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Re: Lucky finds

May 8, 2013 - in General Collecting Forum
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Recently acquired the 1969 Tim Kirk calendar - serendipity! Quite beautiful, and well made too. Anyone know what paper it was printed on? It is quite thick, almost waxy, and has a distinct texture.
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By Stu

Re: Lucky finds

May 27, 2013 - in General Collecting Forum (edited)
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Not sure if this really counts as a Lucky Find, but I just acquired a fine copy of the HC Tolkien Family Album 1st for AUD 3.05 (+ postage), and it turns out to have been an Australian distributor/ publisher's review copy with an A4 slip folded inside.

Mind you, thanks to uber-expensive Australia Post, the shipping was 12 bucks. I suppose the distance from the bit of Australia that it came from to me in Brisbane was probably larger than crossing the whole of Europe...

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By Red

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Jun 10, 2013 - in General Collecting Forum
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Been looking for a 1st edition HM Fellowship with a DJ to complete the set. Didn't find that, but did pick up all three HM 1st editions (no DJ's) in fair/good condition for $20. Might look OK with some facsimile DJ's?


By Jlong

Re: Lucky finds

Jun 15, 2013 - in General Collecting Forum
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Anyone here manage to grab this amazing deal off Abebooks? I was too late. :(

Great news - we've found the book you're looking for.

Your Want: # A504615036
Title: George Allen & Unwin: A Remembrancer;
Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books;
ISBN: 1873674376;

The lowest and highest priced listings that match your want are displayed below.

1. George Allen and Unwin: A Remembrancer,
Unwin, Rayner
Merlin Unwin Books, 1999, Hardcover, 1873674376, A lovely copy, clean and crisp in a
lightly rubbed dust jacket. Daily dispatch from our warehouse in Sussex, all
international orders sent Airmail. We're happy to offer significant postage discounts for
multiple orders.
Bookseller: Dim and Distant PBFA, Heathfield, E.SX
Price: £ 15.75 (US$ 25.47)
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Re: Lucky finds

Jun 15, 2013 - in General Collecting Forum
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That is a good deal. Had I seen it, I would have bought it.
If I didn't already have one.
Signed.

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By Jlong

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Jun 15, 2013 - in General Collecting Forum
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Jealous...
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Re: Lucky finds

Jun 15, 2013 - in General Collecting Forum
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Found a boxed set LotR and Guide from ABE, 50th anniversary editions for £60, and a nice 2nd edition of JRR Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator from Alibris for £20. The latter I was especially pleased to get as been trying for a while to get any copy of it and was failing miserably.
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By laurel

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Jul 27, 2013 - in General Collecting Forum (edited)
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Very excited
I added two books to my collection last month and what a two they were. Never thought it would happen !! Saved for 2nd impression then only to see a first at bargain price -couldnt resist

Just need to save for jacket copies now!

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By Jlong

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Jul 27, 2013 - in General Collecting Forum
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Laurel,

I'd like to see more pictures.

If you don't mind me asking, what did you end up paying for each?

Also, where did buy them?

Josh
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By laurel

Re: Lucky finds

Jul 28, 2013 - in General Collecting Forum
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Hi J
If get chance will take some more pics.
Price - well brought one from a well known auction site (right place/right time again!) ! so am sure u can find
the other from ANother source , cant really say where as he has others holding for me
Still good buys out there just harder to find at moment
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