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Do the books themselves have new copyright statements or anything Stu? The original set had first impressions (2002) of the standard hardbacks, but the set was re-released in 2011 according to HarperCollins. I don't know if you have the original set, is the slipcase (or anything else) exactly the same? What impressions are in your set?

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Khamûl wrote:
Do the books themselves have new copyright statements or anything Stu? The original set had first impressions (2002) of the standard hardbacks, but the set was re-released in 2011 according to HarperCollins. I don't know if you have the original set, is the slipcase (or anything else) exactly the same? What impressions are in your set?

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The slipcases are not absolutely identical. It is very similar, but the reprint box is thinner, particularly on the top/bottom. It really isn't robust enough for three heavy books, in my opinion.

Impressions are 6,5 and 5. No new copyright statement (bears the original 2002).

I wouldn't recommend anyone who has the original bothering to get the reprint, but it is an adequate substitute for someone who hasn't got the earlier one. I think I paid AUD $160 shipped from Book Depository when the reprint was released, so same ballpark price to the eBay one.


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This is an interesting book, very different illustrations from what what you may have seen before, my favourite is the Balrog and I can even excuse the wings

eBay Item #151077480309



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Absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with Tolkien, but have a look at this strange auction...

SHERLOCK HOLMES TYPED LETTER AND PHOTOS-SIGNED

Seller: "WHETHER THESE ARE ORIGINAL OR FILM PROPS I HAVE NO IDEA..."! What!?

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By Jlong

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Not sure how much these usually go for but they are not common.

eBay Item #290942485889

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Bookpeople Hobbit with the Dustjacket, for anyone who hasn't managed to get one:

eBay Item #181173206689

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By Morgan

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This buy-it-now also appears to have the dj included:

eBay Item #130948539041



By Morgan

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I forgot to say: thanks, Stu, for sharing a link to that first Bookpeople Hobbit -- I bought it (seller relisted it as buy-it-now).


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Morgan wrote:
I forgot to say: thanks, Stu, for sharing a link to that first Bookpeople Hobbit -- I bought it (seller relisted it as buy-it-now).


Yes he did, and in doing so broke ebay rules on ending an auction when people were bidding on it

I don't know why ebay have any rules at all, they do not enforce any of them.

http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/sell/questions/endlist-now.html

"You might end your listing early because:

The item is no longer available for sale. (Please note that you shouldn't list an item on eBay if there's a chance you'll sell it elsewhere before the listing ends.)
"

Morgan, not at all cross with you, well done paying £5 for this
It's ebay and the seller that I am not happy with.

Update: Seller reported to ebay and a case is being opened against them.


By Morgan

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I should say that I only asked if the seller could change to international shipping. S/he then suggested to change to a fixed price, which I agreed upon -- the auction had no bids by then, IIRC. Strangely enough, the seller didn't relist the auction until some days later, when a bid had been placed. I thought it was kind of odd -- but what to do? Sorry for stepping on your toes, Trotter: it wasn't my intention!



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