Tolkien Collector's Guide
Hobbit Signed Book ['1966 U.S. Ed., 29th Printing']
By Jlong

Hobbit Signed Book ['1966 U.S. Ed., 29th Printing']

May 1, 2010 (edited)

I think this copy was sold before on eBay. What do you guys think of this one?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... &ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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May 1, 2010
*What* date do the letters have on them???

- wellinghall
May 1, 2010
I definitely recognize those letters at least.
Aug 5, 2010
& again...

I'm pretty sure, when you said you recognised this item, that this was The Hobbit being offered by flatsigned.com at the same time as that signed Silmarillion. The Silmarillion sold, but (since I didn't note the final price) maybe the 'signed' Hobbit failed to meet reserve or something. Much like the LotRs which was relisted multiple times by flatsigned.com.

The Hobbit by Tolkien - SIGNED + signed Tolkien letters
Seller: drdave132613

BH
Aug 5, 2010
I think my problem with this auction is that it only has four "Wows" but a large amount of exclamation marks to make up for it

Seriously, I'm sure this has already been mentioned but for an item like this, it would be nice to have the original letter from GA&U and not a copy so you have some confidence that the letters refer to this book, and I would never buy an item listed with "No returns accepted".
Aug 5, 2010
Beren should add this to his eBay letter list too! There's no such thing as "No returns accepted". EBay are governed by distance selling rules (or whatever it's called) like any other UK internet seller. My own experience is that sellers stating this are still made to give refunds by eBay if your case is reasonable in any case e.g. it was mis-described. But, I suppose your right Trotter, auctions stating this are to be avoided --you always have to question why the seller would state this.

BH
Aug 5, 2010
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Have listed some books on ebay as well:

http://cgi.benl.ebay.be/ws/eBayISAPI. ... %26otn%3D2#ht_1182wt_1083


I use the following policy:

Your 100% satisfaction is our goal for ordering, selection, shipping, and customer service. We try to describe our books with all their defects carefully noted.

You may return your purchase for a full refund of your purchase price (less S&H) for any reason within 14 days of receipt of your order. Item must be returned in the same condition you received it. Return postage is refunded if we made a mistake in your order.

Trotter EDIT: added a link to ebay.co.uk for Beren's items
http://shop.ebay.co.uk/cottage_of_los ... =1&_ipg=50&_sop=12&_rdc=1
and ebay.com
http://shop.ebay.com/cottage_of_lost_ ... w=1&_ipg=50&_sop=3&_rdc=1
Aug 5, 2010
Have put a link to this shameless plug in the Collector's Marketplace section of forum...

BH
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