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Jan 4
2021/1/4 19:00:30 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
There was an Italian edition of The Annotated Hobbit that had cover artwork used without the artist's (Ron Ploeg I believe) permission, and was promptly removed from sale and destroyed when this was pointed out so not many copies exist. Here's one on eBay (no comment on asking price, just good to see a copy of a scarce edition).

Seller: federicoludon
(16)
Ended Jan 7, 2021
EUR 350.00
[3 Bids]
Submitted by: Urulókë
Jan 4
2021/1/4 20:26:55 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:

There was an Italian edition of The Annotated Hobbit that had cover artwork used without the artist's (Ron Ploeg I believe) permission, and was promptly removed from sale and destroyed when this was pointed out so not many copies exist. Here's one on eBay (no comment on asking price, just good to see a copy of a scarce edition).

Seller: federicoludon
(16)
Ended Jan 7, 2021
EUR 350.00
[3 Bids]
Submitted by: Urulókë

These editions that get pulled because of basic due diligence not having been done always amaze me. They do make for great collectors items, though.
Jan 24
2021/1/24 20:16:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: gedneygirl
(1531)
Ended Jan 31, 2021
£515.37
[26 Bids]
Submitted by: Urulókë
Jan 24 (edited)
2021/1/24 21:37:30 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:

Seller: gedneygirl
(1531)
Ended Jan 31, 2021
£515.37
[26 Bids]
Submitted by: Urulókë

Be interesting to see that this goes for. A little while since one sold on ebay via auction format. If anyone here buys it wants a facsimile dust jacket file, ping me.
Jan 25
2021/1/25 10:06:41 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:

There was an Italian edition of The Annotated Hobbit that had cover artwork used without the artist's (Ron Ploeg I believe) permission, and was promptly removed from sale and destroyed when this was pointed out so not many copies exist. Here's one on eBay (no comment on asking price, just good to see a copy of a scarce edition).

Seller: federicoludon
(16)
Ended Jan 7, 2021
EUR 350.00
[3 Bids]
Submitted by: Urulókë

I have got a copy of that one, never thought it would be so valuable.

I also got a LOTR first impression of the same series which is getting more and more valuable since last year they released a new translation of LOTR (which is a mess) and removed from sale every book which featured the old one.
Jan 25
2021/1/25 21:24:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Apropos of not much, I was in conversation with an art dealer who suddenly seemed to sell a lot of his Tolkien themed original art after it sitting for what seemed like years. I asked about this and he offered no real explanation, but noted his books were selling like hotcakes as well.
Jan 25
2021/1/25 22:23:30 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Tapuvae wrote:

Apropos of not much, I was in conversation with an art dealer who suddenly seemed to sell a lot of his Tolkien themed original art after it sitting for what seemed like years. I asked about this and he offered no real explanation, but noted his books were selling like hotcakes as well.

A combination of TV series interest and money-printing, I'd guess.
Feb 3
2021/2/3 20:37:46 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Was a fairly clean copy and sold for £515, which is probably about where one would have expected, based on recent Hobbit sales, which seem to have gotten a bit silly. Glad I lucked out on my copy for half that on Abe a few months back.


Seller: gedneygirl
(1531)
Ended Jan 31, 2021
£515.37
[26 Bids]
Submitted by: Urulókë
Feb 3
2021/2/3 20:56:33 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: obeliskbooks
(563)
Ended Feb 12, 2021
£77.00
[23 Bids]
Submitted by: Trotter
Feb 6
2021/2/6 17:04:22 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: taxman_03
(2001)
Ended Feb 6, 2021
£17.00
[1 Bids]
Submitted by: Urulókë
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