Tolkien Collector's Guide
Apr 20, 2013
2013/4/20 9:58:53 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Gawain wrote:
I have tried reporting this Hobbit to Ebay as "Misleading Title" but I don't expect it will have any effect.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/19082609731 ... _trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649


The auction has ended because of an Error in the listing, hope they do not relist as a 1st/1st.
Apr 20, 2013
2013/4/20 13:03:16 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I don't understand why SD CoHs keep selling on eBay for more than the 265 pounds that they can still be bought from from the tolkien.co.uk site.

And I really don't get this one below. It has gone up to 345 pounds at the time of writing and still says "reserve not met".

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261200069807?_trksid=p5197.c0.m619

Mind you, I hate Private Auctions, as I have zero faith that it isn't all just shill bidding. I just don't understand why the private auction feature even exists, given that the bidders identities are protected on a normal auction anyway (but you can at least get a bit of data to help determine if they look legit).


Apr 20, 2013 (edited)
2013/4/20 16:57:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
What else can you say? It's why we have this wonderful "The Wonders of..." thread!

EDIT: I guess this is the price they were looking for:
Tolkien Children of Hurin Deluxe Signed Limited Edition VERY RARE (Buy-it-now: £475)

BH

Apr 29, 2013
2013/4/29 19:08:15 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
"For sale is this rare and highly collectable copy of The Hobbit (There and Back again) by J.R.R. Tolkein.

It is the Eight impression and in very good condition commensurate with its age. The spine and pages are in very good condition with only a tiny amount of foxing at some page edges. There are no rips or tears - this copy has only been read just once.
"

As discussed before I am not that familiar with J.R.R. Tolkein's works, but I do like his website (shameless plug http://www.tolkeinsociety.org/).

Let's assume this is by J.R.R. Tolkien, how can you state that it has only been read once, how do you know?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Hobbit- ... ks_UK&hash=item257d58cb66


Apr 29, 2013
2013/4/29 22:37:21 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:
"For sale is this rare and highly collectable copy of The Hobbit (There and Back again) by J.R.R. Tolkein.

It is the Eight impression and in very good condition commensurate with its age. The spine and pages are in very good condition with only a tiny amount of foxing at some page edges. There are no rips or tears - this copy has only been read just once.
"

As discussed before I am not that familiar with J.R.R. Tolkein's works, but I do like his website (shameless plug http://www.tolkeinsociety.org/).

Let's assume this is by J.R.R. Tolkien, how can you state that it has only been read once, how do you know?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Hobbit- ... ks_UK&hash=item257d58cb66




This auction contains the one phrase that irks me more than any other:

"However, it has done its job well to protect the book".

Whenever the slipcase or dustjacket is completely shagged, sellers feel the need to write this redundant and pointless phrase....
Apr 30, 2013
2013/4/30 18:05:27 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
This is unusual.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/J-R-R-Tolki ... ain_0&hash=item51ac5707dd

"J.R.R. Tolkien Signed letter (REPRINT) framed. J.R.R. Tolkie (sic) famous English author of the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings; hand written and signed letter. "

I have emailed the Tolkien Estate to see if the seller has permission to sell this item on ebay. I'd like to give them the benefit of the doubt, but I suspect not



Apr 30, 2013
2013/4/30 18:37:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
What a bargain!!! £179 starting price

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/J-R-R-Tolki ... ks_UK&hash=item20d23638d1

"J R R TOLKIEN
THE LORD OF THE RINGS
THE HOBBIT
THE SILMARILLION

Guild Publishing.

All three books in very good condition
No tears or marks to any pages.
No inscriptions."

They did not even try the adage that they are leather-bound.


Apr 30, 2013
2013/4/30 18:57:47 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Apr 30, 2013
2013/4/30 19:14:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Concerning the framed letter: I was quickly glancing at newly listed Tolkien items at eBay and saw this sale. After just reading the title, checking the seller's feedback and quickly looking at the photos, I instantly proceeded to make a purchase, suspecting everybody here would soon be trying to get their hands on a rare gem (and that each second therefore was of vital importance). My heart was beating fast (hoping for a lucky find), while something in the back of my head was poking "go back and carefully read the auction details", which to my later great horror said "note: this is a reprint" and that 4 copies were available. Luckily (and kindly) the seller just now refunded my money -- although I would in any case have sent the item back.

And yes, Trotter, this is certainly a case of trying to make money out of Tolkien which would require the Estate's permission (and I doubt they would give permission for something like this).
Apr 30, 2013
2013/4/30 19:17:49 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

garm wrote:
It's ba-ack! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Want-to-own ... h=item232a66a47d#viTabs_0



I think this one will be hanging about for decades, until or if they find a complete idiot to buy it.
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