I think when fans describe deleted scenes as "lost", it is meant in the sense that they have not been seen by the public before.
They don't mean the footage was actually physically lost by the filmmakers (although in some cases this does happen), just lost to the fans.
Hell there's a whole completely different cut of the original movie sat in the Lucasfilm vaults that's universally known as "The Lost Cut".
The scenes with Biggs and the Tosche Station were billed as "lost scenes" when they were included on the Behind The Magic CD-ROM and were never lost in any literal sense.
It's just a figure of speech.
There was another thread about this here http://www.killermovies.com/forums/f5/t536770.html
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Last edited by mossman on Dec 20th, 2010 at 01:34 AM