Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion
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Oct 21
2021/10/21 21:01:09 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:

Seller: gollumanelf63
(4389)
Ended Oct 31, 2021
£14.95
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Submitted by: Trotter

What can be a fair price for this set with the related slipcase (http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details2.php?id=1185), in VG condition?
Oct 21
2021/10/21 21:16:52 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
In the (recent) past I'd have said £50-90 would have been a reasonable aim to acquire this set, assuming both the desired condition, and earlier "UNWIN HYMAN" logo'd impressions...

Today, who knows. Maybe double that?
Oct 21
2021/10/21 21:25:08 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:

In the (recent) past I'd have said £50-90 would have been a reasonable aim to acquire this set, assuming both the desired condition, and earlier "UNWIN HYMAN" logo'd impressions...

Today, who knows. Maybe double that?

Thank you, Khamûl
The earlier logo is that with the text only, while the later one is that with the man and the circle, right? Are they different only because of the logo, or are there any other differences (text, covers, etc.)?
Oct 21
2021/10/21 21:35:26 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Mauro D86 wrote:

Khamûl wrote:

In the (recent) past I'd have said £50-90 would have been a reasonable aim to acquire this set, assuming both the desired condition, and earlier "UNWIN HYMAN" logo'd impressions...

Today, who knows. Maybe double that?

Thank you, Khamûl
The earlier logo is that with the text only, while the later one is that with the man and the circle, right? Are they different only because of the logo, or are there any other differences (text, covers, etc.)?


The later logo is indeed the man/circle. Without slipcase, the first prints thus of these have always been dirt cheap (< £10 a volume). I'm not sure they would have gone up that much really, from what I have observed. They are very common.
Oct 22
2021/10/22 5:45:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

Mauro D86 wrote:

Khamûl wrote:

In the (recent) past I'd have said £50-90 would have been a reasonable aim to acquire this set, assuming both the desired condition, and earlier "UNWIN HYMAN" logo'd impressions...

Today, who knows. Maybe double that?

Thank you, Khamûl
The earlier logo is that with the text only, while the later one is that with the man and the circle, right? Are they different only because of the logo, or are there any other differences (text, covers, etc.)?


The later logo is indeed the man/circle. Without slipcase, the first prints thus of these have always been dirt cheap (< £10 a volume). I'm not sure they would have gone up that much really, from what I have observed. They are very common.

Thank you, Stu
I saw the single volumes quite often for sale, but I don't remember recent sales for the full set with the slipcase (or maybe I didn't pay enough attention to this specific edition).
Oct 22 (edited)
2021/10/22 5:52:14 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Mauro D86 wrote:

Stu wrote:

Mauro D86 wrote:

Khamûl wrote:

In the (recent) past I'd have said £50-90 would have been a reasonable aim to acquire this set, assuming both the desired condition, and earlier "UNWIN HYMAN" logo'd impressions...

Today, who knows. Maybe double that?

Thank you, Khamûl
The earlier logo is that with the text only, while the later one is that with the man and the circle, right? Are they different only because of the logo, or are there any other differences (text, covers, etc.)?

The later logo is indeed the man/circle. Without slipcase, the first prints thus of these have always been dirt cheap (< £10 a volume). I'm not sure they would have gone up that much really, from what I have observed. They are very common.

Thank you, Stu
I saw the single volumes quite often for sale, but I don't remember recent sales for the full set with the slipcase (or maybe I didn't pay enough attention to this specific edition).

The slipcased sets come up much less frequently. I think the last one I saw was about £50 (a couple of months back).

one from a year or so ago

https://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/auctions/254766448058
Oct 22
2021/10/22 20:08:55 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: used-a-bit.sales.and.pawn
(2554)
Ended Oct 27, 2021
$220.50
[9 Bids]
Submitted by: Mr. Underhill
Oct 23
2021/10/23 10:50:35 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
One of the nicer US 1938 First Edition Hobbits I have seen recently. But, you know, the price…

(Note, it is a facsimile DJ.)

Seller: enigmadragon
(973)
Ends 2021/12/23 7:10:06
Buy-It-Now:
$9,999.99
Submitted by: LanceFormation
Oct 26
2021/10/26 18:49:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The Ballantine green box

Seller: thebasementtroll
(32863)
Ended Nov 2, 2021
$78.77
[16 Bids]
Submitted by: Urulókë
Oct 29
2021/10/29 12:19:31 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Another like the set I just recently acquired.

Seller: kolektorskamp
(1282)
Ended Nov 5, 2021
AU $199.90
[0 Bids]
Submitted by: Mr. Underhill
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