|Re: The wonders of eBay|
Subject: Re: The wonders of eBay
by garm on 2009/9/24 14:53:53
Take a look here:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Return-of-the-K ... 87ff&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
- particularly at the 'provenance'. Apart from the iffy connection (if any) between Tolkien and this 'Rathbone', - Tolkien is said to have had dealings with Trinity college, and also Hilary college. Since when has there been a Hilary college at Oxford?
Obviously the vendor has mistaken the names of two of Oxford's terms (Michaelmas; Hilary; Trinity) for the names of colleges. It just happens to be a coincidence that there's also a college called Trinity.
But, this whole piece is bunk! And possibly meant to deceive? What do others think?