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Feb 16, 2009 (edited)

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????

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/50th-Anniversar ... |65%3A3|39%3A1|240%3A1318
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Aug 20, 2016
The first is to cut 1,938 signatures of J.R.R. Tolkien, dedicated to Miss E. Bradley, sells for $ 3,500
http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/tolkien-book-store/CLP0210.htm

The other two belong to the book that he has not sold it for $ 2,350 from Gray Collections
http://shop.graycollections.com/Tolki ... His-Library-Tolkien-B.htm
Aug 20, 2016
Good detective work @Tolkieniano! That seller is definitely just grabbing images from around the web to pretend they have something worth selling. Total scam.
Aug 29, 2016
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Seller: theoddbook88 (2)
Ended Sep 28, 2016
Buy-It-Now:
£89.99
eBay Item #182260172301

Not sure if I have seen a copy with this bad a red fading on the dust-jacket spine before, in this case completely gone.

The blue is also badly faded.

If you have a set of these, then keep them out of the light or may end up like this.

You can see the original spines on the award winning tolkienbooks.net, http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=82480

10_57c45b63c2420.jpg 644X1246 px

10_57c45f9969126.jpg 349X500 px
Aug 29, 2016
Yep, those ones have been up for sale for a little while. They are a stark warning of just how fragile some red pigments are! I keep mine reversed on the shelf.
Sep 25, 2016
Seller: lyrasbooks (115)
Ended Oct 25, 2016
Buy-It-Now:
£325.00
A leather rebound 23rd Impression of the 1991 Alan Lee illustrated Lord of the Rings

Why?

eBay Item #291887622564
Oct 16, 2016
Where has this price come from, only 11 times the current Amazon price.

eBay Item #142150165213
Oct 16, 2016

Trotter wrote:
Where has this price come from, only 11 times the current Amazon price.

eBay Item #142150165213


Carefully chosen words from mustycats there: "is already out of stock at the publishers".

No mention of still available everywhere else.
Dec 18, 2016
It's CHRISTMAS!!!!

eBay Item #142208944145

BH
Dec 18, 2016

Khamûl wrote:
It's CHRISTMAS!!!!

eBay Item #142208944145

BH


Yeah, I saw that -- and my eyebrows lifted at the price!

I've never really wanted those books myself; Always thought they were a bit ugly and 1970s looking.
Dec 19, 2016
Note, reserve not met on these. Also I agree with Stu, not feeling the design on these...
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