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Re: [WTB] The Silmarillion Super Deluxe Signed Edition in Fine Condition
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I really don't thing you will find one for £3500-£4,000 meeting your criteria. Remember these are like hens teeth and people pay a premium for them (right or wrongly)
Now for £6999 I might ponder on it

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Re: [WTB] The Silmarillion Super Deluxe Signed Edition in Fine Condition
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What's "horrible" about the #36 copy for sale on ABE?

Need to lower your expectations I think. Also, what's the deal with trying to buy up all these top-end copies of The Silmarillion?

BH

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Re: [WTB] The Silmarillion Super Deluxe Signed Edition in Fine Condition
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Khamûl wrote:
What's "horrible" about the #36 copy for sale on ABE?

Need to lower your expectations I think. Also, what's the deal with trying to buy up all these top-end copies if The Silmarillion?

BH



To be fair, it doesn't look like a great copy. There is obviously damage to the top of the spine, and severe blotching to the leather around the bottom half of the spine (damp related, I'd guess). If I was in the market for spending this kind of money on a book (or a bit more), I personally wouldn't be buying that copy.

These are only scarce books at "sensible" prices, but equally, if you are willing to pay a lot of money, the scarcity problem does drop away somewhat, I suspect.

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Re: [WTB] The Silmarillion Super Deluxe Signed Edition in Fine Condition
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Wouldn't describe it as horrible though. It's probably best described as...
... the only numbered copy currently online!

Seriously though, if you're going to pay £5K+ for this then I think you're going to have literally a couple of people to sell it to, should you want to sell it in the future & recoup your money.

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Re: [WTB] The Silmarillion Super Deluxe Signed Edition in Fine Condition
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Khamûl wrote:
Wouldn't describe it as horrible though. It's probably best described as...
... the only numbered copy currently online!

Seriously though, if you're going to pay £5K+ for this then I think you're going to have literally a couple of people to sell it to, should you want to sell it in the future & recoup your money.

BH



Yeah, 'horrible' might be a bit hyperbolic :)

I'd entirely agree in your comment about the positively tiny market for resale. It wouldn't be where I would spend my money. I haven't sold a book yet, and I wouldn't get (even close to) 5K of pleasure out of looking at it on my shelf. For me, collecting is a fun hobby, rather than a serious pursuit or something that demands huge expenditure. But horses for courses and all that.

Posted on: 2017/11/21 16:20



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