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Charity Copy of LOTR Stolen

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spymaster@theonering.net

Aug 8 2011, 7:21am

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Charity Copy of LOTR Stolen Can't Post

A copy of The Lord of the Rings, intended for charity purposes and worth approx. $215, was stolen from a bookstore in Truro, UK. The Lord of the Rings was just one of several rare books that were stolen from this store recently. The Oxfam store sells books to raise money for their charitable efforts worldwide. Read the full story at the BBC. [Read more]

 


Bullroarer
Bree


Aug 8 2011, 1:29pm

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why was it worth £215? was it a special edition or something? [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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QuackingTroll
Valinor

Aug 8 2011, 2:29pm

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I live near Truro... [In reply to] Can't Post

Wish I knew they had the book before it was stolen :/


Ruijor
Rohan


Aug 8 2011, 5:07pm

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I had been in that shop before, nice memories from Truro [In reply to] Can't Post

It wasn´t that expensive so that edition wasn´t very limited or rare...


geordie
Tol Eressea

Aug 8 2011, 5:30pm

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The lowest of the low [In reply to] Can't Post

- stealing from a charity. As the charity shop's deputy manager says,

"It's upsetting, not just because something has been stolen, but £150, with the East Africa crisis, could really make a lot of difference to lives out there."


Bullroarer
Bree


Aug 8 2011, 6:52pm

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what on earth! £215 is not expensive? [In reply to] Can't Post

that's crazy! My edition I bought from Waterstones for only £9.99, I could have bought at least ten of those for £215, why on earth would it be so expensive if it wasn't a limited or rare edition?

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us- Gandalf to Frodo


Bullroarer
Bree


Aug 8 2011, 6:54pm

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"lowest of the low!" my sentiments exactly, heartless $"%* [In reply to] Can't Post

 

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us- Gandalf to Frodo


QuackingTroll
Valinor

Aug 8 2011, 7:41pm

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Copy of The Hobbit for $100,000... [In reply to] Can't Post

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geordie
Tol Eressea

Aug 8 2011, 8:42pm

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Actually,it says 215 dollars [In reply to] Can't Post

- which roughly equates to 150 pounds. But really, £150 wouldn't buy much in the way of rarity. Take a look at this page - ABE books; that is, items offered for sale at fixed prices, rather than for auction.

http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?bi=0&bx=off&ds=30&n=200000169&prh=220&prl=150&recentlyadded=all&sortby=1&sts=t&tn=lord+of+the+rings&x=88&y=5

The price range I've selected is between £150 and £220. There's the odd late printing of the first edition, but mainly they're pretty mundane; second edition sets in the main, and later printings of the de luxe edition.

Try looking up the 'most expensive' Tolkien items on ABE, or Ebay - it's an eye-opener, and no mistake.

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Gollum the Great
Rohan


Aug 8 2011, 9:36pm

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why would someone do that? [In reply to] Can't Post

I mean, honestly, stealing from charity? That's just messed up.

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taekotemple
Grey Havens


Aug 8 2011, 9:43pm

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Ditto. [In reply to] Can't Post

That's definitely worse than the time someone stole my two best pairs of jeans from the laundry room when I was out of work and couldn't afford to replace them.

Not that stealing in any case is a good thing, but there's really something wrong with the world when people steal from the have nots.

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“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”


Ruijor
Rohan


Aug 9 2011, 12:18am

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You didn´t get my point [In reply to] Can't Post

What I wanted to say was that is that book is far from being rare of one of the older editions, so to steal something like that was idiotic unless it was some crazed fan or something although the article states that several rare books were stolen besides The Hobbit...


(This post was edited by Ruijor on Aug 9 2011, 12:21am)


Ruijor
Rohan


Aug 9 2011, 12:24am

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The same reason why there are people destroying property and luting in London [In reply to] Can't Post

Sheer stupidity and evilness... Mad


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Aug 9 2011, 12:22pm

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Agreed... [In reply to] Can't Post

To steal from a charity is the lowest... every penny counts.

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