Farmer Giles of Ham
£8.26
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Jun 30
2022/6/30 14:00:16 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: dalek1976
(3867)
Ended Jul 1, 2022
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£69.99
Submitted by: Mr. Underhill
Jul 1
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Seller: kobbus0
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Ended Jul 2, 2022
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$1,500.00
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Jul 2
2022/7/2 7:55:01 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: rustiebakes.34
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Ended Jul 2, 2022
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Submitted by: Stu
Jul 2
2022/7/2 11:57:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

Seller: rustiebakes.34
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Ended Jul 2, 2022
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Submitted by: Stu

That was a nice bargain for someone in current times. I hope those start to come onto the market more so the prices become less insane.

I own all the versions of History except the box which I sold for stupid money but newer collectors have paid some crazy prices for those paperbacks and the hardcovers.
Jul 2
2022/7/2 12:34:33 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Are the paperbacks particularly collectable?
Jul 2
2022/7/2 12:58:36 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:

Are the paperbacks particularly collectable?

They were really rare in the market as they were too recent for them to start appearing on the second hand market. For a time they did seem incredibly difficult to find. I was helping a few people find them around 2018 and they were crazy expensive.

I guess the collectable element is that they match the series of paperbacks that have the image on the spines (B-format?). From a practical pov they are redundant, as the one volume edition was a revised and updated edition.
Jul 2
2022/7/2 16:59:19 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: chapatipaul
(4147)
Ends 2022/9/2 12:41:59
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£19,500.00
Submitted by: Trotter

Seller: kobbus0
(296)
Ends 2022/9/1 19:28:39
Buy-It-Now:
$15,000.00
Submitted by: Trotter
Jul 2
2022/7/2 17:21:34 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

onthetrail wrote:

Khamûl wrote:

Are the paperbacks particularly collectable?

They were really rare in the market as they were too recent for them to start appearing on the second hand market. For a time they did seem incredibly difficult to find. I was helping a few people find them around 2018 and they were crazy expensive.

I guess the collectable element is that they match the series of paperbacks that have the image on the spines (B-format?). From a practical pov they are redundant, as the one volume edition was a revised and updated edition.

See, to me, this (not you, but the "few people" you helped) is just lunacy collecting. There is a natural lag after an edition is published when copies are either genuinely hard to locate or simply not sold with enough detail to identify. This doesn't strike me as a particularly smart window in which to acquire these editions. Maybe for the odd book you missed here & there, sure; but making a habit of buying like this is going to cost you a lot of money. It just doesn't sound sustainable long-term.
Jul 2
2022/7/2 17:40:27 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:

onthetrail wrote:

Khamûl wrote:

Are the paperbacks particularly collectable?

They were really rare in the market as they were too recent for them to start appearing on the second hand market. For a time they did seem incredibly difficult to find. I was helping a few people find them around 2018 and they were crazy expensive.

I guess the collectable element is that they match the series of paperbacks that have the image on the spines (B-format?). From a practical pov they are redundant, as the one volume edition was a revised and updated edition.

See, to me, this (not you, but the "few people" you helped) is just lunacy collecting. There is a natural lag after an edition is published when copies are either genuinely hard to locate or simply not sold with enough detail to identify. This doesn't strike me as a particularly smart window in which to acquire these editions. Maybe for the odd book you missed here & there, sure; but making a habit of buying like this is going to cost you a lot of money. It just doesn't sound sustainable long-term.

I agree entirely. I pushed them toward the one-volume edition for that reason and fortunately they took my advice. I know one of the people I was helping search found volume two in paperback a few months later (around Oct 2018 iirc) and paid £120 for it. Bonkers way to collect, but people seem to be very impatient and want it now.
Jul 2
2022/7/2 21:33:10 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I have bought part 2 just a few weeks ago for 20 euro. I'll be patient for part 1. Paying more than 30 euros for a recent paperback seems a bit over the top. I always thought that those extreme prices were just a seller's wishful thinking and nobody actually bought them at those prices. Maybe I'm just a naive beginner.
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