|Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???|
Subject: Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
by laurel on 2009/11/17 5:39:50
I am sceptical about these letters as the sellers story just didnt make sense. Ask yourself - why would Tolkien compose letters in Milford to a number of people and then leave them in the loft? Would you do that?
I have never heard of Allington Antiquarian Books but assume you have a connection?
I appreciate that there are experts in handwriting and indeed this is one way of establishing providence but more often than not i find gut instinct kicks in and when the story and facts dont add up then something is wrong.
To be honest i trust the guys who post on this site more than anyone.
I look forward to finding my sleeping book with a genuine tolkien signature in it. I guess my odds are fairly good as there seems to be a lot out there.
An interesting chat indeed.