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The Wonders of...

Feb 16, 2009 (edited)
2009/2/16 19:25:52 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Having just spent a lot of money on what I think is a rare item, eBay often comes up trumps with what can only be described as What????

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Mar 13
2020/3/13 23:25:11 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: jdgotya (259)
Ends 2020/4/14 14:02:37
Buy-It-Now:
$950.00

Urulókë wrote:
As always one should be careful of obvious photocopies/printouts of the original signed bookplates...

eBay Item #333329763405

I'm baffled -- that isn't even making an effort.
Mar 15
2020/3/15 15:09:07 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: deewhyrural-and-bookys-emporium (6314)
Ended Mar 27, 2020
Buy-It-Now:
AU $25.00
Wow, there's a real beaut!

"Some wear and marks to cover."

Why even bother listing this?

eBay Item #274307223056
Mar 15
2020/3/15 16:53:47 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
That is one of the worst looking copies of The Silmarillion I think I've ever seen.
Mar 15
2020/3/15 17:50:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:
That is one of the worst looking copies of The Silmarillion I think I've ever seen.

Lol. This is true performance.
amazing.
Mar 15
2020/3/15 17:53:04 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
And it's Book Club.
Mar 28
2020/3/28 5:52:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
£10 book on eBay plus a signature from a chap whose scribble is notoriously easy to acquire at any of the many events he attends. The price seems a bit steep....

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Mar 28
2020/3/28 8:02:59 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
When I saw this listing I actually thought it might br for one of the deluxe signed editions or something. Then I'm reading the detail & thinking "...am I reading this correctly?"

If this is a standard Hb + AL signature then I don't know quite what to say. That price is shameful.
Mar 29
2020/3/29 0:24:03 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:
When I saw this listing I actually thought it might br for one of the deluxe signed editions or something. Then I'm reading the detail & thinking "...am I reading this correctly?"

If this is a standard Hb + AL signature then I don't know quite what to say. That price is shameful.

Yeah, Peter Harrington has had a few eye-raising listings of late. He should really know better - there is fine line between trying to get a premium price and looking for a mug to exploit.
Mar 29
2020/3/29 9:56:59 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Mar 30
2020/3/30 7:09:07 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
^ The model in the above listing photos is Greg btw, for those wondering why I posted the above.
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