The Hobbit or There and Back Again
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Dec 12, 2021
2021/12/12 9:56:07 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The Alan Lee signature on this one looks off.

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Submitted by: Stu
Dec 12, 2021
2021/12/12 12:30:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

The Alan Lee signature on this one looks off.

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I am not expert on sigs but that looks like it had a ruler below the signature.
Dec 12, 2021
2021/12/12 20:10:11 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

onthetrail wrote:

Stu wrote:

The Alan Lee signature on this one looks off.

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I am not expert on sigs but that looks like it had a ruler below the signature.


Yeah, I agree. It is a crazy time to be alive when people are faking Alan Lee, one of the most easily available autographs out there.
Dec 12, 2021
2021/12/12 22:28:32 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Very "new" condition but very expensive (reserve) ... He will have to lower his expectations (reserve not met at £295)

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Dec 16, 2021
2021/12/16 22:39:31 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
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Submitted by: Trotter
Dec 17, 2021
2021/12/17 17:42:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
"Signed"...right also not at all 1st editions...and they are reprints. But in the current market an ok price for a set.

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Submitted by: Mr. Underhill
Dec 17, 2021
2021/12/17 18:52:09 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Mr. Underhill wrote:

"Signed"...right also not at all 1st editions...and they are reprints. But in the current market an ok price for a set.

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Thankfully they at least call them facsimile sigs in the description but still, damn slippery.

I have such an odd relationship with these versions. They are absolute trash and among the worst books I own but they are my most treasured possession for reasons that I will not get into publicly. But safe to say I could be offered 10,000 times the going rate and I would not consider selling them.
Dec 17, 2021
2021/12/17 23:53:13 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

onthetrail wrote:

Mr. Underhill wrote:

"Signed"...right also not at all 1st editions...and they are reprints. But in the current market an ok price for a set.

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Submitted by: Mr. Underhill

Thankfully they at least call them facsimile sigs in the description but still, damn slippery.

I have such an odd relationship with these versions. They are absolute trash and among the worst books I own but they are my most treasured possession for reasons that I will not get into publicly. But safe to say I could be offered 10,000 times the going rate and I would not consider selling them.

What about 10,001 times the going rate?

I can totally relate to having possessions that are not especially fine items in and of themselves, but the sentimental value can be tremendous. The item is just a vessel to carry the memories and associations.
Dec 18, 2021
2021/12/18 0:04:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I seem to recall that Tolkien himself had something to say about sentimental value, somewhere in a recent book....
Dec 18, 2021
2021/12/18 2:06:46 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Aelfwine wrote:

I seem to recall that Tolkien himself had something to say about sentimental value, somewhere in a recent book....

I genuinely can't imagine Tolkien's opinions (on anything) remotely influencing my own. I flat out disagree with almost his entire belief system! I mean, I love his fiction, but beyond that, meh... Physical things are catalysts for memories or (more importantly) they are useful (where looking pretty is a kind of useful). Beyond that, who cares? Everything ends up in landfill in the end.
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