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Old Mar 29 2007, 04:06 PM   #1
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Default Late Christmas for Hans - lost box of books arrived

Maybe some of you know that I was waiting for a box of books to arrive from the US that was lost en route. This box had been together with a smaller one in a mailbag (M-bag) and the smaller box arrived about a month ago. We were assuming the mailbag had ruptured (even though these bags are real sturdy and I had received two of them before this) and that the boxes got seperated so to speak. This larger, second, lost, box was unadressed but I think the Dutch mail finally opened the box and searched it... Luckily for me there was one item that bore my address (a tractor brochure I bought for my son) and no item bearing the address of the sender. The Royal Dutch mail assumed I was the sender and I received the box a few days ago with a "returned to sender" envelope attached to it.

Yippee, I finally got the books I have waited for since they were posted in the USA in the week of November 20th! I had hoped it would arrive around Christmas... Instead it arrived March 28th Ah well, I can smile again although I was lucky in the sense that there's weren't any real valuable things in the box. It's just that these (cheap) books so often took me so long to search and find that I felt sad at their loss.

I was so happy I started unpacking immediately and creating a pile of books on the kitchen table The Killashandra 1st US edition you see in the pile actually does not belong there; it just arrived at the same day.

Box and books (and cup of coffee):


On ths picture you can see some of the spines better


Some more books and audio CD set (Dragon Lover's Treasury)


And the paperbacks that were in the box:


And the magazine with the short story P.E.R.N. Survey (Amazing Stories Sept. 1993)

So... happy bookdance for Hans

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Old Mar 29 2007, 04:27 PM   #2
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Yay for happy bookdance!
I recently got myself a copy of Legends II also!
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Old Mar 29 2007, 05:15 PM   #3
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That is SO exciting! I always wonder what happens to stuff that's "lost" in the mail.
Many happy hours going through your treasure trove Hans!
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So glad they turned up Hans.
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Old Mar 29 2007, 11:21 PM   #5
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I'm happy for you
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Yahoo! The lost has been found! And now it's Christmas in March! Glad your books finally arrived, Hans! Great selection too!
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Old Mar 30 2007, 12:48 AM   #7
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Congrats on the late delivery!! Those are some more great additions!
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Old Mar 30 2007, 03:40 AM   #8
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Congrats, Hans!

I like it when I get loads of books too, though that is a rare occasion now.

Even if it's only from the university library.
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What a wonderful surprise!
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Happy Book Dance for Hans....YIPEEEEEEE

Hans I am so glad to hear that the books finally made it to your house... all safe and secure.
That stack looks very familiar to one that also just arrived at my house this past week ....but you do have a few real great looking TREASURES in that giant pile of yours...I sure wish I had found a few of those.
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Just enquiring as to which Robin Roberts' book on Anne McCaffrey is on top of the pile? I got one recently but I think she wrote 2 of them on Ms McCaffrey.
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That'd be the literary critique Roberts did. Her other one on Anne is a biography, and has the US Dolphins of Pern artwork on the cover.
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The one of the Dolphins of Pern, is the one I have, Cheryl. I liked the cover too. I'll have a look for the other one when I get a chance to do so. Thank you!
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Old Jul 18 2008, 08:16 AM   #14
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Jube, there's quite a few of the Robin Roberts lit.crit. book being offered on eBay's Half.com.
Crrently there's one for les than 10 US dollars and even for an ex-library book that's a steal!

Here's the link: http://product.half.ebay.com/Anne-Mc...nfoQQprZ151922
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Old Jul 18 2008, 10:50 AM   #15
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Thanks Hans, just in the process of looking into now. I think I've got one on my ebay "watch" list but without the dust jacket and also ex-library but more expensive then the one you brought up so now I'm in the process of working out whether I go with the person I've dealt with before or go with this one.
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Jube, the book we are talking about has pictoral covers and no dustjacket as far as I know.

I just wanted to alert you to the price
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Most groovy and excellent, Hans! Glad you found your lost books.
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No problems, thank you Hans. I'm suppose to have a box of books coming from the USA (soon-ish, I hope) myself but have not received them yet. Hoping it'll come soon! Funny though, hubby got a parcel from Canada and it's here but mine hasn't. Grumbles into the distance!

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Actually I did encounter a problem with it, I went to purchase this book and had to remove it from my checkout because they were sending to an American address. Although there's plenty of people here who would be willing to help out, I'm sure, my issue is that they didn't allow for alternative addresses like overseas. I've never had any problems with this before. Definitely grumbles off into the distance. I'll have to see if my darling sister is willing to help out. I haven't heard from her lately! YIKES! Unless anyone on MoM is willing to relabel and repost to me - now that sounds too confusing even to me. Definitely scratch that idea.
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