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LOTR No. 137 of 250 Copies Signed by ALAN LEE
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Re: LOTR No. 137 of 250 Copies Signed by ALAN LEE

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The book set now at £750 with 4 days remaining, making me ultra happy about my £600 price tag which I paid for a sealed set.
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By laurel

Re: LOTR No. 137 of 250 Copies Signed by ALAN LEE

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Hi Bruffyboy
Trust u are still happy. This set went unsold for £599.96 - guess someone withdrew their bid! thats ebay for you.

The all in one book didnt sell either and is readvertised. Still thing £800 is too much.
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Re: LOTR No. 137 of 250 Copies Signed by ALAN LEE

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It amazes me that some people relist things for the same price week after week after week. Ok this has only been listed once before, but I've seen some stuff doing the rounds on eBay for months now.

I don't know what the fees are for somewhere like abe books where maybe you could just shove it on and hope somebody will eventually come along and pay xx price, but surely eBay fees will start to mount up...
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By laurel

Re: LOTR No. 137 of 250 Copies Signed by ALAN LEE

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Agree boneschops. You would think after 1-2 or maybe even 3 -4 weeks they would realise price just too high to sell. This being said i guess at 50p -£1 a go it is worth it on on items worth £100s - certainly a lot cheaper than auction houses at 15-20%. This is I suspect the factor which drives people in direction of ebay.
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By remy

Re: LOTR No. 137 of 250 Copies Signed by ALAN LEE

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With regards to the one vol edition, I liked the book and would probably have bid but for the fact that it was a personal dedication rather than a flat sign which ruined it for me. Don't think I would ever have felt that the book belonged to me looking at the personal inscription.

The 3 Vol edition is (most of the time) my favourite edition of the lord of the rings.


By laurel

Re: LOTR No. 137 of 250 Copies Signed by ALAN LEE

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Good point Remy and i know what you mean. I guess it means more to original owner. I havent got this all in one edition but have got the the 3 vol set which is fantastic. Maybe having both is greedy although once you have the bug you just have to have it ! ;)
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Re: LOTR No. 137 of 250 Copies Signed by ALAN LEE

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laurel wrote:
...Maybe having both is greedy...


I consider it normal


Re: LOTR No. 137 of 250 Copies Signed by ALAN LEE

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Im curious what those who do have these two paid for them (assuming you didn't buy them at the time :) )
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By garm

Re: LOTR No. 137 of 250 Copies Signed by ALAN LEE

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I always ask artists, authors etc to sign to me - it makes it more personal. I don't much care if it does knock down the resale price - I don't intend to be the one selling them!

I paid £150 for the three-volume set, years ago - and £250 or thereabouts (just last year) for my one-vol. (which I found out, weeks later to have a printing fault... grrrr...)
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Re: LOTR No. 137 of 250 Copies Signed by ALAN LEE

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I think that if you can get these two books for less than £1500 then you are doing very well.



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