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First signed cast poster on ebay

DanielLB
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Jul 15 2012, 7:37pm

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First signed cast poster on ebay Can't Post

The first (that I'm aware) Comic-Con Hobbit poster, signed by MF and AS, is currently on ebay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/...;hash=item3378f261bf

Who will buy it for me Wink

There are also a load of acorn pins, lego figures and SDCC Hobbit bags

http://www.ebay.com/...mp;_skc=50&rt=nc


Radagast-Aiwendil
Gondor


Jul 15 2012, 8:35pm

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I'll buy it for you... [In reply to] Can't Post

That will be 10,000,000 please.Wink

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DanielLB
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Jul 15 2012, 8:42pm

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How about we split the poster in two ;-) / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


imin
Valinor


Jul 15 2012, 11:54pm

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Wow who is going to pay a thousand pounds for that! [In reply to] Can't Post

If anyone does they are out of their mind with more money than sense!

(nice poster though Tongue)


DanielLB
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Jul 16 2012, 6:47am

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It certainly isn't worth that much [In reply to] Can't Post

I suppose the seller thinks it's worth that much because of all the "hype" from now until the release. It's already had 2 offers so some people want it!

But for 1000? I'll pass Wink


DanielLB
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Jul 16 2012, 10:25am

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And another, just $300! [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.ebay.com/...;hash=item3cc8e20085


imin
Valinor


Jul 16 2012, 10:39am

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A better price, but still to high for me [In reply to] Can't Post

But maybe i am being tight with cash?

For me i dont hold that much weight to the autographs, so its more buying the ComicCon poster. Just poster i would pay $10? For the poster with autographs, maybe $30?

Now if it some how had Tolkien's autograph, then it would be worth far more to me Smile


DanielLB
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Jul 16 2012, 10:44am

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No, you're not being tight [In reply to] Can't Post

$300 is steep for a poster and 3 autographs. The only reason it is that high because there will be very few for sale. They're not special, just rare.


imin
Valinor


Jul 16 2012, 11:14am

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Do you know how many posters of this kind there were? [In reply to] Can't Post

were they on sale or given out to people who went to hobbit panel?


DanielLB
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Jul 16 2012, 11:17am

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I've got a feeling [In reply to] Can't Post

That you could get the poster from just attending ComicCon. But the cast where there only on the Saturday - so maybe they signed a couple of thousand?

I could be wrong though imin Crazy


imin
Valinor


Jul 16 2012, 11:21am

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Ah yeah [In reply to] Can't Post

i forgot the cast were only there for the day, lol. I wish i were lucky enough to have gone, got a poster and had it signed!

Next year! maybe Tongue


Earl
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Jul 16 2012, 1:10pm

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Even if I had the money, they'd be worthless to me [In reply to] Can't Post

I am of the belief that a signed piece of memorabilia should be a personal memento of something. Just because a famous personality signed something doesn't make it valuable to me. If it was signed "for me", it would be priceless.

I won Doug Adam's book The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films a couple years ago, and Howard Shore kindly signed it with:

"Dear Earl, With best wishes, Howard Shore"

Now that's a priceless piece of memorabilia for me Cool

Edited to add: Oh, and even if these signed posters were worth a dollar, I wouldn't purchase one for the same reason.



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(This post was edited by Earl on Jul 16 2012, 1:11pm)


DanielLB
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Jul 16 2012, 1:14pm

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Now that is a piece of memorabilia! [In reply to] Can't Post

How lucky! Smile


Magpie
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Jul 16 2012, 1:35pm

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Ah... I just got his name in my book [In reply to] Can't Post

But Doug wrote a lovely note. :-)

When I got signatures on the FOTR Live Concert Program, I was at Howard's spot first. He knows who I am by name (and reputation, I suppose... for all that's worth). But we had met for the first time earlier in the day. So I didn't expect him to recognize me off the bat from the dozens of people he'd met that day or the hundreds over the weekend. And I didn't want to ask for anything special. He was tired and I was grateful for the time he was giving. I didn't want to ask for more. He signed the program simply Howard Shore. But while he was waiting to pass the book to Doug, Doug and I started chatting and I felt as if Howard suddenly realized who I was and he wrote above his name, Thanks.

It meant a lot to me. And then, of course, Doug wrote a nice note, as well.

I do have more generally signed merchandise. I won a signed set of the Complete Recordings. Those weren't signed particularly for me but you can bet I kept them and gifted my other, previously bought set to a fellow message board member.

But the main reason I wouldn't buy an autograph on eBay is because those people (actors, etc) give their time for the fans. They don't give their time so someone can run to eBay to profit off their autograph. For every person who stood in that line and then ran to eBay to sell the autograph, one fan who genuinely wanted to meet that actor/person as much as get their autograph was displaced.


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imin
Valinor


Jul 16 2012, 1:40pm

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Totally agree with this // [In reply to] Can't Post


In Reply To

But the main reason I wouldn't buy an autograph on eBay is because those people (actors, etc) give their time for the fans. They don't give their time so someone can run to eBay to profit off their autograph. For every person who stood in that line and then ran to eBay to sell the autograph, one fan who genuinely wanted to meet that actor/person as much as get their autograph was displaced.


DanielLB
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Jul 16 2012, 1:44pm

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I agree as well, but was also thinking ... [In reply to] Can't Post

The reason why I wouldn't buy autographed merchandise off of ebay is because you have no idea whether it is authentic or not. Unless they have pictures, like in the example above, signatures can be very easily copied. Not only is signed merchandise personal, but it can also be a false market.

I received a Christmas present years and years ago that was "supposedly" signed by the 9 actors from the Fellowship. I have no idea whether it is real or not. But I can guess the answer ...

Doesn't stop me from displaying it though Wink


imin
Valinor


Jul 16 2012, 1:51pm

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This is also true. What was the present if you dont mind me being so nosey! / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


DanielLB
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Jul 16 2012, 1:57pm

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It was just a [In reply to] Can't Post

framed picture of all the Fellowship together with signatures around/over the respective character. Nothing fancy, but more than likely fake Frown


imin
Valinor


Jul 16 2012, 1:58pm

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Well you never know :) [In reply to] Can't Post

 Oh and it sounds pretty damn cool btw!


(This post was edited by imin on Jul 16 2012, 1:59pm)


Earl
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Jul 16 2012, 2:51pm

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And how can I forget the photograph you got signed for me in NY? [In reply to] Can't Post

That's something I treasure in my "hoard" as well. Those messages from friends who took a few minutes out of their day to remember me from across the world really meant so much to me (and it still does!) And all thanks to you Magpie SmileHeart

And yeah, the reason I appreciate Howard Shore's signature is because, well, I won a contest and, given there were a few running back then, he could just as well have passed along a copy of the book with just "Howard Shore" signed in, but I imagine since he wrote my name he cared some about personalizing it (which says something about him!), and I appreciated that.

By the way, I too bought a signed Alan Lee copy of The Children of Hurin off of the official Tolkien site back in the day, and I treasure it for a wholly different reason - it was the first signed thing I ever got. But I don't really value it as highly as I do the other two items. Actually, now that I think about it, I don't really value it at all except as much as the money I paid for it (sorry Alan, but you're gonna have to sign me one personally Angelic)



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Gorbag
Rivendell


Jul 16 2012, 9:14pm

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Crazy price. [In reply to] Can't Post

Its not worth anywhere near that, but its very cool. Would have loved to get one in person.

Ive already caved in and brought the exclusive Invisible Bilbo figure and the Hobbit Acorn pin from Ebay. They cost me 40 for both including shipping from the US. Its a pretty fair price, more than they were on the day, but well, im a nerd for these kind of things.

Also, regarding signed stuff on Ebay, i wouldnt buy something signed from Ebay unless i knew it was 100% real, ie stuff like the Topps autographed movie cards i collect. Ive noticed alot of signed LOTR stuff that just doesnt look right, and the sellers selling them seem to have multiple copies of the same ''Signed'' item. Very dodgy.

I also agree that a signed item means much more when its signed for you individually. I met Sir Ian McKellen and he signed something for me, its the one piece of my LOTR collection i hold more dear than anything else.

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J.R.R. Tolkien



RosieLass
Valinor


Jul 17 2012, 8:21pm

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I agree completely! [In reply to] Can't Post

The point of autographs is to meet the celebrities and talk to them.

Not just to have some junk with their names scrawled on it.



It is always those with the fewest sensible things to say who make the loudest noise in saying them. --Precious Ramotswe (Alexander McCall Smith)

 
 

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