Tolkien Collector's Guide
The Wonders of...
1 ... 58 59 (60) 61 62 ... 162

Re: The Wonders of eBay

Jun 24, 2012 - in Collector's Marketplace
Joined:
Aug 16, 2007
From Scotland
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1898

Surprise surprise --it's alan-53!

This sellers listings are really quite funny. The items sold, in general, I don't have a problem with; the prices are a little on the high side; but the listings themselves are full of garbage.

I have been collecting books and music items for over 35 years and have amassed an enormous collection with many duplicates. I do not subscribe to "grading" as it is so subjective and most of the "graders" truly have no clue! Therefore I'll simply describe things in normal English!


Some pictures of the item would save everyone the bother. The seller then goes on to describe the book as "GOOD", as if this doesn't have any context in the grading of books. If they don't subscribe to grading, avoiding bookgrading terms would be a good place to start.

This is a vintage softcover book in extremely GOOD condition. The cover has come partially away from the spine in a few spots but there are no loose pages and the rest of the binding is solid. Other than that the book shows very minimal shelfwear from handling. As mentioned above, this is a stated First Printing from 1969. Don't pass this one up as you may never see it again!


As garm points out: you'll easily "see" this again. Ironically, the book does sound like a bookgrading "Good", what with the cover partially coming away from the spine. But without pictures all of this is pretty useless anyway.

For over a decade, I have sold tens of thousands of items on eBay and have only received a handful of complaints about the accuracy in my descriptions...


With descriptions like...

Not the Exact Book but Exact Same Cover for Reference


it's hard to argue one way or the other!

BH
_________________
BH

You drive a hard bargain – you can have it for £10 all-in – one consolation (for you) is that you do not have to hear the cries of my children, for bread...


Re: The Wonders of eBay

Jun 24, 2012 - in Collector's Marketplace
Joined:
Jun 6, 2006
From Essex, England
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 2305

He has taken out the old nonsense about how some dealers describe books as rare, when they are not, pots and black kettles come to mind.


By garm

Re: The Wonders of eBay

Jun 25, 2012 - in Collector's Marketplace
Joined:
Apr 29, 2007
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 686

It's not even as if this is the first publication of these poems of Tolkien's - goodness knows what the level of hype would be, if he ever got hold of a copy of 'Winter's Tales for Children'.
_________________


Re: The Wonders of eBay

Jun 26, 2012 - in Collector's Marketplace
Joined:
May 27, 2006
From California, USA
Group:
Thain
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 1869

And now for something completely different.

Hobbit related cufflinks might actually be cool, done right. These, however, make me feel like zombie Hobbits are going to come out of my basement and try to eat my brains...


**AWESOME** Sterling Silver The Hobbit Book Cufflinks - FREE SHIPPING and BOX

$89.82
End Date: Friday Jul-6-2012 3:54:48 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $89.82

_________________
- Jeremy


By garm

Re: The Wonders of eBay

Jun 29, 2012 - in Collector's Marketplace
Joined:
Apr 29, 2007
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 686

Someone has an odd notion of what constitutes 'fine condition'.

eBay Item #110906341581



_________________


Re: The Wonders of eBay

Jul 4, 2012 - in Collector's Marketplace
Joined:
Nov 24, 2006
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 700

Yes, it's an unusual item. But if they want it to sell, they might be advised to put up some slightly better photos ...
eBay Item #221063715861

- wellinghall

_________________


By Beren

Re: The Wonders of eBay

Jul 4, 2012 - in Collector's Marketplace
Joined:
Jun 2, 2006
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 356

I got a similar set... triple signed! And loving it...
_________________
'It is fulfilled. Even now a Silmaril is in my hand.' - tolkienlibrary.com


Re: The Wonders of eBay

Jul 4, 2012 - in Collector's Marketplace
Joined:
Nov 24, 2006
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 700

I might have to stop reading your posts, Beren; they just get me jealous!

- wellinghall
_________________


Re: The Wonders of eBay

Jul 4, 2012 - in Collector's Marketplace
Joined:
Aug 16, 2007
From Scotland
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1898

I stopped listening to his stories years ago!

BH
_________________
BH

You drive a hard bargain – you can have it for £10 all-in – one consolation (for you) is that you do not have to hear the cries of my children, for bread...


By Beren

Re: The Wonders of eBay

Jul 4, 2012 - in Collector's Marketplace
Joined:
Jun 2, 2006
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 356

oops... sorry... but it is a lovely set. I like this edition a lot, but it is hard to find it in a fine state, especially since the books don't fit very well in the slipcase most sets are having not so nice boxes.
_________________
'It is fulfilled. Even now a Silmaril is in my hand.' - tolkienlibrary.com



1 ... 58 59 (60) 61 62 ... 162
All original content © 2018 by the submitting authors. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Contact Us