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Re: The Wonders of eBay

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Red wrote:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Lord-Films-Uno ... _Book&hash=item564d47168e

Apparently it "provides in-depth analysis of the live-action trilogy and other related films, alongside games, puzzles, and interviews with the filmmakers"

Nothing like in-depth analysis, along with games and puzzles!





A fool and his money etc. (trying hard not to fall into this category myself )


Re: The Wonders of eBay

Oct 9, 2012 - in Collector's Marketplace
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If you have any Facsimile signed Tolkien books, now might be the time to sell them on eBay, £222 for a second printing 1964 Tree and Leaf

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/J-R-R-TOLKI ... ks_UK&hash=item416bd72baf



By Jlong

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But you would have to list the item unethically under the title "J.R.R. TOLKIEN TREE AND LEAF POSSIBLY SIGNED ?????"

It is always a shame to see things like this sold for such ABSURD prices.

Being a second impression with no dust jacket, that book sold for about 10 times the price it should have actually gone for.


Re: The Wonders of eBay

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Very sad indeed.

Can't understand though why buyers don't do some basic checks i.e. search Google, before wasting this much money on a £10 at most book?

Just tried this, typed "tree leaf signed tolkien" into Google and Beren's article is second on list

http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/fascimilesignatures.htm


By garm

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It's this sort of thing which can draw in the unwary, I think -

"There are supposedly a number of copies where a facsimiled signature is present. Personally I do not know. The only thing that points to it not be standard printed is that you can feel the indentation on the verso of the page, I have included a photo of the verso and the signature imprint shows through distinctly."

This can, I suppose, make some think it _might_ be a real signature, and worth a punt (what with signed Tolkien books being so valuable and all).

It'll be interesting to see if the new owner re-lists it at a fantastically higher price.



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