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Signed copy (Dwarves and Gandalf) of The Hobbit on auction
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Ataahua
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May 25 2011, 7:38pm

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Signed copy (Dwarves and Gandalf) of The Hobbit on auction Can't Post

Here is the book that is being auctioned as part of the Rise Up Christchurch Telethon, which is raising money to help rebuild Christchurch after the September and February earthquakes.

If you have seen the TV clip of Ian McKellan and Mark Hadlow from the telethon, then you've seen this book. It has been signed by all 13 actors playing Dwarves in the movies, as well as by Ian.

Edited to add: I see I was a week out on the closing date! Sorry for the confusion.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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(This post was edited by Ataahua on May 26 2011, 6:51pm)


Patty
Immortal


May 25 2011, 9:28pm

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It's only up to $157... [In reply to] Can't Post

I gather that's in NZ money.

Thanks for the link. I'll love seeing how far it gets up to...it's already too rich for my blood.

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Must. Have. The Precious! Give us the LotR EE Blu-ray Ultimate Box Set!



Donry
Tol Eressea


May 26 2011, 1:55am

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Up to $1,047.... [In reply to] Can't Post

at the moment......at the earlier price I was thinking of throwing out a bid....but not now!

What's the matter, James? No glib remark? No pithy comeback?"


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


May 26 2011, 3:14am

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Crikey, [In reply to] Can't Post

there goes my faint idea of putting a bid in! I'm glad they're getting a good price for it though.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Earl
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May 26 2011, 7:00am

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Thanks for the link [In reply to] Can't Post

I wanted to put in a bid but now it's gone way too high and my bid will probably only serve to push it higher (which is a good thing), but there's the risk of my winning, which will entail me having to do dishes for the rest of my life Laugh



Patty
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May 26 2011, 1:07pm

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Good on em. I was sad to think it was only going to be around $200. [In reply to] Can't Post

It's at $1,110 now.

Permanent address: Into the West

Must. Have. The Precious! Give us the LotR EE Blu-ray Ultimate Box Set!



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SirDennisC
Half-elven


May 26 2011, 3:29pm

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Short term investment [In reply to] Can't Post

Imagine what the book will be worth when the films actually come out a short time from now? Assuming whoever buys it could part with it.

I'm wondering if it was signed by Rob Kazinsky or his replacement?


shadowdog
Rohan

May 26 2011, 8:10pm

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Now I am really confused [In reply to] Can't Post

Why does this keep bouncing around the board like a ping pong ball. I had asked a question about bidding on this which has vanished. Can non NZ people bid on this??? If so how, since I can't log in without a valid NZ address and phone number. Crazy


Ataahua
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May 26 2011, 11:36pm

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Your question is in the second thread [In reply to] Can't Post

to be posted on this topic. You'll see it above this thread on the same board, which Altaira has locked (so that we don't have two active threads going).

I'm sorry, I don't know about non-New Zealand-based people having access or not to Sella.co.nz.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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shadowdog
Rohan

May 27 2011, 1:19am

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Thanks [In reply to] Can't Post

But evidently the only people who can bid on this are those who live in New Zealand. NOT FAIR.....WAHHHHH!!!!Frown


taekotemple
Grey Havens


May 28 2011, 6:40am

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It was signed by Dean O'Gorman. [In reply to] Can't Post

The website lets you see a closeup of the signed pages, and luckily, the majority of the actors have fairly legible signatures.


AlassŽa Eruvande
Valinor


May 31 2011, 9:50pm

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Somebody actually asked about that on the Sella site. [In reply to] Can't Post

Here is what the answer posted is: "overseas bidders can register to bid. they'll have to contact helpdesk@sella.co.nz for more detail. we usually have fairly rigid restrictions in place for overseas bidders, as most of the scam activity effecting sites like ours originates off shore."

Go here and look towards the bottom of the page.



And suddenly the Tornadoes saw afar off a greenlight, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame;
and they knew that this was no vision only, but that PJ had made a new thing: The Hobbit, the Film that Is.


shadowdog
Rohan

May 31 2011, 10:45pm

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Thanks But [In reply to] Can't Post

That help desk link is of no help whatsoever for people outside of NZ. I had to put in a "phoney" phone code just to get it to accept my question. I told them it was phoney code in the message but am not hopeful I can get the ability to bid before the bid closes. WAHHHH Unsure


shadowdog
Rohan

May 31 2011, 11:11pm

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OK Now I am going to cry. [In reply to] Can't Post

From their website I found the following number 0900 73552. When I checked how to call from US to NZ to see about getting registered, I got this..... 011 + 64 + ? + ??? ????. That doesn't even come close to matching the phone number on their auction site. ??????? Can youse guys down under help out here??????


Ataahua
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May 31 2011, 11:56pm

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NZ's area code is 64. [In reply to] Can't Post

When I dial an overseas number I have to put 00 before any country code - I'm not sure what system your country uses, so I'll put a + where I'd put an 0 and you can work out what your dial-out number should be.

So give this a try: ++64 0900 73552. If that doesn't work, try dropping the 0 before the 9.

Having said that, 0900 is a chargeable phone number (as opposed to 0800 being a freephone), and I don't know if that will work from overseas. Good luck!



Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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shadowdog
Rohan

Jun 1 2011, 12:18am

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Thanks [In reply to] Can't Post

But by dint of cursing, trying, crying, trying again and trying yet again, I got registered and placed my bid *snoopy dances*. Oh when I called my credit card company to make sure the charge wouldn't be rejected since it would come from overseas, the gal that took the call was all excited when I told her what I was bidding on and wished me luck and said she was jealous. Fans of Tolkien and the movies are everywhere.


Maiarmike
Grey Havens


Jun 1 2011, 2:47am

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Wish I could end up with something like that! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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--J.R.R. Tolkien


Ataahua
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Jun 1 2011, 5:07am

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Good for you! :D / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Ataahua
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Jun 4 2011, 2:44am

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Winning Bid: $4,310. [In reply to] Can't Post

Whoever the winning bidder was, good on you. :)

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Patty
Immortal


Jun 4 2011, 3:43am

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Wow--never thought they'd get that much. [In reply to] Can't Post

how awesome.

Just as a side thought: How would you feel to know that your signature helped to bring in that much money for charity?Shocked

Permanent address: Into the West

Must. Have. The Precious! Give us the LotR EE Blu-ray Ultimate Box Set!



shadowdog
Rohan

Jun 4 2011, 1:31pm

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Yup [In reply to] Can't Post

Wink


Silverlode
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Jun 4 2011, 11:08pm

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Lucky dog. // [In reply to] Can't Post

Laugh

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Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
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shadowdog
Rohan

Jun 4 2011, 11:51pm

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Found something interesting out of this adventure [In reply to] Can't Post

I bid in NZ dollars; my credit card was charged in US dollars. I didn't realize there was that much of a difference. So the studio budgets money in the US but pays in NZ dollars. Quite a difference in cost there. Interesting.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jun 5 2011, 1:35am

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So ah what are you going to do with it? [In reply to] Can't Post

congrats by the way.


shadowdog
Rohan

Jun 5 2011, 2:27am

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Treasure It!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

It is a one of a kind precious treasure.

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