Tolkien Collector's Guide
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Jan 10, 2019
2019/1/10 17:55:32 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Ok Just read the Silmarillion incident. Ok enough said, erm.......So whats everyone having for dinner
Jan 10, 2019
2019/1/10 17:58:18 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Trotter, have you bought from him before? He had a flyer I really liked the look of advertising the 2nd revised edition

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Jan 10, 2019
2019/1/10 23:00:22 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: eurekabooksellers (3532)
Ended Jan 10, 2019
Buy-It-Now:
$55.00
Submitted by: Urulókë
Seller: mewmaster26 (7200)
Ended Jan 19, 2019
Buy-It-Now:
$225.00
Submitted by: Urulókë
Seller: rwsellers (2734)
Ended Jan 27, 2019
Buy-It-Now:
$6,250.00
Submitted by: Urulókë
Seller: goldcoast_4215 (847)
Ended Jan 26, 2019
Buy-It-Now:
AU $159.00
Submitted by: Urulókë
Jan 10, 2019
2019/1/10 23:33:31 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
"Does anyone know of a seller called dogfark on ebay? ... He has a 1st impression set for like 700 pounds, is that a bit overpriced?"

In my opinion, that is very overpriced.

Dogfark has butted heads with several (or more) individuals on TCG.
Jan 11, 2019
2019/1/11 0:05:46 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Really? has he ripped people off or something?
Jan 11, 2019
2019/1/11 0:38:38 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
This is a touchy subject, as any time inaccuracies in descriptions or price comparisons for items from this seller are discussed on these forums, he threatens legal action against the posters.

He has an account here and occasionally logs in to join discussions, but almost never answers questions posed back to him. This cycle repeats every few years.

Here is the most recent conversation he participated in:
https://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... t_id=18508#forumpost18508
Jan 11, 2019
2019/1/11 1:32:14 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Jesus, That was entertaining, enough said. Thanks for filling me in. :)
Jan 11, 2019 (edited)
2019/1/11 4:12:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I won't say anything specifically about Dogfark, but I'd recommend taking a look at the 1st/3rd Hobbit he has for sale. Just looking at his auctions over time *for the same book* is enlightening as to how the "original" and "complete with no restoration" dust jacket has evolved over time.

For context, everything except the top of the spine comes from a later jacket. In the first image, it is clearly post-1951 because of the font on the Allen & Unwin. Interesting that the colour registration (how the three colours line up) is clearly different for the bulk of the spine (everything but the top bit to the curved cut just below the title)...

One must make their own judgement about whether the seller's own images (from several auctions for the same copy) paint a picture of a jacket that " has much paper loss to spine and spine ends, tearing and chipping, but otherwise complete with no restoration."...

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Jan 11, 2019
2019/1/11 4:53:53 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Does he actually make sales?
Jan 11, 2019
2019/1/11 5:02:10 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Paulies wrote:
Does he actually make sales?

Sadly, he appears to. Unfortunately, because of Tolkien's very wide appeal, older/rarer copies of his works often attract buyers who are not terribly well educated in what they are buying (and who don't realise that asking price on Abe/eBay don't necessarily reflect genuine market prices). It really is a case of buyer beware when buying any item with a high sticker price. Most Tolkien stuff isn't actually rare.
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