Almost daily I go and visit ebay to see if there is something beautiful
up for sale. It sometimes is quite boring, since I just see books up for
sale which are either too expensive (mostly you can find them cheaper)
or they are already in my collection in a better state.
There are other days when I just wished I was a millionair and could buy those marvellous items up for sale. I always dream of having the possibility to buy at least one of those marvellous 'signed letters' or '1st/1st impressions'. Some days I get very, very exited when I see real 'rare' books up for sale (funny enough most of those 'real rare' books are not that expensive compared to what they I would expect to be asked for them). Still they are expensive and I always have to pull myself together not to spend all my money on them (and leave nothing for my family).
Another thing with this books is that when they come up for sale I almost never find anything written about them anywhere (which makes them rather obscure and makes them look tricky)... luckely there are enough boards to go and ask others about those items (which I mostly do after I acquired the rare books first,... still scared to have others buy them under my nose while I spotted them).
So let us have a look at what I am talking about. Under here are some examples of real 'rare Tolkien books' which I have seen up for sale on ebay. Hopefully next time I see them up for sale I will use my own pages to get more info on those items myself.
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