Tolkien Collector's Guide
Feb 13, 2015
2015/2/13 20:26:43 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I agree with you, but have no real hope that the general ebay seller will figure out the difference between copyright date and impression date. If they do, likely they will chose to emphasize whichever they feel will increase the value of what they have for sale.
Feb 13, 2015
2015/2/13 21:04:04 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulöké wrote:
I agree with you, but have no real hope that the general ebay seller will figure out the difference between copyright date and impression date. If they do, likely they will chose to emphasize whichever they feel will increase the value of what they have for sale.


You have hit the nail on the head with " they will chose to emphasize whichever they feel will increase the value of what they have for sale". For the most part, this is what sellers are doing, IMHO. Some sellers are genuinely confused, many are just deceptive (I've had plenty where I have pointed out the mistake choose not to correct their auctions).
Feb 14, 2015
2015/2/14 19:38:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Words escape me...
eBay Item #221683897986

BH
Feb 17, 2015
2015/2/17 17:40:22 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Feb 17, 2015
2015/2/17 19:06:04 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Sorry, I have no idea why these are so overpriced or seemly this popular.
Feb 18, 2015
2015/2/18 7:06:34 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:
Sorry, I have no idea why these are so overpriced or seemly this popular.

I'd like to own a set purely so I could give them to someone who I don't like. Maybe that is the explanation -- people are buying them for their nemeses.
Feb 21, 2015
2015/2/21 15:32:26 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Feb 21, 2015
2015/2/21 22:24:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:
Why

eBay Item #111602707975

Why is it so cheap???? "Condition is commensurate with age. Faded spine. Foxing/tanning to edges and/or ends. Pages tanned". It would be 800 pounds if it was in good nick! :)
Mar 3, 2015
2015/3/3 7:39:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Title: j r r tolkien

Description: Rare book look at these books and then you will know the true price George Allen and unwin very good condition with maps

Enough said.

eBay Item #111598924637
Mar 5, 2015
2015/3/5 23:41:52 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Bizarre looking items...

eBay Item #171706397069
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