What are Terry's First Edition HBs worth?

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What are Terry's First Edition HBs worth?

Postby poohbcarrot » Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:35 pm

As I'm not allowed to post in the "selling" thread, can someone tell me how much (pounds) you'd pay for this job lot;

First Edition hard backs

Mort
Wyrd Sisters
Soul Music
Guards Guards
Monstrous Regiment
Last Continemt (signed)
Pyramids

Eric - paperback
Carpet People paperback

AND how much for a first edition HB of Carpet people?
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:23 pm

I'm not altogether sure pooh but I think you can still post in HERE if you're looking to sell/trade/giving away and I suppose valuations may come into that category? Tony's not locked the new thread down - but put a big flag on there to keep the spam out?

No doubt he'll be along to help soon soon anyway :)
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Postby poohbcarrot » Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:31 pm

The big flag means I can't post in it - no digressions.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:57 pm

"No Digressions" means that you can go ahead and post something you want to sell, but any further questions should be dealt with by the seller and potential buys through Personal Messaging. :)

I think that's fair as people were getting totally off topic and that's not fair to anyone trying to sell or trade things.

As to value. I've always found AbeBooks very good for that. Here's a search I did for a first edition of Carpet People.

Obviously, a book or anything else is only worth what people are prepared to pay for it and prices are likely to go up and down. :)
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Postby The_Discworldaholic » Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:48 pm

Mort £75 - £200
Wyrd Sisters £35
Soul Music £15
Guards Guards £10 - £15
Monstrous Regiment £5
Last Continemt (signed) £10 - £15
Pyramids £20 - £40

The carpet people, last one i saw on ebay went for £55 but i know it can go for several hundred on a good day, you just have to catch the right time.
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Postby poohbcarrot » Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:39 pm

Thanks.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:26 am

poohbcarrot wrote:Thanks.


And please, feel free to post the books on the trading thread if you want. :)
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Postby poohbcarrot » Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:49 am

I'm buying, not selling.

I've already got 15 first editions HB just by buying them when they come out, so I've decided to try and get every book in hardback (provided they aren't too expensive)

BTW What is the most valuable book?
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Postby Quilpusha » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:34 am

. . . probably a hardback 1st/1st of Colour of Magic. Estimates of that are legendary.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:05 am

poohbcarrot wrote:I'm buying, not selling.

I've already got 15 first editions HB just by buying them when they come out, so I've decided to try and get every book in hardback (provided they aren't too expensive)

BTW What is the most valuable book?
Ah! I see. Well you can still put it on the thread if you like. I don't see any reason why people can't put what they want to buy on there as well as what they want to sell. :)
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Postby Vena Ravenhaired » Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:01 pm

Problem with First Editions is the price depends on the condition. Serious collectors would demand the book and it's dustjacket be pristine. Even small knocks or dents, inscriptions, folded pages etc., will affect the price.

It can be a minefield.

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Postby Catch-up » Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:02 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
poohbcarrot wrote:I'm buying, not selling.

I've already got 15 first editions HB just by buying them when they come out, so I've decided to try and get every book in hardback (provided they aren't too expensive)

BTW What is the most valuable book?
Ah! I see. Well you can still put it on the thread if you like. I don't see any reason why people can't put what they want to buy on there as well as what they want to sell. :)


Definitely post your wants there too! That's what it's for. :D
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Postby poohbcarrot » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:53 am

Light Fantastic - Colin Smythe - Hardcover 1987
Colour of Magic- Colin Smythe - Hardcover 1989

Are these two collectable? If so, how much is a good price?
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Postby The_Discworldaholic » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:41 pm

i reckon about £25 max for each, ive seen them go cheaper but i think thats about the average price on ebay.
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Postby poohbcarrot » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:14 pm

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