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Re: The Wonders of...

Dec 31, 2017 - in Collector's Marketplace
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I totaly agree on the collector value aspect; it's not a particularly attractive copy. However, 1969 first impressions don't appear that often on low-starting auctions.

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By Stu

Re: The Wonders of...

Dec 31, 2017 - in Collector's Marketplace (edited)
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Khamûl wrote:
I totaly agree on the collector value aspect; it's not a particularly attractive copy. However, 1969 first impressions don't appear that often on low-starting auctions.

BH



Agreed, but they seem to be getting much more common in the last year or so. On the various auction sites I keep a (not very close these days) eye on, I have seen a handful. Of course, it will be interesting to see of the Amazon TV series changes values in the same way the LoTR movies did. I'm not necessarily convinced it will, as we are a generation further on, and the kids and young adults of today have been brought up in an almost pure digital age. I suspect physical books have much less relevance.

(Edit: One thing worthy of mention is that was a private listing -- there is no good reason for a seller to use a private listing on this kind of item, and it does - obviously - make shill bidding much harder to detect than it already is)


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Seller: trustkeith (1864)
Ended Apr 23, 2018
Buy-It-Now:
£9.95
This is pretty funny:

eBay Item #372257575174
The Fellowship of The Ring (2nd print) , The Two Towers (3rd print) & The Return of The King (2nd print), in a custom made slip case

Interesting way to describe half a cardboard box!

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Now that's some fine craftsmanship... David Miller is put to shame.
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Lol, Thanks Berelach!
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Seller: lataraoxalic (1698)
Ended May 3, 2018
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$150.00
Putting this here because the price is crazy for this ephemera, but I hadn't seen this promo piece before, so I wanted to capture it.

eBay Item #222827427689
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By Deagol

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I have one of these - fortunately for a great deal less $$$ !!!
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By Eorl

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Seller: borderless_items (22)
Ended Apr 27, 2018
Buy-It-Now:
£1,000.00
This has to be a mistake right? Because, why...!?

eBay Item #253570615155
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By Stu

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Seller: 1973lee1973 (2057)
Ended May 6, 2018
£229.99
[0 Bids]
Seller: anne1054 (7281)
Ended Apr 16, 2018
£113.33
[13 Bids]
I'll give 1973Lee1973 his due; He is very good at buying poor quality books and selling them on at a decent profit a few weeks later. I hope he doesn't get the asking price for this, as it really isn't a particularly good copy, and even the original selling price (£113 was a bit steep [but not silly] given the flaws)

eBay Item #142776115311

eBay Item #183165945536
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By Lokki

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Good catch Stu. The asking price is hilarious. I hope nobody falls for it.
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