Edition from 1966 in very fine condition !

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Hobbit-By-J-R-R-Tolken-1966-Book-/283661959972?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=Xc34tiL9GasRqx8d5fEFFLDFGH8%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc

I know that it is less uncommon though but the 2 arriving soon in my collection make me happy :)


Very nice copy (Pity about the pesky blue pen mark, though). I have acquired an abundance of these 1sts in decent condition (four of them now). For some reason they come for sale in NZ more than one might expect, and I've found 3 here since I found my first copy in the UK. The interesting thing about them is they are all a little bit different dimensionally. I'm actually struggling to find all the later printings (I still have three to go, IIRC).

There was a thread showing a comparision, and I can't find it, but this one shows the first three copies I found.
https://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... t_id=16478#forumpost16478
Nov 14
2019/11/14 23:05:33 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
What. A. Price

I'll likely flog it to help pay for something I don't already have.

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Nov 14
2019/11/14 23:11:45 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
would love to buy it. Where it is? could you share the link ?
Nov 14
2019/11/14 23:15:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

emilien wrote:
would love to buy it. Where it is? could you share the link ?

It is currently at my in-laws in the UK. I'll get them to take some more photos to get a decent assessment of overall condition. It was just one of those random luck things - The Amazon market place listing popped up from a Google image search. Only arrived yesterday, so the pic there is the only one I have of it at this point, as I just wanted to know if it was the stated edition or if I wanted them to return it for me.
Nov 14
2019/11/14 23:17:35 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Pass them my address please.
Nov 14
2019/11/14 23:20:03 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
In any case, and if you are inclined to sell it Stu :) I am your man :)
Looking for it so much... but prices are flying to close fro the sun for me.
Nov 14
2019/11/14 23:28:08 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

emilien wrote:
In any case, and if you are inclined to sell it Stu :) I am your man :)
Looking for it so much... but prices are flying to close fro the sun for me.

Yeah, they definitely don't come up very often. This is only the second one I have managed to acquire since I started keeping a close eye out in 2006. There have obviously been the couple of very expensive copies, but the very occasional cheaper ones seem to have been BIN listings that were snapped up within minutes. I will most likely sell this copy to offset some Hobbit costs.
Nov 15
2019/11/15 6:59:42 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Well done Stu , good find
Nov 15
2019/11/15 8:24:11 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

laurel wrote:
Well done Stu , good find

Ta. I just need to find the secret stash of them that you keep tapping into
Nov 15
2019/11/15 17:50:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Congrats Stu!
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