Tolkien Collector's Guide
Mar 9
2020/3/9 23:59:36 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Berelach wrote:

Stu wrote:
1951 Hobbit, No jacket, £125

Guilty. Oh and btw, no, I don't snap things up first I moved from New York to Chicago about a year ago and have only had a small fraction of the time to dedicate to books that I used to when I was making the US TolkienBooks site. I used to check eBay all the time... now I'm lucky if I can check it once a day (though I guess that's still relatively often).

Shifted priorities and all. I miss doing the research though... and am a bit disappointed that I left some smaller Tolkien-related projects in limbo. But who wouldn't like to have more time for hobbies? Maybe if/when I'm house-bound for my inevitable two weeks I can get to some of them.

But very happy to be getting a UK 5th, even without a jacket. And I found a US 5th last week (first state, I only had the second state). A terrible ex-lib copy with jacket flaps pasted on the back pages, but still nice to have... and only $30. Those two copies complete my second edition Hobbits, UK and US. Probably be a while before I replace the four or five that are missing jackets... but I'm getting there!

Did you ask the guy to relist, as it was initially not a BIN (I saw it yesterday)?
Mar 10
2020/3/10 0:27:04 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia


Did you ask the guy to relist, as it was initially not a BIN (I saw it yesterday)?

I asked if he would be willing to consider offers, yeah.
Mar 10
2020/3/10 0:52:31 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Berelach wrote:


Did you ask the guy to relist, as it was initially not a BIN (I saw it yesterday)?

I asked if he would be willing to consider offers, yeah.

D'oh. I should have done that! 1951 is the only one I'm after at the mo!
Mar 10
2020/3/10 1:43:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia


D'oh. I should have done that! 1951 is the only one I'm after at the mo!

Well, if I buy one with a jacket before you find one, it's all yours.

Honestly I don't think it's really fair to ask sellers to do that and I feel guilty (as I sort of mentioned before hah). If the auction had started at a higher price I would have just placed a bid to keep it there. But since the starting price was so low I couldn't resist asking. I missed out on a Methuen Silmarillion because someone did that. I had planned to bid quite high and was using a bid sniper, but the buyer accepted an offer (via message, not the Best Offer button) of something like $25 IIRC. I wasn't happy about it, it didn't feel fair, and I don't feel so great about doing it myself
Mar 10
2020/3/10 6:33:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Berelach wrote:


D'oh. I should have done that! 1951 is the only one I'm after at the mo!

Well, if I buy one with a jacket before you find one, it's all yours.

Honestly I don't think it's really fair to ask sellers to do that and I feel guilty (as I sort of mentioned before hah). If the auction had started at a higher price I would have just placed a bid to keep it there. But since the starting price was so low I couldn't resist asking. I missed out on a Methuen Silmarillion because someone did that. I had planned to bid quite high and was using a bid sniper, but the buyer accepted an offer (via message, not the Best Offer button) of something like $25 IIRC. I wasn't happy about it, it didn't feel fair, and I don't feel so great about doing it myself

I'll take the '51 off your hands when the time comes you get a jacketed one, assuming I haven't found one (jacketed or unjacketed) first!
Mar 10
2020/3/10 13:05:33 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I did notice a seller in Chicago seemed to have suspiciously similar listings to the old Berelach NY account(s)!

Makes sense now. Btw, can these "Tolkien-related projects in limbo" not be done in your new place? Or is it the "priorities" rather than the location that is curtailing acitivities now? ;)
Mar 10
2020/3/10 14:59:59 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:
I did notice a seller in Chicago seemed to have suspiciously similar listings to the old Berelach NY account(s)!

Makes sense now. Btw, can these "Tolkien-related projects in limbo" not be done in your new place? Or is it the "priorities" rather than the location that is curtailing acitivities now? ;)

Oh, it's the 'priorities' (mainly work), location made no difference other than marking the time of change.
Mar 10
2020/3/10 17:54:59 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:
1951 Hobbit, No jacket, £125

Seller: syntax64 (3584)
Ended Mar 8, 2020
£125.00
[1 Bids]
Submitted by: Trotter, Stu

This is one of my favourite Hobbit editions, well done at getting it at that price.
Apr 16 (edited)
2020/4/16 23:00:22 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: smiles197fs (1402)
Ends 2020/8/16 14:10:42
Buy-It-Now:
AU $1,000.00
Submitted by: Stu


(prob about three times the price it should be, mind)
Jun 21
2020/6/21 4:09:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Putting this here because I found the list of licensing information quite interesting to note though I don’t think Mr. Zaentz’s signature is worth this....

Seller: kenzienana (2012)
Ends 2020/8/24 1:46:48
Buy-It-Now:
$89.99
Submitted by: Urulókë
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