Signed LotR to be Auctioned Off
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By remy

Re: Signed LotR to be Auctioned Off

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I think it unlikely that the sil will come up for sale anytime soon......


Re: Signed LotR to be Auctioned Off

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remy wrote:

I think it unlikely that the sil will come up for sale anytime soon......


Do you want to tell us something? You seem to have "insider information"


Re: Signed LotR to be Auctioned Off

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All of them, or one in particular? I mean, the #3 Super Deluxe (owned by Rayner) is interesting enough; but it's not one of a kind. However, the proof (the book & the loose pages) & presentation copies are something else entirely. I don't see any particular reason why the buyer, unless they retain it themselves, wouldn't sell on the former. The others? --I can see why one might want to hang on to these, especially with the auction being so recent.

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Re: Signed LotR to be Auctioned Off

Feb 10, 2013 - in Collector's Marketplace (edited)
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All of the above assumes, of course, the buyer was a bookseller. If, on the other hand, the buyer was a collector --then, yes, I don't think we're likely to see these any time soon.

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Re: Signed LotR to be Auctioned Off

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The first Tolkien item (# 511 - The Hobbit "file copy") is up on Abebooks:

The Hobbit (J and M Books Limited)

It's listed at £9500. When you consider ABE's 13.5% fees (if that's still what ABE charges), this equates to about £8200 to the seller. The hammer price was £3200 at Dominic Winter auctioneers; so about £3840 cost to the buyer (20% was it?).

What do you guys think of the mark-up? Not, actually, as much as I'd have imagined.

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