Tolkien Collector's Guide
Apr 30, 2013
2013/4/30 19:26:11 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Morgan wrote:
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).

Probably not going to be a rare gem for "US $69.00 Approximately £44.53" and one sold (or probably not).

Obviously I also looked at buying this gem before everybody else on the board, but decided against it
Apr 30, 2013
2013/4/30 21:12:32 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
It's not a reprint - how do you 'reprint' a hand-written letter? It's a bleedin' printout off the net!
Apr 30, 2013
2013/4/30 23:57:11 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:

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.

Or until the price drops down to a level most suited to a generic fairly ugly fireplace...
May 1, 2013 (edited)
2013/5/1 12:59:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Fellows ... ks_UK&hash=item589f89815f

A worn second edition of FotR in a first edition facsimile dj plus a photocopied last will of Tolkien for only £ 175.........I suggest the facsimile dj is the most "valuable" here.



And here is another one......

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1st-1st-The ... ks_UK&hash=item589e656036
May 6, 2013
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May 12, 2013
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Whit!?

(Starting bid: £300)

Not sure I'd even pay £30 for it...

BH

May 13, 2013
2013/5/13 1:03:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:
Whit!?

(Starting bid: £300)

Not sure I'd even pay £30 for it...

BH



Looks pretty grotty for 30 quid...
May 13, 2013
2013/5/13 18:47:05 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
May 13, 2013 (edited)
2013/5/13 20:02:41 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
You know, we laugh at the funny Buy-it-now auctions; but they're only funny because sellers are asking for such high prices. They undoubtedly don't actually sell...

But when open auctions climb to £100+ for ten-a-penny book club editions --then you really do have to wonder...

J R R Tolkien - The Silmarillion - Vintage Retro Edition - Fine Scarce

Winning bid: £102!!

BH

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