Tolkien Collector's Guide
Sep 26
2020/9/26 21:13:35 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: dogfark (2185)
Ended Oct 3, 2020
£299.00
[0 Bids]
Submitted by: Stu


"The tape marks will clean up"

No, dogfark, they won't clean up.


Also "These jackets were originally printed on recycled paper"

I have never seen any claim that these were specifically printed on recycled paper other than in this listing. The jacket paper does not appear to be any different than other early Hobbits, about which I have also never heard any specific claims of recyling.
Oct 3
2020/10/3 21:53:30 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I see he ended the listing early and then re-listed. I assume the strategy is to avoid people seeing it has come close to the end of the auction with no bids.

Also notice the 1946 Hobbit he has (the one that was up for sale for £2,000 for over a year from its previous owner) is now asking £10,000.. Crazy.
Oct 3
2020/10/3 23:05:10 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Right, I also think it won't show up in completed items so it doesn't seem like it's been relisted and you can't check that it's been relisted over and over again. Shameless really.
Oct 30
2020/10/30 15:56:11 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Putting this here because of the pictures of the review copy of Fellowship.

Seller: bookbid (5387)
Ends 2020/12/7 19:10:17
Buy-It-Now:
$35,000.00
Submitted by: Urulókë
Oct 30
2020/10/30 15:58:34 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
This is not an eBay auction, but might be interesting to someone:

A pair of 1997 Folio Society books (Hobbit and Silmarillion) -

https://www.traffordbooks.co.uk/lot/jr ... ng-with-new-binding/12379

Lot No: 20
Auction No: 396
Condition: Very Good to Very Fine
Estimate: £70 - £80
Auction Date: Wed 4th Nov 2020
Oct 30
2020/10/30 20:01:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Not much of a rarity but a reasonable price for a decent looking copy (albeit with some minor issues), if anyone in the U.S. is looking for this edition.

Seller: awesomebooksusa (329607)
Ends 2020/12/30 9:34:49
Buy-It-Now:
$20.03
Submitted by: Berelach
Nov 1 (edited)
2020/11/1 17:21:42 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
What do you guys think about this? 1st Ed / 1st imp - too bad about the plate which has been painted on. Other than that it looks in good condition..

Have been on the lookout for a 1st / 1st for some time now but prices seem to keep going up so wondering about this one and views on quality / price ..

Seller: rainstreetbooks (365)
Ended Nov 1, 2020
Buy-It-Now:
£8,000.00
Submitted by: Urulókë
Nov 1
2020/11/1 17:45:11 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Demis wrote:

What do you guys think about this? 1st Ed / 1st imp - too bad about the plate which has been painted on. Other than that it looks in good condition..

Have been on the lookout for a 1st / 1st for some time now but prices seem to keep going up so wondering about this one and views on quality / price ..



ebay

That is a shame about the painted plate...that detracts from the value a lot in my opinion. No DJ and slight fading. 8K seems like too much to me, but I'm by no means a Hobbit expert.
Nov 1
2020/11/1 18:26:47 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Demis wrote:

What do you guys think about this? 1st Ed / 1st imp - too bad about the plate which has been painted on. Other than that it looks in good condition..

Have been on the lookout for a 1st / 1st for some time now but prices seem to keep going up so wondering about this one and views on quality / price ..

Seller: rainstreetbooks (365)
Ended Nov 1, 2020
Buy-It-Now:
£8,000.00
Submitted by: Urulókë

Overpriced.
Nov 1
2020/11/1 20:07:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
What would you consider ‘fair’ ? He is offering it to me at 7.250£ / My view was that fair is circa £6.000
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