Tolkien Collector's Guide

A Northern Venture Copy

Feb 26
2020/2/26 16:51:30 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Greetings!

I stumbled upon this unique auction listing of "A Northern Venture" by JRR Tolkien.

Is the price justifiable? Is this as rare as the seller purports to be?

Seller: billybottle1 (3841)
Ended Feb 27, 2020
Buy-It-Now:
£6,999.00
Submitted by: The_Antiquarian, Stu, Berelach

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Feb 26
2020/2/26 17:08:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
It is not a "unique auction", but these are very rare copies, you can see more about this here, http://tolkienbooks.net/php/details2.php?id=36

With very rare items like this then the buyer will set the price if they want to acquire it?
Feb 26
2020/2/26 17:17:21 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I learn new things every day. Thanks for the info!

170 copies seem like a pretty substantial number though.
Feb 26
2020/2/26 17:18:15 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Ah and when I said "unique auction," I meant a listing of an item that I have never seen before. I should change my wording :)
Feb 26
2020/2/26 17:30:34 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Searching old posts show this :

https://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... t_id=19022#forumpost19022

Sold for £3000 plus fees in 2017.

This current copy seems in slightly lesser condition, but it has been a few years. If someone wants this and the seller is willing to negotiate, I expect it will sell, but no idea for how much (too pricey for me).
Feb 26
2020/2/26 19:30:41 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Worth saying this has been up for sale for several weeks. The market for something like this is so small I don't think you can really price them (there will be a few people who want it, but few willing to spend several thousand pounds). If I was the seller, I'd probably just get an auction house to sell it.
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